Books to read: March 2018

Because I am obsessed and excited on being a parent! I know being one isn’t that easy, but I’m sure I’ll be all-day happy. 🙂

Hello, readers! It’s a bit late, but it was just the other day when I got time (and courage and strength) to go out. I also used some time to find and buy some books to read this month. Speaking of always buying and finding books each month, I thought giving them away after reading is one best way to share my advocacy on reading prints. I can give them for free (or for a cause) when I have time to organize or sponsor an event. What do you think?

So here’s my to-read for March (or maybe ’til April or forevs) because, again, I am obsessed and excited on being a parent! And thank God for book stores like Book Sale, I got these two for only 85php. Yes! May sukli pa ang 100 ko.

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Parenting Collection by Dr. James Dobson – I still have two months to prepare for being an actual mom, and I think there’ll be 1-4 years before Mneme starts to pick up influences and all from her surroundings, but better be ready as early as now. Mabuti na ang may alam. Being a mom may be very exciting, but of course there will always be times I’ll be exhausted, stressed, sad, and yeah I expect my heart being broken at some point. I know it’s not easy to raise a child, either a boy or a girl, you’ll encounter things you wouldn’t even want to experience. But that’s life. And everything will depend on your answer to the question “what would you do?”.

There are times I couldn’t help but compare myself to my parents or what are the things I would or wouldn’t adapt or copy from them. It’s really hard, I think, to adjust yourself as a person and as a parent and as a friend to every kid you’re raising. Diba, hindi naman yon madali.

A book may not be enough as an addition to my parents’ bilin, but at least the stories inside helps me think of the possibilities I may or may not encounter.

Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker – Got me with the word “motherhood”, until I read the synopsis: “Surprised by Motherhood is Lisa-Jo’s story of becoming and being a mom, and in the process, discovering that all the “what to expect” and “how to” books in the world can never truly prepare you for the sheer exhilaration, joy, and terrifying love that accompanies motherhood.” I hate surprises but here I am preparing myself as I am sure there will be lots of them in the coming months or years.

Read my past lists: January | February

Happy reading!


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