Many books focus on prenatal development and the health of a mom-to-be. While Expectant Parents does touch on important issues of pregnancy, its core purpose is help expectant parents understand key issues related to the arrival of a new child in the home, offering practical assistance as they prepare themselves for long-term family success.
It’s often said that babies don’t come with an instruction manual. This book actually provides parents with information and practical steps for writing their own—as they work to create the kind of home and family they choose to build. This includes strengthening their own marriage relationship, setting plans and expectations for parenthood, increasing communication, and preparing for the new stage of their family life that is just ahead. Ideal for first-time parents, this book would also be helpful for couples wanting to explore and prepare for the emotional, physical, and spiritual life changes that come with the arrival of any new child into the family.
You can find out more about the book and author, Susan Hadley Gosselin here.
About The Author:
Suzanne Hadley Gosselin is the former editor of "Clubhouse Jr." magazine for Focus on the Family. She is now a regular contributor to "Thriving Family" magazine and Boundless.org, and the recipient of several Evangelical Press Association awards for her writing and editorial work. Gosselin writes children’s resources for David C Cook, Zondervan and Harvest House. She is also the author of "Faithgirlz Handbook: Let Your Light Shine Through" and is currently working on the "God’s Got an Answer for That" children's devotional and activity books to be released in January 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and biblical theology from Multnomah University. Suzanne and her husband, Kevin, who is a children’s pastor, have three children and make their home in Colorado.
My Review: Expectant Parent was a very good read. It is very well organized within 12 chapters and covers all the different topics that expecting and new parents would want to read about and reference for later. The book is very well written as well, and the author shares many personal stories from her journey as a new mom, and I love that the male perspective is also present in several parts of the book. The book also includes an appendix that offers many resources for parents, regardless of what stage you are at. Whether you will be a stay at home mom, or work out of the home, or maybe dad will stay home instead. There is even advise about how to handle that too! I just loved it! This book would make a great baby shower gift and even a fantastic gift for any expectant or new parent this upcoming Christmas season. I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase Expectant Parents online through Amazon.com
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***