Recommended Reading

Our recommended reading list includes our favorite books and resources.

Parenting Books

  • What Your Pediatrician Doesn't Know Can Hurt Your Child, Susan Markel, M.D.
  • The Premature Baby Book, William Sears, M.D.
  • The Attachment Parenting Book, William Sears, M.D.
  • The Vaccine Book by Dr. Bob Sears, M.D.
  • Attached at the Heart, Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker
  • Playful Parenting, Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph. D.
  • Unconditional Parenting, Alfie Kohn
  • Nonviolent Communication, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations, Stephanie Cave M.D.
  • The Baby Book, William Sears, M.D.
  • The Discipline Book, William Sears, M.D.
  • Siblings Without Rivalry, Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • The Portable Pediatrician,  Willam Sears, MD, Martha Sears, RN, Robert Sears, MD
  • Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham
  • Beyond the Sling by Mayim Bialik
  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, Dr. Laura Markham
  • Positive Discipline, Jane Nelsen
  • Colic and Babies ~ Article by Dr Laura Markham

Children and Sleep

Breastfeeding Books

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book), La Leche League
  • The Breastfeeding Book, Martha Sears, L.C.
  • Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding, Ina May Gaskin
  • Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond, Hilary Flower
  • Breastfeeding Made Simple by by Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD IBCLC and Jack Newman MD
  • Article - A Natural Age of Weaning

Birthing Books

  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way: Revised Edition, Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg
  • Birthing from Within by Pam England

Natural Living Books

  • Better Basics for the Home, Annie Berthold-Bond
  • The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning, Karyn Siegel-Maier
  • Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self, Stephanie Tourles
  • The Creative Family, Amanda Blake Soule
  • Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures, Amanda Blake Soule
  • Seven Times the Sun: Guiding Your Child Through the Rhythms of the Day, Shea Darian
  • Festivals Family and Food, Diana Carey
  • Aromatherapy and Massage for Mother and Baby by Allison England
  • Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar 
  • Healing Wise by Susun Weed 
  • The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra 
  • Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar 
  • The Little Herb Encyclopedia by Jack Ritchason


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