Family Books

There is nothing quite like a proper book, from my kitchen to living room, toilet and bedroom; every room in my home is filled with books. Whether they’re novels perfect for a relaxing holiday or DIY memory books, I love them!

I’ve compiled a list of some of my all-time favourite books to get me through or accompany me through family life. Take a look and see which ones you’ve read.

If you have any recommendations, let me know by commenting, I am always on the lookout for my next read!

Mom’s One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

Mom’s One Line a Day is the perfect diary to help you remember all the funny, cute and bazaar one-liners your child comes out with.

I was gifted this with my first born and although it laid unused until she started properly talking, it truly is the gift that keeps on giving! I still look back on this book now and smile at the memories I know would have once been forgotten, making this my favourite book at all time, written by myself.

Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love by Rachel Macy Stafford

Bestseller and queen mommy blogger, Rachel Macy Stafford has topped all the charts for this witty, powerful novel which perfectly captures the ups and downs of motherhood.

Based on the four seasons, Rachel offers hope and encouragement to anyone going through the daily struggles life and motherhood has to offer, the perfect read if you need a pick me up.

The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing by Rina Mae Acosta

Stressed out? This is the book for you!

The Dutch have parenting down to a T, with their relaxed approach, no-nonsense and firm techniques they are raising generations who are happy and content.

Children in the Netherlands are rank #1 worldwide in happiness and education and Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison (an American and Brit who both married Dutchmen) explain why their parenting technique is so successful.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

Encouraging your children and allowing their mind to have no boundaries is something I believe to be extremely important.

Emily Winfield Martin perfectly captures this mentality in a fun and child-friendly way, with rhymes, examples and fun anecdotes to help your child realise their potential.

I like to this The Wonderful Things You Will Be will have a life lasting effect on my little ones, helping them to always be in this positive mindset which will see them prosper and never face self-doubt.

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Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work- by Sarah Waldman and Elizabeth Cecil

My kitchen shelves are bursting with cookbooks and this one is definitely the most used with scuffs, splatters and folded corners throughout…but that’s a sign of a loved cookbook, right?

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to family cooking, have been doing it for 20 years or just want something fresh on the kitchen table, feeding a Family is full to the brim of exciting, hearty and healthy recipes which will satisfy all of the family.

This is a book is one I continue to turn to time and time again with big recipes from scratch to quick fixes when you’ve had a long day at work, your needs are catered for and I can’t thank these two ladies enough!