The start of a new season inspires (and sometimes demands!) a new family routine or rhythm, especially the transition from Summer’s jubilee to Falltime’s responsibility and refocus on life at home.
As we march into Fall, I turn my attention from the warm, humid, and carefree adventures of a Summer spent out of doors, to the cool, crisp, and toasty retreat of September, October and November. For us these months of the year are about cultivating all that is good under our little roof, which includes quality time spent together being creative, sharing gratitude, experimenting in the kitchen, and creating a sense of tradition around the seasonal changes.
At our house, family dynamic and sibling relationships in particular, are in a near constant state of flux as my boys, 2.5 and 4, are so rapidly changing in their development and abilities. I am often a step ahead of them, but sometimes a step behind.
I have built over the years a small library of parenting books that have shaped my philosophy around my role as a mother, and which have helped to guide me and my husband in our journey to foster wholehearted relationships with our boys as they grow.
Straight from our dining room bookshelf, here are my top picks for parenting books that will empower your mothering and inform your family dynamic, no matter the season!