Book Reviews

Book Club | Bringing Up Bébé

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 By Nina Spears
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This New York Times Bestseller has had a lot of parents talking over the years. Can it really deliver on its promise to guide you to raise bright, well-mannered children while maintaining a full adult life? Well we’ve read the book and had a Book Club Live on Facebook discussing it. Watch the video below to learn more. Book Club: Bringing Up Bébé Join us as we discuss the controversial book Bringing Up Bébé and French parenting. We're wine-ding down the evening with a delicious box from Wine Down Box and discussing all the hot topics from the book. Grab a glass and join us…


This Is Birth

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 By Mary Alice Martin
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As a doula and student midwife, it’s sometimes difficult to explain my profession to people. My automatic answer is, “I help deliver babies!” This normally either scares people off or intrigues them enough to ask more questions. I want to strike a balance between educating people about the kind of gentle, supportive births that I know doulas and midwives make possible and overloading them with too much information. Birth workers have a reputation as hippies, witches, medicine women, that is often negative and not indicative of the very professional and important work that we do. I’ve always known I wanted…


YEAH BABY! by Jillian Michaels | Book Review

Friday, December 16, 2016 By Nina Spears
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I was honored to have the opportunity to interview Jillian Michaels about her new book, Yeah BABY! I didn’t have enough time to read her book before our interview (since I only had two days), but I did have some time to read her book before I published my interview article. I was pleasantly surprised with the useful information that she provided. There were so many points that I wanted our readers to know that I thought would be helpful during their pregnancy, so I decided I would do a book review for all of you. You know how there are CliffsNotes that you can read to get the…


My Interview with Jillian Michaels About Her New Book, YEAH BABY!

Thursday, December 1, 2016 By Nina Spears
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This post was sponsored by Rodale for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Read our policies page for more information. When you hear the name ‘Jillian Michaels’ you either love her or… are afraid of her. 😉 I happen to be on the love side, and I am inspired by her no-nonsense, can-do attitude and her passion for helping others. She has done so much in her career (through television, her DVDs and/or her books) to educate and support people through their health and wellness journeys. As one of the world’s leading fitness experts and a renowned nutritionist, she has been a tremendous fitness resource for all…


Book Review: From Dude to Dad

Friday, June 26, 2015 By Nina Spears

In honor of Father’s Day this month, I wanted to read and review a book that was specially for dads. I’ve read many, many books about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, etc. written for women, but I’ve only read a couple of books that are for expecting and new dads. (To be honest, there aren’t very many out there.) Since I loved the diaper bag from Diaper Dude so much, (we did a giveaway of their bag and book earlier this month), I decided that their book “From Dude to Dad” by Chris Pegula would be the perfect first book to read and…