- Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene. This book provides a gentle and attentive way to communicate with our babies about elimination.
- Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent. This book about culture and parenting offers evolutionary evidence for attachment parenting. Reading it made me feel more confident about the science behind my choices.
- The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition). This book covers all the basics I needed to know, and them some. Written with attachment parenting principles, it got my relationship with my daughter off to a good start.
- Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five (Revised Edition). The author presents essential information so kindly that it seems like a friend offering sound advice.
- Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children. An introduction to Buddhism through the lens of motherhood, this book also provides a good introduction to motherhood through the lens of Buddhism.
- Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. This book brings the lessons of mindfulness to the path of parenting in an uplifting and compassionate way.
- Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood. This book contains thoughtful essays on parenting and spirituality from a Zen teacher.
- Parenting with Spirit: 30 Ways to Nurture Your Child’s Spirituality and Enrich Your Family’s Life. The author illustrates thirty non-denominational ways to encourage a vibrant spiritual life in families. It gave me great ideas.
- Gaia’s Garden, Second Edition: A Guide To Home-Scale Permaculture. Grow some of your own food using the science of permaculture to maximize your crop and build a relationship with your garden.
- The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living. The classic guide to living more simply and sustainably, it encourages lives of thoughtful attention.