on my shelf | five books for mom + baby | olive june

on my shelf | five books for mom + baby

"when you were too small to tell me hello, i knew you were someone i wanted to know." emily winfield martin, the wonderful things you will be 

for mom |

+ no-drama discipline by daniel siegel 
+ the morning miracle by hal elrod 
+ the handmaid's tale by margaret atwood 
+ podcast: parenting great kids with dr. meg meeker (any podcasts you love lately?)

starting to look into more podcasts options + just starting to get discipline advice for our (almost) eighteen month old... please let me know if there are any you love. 
for baby | 
+ the wonderful things you will be, emily winfield martin (the most beautiful illustrations and message) 
+ pat the bunny by dorothy kunhardt (his favorite + i love the vintage feel and he loves to do each page; patting the bunny is his very favorite though) 
+ bare and hare - where's hare? by emily gravett (fun, perfect for counting and he thinks it's funny) 
+ pantone color book by pantone (colorful, creative, and parks looks at it over and over again) 
+ if i could keep you little by marianne richmond (cute photos and will make any momma tear up) 

i think all of these are great picks to bring to the home of a new baby or a shower in lieu of a card

“grace is giving yourself a free pass and realizing that it isn't free at all.” 
― erin loechner, chasing slow: courage to journey off the beaten path

what are your current favorites? 


  1. The Wonderful Things You Will Be is one of my favorites! And Pat the Bunny, too! I still remember loving "daddy's scratchy face" in that one when I was little--so much fun to see my child with the same book! I will definitely check out some of your other picks, especially that podcast! Thanks for sharing@

    1. haha- yes!! the scratchy face (he loves that one!!) ... i didn't grow up with that book but it's adorable. and you are so welcome... thank you so much and i hope you enjoy them!! xo