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Friday, January 2, 2015

Expectant Parents: Preparing Together For The Journey of Parenthood by Suzanne Hadley Gosselin - Book Review

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About The Book:

Expectant Parents: Preparing Together for the Journey of Parenthood || (Focus on the Family, October 2014)

Many books focus on prenatal development and the health of a mom-to-be. While Expectant Parents does touch on important issues of pregnancy, its core purpose is help expectant parents understand key issues related to the arrival of a new child in the home, offering practical assistance as they prepare themselves for long-term family success.

It’s often said that babies don’t come with an instruction manual. This book actually provides parents with information and practical steps for writing their own—as they work to create the kind of home and family they choose to build. This includes strengthening their own marriage relationship, setting plans and expectations for parenthood, increasing communication, and preparing for the new stage of their family life that is just ahead. Ideal for first-time parents, this book would also be helpful for couples wanting to explore and prepare for the emotional, physical, and spiritual life changes that come with the arrival of any new child into the family.

Find out more and purchase a copy at Suzanne’s website.

My Thoughts:

Suzanne Gosselin has written perhaps one of the best books on the market regarding pregnancy and parenthood!  In "Expectant Parents," Gosselin not only takes a look at the experience of pregnancy, but she also includes a close look at becoming parents for both the mother and the father!  From the very beginning when you first find out you are becoming a parent, to the first few weeks after the baby is born, Gosselin goes over every step of the nine-month adventure.

There is practical advice here that every parent-to-be should know, and there is plenty of common sense tips that experienced parents would find helpful as well. And throughout the book is the overlying theme of trusting your faith and being spiritually involved in the pregnancy process, the result of which will be the ultimate gift from God - a healthy and happy baby and a healthy and happy mom and dad.

This book would be a great baby-shower gift, a gift for new parents, and a wonderful reference for any parenting library.  I highly recommend it!

Suzanne Hadley Gosselin

{More About Suzanne Hadley Gosselin}

Suzanne Hadley Gosselin is the former editor of “Clubhouse Jr.” magazine for Focus on the Family. She is now a regular contributor to “Thriving Family” magazine and Boundless.org, and the recipient of several Evangelical Press Association awards for her writing and editorial work.

Gosselin writes children’s resources for David C Cook, Zondervan and Harvest House. She is also the author of “Faithgirlz Handbook: Let Your Light Shine Through” and is currently working on the “God’s Got an Answer for That” children’s devotional and activity books to be released in January 2015.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and biblical theology from Multnomah University. Suzanne and her husband, Kevin, who is a children’s pastor, have three children and make their home in Colorado.

Find out more about Suzanne Hadley at http://www.suzannegosselin.com.

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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