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Your Reading List: 6 Books Moms Are Recommending Now
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  • Reading is pure bliss. An indulgent day for any mom is to have time for herself, reading a book uninterrupted. Many women lament the fact that they haven't been able to pick up a book that's not a children's book since they've had a child, so if you know someone who misses alone time and you want to make her happy, get her a book and let her have a full day alone to be immersed in the wonderful world of her imagination. Here are some of the titles moms are reading right now.

    Saab Magalona recommends The Stand

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    “I just finished reading The Stand, my first time to read something by Stephen King. It's very long but so much fun to read. It's a post-apocalyptic fantasy novel so it's definitely different and a nice break from all the mom/baby books I've been reading. Got it on my Amazon Kindle.” - Saab Magalona, artist, mom of two

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    Sitti is reading Einstein Never Used Flash Cards

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    “This book was passed on to me by a fellow mom. I'm still actually in the second chapter (I find it so hard to finish a book now) of Einstein Never Used Flash Cards but I've already learned a lot. Basically, what the authors Diane E. Eyer, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff espouse is we as parents don't have to try so hard in fostering our children's intellectual development because they would learn all on their own. To quote, ‘no force-feeding is necessary. The natural, everyday environments in which families and children find themselves promote strong brain development.’ 

    “What our children need from us are not more toys, but focused time playing with, talking to, and loving them as they navigate the everyday occurences in our world. It's a timely message in this day and age when Instagram and baby companies bombard us with toys / activities to help our kids be "advanced." It also espouses the concept that "play is the work of the child," or how they best learn. I think this is a very important message nowadays too when traditional schools are saddling our young ones with too much homework.” - Sitti Navarro-Ramirez, singer, mom of one 

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    Justine Tajonera likes The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life 

    “I am currently reading The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life by James Martin, S.J. I haven’t finished it yet but, so far, it’s been very enlightening and great company in the last week of Advent. It gives me a glimpse of the possibility of being a contemplative in action, focus and centering on what matters in the midst of a busy life.” - Justine Camacho-Tajonera, CEO of SparkleLAB Design & Innovation Hub, mom of two

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    Elaine Reyes recommends Baby Proof

    “I recommend Baby Proof by Emily Giffin. One of her older books, this is about a couple who have contrasting opinions about having a baby—one wants one, the other doesn’t. I love that it doesn’t glorify the fairy-tale marriage, but rather speaks about relationship truths. I’ve lent it to a couple of momma friends and they’ve said it really spoke to them (as it did to me!).” - Elaine Natividad-Reyes, freelance writer and editor, mom of one

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    Dr. Michele Alignay is re-reading God Never Blinks

    “I've been reading parts and parts of God Never Blinks by Regina Brett, who I feel is "ministering" to me. I too have my personal struggles, big and grand, which people find hard to believe. Some days, I just need to be quiet and allow the author and her wisdom to lead me in speaking to God. Brett truly understands the struggles of women, mothers, Christ's servants.” - Dr. Michele Alignay, family psychologist, mom of two

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    Kitkatt Diestro has finished Smaller and Smaller Circles 

    “The last book I read was Smaller and Smaller Circles by Felisa Batacan, and my takeaway is that a person’s childhood really impacts his future -- both the good and the bad, the happy and hurtful times, the people around them.” - Kittkat Cruz-Diestro, Director of Sales at Young Living Philippines, mom of two

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