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We have books!

Would you like to borrow any of them? Members could make a list of books they are willing to lend. But also people could just post for books they would like to read, then anyone can check their books.

We have pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding, infant, child development, parenting, holistic, herbal, health oriented, education, homeschooling, unschooling, nutrition, dental, vaccination, allergies, homeopathy, art, crafts, gardening, chickens, LoA, fiction, etc. etc.


Let's say a one month lending time? Folks could contact the member directly and find a time to pick up the book at their house, or arrange to bring it to a monthly event.

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I just looked over at my bookshelf and saw a bunch of books that I haven't ever had time to read. But I would love it if someone else could get some use out of them! I haven't read all of these, so I don't vouch for the contents, although they are all books I would like to read.

The Baby Book - Everything you need to know about your baby Age Birth -Two by Sears & Sears (have to laugh at the title, like everything you need to know could be in a book! - this was a hand-me-down, very worn, cover ripped, but still readable)
Three in a Bed - the benefits of sharing your bed with your baby by Deborah Jackson
The Youngest Minds - Parenting & Genes in the Development of Intellect & Emotion by Barnet & Barnet
Mothering Your Nursing Toddler by Norma Jane Bumgarner
The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning by Kathleen Huggins
Reviving Ophelia - Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher
Born to Rebel - Birth Order, Family Dynamics & Creative Lives by Frank Sulloway

Gardening, Nature:
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb
One Acre & Security - How to Live Off the Earth Without Ruining It by Bradford Angier
The Tree Identification Book by George Symonds
The Shrub Identification Book by George Symonds
Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants by "Wildman" Steve Brill
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver (fiction - about predators, sustainable farming)
This is but a *tiny* sampling of the books I have. Also, some of my favorites were missing and I think Pat has them, so she can write them down :) But do ask if there is something you have been wanting to read because I really have a TON of books.

Kids Are Worth It Coloroso
Siblings without Rivalry Faber and Mazlish
Punished by Rewards Kohn
Kids, Parents and Power Struggles Kurcinka
Everyday Blessing: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting Kabat-Zinn
Mitten Strings from God Kenison

Homeschooling our Children, Unschooling Ourselves McKee
And the Skylark Sings with Me Albert
The Read Aloud Handbook Trelese
Several John Holt books and a couple Grace Llewellyn books

Natural Living:
Naturally Healthy Babies and Children Romm
Why Can't my Child Behave? Hersey (Horrible title but decent book about the Feingold diet/method)
Several homeopathy and essential oil books

Personal Growth (?)
Getting the Love you Want Hendrix
The Astonishing Power of Emotions Hicks
A New Earth Tolle
Happiness is a Choice Kaufman

Living Joyfully With Children- Win & Bill Sweet
Raising Your Spirited Child- Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
With Consent: parenting for all to win- Jan Fortune-Wood
25 Things Every New Mother Should Know- Martha Sears
Parenting From Your Heart- Inbal Kashtan
Unconditional Parenting- Alfie Kohn
Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves- Naomi Aldort

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun- Carol Stock Kranowitz
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding- LLL International
The Wise Child- Sonia Choquette
the no-cry sleep solution- Elizabeth Pantley

Creative Home Schooling for Gifted Children, a resource guide- Lisa Rivero
Homeschooling Our Children Unschooling Ourselves- Alison McKee
The Unschooling Handbook- Mary Griffith
Carschooling- Diane Flynn Keith
The Teenage Liberation Handbook- Grace Llewellyn
Guerrilla Learning, how to give your kids a real education with or without school- Grace Llewellyn
How Children Fail- John Holt
Learning All The Time- John Holt

Personal Growth:
Happiness Is A Choice- Barry Neil Kaufman
The Miracle of Mindfulness- Thich Nhat Hanh
ANGER- Thich Nhat Hanh
no death, no fear- Thich Nhat Hanh
The Dance of Intimacy- Harriet Goldhor Lerner
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success- Deepak Chopra
Mitten Strings for God- Katrina Kenison
A New Earth, awakening to your life's purpose- Eckhart Tolle

Kid's Health:
Enzymes for Digestive Health and Nutritional Wealth- Karen DeFelice
Healthy Teeth for Kids- Jerome Mittelman
How to Raise A Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor- Robert S. Mendelsohn

(Most of these are Anna's! She is a bookaholic, lol. You know that free shipping with Amazon is alluring...she buys all the books I want to read. :-D)

I heard about a book called The Urban Homestead from another forum. Does anyone know anything about it??

I think I am going to have to raid your bookshelves next time I visit!

Yes, on the potluck, take a look.

There is a book by that name, but here is a web site also. Different "authors" it seems, though. http://www.pathtofreedom.com/about/urbanhomestead.shtml

Another friend, Page, is passionate about "Food, Not Lawns". http://www.amazon.com/Food-Not-Lawns-Neighborhood-Community/dp/1933... She probably has a copy.

LOL I am suggesting lending books that I don't own...

I will have to take you up on that.
Wow what a great idea. I need to take inventory of my books and post them. People could put there name and phone number inside their books if they want to be sure they come back to them. some of my books, I may be willing to just pass on and let whoever takes them, do the same.
Hi Pat! may I barrow Unconditional Parenting- Alfie Kohn?
Sure. When will I see you next? The MNO?

Would "Bring/tell about/share your favorite holistic books" be of interest for the Wednesday monthly gathering in February?

We could even do a Lending Library then. We'd need some type of system, names in the book, and phone number of person borrowing, or something like that. Or we could just show/share about our favorite books, if they are frequently referenced, etc.


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