Each year from Thanksgiving to Christmas, 606 offers up suggestions for books to tide you through the long winter nights. Pick them up at your library, buy them through your local bookstore, give them for a gift, or pick one up for yourself. We think that books are the best gifts.
Today’s two suggestions are from my wishlist of books about parenting and family life. Why? Because Advent through Jesus’ presentation at the temple is when we remember him as a child.
Co-Sleeping: Parents, Children, and Musical Beds by Susan D. Stewart addresses sleep in its social context. Sometimes seeing something in its social context can help us take the pressure off ourselves to go at it alone.
Whether you are a fan or an uneasy observer of the Marie Kondo phenomenon, you might enjoy The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives by Michelle Janning, an anthropology of the stuff in our houses.