I've been doing some reading, and I've been watching some TV. The reading has been productive, the TV watching... not so much.
I just finished reading The Rookie Mom's Handbook, which I enjoyed enough that I thought it would be worth blogging about. I borrowed it from the library (and I'm returning it tomorrow), so nobody sent me a comp copy for review. I just thought I'd share books that I liked, since there have been quite a few that were ... not as good.
What I liked:
- The book is very positive, and it takes into account that you might not have your pre-partum body back 15 minutes after being discharged from the hospital.
- Some of the suggestions were very creative, and I hadn't considered before. Also, they sounded very fun.
- At least *3* of the activities required yarn. I wholly approve.
What I didn't like:
- A lot of the suggestions include going to a mall, shopping, or other consumer-centered activities. Take this with a grain of salt: On a good day, I hate the mall.
Overall, I'd recommend this book, especially if you're worried about being short on ideas on how to maintain your identity post-partum.
Me? I'll be here on the couch, reading and catching up on my stories.