Mommy MD Guides are a great collection of books written by women that you can trust. I say this because we all know that we trust other moms more than we trust anyone who has not had a child. Each of the women who has written in these books is a mom herself. Secondly these women are doctors and they are able to give you great advice about medical issues which can really help.
When I was given the opportunity to work with Mommy MD Guides I was excited to be able to check out two of their books. The Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great and the Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years are both books that are important.
Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great
Of course since I am on my own personal weight loss journey I was obsessed with being able to check out books on weight loss and this one initially caught my eye. The book is a great read for anyone who is looking to lose weight. I love many of the features but one of my favorites are the highlighted areas where you can find “When to Call Your Doctor.” These sections tell you what information is important to talk to your MD about. This is a great thing if you are unaware of certain things. I learned several things that I should have mentioned because they could have indicated medical issues that were causing me to struggle with my own weight loss.
I had two favorite parts of the book when I was reading. One of these was that you should celebrate meeting your goals. I think that it is important for you to celebrate meeting goals that you make for yourself. In the past one of my biggest problems is that I was trying to celebrate with food. Let’s face it if I was rewarding myself with bad for me food then what good was the dieting in the first place. As I change my mentality I am checking out workout gear or clothes that I want and rewarding myself with these things instead. I think that the biggest thing for me to be successful in my weight loss is to truly start thinking in a new way. I have to change who I am to become who I want to be.
Another thing about the book that I really enjoyed was the medical information about things. I LOVED the section on things that could help you to have more energy and feel more energized. This was a lot of great information that really was easy for me to understand and I really learned something new. I learned a lot of information about why certain things work to energize you which was very helpful.
Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years
If you have a toddler you know how frustrating the toddler years can be. I love that the Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years tackles many of the difficult challenges that you face when you have a toddler. One of the sections of the book that I found most helpful was the listing of foods that you should always buy organic because of pesticides. This list definitely made it very clear as to which of the foods were the worst for your toddlers and even yourself to consume. These foods included the following: potatoes, blueberries, and strawberries which my family eats all of the time. As soon as things settle down financially I am going to take the list to the store with me and only purchase organic versions of these foods. There were also foods that are lower in pesticides that are healthier for you to eat. These foods were ones that are safer for you to choose to purchase regular and not organic. They included the following: avocados, mushrooms, kiwis, and watermelon.
Another section of the book that I personally found particularly interesting was the one that was about learning how to time potty training. I feel like such a mom failure in this area. I rushed a couple of mine only to have them regress completely and train later, waited for a few to do it on their own and there was a year and a half difference in when they were fully trained, and am still struggling with number four. I just do not know what to do to make the process easier and something that I am going to be able to do. This section is completely filled with a number of different tips that can help you.
Finally I loved the sections that talked about different tips that you can teach your child. There are may things that you can begin to teach your toddler. If you try to push learning too hard you could have a child that has no interest in school or learning the things that they should know. If you do not try at all you are not doing your job as a parent to teach them what they need to learn. However when you find that balance and place in the middle you can teach your children some valuable life lessons that will help them to learn the most possible. The tips included in this guide really can help you with your goals.
All in all I would say that Mommy MD Guides are a great resource for new and seasoned parents alike. Just because someone is having their fourth child or even more does not mean that they know everything for every child. Each child is different and these guides offer practical and useful tips that can help you to meet your personal goals as a parent and with things that you have to handle while being a mom.