Is anyone else having trouble scheduling posts? I keep pre-setting mine to go up, but they just won't. For the most part(except when half my post was gone when it posted), I haven't ever had this problem until 2012. I've tried putting the date in different formats and it doesn't help. Advice?
It was really hard weeding through books I think I need to read and narrowing it down to 12. I decided on 12, so that hopefully I'll get in at least one a month. I have a couple Non-Fiction books for review at the moment, but I'm not including those on this list.
I finally narrowed it down by picking the books that I think will benefit me the most in the stage of life I am in RIGHT NOW.
I think most of these kind of go along side my "Top Ten Goals of 2012" list. Some of them will be getting more explanation on that post.
I have a WANT to read post, too, which includes the fiction books I hope to read in 2012.
There will be more explanation about my plans with Bible reading on my goals post.
Why Church Matters: Discovering Your Place in the Family of God by Joshua Harris
It's a struggle for me lately wanting to go to church. I hate to admit that, and I never thought I would, but it's true. With two little ones, by the time I finally make it to church, I'm simply exhausted. Then I'm trying the whole service to keep them quiet, and I don't get much out of it. It's too easy to tell myself to stay home and do a Bible study, so that I'm actually learning something.
Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jankovic
Being a wife and mommy is SO. HARD. Most of you don't need me to tell you that, though! I really think I need to read this book.
I'm Outnumbered!: One Mom's Lessons in the Lively Art of Raising Boys by Laura Lee Groves
I do have two little boys, so I know I can get some wisdom out of this book.
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth
We have a pretty good bedtime routine, but naps and mornings and middle of the night feedings....not so much. We need a great deal of improvement in the whole sleeping department!
The Mindful Path Through Shyness: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You from Social Anxiety, Fear, and Avoidance by Steve Flowers
It hasn't been until somewhat recently that I finally understood that I actually do have a social phobia as opposed to just "jokingly" saying that I do. I want to study and understand more about it. I'm not set on this book, but through searching around at Amazon, this one grabs my interest the most at the moment.
Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books by Tony Reinke
I read a great deal, so I know I could benefit from this one.
The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! by Carleen Madigan
I really want to tighten up our budget and groceries are the biggest area we can work on. I don't want to have a big garden or anything like that, but I'd like to grow some of our food.
Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman
I don't have a large family, but I've saw that this one is great for any family(large and small) trying to stay on a tight budget.
Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa Terkeurst
This will be a re-read, but simply put, I need to lose weight!
Married Mom, Solo Parent: Finding God's Strength to Face the Challenge by Carla Anne Coroy
Another re-read, but I need it. I'm allowing myself to "celebrate" with pity parties too often.
The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections by Amanda Blake Soule
This one is more of a want vs. need, but I do think reading this one would benefit my family.