For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn — I can't believe it took me this long to finally pick up this book, but I'm so glad I finally did. It has to be one of the best, most informative and down-to-earth books on the dynamics between men and women that I've ever read. I'd recommend it to any woman—married, engaged, divorced, single. I love that the wealth of information within this book isn't just the opinion of one person, but is based on years of research and after interviewing thousands of men from all religious backgrounds, ages and walks of life. As silly as it sounds, I had so many "aha" moments while reading this book and I learned so much.
2. How She Does It by Anne Bogel — This eBook was included in the bundle I shared earlier this month, and was one of the first eBooks I knew I had to read. It's written by the popular blogger Modern Mrs. Darcy, who is someone I find quite delightful. This book has stories, inspiration and advice from many women (all mamas!) who work outside or inside the home, full-time or part-time (or otherwise) and make it work for their own families. It made me realize how there truly is no one way to make it work—you have to focus on each season of life and the demands it will bring. Work/life balance rarely looks the same for any two people, and I love how inspired this book left me. A fairly quick, awesome read!
3. Liz Lange Maternity Dress from Target — My older sister is a gem and bought me this dress while she was in town. I wouldn't have thought to buy something like this for myself, but I'm so glad she offered to get it for me because I love it so. It's something I can wear both during pregnancy and after, and it's ridiculously cozy. I love the coral color, too! (They also have this same dress in blue, if that's your jam.)
4. Tillamook Old Fashioned Vanilla ice cream — I don't even think I'm technically craving ice cream at this point, but I'm definitely using the pregnancy as an excuse to indulge. (No shame!) I felt like going for something simple during one of my recent grocery trips and ended up with this in my cart. If you're looking for vanilla ice cream that is anything but plain, you should definitely try this! Super creamy, sweet and delicious. Mmmmm.
5. Maple by Lori Nichols — One of the librarians at our favorite library sometimes puts books on hold that he thinks Eisley would enjoy, and this one ended up in our hands this month. Until the first read-through, I didn't even know it was about a little girl who would soon become a big sister, and it was such a sweet surprise! I totally cried at the end, too. Read it and you'll see. It's precious times a million.
And what had you swooning this month? I'd love for you to share the goodness!
— Further reading: What made me swoon two years ago
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