Tuesday, June 8, 2010

More On My Birthday

I got a wonderful stack of books for my birthday, gifted by my much loved mother and husband. They know me well, and know to check my Amazon wishlist around birthday time.

What I like most about this stack of books is how well it sums up where I am right now, who I am, and who I am becoming every day, as a woman, a wife and a mother.

Here's the list, in case any titles aren't clear in the picture:

Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life by Karen Maezen Miller

Circle of Stones: A Woman's Journey to Herself by Judith Duerk

Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children by Sarah Napthali

Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist by Meg McElwee

Pints and Purls: Portable Projects for the Social Knitter by Karida Collins (my knitting class teacher!) and Libby Bruce (owner of my local knitting store)

A Swedish Kitchen: Recipes and Reminiscences by Judith Pierce Rosenberg

Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire by Dharmachari Nagaraja

In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects by Amy Butler

Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee Mclean

Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee Mclean

I would love to know if you have any of these books, and what you think about them. I may even provide some reviews in the future.


Imene said...

Wow i have 70% of the books in your stack and just added the rest to my wish list. If you have a moment i would love it if you shared your training program with me.

Kirsten said...

I don't have any of these books but I'd like all of them! I am very interested in your weaving Buddhism into parenting. I am really just beginning my reading about Buddhism, Ran is a little ahead by a couple of years. Meditation is all so fascinating and the peacefulness that goes beyond "sense" fascinates me too. I am interested to know more about how you teach Cooper about it--through discussion? Through crafts? Through these books? Love it!

Oh and I'll echo Imene, above me. I'd like to know more about your training program (I assume she means the running program...)

Lee said...

I'm curious about the Buddhism and motherhood book. I loved loved loved Hand Wash Cold. I read it while I was taking the Inside Out course - perfect!!

Kelly Dahl said...

Kirsten, I don't have a set plan for introducing Cooper to Buddhism but the books help. We also have the book Zen Ties and a few others by the same author that are great. Cooper isn't super into it, but the ideas are great. I try to weave things in as I can. I wouldn't consider myself a Buddhist since I have no sort of practice at this point. For now, my every day is my practice I suppose.

I will forward running training programs off to anyone who would like.