Synopses & Reviews
Bringing a baby into the family is undeniably one of lifes most momentous experiences, marked by expectation, joy, and hundreds of tasks and questions. Which baby gear essentials do you need to buy and when? How can you reorganize your home to make room for your baby? When should you start looking for a daycare center or nanny?
One Year to an Organized Life with Baby prioritizes everything that parents-to-be need to know in order to get their home and life ready for a new baby, as well as strategies for keeping it all together once the baby is born. Packed with timelines, checklists, and tips, this unique week-by-week, month-by-month program eliminates stress and refocuses prospective parents so that they can fully enjoy the changing landscape of their lives.
"Leeds follows her successful One Year to an Organized Life with advice on preparing for a new addition to the family. From personal finances, junk drawers, and birth plans, to building a feng shui nursery, telling the office about your 'condition,' and creating a routine around bathroom cleaning, Leeds covers it all. Week-by-week tasks provide clear, realistic goals for the determined mother-to-be, and some weeks involve simply thinking about organizing or creating routines. The emphasis here is on the difficult choices that have to be made, and the logistics behind making them. For instance, indispensible advice about a baby's material needs will save new mothers from last-minute runs to the mall. Leeds even discusses how to maintain or grow relationships with family, friends, and other mothers. An oft-overlooked aspect of creating a family is the personal conflicts that can result; too many mothers realize that friendships and romance are the first to go. But Leeds offers strategies to ensure that new parents maintain their friends and their love life. Leeds will likely change the thinking of many a wood-be parent: being organized is actually far easier than the alternative. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Publishers Weekly (web exclusive), 2/7/11
“Leeds covers it all. Week-by-week tasks provide clear, realistic goals for the determined mother-to-be, and some weeks involve simply thinking about organizing or creating routines. The emphasis here is on the difficult choices that have to be made, and the logistics behind making them. Leeds will likely change the thinking of many a wood-be parent: being organized is actually far easier than the alternative.”Library Journal, starred review, 2/17/11
“With her advice, future mothers and new moms will walk safely toward the Zen path of type-A personality nesting. A great gift and a great collection addition; enthusiastically recommended.” BookPage, May 2011 “With impressive thoroughness, the authors pay attention to every possible topic…most of which new parents will not have thought of yet. Luckily, One Year does it for them.”
Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, July 2011 “If you need a serious organizational overhaul (or just some quick tips), this is the book for you.”
From the New York Timesbestselling author of One Year to an Organized Life, a month-by-month guide to organizing your life during pregnancy and after your babys arrival
About the Author
, named best organizer by Los Angeles
magazine, has been a professional organizer for more than twenty years. She lives in Toluca Lake, California.
Meagan Francis is a parenting journalist and mother of five. She lives in Michigan.