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Gary Chapman has helped millions prepare for marriage. Now let him prepare you for kids.

Inside, Gary shares what he wishes he and his wife had known before having kids. For example: Children affect your time, your money, and your marriage - and that's just the beginning. With his trademark warmth, he offers practical advice on everything from potty training, to the importance of apologizing to your child, to keeping your marriage strong, all the while celebrating the great joy that children bring.

©2016 Moody Publishers (P)2016 Oasis Audio

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Good tips

Overall good tips.
Much of it is a rehash of Gary's other books.
At the beginning the painting of bringing a baby was all too pink.
The fact is for many people the 1st year of the 1st baby is devestating.

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Very Gendered, Not Inclusive

This book feels very old school. The author starts off by saying something along the lines of, “marriage is between one man and one woman, and households do best with one mother and one father.” I was pretty close to turning it off after that. I stuck around and there were some good tidbits about boundaries and love languages, but I begrudgingly got through this book with a sour taste in my mouth from a lot of the gendered thinking.

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Practical Advice for Parents to Be

Most the topics discussed zi have heard before but this is a solutions-oreinted discussion on things to think about and decide on before the children come.

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Learning mom/wife

Great information in all stages of parenting and in marriage. This is a must keep book for learning. #LifeNotes