A Mother’s Circle is my hands-down favorite new parent book. Two of the authors, Jean Kunhardt and Lisa Spiegel, are the founders of Soho Parenting where they have been running groups for new parents since the late 1980s. This book uses the journey of one of their groups to tackle issues from feeding to sleep to the changes in a marriage that come with parenthood. The authors move expertly from the general raising of an issue to sharing how the issue was discussed in the group to encouraging the reader to explore how the issue might be relevant to her or him. The book is readable – I read it for the first time during Miss Pumpkin’s early overnight marathon feedings – and does a genius job of easing a new mother or father into some of the more prickly parenting topics. Despite the title, I encourage new fathers to read A Mother’s Circle as well. The information and reassurance is even more valuable if new parents can share it with one another. Really just fantastic all around!