Welcome to Yoko's Monthly Favorites! We're hearing from Mitera founder Yoko Shimada and learning what her favorites for September are. As a #MiteraMama and #WonderWoman, Yoko spends a lot of time in the motherhood world, so we know that all of her favorites are mama approved.

This month I'm doing something a little different and sharing with you all my top reading picks for mamas, for baby, for the home, and for work. I'm all about continuously learning and growing, and hope these reads inspire you all as much as they have me and my family. And let me know what you're reading! 

xx Yoko

1. The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Alexander and Iben Sandahl - "Denmark has been voted as one of the happiest countries in the world for over 40 years in a row. Can anyone improve their well-being and cultivate the happiest children in the world in their own backyard? The answer is yes!"  (Book for Parents)

2. Miffy by Dick Bruna - "Award-winning UK poet, Tony Mitton, has worked closely with Dick Bruna's Dutch publisher to create new translations for the classic Miffy stories that are true to the books' original voice, and yet have a contemporary feel to the language that makes them appealing to the modern young audience. The translations beautifully convey the warmth and friendliness of the original Dutch whilst maintaining a style that is inimitably Miffy." (Book for babies)

3. I Love You, Little One by Nancy Tafuri - "Deep in the woods, animal mothers reassure their little ones of the many ways they are loved." (Book for babies and toddlers)

4. Tales of Oliver Pig: Level 2 by Jean Van Leeuwen (Book for toddlers)

5. Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi - "A must-have collection of 120 vegetarian recipes featuring exciting flavors and fresh combinations that will delight readers and eaters looking for a sparkling new take on vegetables. Yotam's food inspiration comes from his Mediterranean background and his unapologetic love of ingredients. Not a vegetarian himself, his approach to vegetable dishes is wholly original and innovative, based on freshness and seasonality, and drawn from the diverse food cultures represented in London. A vibrant photo accompanies every recipe in this visually stunning book. Essential for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike!" (Book for parents)

6. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso - "Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world." 

7. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg - "Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can."

8. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath

9. Autobiography and Other Writings by Benjamin Franklin - "This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse issues as reason and religion, social status, electricity, America's national character and characters, war, and the societal status of women."

Tell us, what have you been loving this month? Comment below or tell us online by commenting on Instagram!
*Disclaimer: all these recommendations are purely personal and are not the result of any brand sponsorships. 

September 30, 2016 by Mitera Collection