5 Books Moms Should Read
(That Aren't Parenting Books)
1.Educated A Memoir by Tara Westover
This book is great to gain a perspective of how Parenting forms our children's world and how they view the world according to how we describe it to them. I think it's also an important story to understand all our children really want from us is love and approval and beyond that they are willing to forgive our imperfections.
2.Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Girl Wash Your Face is a great motivational book about motherhood, life, accomplishing goals, and balancing it all. It is a relatable, light and funny read that has a lot of suggestions and guidance on improving yourself as a person and mother. Great for a working mom.
3.Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
As one of my favorite writers, I think this is a must read. Not as light or easy as the other suggestions, but definitely a great book for a deeper reflection on the mother and daughter relationship.
4. Dear Mother: Poems on the Hot Mess of Motherhood by Bunmi Laditan
As a busy mom, I love that I can just pick up this book, open a page, and find a relatable quote or poem. It really helps with the “am I losing my mind?” of motherhood. It will make you laugh, cry, and say “oh my God, I know.”
5. Becoming by Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama talks about a lot of issues mothers face from infertility, balancing a career, and fitting in healthy eating as a family. I love how even though she's a powerful and accomplished mother, the book and her motherhood experiences feel so relatable. The book will empower you to pursue your own happiness and fulfillment while also deciphering what's best for your family.
Motherhood by Sheila Heti
Hunger by Roxanne Gay