Being a mom is hard enough, we don’t need someone to tell us how to parent. Every mom will have a different perspective, and that is okay. So while “parenting books” might share some useful information, the majority don’t need to read those books. Instead, here are five amazing books on being a mom that every mother should read. Each of these books share relatable experiences, and will give you a new love and meaning for being a mom.
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.
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. This is a great book for a working mom.
As one of my favorite writers, I think this is a must-read for all moms. Not as light or easy as the other suggestions, but definitely a great book for a deeper reflection on the mother and daughter relationship.
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.”
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
“We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are”. – Max DePree