5 Books Moms Should Read
(That Aren’t Parenting Books)
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. Great for a working mom.
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.
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
I am so excited to pursue this passion of writing and motherhood with a community of amazing parents.
I am so grateful for the support that has lead me to have the opportunity to share such a beautiful and mess journey.
My hope for this blog is to connect with other mothers, show they are not alone in this journey even in the most ugly difficult and dirty parts, and encourage the not so beaten path of crunchy motherhood and alternative parenting.
My crunchy parenting has arrised out of years of caring for others children, a background in psychology and mental health work and most importantly a Master’s degree in Child Development focused on Infant and toddler mental health, so pretty much everything I encourage in the parenting journey is backed by current research around how our babies grow.