Who doesn’t love to snuggle up in their favorite familiar space with a hot coffee and a good book? My youngest daughter’s name is Storey, so you gotta know I’m a sucker for a heartwarming story with a riveting plot. I’m also a lifelong learner, so I find myself in this season of caring for a toddler and preschooler dreaming about the day when I’ll be able to finish a book in a single sitting instead of a single season. It literally can take me months at a time to finish a book! I have a stack of them at any given moment that I’m just waiting to dive into. You, like me, may not have an overabundance of time on your hands to dive into all the stories and self-care you want to immerse yourself in, so we’ve curated our top picks with a book recommendations list for moms in every stage.
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequest is music to the ears of any mom who wants to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.
The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Gadd invites you to find new strength, beauty, and sisterhood you never believed possible in this inspiring and encouraging book.
Mom of Toddlers & Preschoolers
Boundaries with Kids by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend provides the help and guidance you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions.
Mom of Tweens
Six Ways to Keep the “Good” in Your Boy or Six Ways to Keep the “Little” in Your Girl both by Dannah Gresh are the perfect companions for guiding your child from the tween years to their teens.
Mom of Teens
Praying the Scriptures for Your Teen by Jodie Berndt is written knowing that it’s never been tougher to be a teenager―or the parent of one. Thankfully, from your teen’s first date to the next time he or she borrows the car keys, you can take your concerns to God through prayer.
You’re Going to be Okay by Holly Gerth offers readers the warmth of a caring friend as well as the wisdom of a licensed counselor and certified life coach.
Adopted or Foster Mom
The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis (Author), David R. Cross (Author) and Wendy Lyons Sunshine is a must-read not only for adoptive parents but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children.
What’s the best book for mamas you’ve read recently?