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This whole distance learning/accidental homeschool/virtual learning thing is a joke. Don’t know about your household, but we are ZOOM’d OUT. Time for the children to go back to school. Like real school, in person. With a teacher other than ME!
Apparently that’s still a reality that doesn’t yet exist in my part of the country, so we’ll make do with what we got. How about a screen-free distraction to entertain you, grow you, and help you ignore the children for just a few minutes each day? Yes, we can mindlessly zone out with reality TV…OR…we can pick up a good book. Today, I’ve put together a list to help you with the latter.
BEST BOOKS FOR MOMS
#6 – #IMOMSOHARD by Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley
This book is hilarious, relatable, and pairs perfectly with a glass of wine. Jen and Kristin (we’re on a first name basis now because we’re moms) are literally the Midwest best friends you’ve always dreamed of. These moms share all the things about motherhood in the most authentic way, as if you were sitting down with your girlfriends covering everything from marriage to pregnancy to NOT wanting to work out at happy hour.
#5 – Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire by Jen Hatmaker
This book, like many of her others, draws you in immediately. She is raw, authentic and tells us the tales of future motherhood (big kids!) that we all need to hear to keep us going in the midst of distance learning with our children, pretending we’re teachers.
#4 – Momoir: A New Mom’s Journey to Embracing Her Not-So-Perfect Motherhood by Alyssa DeRose
Alyssa is a kindred spirit. This book tackles the underbelly of motherhood like postpartum depression, and it is next up in my book queue.
#3 – To Hell With the Hustle by Jefferson Bethke
I found myself underlining and “Amen”-ing SO MUCH of what is in this book. Jefferson writes as a millennial and speaks of the hustle culture and just how EXHAUSTING it is. He gives language to WHY we’re so tired, burnt out all the time, and busy doing the things that don’t actually leave us feeling full. Thankful for this voice in a season where all the parents are being asked to juggle way too much. Jefferson points to a path that solves the burn out and exhaustion we feel daily.
#2 – Ready to Rise by Jo Saxton
If you aren’t familiar with Jo’s work, you need to read this book. This is for my mamas of faith who need to be reminded of their warrior identity that is God-given. Jo writes from a place of authority and teaching, in a way that makes me just want to pull up a seat with a cup of coffee and LEARN from her. We were born to lead, in whatever sphere of influence we’re currently in and Jo helps us to see how and where it’s time for us as mamas and women to step out in boldness.
#1 – More Than a Mom by Ashley Carbonatto
This is a GREAT book if I don’t say so myself! I’d be remiss to not encourage you to read these words. Motherhood makes a strong case to strip us of all achievements and accolades that we may formerly have placed our identity in. The tiny human army you’ve created now runs your life, and sometimes we’re left asking ourselves the question of whether this is all there is left for us? In this book, I use funny stories and lessons I’ve learned along the way of momming for over a decade about how to regain and re-discover who you were made to be – in the midst of motherhood, and outside of motherhood. This is for the mama who regularly swaps her coffee out for a wine glass, and counts down to bedtime crashing onto her bed in hopes that no one interrupts her for 1,000th time today!