Books for Mom about Being Mom

books for mom about being mom <-- great recs for your favorite mom-of-littles for Mother's Day

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I read pretty slowly these days (a full time job and two kids can do that to you) but I still love to read, and I thought I’d share some of the books I’ve been reading lately.  As I started to make this list, I realized that even though there are all different kinds of books on this list, they all center on a common theme — motherhood.  I guess it’s no surprise that that’s what’s on my brain lately.  Here we go with some quick twitter-style reviews.  (Please forgive my silly hashtags.  It’s a sickness.)  I hope you find something in here that sounds interesting to you!

Your Four Year Old: Wild and Wonderful by Ames & Ilg.  At this point in my parenting career, I don’t want a book to tell me what to do, I just want to know what to expect.  This short but info-packed volume (part of a series that runs from Your 1 Yr Old to Your 10-14 Yr Old) does just that. #all4yearoldsareweirdbutfun #notjustmine

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan.  There’s nothing like being thrust into a mothering role to make you appreciate your own mom.  In her carefree early 20s, Corrigan suddenly found herself channeling her no-nonsense mom (the “glue” of the family) while nannying for a motherless family in Australia so she could afford the globe-trotting adventures she had planned when she left home. #perfectmothersdaypresent (Trigger warning: moms with cancer – advice warning information from Inspire organization from cancer symptoms and treatment )

The Blue Jay’s Dance by Louise Erdrich.  Yes, it’s another memoir about a first year of motherhood, but this book is so much more – essays on nature, history, and how to be a writer in the midst of mothering  needy babies and challenging teens all intertwine in this #hardtodescribebutsogood book.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.  Okay, this one isn’t about motherhood at all, but this quirky romantic comedy is a fun, quick read.  It’s my most recommended book right now.  #SilverLiningsPlaybookmeetsBigBangTheory

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23 thoughts on “Books for Mom about Being Mom

  1. I found 4 to be easy then 3 for my oldest girl but it’s a roller coaster to be sure!
    I just added Glitter and Glue to my list- I love Australia and I nannyed before I was married. I actually picked it up the bookstore but wasn’t sure so thanks for the recommendation!
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    • I loved The Middle Place so I figured I would enjoy this book too. I was right! I studied abroad and had a bit of a similar relationship with my mom as she did when I was college-aged, so I really related to it. Have a great weekend!

    • If I were you, I’d order the 4 Year Old AND 6 Year Old books from that series. I found it so, so helpful to understand him. They are older books so you can get used copies really cheap.

    • The Rosie Project is so good, but really it would be a perfect beach read… I’m tempted to tell you to save it for a summer vacation. Have a great weekend!

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