One thing I’ve learned (damn, I’m old) over the past 15 years is how to be a good mom is a mother who loves herself. You might be put off thinking about self-care because it’s so easy to just think, “I have this,” but even if you kill it on this motherhood thing everyone could use some pause and reflection. I’m working to make sure I get some self-love in every single day and I have no doubt that it makes me a better woman and mother. There are many ways to practice self-love, but I’ve found that self-love books for mothers are the easiest way to get the right mindset. They also teach you all of the other options you have, which makes them a great place to start.
11 Amazing Books About Self-Love That Will Inspire You To Be A Better Mom!
Confessions from a scary mom
This selection may not be your typical self-help book idea, but it is certainly relatable and we could all be a bit of a reminder that we are not the only ones grappling with all the madness of motherhood. Most of all, this book will enlighten you in the fact that no mother is perfect (even though I like it when my husband lies to me and tells me it’s me) and all the thoughts that you have but don’t admit that someone else is likely to have it too. It’s also a New York Times bestseller, so you really can’t go wrong with this one.
Walking on Egg Shells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents
While I haven’t had adult children yet, and many of you probably don’t have either, you can never start early enough to prepare for your inevitable future as a parent. It focuses on how to have the right balance when your kids leave the nest. The great thing about this read is that it will likely help improve, or at least understand, your relationship with your parents, which in turn can make you an even better mom.
Hands free mom
Hands-free Mama is a great book on self-love as our world becomes more and more about technology and social media. It examines both positive and negative aspects and how best to live in this technology-filled world. One of those drawbacks is constantly being distracted from what is happening right in front of us. This book gives you strategies for focusing on the people you love most and for making soul connections. The author even shares how she gradually realizes that all the little moments she missed were her true source of happiness.
Just love today
Written by the same author as Hands Free Mama, This book is filled with little memories and encouraging quotes. It’s great to have this book somewhere in your house or maybe even in your car to take with you and read when you are feeling exhausted and down. You will likely find that with this little lifesaver, your days will be reversed in no time.
36 hours: 150 weekends in the US and Canada
I know we shouldn’t judge books by their cover, but I mean, this is just so pretty! It’s definitely one of those books that can sit on your coffee table to be picked up and read by anyone who passes by. It’s a travel book full of cheap and easy trips to the US and Canada. All mothers deserve a break sometimes, and this book will help you remember that. The graphics throughout the book are fun, and it’s kept in a chatty tone so even trying to plan your vacation should feel like a relaxing chat with a close friend.
Run Like a Girl: Tips on Learning to Walk
There’s nothing like movement for an instant boost of happiness, but it’s also an important part of your self-confidence and self-love in the long run. In this self-love book, Alexandra Heminsley documents her path to becoming a runner in a hilarious way. It’s super relatable, because like so much in life, running is not just a matter of course for all of us. It falls and straightens up again and again, which is so inspiring.
You are a badass
There are tons of people who absolutely love this self-love book, and while it isn’t just for mothers, the advice on self-help still applies. It was written by a self-help coach who travels the world and makes a living from it. It’s full of 27 mini-reads to help get your life on track and get all of your goals within reach.
Wherever you go, there you are
This is the book for you if you think you might need some meditation to add to your daily routine. The author gives many different techniques and describes their benefits, but at least they are all a little exercise for your awarenessss.
The champagne diet
The champagne diet is about integrating healthy lifestyle habits into your everyday life so that you and your body feel good. Get this however, there is no such thing as a diet regimen and you won’t be keeping track of the numbers on the scales. This book will encourage you to focus on the things that make you happiest. It’s a lifestyle guide for the woman who wants to party every day, and I think all mothers deserve a party.
Maxed Out: American mothers on the verge
I have a feeling that some of you identify with this title as much as I do. So many of us have more on our plate than we realize, and this book is an incredible reminder that overdoing yourself has a negative impact. We need to learn to take care of ourselves and the fellow mothers around us. Author Katrina Alcorn will help you find the balance between work, life and motherhood.
Mother grow strong
Although this book focuses primarily on Christian motherhood, there is something to take away for everyone. We live in a different world than the mothers before us, and raising children now requires extra strength. We all want our children to be strong, confident and on the right path.
The magic of motherhood
Motherhood can be tough, but it’s also extremely rewarding and full of magical moments. This book is about getting the most out of those magical moments, but it’s also a book that lets you know that you are not alone in the most difficult moments.
Breathe mom breathe
Life moves fast, so this book gives you 5-minute routines that you can reset through meditation. My favorite of all is, “Cuddle your child and take three deep breaths together.” I think we could all use a little of it even on our most hectic days.
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