I always have a stack of books in our bedroom. Yes, I’m one of those people who loves to be reading about five different books at once. This year, I want to read more nonfiction books, so I’ve created this list of books to inspire motherhood, where I can keep track of all the books I want to read, or have already read.
I’ll break them into categories, so you can easily find something that fits your current state of motherhood. Some of these books aren’t even just for moms, but have helped me out personally as a mom, wife, and woman, so I am including them here.
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Books for moms of littles & preschoolers (ages 2-5ish)
Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman – solid ideas for parents on how to teach our children to come to church for the same reasons we are there: worshipping God.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp – I’m still getting into this one, but it has great biblical approaches to parenting.
Give them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson – remind me to not just teach our children to be “good” but to come to know the grace of God, through my exercising of grace to them.
Parenting by the Book by John Rosemond – I appreciate the super straightforward, stick to what has worked for generations of parents approach. Biblically based, my best take away from this book is the idea of having confidence in our parenting, that we are the adults and know what is best when our little ones do not! (As cute as they might be in tousled hair and pajamas asking to stay up a bit longer). But there are loads of matter-of-fact reassurance for moms!
Books for homeschooling moms
Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakeable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie – I hate teaching with stress and anxiety crowding my heart and mind. I just started this book and am hopeful I’ll have more to say on peaceful learning!
So You’re Thinking about Homeschooling by Lisa Whelcel – Fifteen stories reveal many different ways and reasons to homeschool! A great introduction if you’re wondering what homeschooling is all about.
Books for all moms
The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst – Still reading this, but loving the concept of making decisions that are actually best for me and my family, versus simply reacting to the myriad demands of life.
Parenting with Scripture – by Kara Dubin – Read why I think this is such a rich and handy resource for Christian parents!
Praying for Boys (but honestly, these prayers are good for all children!) – I’m learning that I can’t change behaviors – only God can change my children’s hearts… this book helps encourage moms in this truth.
168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam – While the concepts laid forth in this book apply better to a working mom or someone in a business 9-5 setting, it’s an important reminder that tracking time and time management can help us all get a lot more done. And who has more to do than a mom!?
Books this mom wants to read this year!
Some of these are sitting on my shelf right now! Some I keep seeing pop up in my social media feeds. I need to get to these before I can say more about them, but don’t the titles sound great!? Have you read any of these!?
Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More – Rachel Macy Stafford
Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters – by Rachel Macy Stafford
Hoodwinked: 10 Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock it Off – by Karen Ehman, Ruth Schwenke, and Candace Cameron Bure
What’s your favorite nonfiction books to inspire motherhood? (Or women? Or parents?). Share it in the comments and I will add it to my list to read!
Find more great book lists at The Crew Round Up of Must-read Books for 2016!
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