Okay, so the nerd in me is about to show, mmmkay? My family, mostly my mother can’t believe I read books. I never enjoyed reading growing up. I honestly don’t know why, but it wasn’t my thing. Then a few years ago my sister-in-law shared a book with me that changed my life, my motherhood, my mindset. Once I read that book I needed all the books! So I want to share my top easy read books for motherhood with you today!
Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses
It would only be right, for me to start with the book that changed my motherhood, Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses, by Amber Lia and Wendy Speake. This book was everything I needed to hear and more! No, it didn’t make me feel guilty for the way I was mothering, but it opened my mind to possibilities in changing my mindset as a mother and homemaker. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still not perfect. I still have the occasional “yelling at my kids day”, but I can take these ideas and apply them to my life. You won’t regret reading this one!
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This one here was all by the grace of God! So someone had shared a book on Instagram by Cindy Rollins. It sounded so good, I immediately did a Google search and purchased a book by her. (Key point, a book by her). I received it in the mail thinking it was the book that was shared on Instagram, it was not. But I decided I would read it anyway. Which was Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins! The book I intended to buy was her other book, “A Handbook to Morning Time”.
Anyways, Mere Motherhood did not disappoint. Cindy has such a way with writing. I felt like I was listening to a friend throughout the book. She made me laugh and cry, most of all this book touched my heart in so many ways. Here’s a little quote from it that I love:
“It seemed that I had worked passionately for nineteen years on a beautiful product and, in the end, he had become something entirely different than I intended. I did not recognize him at all. How could I go on creating beautiful pottery pieces if they weren’t going to turn out as I had intended or hoped? Until one day I had an epiphany. I was not the potter. A potter was shaping my children, but it was not me. . .My son was not my product. He was the work of a great artist: the Creator of all.”
The Mission of Motherhood
Whenever you read anything by Sally Clarkson or hear her speak you will instantly love her! She’s an inspiration for those of us that are trying so hard to do all the small (used to be simple) family things. Like reading good books together, having family meals together, just sharing time with one another, truly sharing time together. Spending family time together almost seems like something of the past, even having family suppers together can be difficult for families. But Sally gives you love and encouragement in her books. If you’re searching for words that will speak directly to your mama heart, you need to read Sally’s words in The Mission of Motherhood.
Let Them Be Kids
I fell in love with Jessica’s sense of humor throughout her book, Let Them Be Kids! But not only did she keep me laughing, but she tugged at my heart. Her words were words I felt like I kept trying to say but just couldn’t speak them. Things I long for my kids to do, to experience…even things I don’t want them to experience. The world is so different even from when I was a child. Let’s me honest, raising children isn’t necessarily more difficult than it was years ago, but our world surely is more complicated. The title pretty much sums it up. Just let them be kids! So if you’re longing for some encouraging words, need ideas on how to really let your kids be kids, ideas on adventures, how to handle the “Mom, I’m bored”. Grab this book, you’ll be sure to giggle along the way!
The Read Aloud Family
The Read Aloud Family, of course, had to make the list for easy read books for motherhood as it was a game changer for me. You always hear about how important it is to read to your kids, but this opened my eyes and most importantly my heart to start picking up the books and reading aloud to my babies. Since I’ve started this, it’s been so, so good. It’s grown our relationships. I’m having conversations with my 10 year old, my 6 and 3 year old are surprising me with the questions they ask about what we’re reading. It just feels good, ya know? This book is a must! Sarah Mackenzie is a favorite of mine now! I encourage you to take a look at her website here. If you’re needing ideas on what to even begin reading with your kids well, she’s taken care of that! I refer to her lists almost daily for ideas! She has gathered some amazing titles to read and they’re all organized. You can check out her recommendations here.
So there’s 5 books that are easy read books for motherhood to get you on your reading journey. Friends, you won’t regret reading these books!
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