11 Books That Should Be On Every Mom's Bookshelf

by Team Scary Mommy
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Whether you work outside the home, or you are a full-time mom, it can be trying, you second guess yourself, and it helps when you realize you aren’t alone.

Here’s our list of books that will help you laugh, relate, and realize you can do this.

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1. The Brave Art of Motherhood


We love this inspiring story of one woman’s journey and how she found herself again. This book will help you look at your life in a different way, let go of the guilt, and rediscover yourself.

2. How I Fu*king Did It


If you have ever wanted to venture into the world of writing, blogging, or just want to hear a really inspiring story, you’ll love this one.

3. The Magic of Motherhood


The Magic of Motherhood to devour when you are feeling alone. The authors take you through motherhood with humor and encouragement through the essays about adoption, body image, friendship, faith and infertility.

4. Mom’s One Line A Day Journal


This is the perfect journal every mom has time to use. All you have to do is jot down a line a day, whether it’s something funny your baby did, or a sentiment you want to remember forever, and you will have captured five year’s worth of memories with minimal effort.

5. Nuture


Nurture: A Modern Guide To Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood-and Trusting Yourself and Your Body is a must-have for all expecting moms. It’s an all-in-one book for moms and their partners.

6. Strong Mothers, Strong Sons


This book is a guide of sorts for mothers of sons and is written by Meg Meeker, M.D., a national speaker and mother of four. In the book, she shares tips on how to build a strong bond with your son and helps with the challenge of raising a boy today.

7. The Sh!t No One Tells You


Let’s face it: there’s a lot of shit that happens when you become a parent that you have to find out for yourself, especially in that first year. This brilliant book will cover it all.

8. Deep Breaths


An honest book for today’s mother about what to expect during pregnancy and the first year. It’s a great reminder things have changed since your mom or grandmother has had babies, so don’t feel bad if their methods don’t work for you.

9. I Just Want to Pee Alone


It’s the little things that matter most and using the loo alone goes down the shitter when you are a mom. This hilarious book, written by some amazing moms, will have you laughing all the way to the toilet.

10. Mom Truths


This book is as real as it gets. Co-authors Cat and Nat write about the truths about having kids and with their hilarious stories about what foods to avoid after giving birth to how to get out of having sex with your partner.

11. Here in the Middle


Here In The Middle is about just that– life in the middle– a time when we are taking care of kids and parents and everything in between. These are real-life stories about life for 32 writers that will give you peace of mind if you are part of the “sandwich generation.”

If you know someone who is expecting, in the trenches, or you are looking for a little company, you can’t go wrong with any of these good reads.

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