12 Books For Moms Wanting Wisdom & Encouragement

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I haven’t met a mom yet who hasn’t had a least half a dozen meltdowns about how she mothers–and those are just the ones she will admit to. Motherhood is tough! We moms need all the wisdom and encouragement from others in the trenches that we can get. These 12 books for moms do just that!

12 books for moms needing wisdom and encouragement for their motherhood journey.

12 Books For Moms Wanting Wisdom & Encouragement

1.The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You

Moms need time to refill their tanks so that they can help meet their children’s needs. But how do you do that with a packed schedule? That is where the book The Fringe Hours can help. This book will show you little slivers of time in your day you probably  never knew you were wasting that could easily be converted into time to do things that bring you joy.

2. Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

If motherhood is making you feel so overwhelmed, if you feel that you don’t measure up as a mom Desperate has words that just might help you see that you are not alone and you are the mom your kids need.

3. The Abundant Mama’s Guide to Savoring Slow: Simplify, Embrace the Chaos and Find an Abundance of Time at Home

Are you constantly go, go, go? Can’t relax until the house is clean, yet it is never clean enough to meet your standards? The Abundant Mama’s Guide to Savoring Slow can help you to let go and start fully enjoying those precious moments with your children.

4. 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!

The full title for Hand Free Mama perfectly describes what the book is capable of helping you with. Stop getting busy with the unimportant and start paying full attention to what really matters.

5. Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More

Hands Free Life truly changed how I parent. I thought I was pretty good at putting my kids before distractions, but this book showed me otherwise and helped me tune into my kids and my husband on a whole new level.

This book convinced me to take several apps off my smartphone–including email. It convinced me to splurge a little more often on outings and small treats that my children love (gifts is their love language). It convinced me to hug more and type less.

6. Life Creative: Inspiration For Today’s Renaissance Mom

If you have a God-given creative passion that you feel guilty taking time to develop during your current season of motherhood, Life Creative can help you let go of the that guilt and find the right balance for your family between pursuing your passion and caring for your children.

7. The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

Not sure what you should say yes to and what you should say no to? The Best Yes can help you decide how to wisely say yes to the best things and no to all the other things.

8. Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love

I can’t think of a better way to describe the wisdom and encouragement moms will find within the pages of Own Your Life than those written in the book description below.

“Do you ever long for days full of joy and energy―days that bring out the best version of you rather than leave you exhausted? Do you sometimes catch yourself wishing life was more impactful and fulfilling? In a world that’s moving so fast, it’s easy to lose your sense of purpose. So now is the time to make each moment of your ordinary, everyday, beautiful existence count. It’s time to own your life.”

9. Longing for Paris: One Woman’s Search for Joy, Beauty and Adventure—Right Where She Is

If you are finding the job of homemaking a bit mundane, if you long to break out of the same old same old, then Longing for Paris can help open your eyes to the world of adventure right in front of you.

10. Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected about Being a Mom

I will admit as soon as I found out that this book was written by someone who never thought she wanted to be a mom I thought I wouldn’t find much within its pages that would speak to my “wanted to be a mom since I could walk” self.

I was DEAD WRONG.  Surprised by Motherhood warmed my mommy heart and left me so encouraged.

11. Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life

If you are looking for a guide book to get you through an overwhelming motherhood stage, don’t look any further than Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. Its pages are cram packed with strategies that will help you organize your days in a way that will give you time to breathe.

12. Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You In The Mess

“Do you ever feel like you’re fresh out of amazing? Daily pouring yourself out for your family, you’re tired, overwhelmed, and have nothing left to give.” (from book description) Hope for the Weary Mom can help you find your amazing again.

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