10 Great Books for Moms

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I’ve been writing a lot {okay, mostly}about parenting lately.  There are several reasons for that but the main one is, right now, it’s just hard.  I think I might have mentioned before how much more challenging parenting a teenager is than I’d ever dreamed.  And I’m not alone.  I get phone calls and texts and emails almost every day from friends who are trying to navigate these tricky waters without going under and without losing their kids {and their minds!} to the riptides that keep popping up.

My quiet time lately has been 3/4 parenting-centered of late.  I’m reading books that remind me what I need to be focusing on:  her heart!

I thought I’d share with you some of my go-to books when the swells of parenting threaten to push me under.  Of course, the primary one is my Bible.  I’m reading and re-reading all sorts of passages about moms, good and bad, as well as Scriptures addressing the role of a mom and what the Lord expects from me.

But beyond that, I’m also losing myself in the pages of wise men and women who have paddled through these often murky waters. Here are ten of my favorites {in no particular order}. ** these are affiliate links **

And, there’s another book you might want to check out … Parenting from the Overflow.  I tell people it’s not really a book about parenting your children, it’s more a book about being a child of the Perfect Father.

So that’s it … 10 great books for moms.

What parenting book do you love?

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  1. Thanks for sharing this list! I have a daughter who will be a teenager in December and am trying to immerse myself in helpful books as well. Some of these I’ve read, but I’m looking forward to checking out the others. I’ve begun Passionate Parenting by Cary Schmidt and so far I’m finding it to be a great read when it comes to parenting teens.

  2. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker. She did write a boys book as well but the girls book totally changed the dynamic of my husband and daughter. It was absolutely life changing to watch.

  3. I’ve successfully raised two teens (who are now young adults) and have a daughter who will be 13 next week and son who just turned 10. Thank you for sharing these books. I am going to have to read some of them for sure.


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