Must Read Books for Moms

Must read books for moms and motherhood. These books will encourage you as a mom and help you in this season of life. Practical and inspirational. #momlife #motherhood #momadvice

Let’s face it—Motherhood is freaking hard! I know that you know that, but do you really, truly, honestly, believe it with all your heart? if you answered yes, then stop trying to do it all! I know I have written about how I manage it all, but that’s just it—I manage it. I do not do it all, have all the answers, or excel at it, I just manage what I can and hope for the best!

I will say the two best things I did when I became a mother (besides outsourcing the house cleaning) was 1) Surround myself with a mama-hood gang; and 2) Take in all the information.

So, it should come as no surprise that motherhood and personal development books consume a large portion of my personal library. As a mom of a four-year old, I am in the thick of motherhood and constantly on the lookout for resources to help me navigate the ever-changing seasons of life. While I do love to read, I know not everyone is a reader. So, if are not big into reading, you could always try Audible or find ya a good podcast. But here are my must read books for mama.




Have you been told you can have it all, only to end up exhausted and occasionally out of sorts with the people you love? Are you ready for a new way of seeing your time? Learn to live a little more simply. Hold yourself and those you love to a more life-giving standard in Grace Not Perfection,and allow that grace to seep into your days, your family, and your heart.

This book was an absolute favorite for me. Not only is it just beautiful, but the message is one that spoke to my multi-tasking mama heart.


Our hearts were made for this kind of love and security but for many of us, we know more about the pain of heartbreak and fear than the unconditional love for which we were created.In Embraced, Lysa shares her own struggles, doubts, and heartbreaks while pointing to the Ultimate Embrace: God opening His arms wide on Calvary through Jesus so that He could pull us close for all of eternity. Welcoming us into the safety and hope of His grace and His love.

I have touted this devotional before and I will tout it again. And it serves more than the mother-hood.


In Mom Up, James shares four themes that impact how she follows Jesus and parents her kids: intentional motherhood, genuine community, refreshing rest, and embracing chaos. With practical ideas for building relationships with other moms, grace-filled Scripture reminders, and a healthy dose of humor, Mom Up helps readers step out of survival mode and into the abundant life God has for them and their family.

This one is next on my list to read and I have heard amazing things about it.


This book is a love letter to mothers everywhere; it’s a story about the magic that happens between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs. Find a new strength, beauty, and sisterhood you never believed possible in The Magic of Motherhood, an inspiring and encouraging book written for an imperfect, trying-her-best mom just like you.

This book is not only beautiful, its a collection of beauty. It is one of my favorite gifts for a new mom.


Chrystal uses her poignant story of an early and unexpected pregnancy, as well as other raw and vulnerable moments in her life, to let readers know she understands what it's like to try and find your way after some missteps or decisions you didn't plan on. In She's Still There Chrystal emphasizes the importance of the personal process and the beauty of authentically sharing your journey one girlfriend to another. It’s a book of "me toos", reminders of the hoped for, and challenges for the path ahead - to find direction, purpose, and true satisfaction.

This book came to me when I was lost in motherhood. When I felt alone and like I was no longer Lynn.


Are you tired of living in survival mode? If you have grown weary of just getting by, a word of hope is just what you need. Motherhood holds so much joy. In Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive, Keri Snyder shows you how you can live a thriving life as a mom. In just eight chapters, you will receive the tools and encouragement you need to thrive.

This is a quick read, but a must-read. It gives your actual tools you can implement in your life.


In these pages you'll find sweet anecdotes and gentle guidance for those moments you need both a breather and a lifeline. Motherhood is an incredible labor of love—and in the scope of eternity, it matters more than you know.

(Why) Motherhood Matters by September McCarthy is a wonderful, Christian-centered book written specifically for moms. The author writes based on her life experiences, what she has learned, what she wished she knew back when she first became a mother, and how we moms can look at motherhood as more than just getting through the hour, the day, the week, and so on.


In this inspiring, upbeat guide, Melissa provides a practical plan for creating your own version of a kick-ass life — one that’s wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. Designed to propel you out of stuck-ness and into action, this is a must read if you’re ready to let go of your Mean Girl and start living the life of your dreams.

This one is for more than mamas. Women. Ladies. Girls. Moms. GET THIS BOOK. READ THIS BOOK.

Do you have any motherhood books to recommend? Share below in the comments