5 Best Self-Care Books for Moms

5 Best Self-Care Books for Moms

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For some of us, the start of a new year may mean re-evaluating how we practice self-care! Caring for ourselves is extremely important. We can’t love others well unless we first take the time to love ourselves. 

If the idea of self-care feels intimidating, know that it doesn’t have to be! There is no “right way” to practice self-care– it looks different for everybody. If you need some self-care inspiration or a mental pep talk, here are 5 of the best self-care books for moms.

Breathe Mama Breathe by Shonda Morales

This read is an essential for busy moms who want to incorporate mindfulness into their day to day life. But between the chaos of juggling kids and work and family time it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why this book is the perfect starting place for self-care! Author Shonda Morales is a licensed clinical social worker who breaks down each section into 5 minute easy reads. She writes with encouragement and zero-judgment to help us accept our imperfections and ultimately be more gentle with ourselves! 

Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

Through practical advice and encouragement, Everything is Figureoutable helps us to realize the power that that phrase alone can have in our lives! This book helps simplify our mindsets towards the limiting thoughts that hold us back so that we can unlock our full potential. Author Marie Forleo uses relatable stories and self-empowerment principles to help us look at life as an opportunity rather than an obstacle.

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman

Anxiety is a very real and overwhelming mental struggle. And being a mom doesn’t exempt you from it! Whether you’re facing postpartum anxiety or just anxiety in general, it can be difficult to navigate these thoughts. Mental health expert Karen Kleiman understands this struggle inside and out and offers insightful guidance to moms by reminding us that we’re not alone. With simple mindfulness exercises and pictures to break down the topic of anxiety her knowledge is key to helping moms navigate motherhood!

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You are a Badass is the ultimate pep talk of a book! Author Jen Sincero gets right to the point in empowering moms to create the life you dream of. She helps us get real about going from wanting to change our lives to deciding to. Jen wants to see women live their best lives and reminds us that we’re in control of the choices we make to cultivate our own happiness. By encouraging moms to set the opinions of others aside, this book helps us recenter our priorities and become more self aware. What a great way to practice self care of our minds!

Hands Free Mama by Macy Stafford

This book is a must-read for moms! With practical advice regarding technology and healthy habits, this book provides a step-by-step parenting guide to forming more meaningful connections. Author Macy Stafford tells stories about her own journey of motherhood and reminds moms to focus on the moments that really matter! Her writing feels like reading notes from an old friend who empowers us to live a more intentional life.

Whether you’re an avid reader or just looking to get started there’s a book for every mum! Learning how to better care for ourselves takes practice and time– but it’s always worth the investment. So let’s get to reading!

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