Good advice is worth a lot. If you think that you are a lousy parent because you can’t find time for everything, the books in the list below will help you relax. If you want to overcome numerous problems and challenges motherhood brings easily, you should learn how others dealt with them.
Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time is a fascinating book written by Brigid Schulte, an award-winning journalist for Washington Post and Washington Post magazine. She is also a mother of two children. The narrative is charmingly honest and comprehensive. She does not provide only practical tips but brings up philosophical issues, as well. She draws the line between purpose-driven experience and being bogged down in the daily routine. Life becomes insanely busy for many people with kids. Americans are determined to exhaust themselves doing job, while their families suffer. The book addresses a wide range of issues including time-management problem. If you want to handle the never-ending list of duties, you will like its wise tips. It also includes practical techniques for reduction of stress in your life. The book is based on the author’s experience. However, she also tells about the actual experience in the companies and other cultures.
Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life – is a very inspiring book written by an amazing author Glennon Doyle Melton, a beloved writer and founder of Momastery.com, which is a community with millions of readers. The book is a New York Times bestselling memoir. Her followers say that her writings are like a warm embrace. In the book the author shares her personal stories and urges mothers to let go of the idea of perfection as it makes the motherhood and marriage harder. She also advises women not to pretend that it is not hard. The book is winningly sincere and open, while the essays of the author about motherhood, faith, marriage, addiction, and recovery are often hilarious. You feel unarmed until you read this great writing. It is highly recommended.
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, written by Pamela Bruckerman, a journalist who worked for the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Marie Clair, The Observer, and The Financial Times. In the book she discloses the secrets behind well-behaved children in France. French mothers have time for themselves because children sleep at night and play by themselves. The investigation of Pamela Bruckerman is captivating and intriguing.
Tilt: 7 Solutions to be a Guilt-Free Working Mom is a parenting guide written by Marci Fair, a working mother of 4 kids. There she provides practical parenting tips that will help to cope with challenges of working mothers.
The author inspires mothers to decide what is of most importance for them and their families and then concentrate on it. The book reveals the experience of more than eighty working mothers. In the opinion of Marci Fair, balance is not possible and she offers other method instead. She calls it TILT.
This book is like a breath of fresh air. Those who dream of fulfilling motherhood will find this book helpful. It reminds each mom that she is not alone with her doubts and failures. Moms get rid of depression after reading it as it gives power to act. The book makes huge impact on life of professional Moms though Dads can also find it useful.
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, written by Jennifer Senior, a contributing editor at New York magazine, looks at the problems of parenthood from another perspective. There are so many books about the way parents affect their kids, but no books telling how kids affect their parents. Jennifer Senior analyzes how children reshape our lives and make us different, changing almost everything: jobs, hobbies, perception of life. This is a meticulous research that makes us reconsider basic beliefs about parenthood.