I use to love to read, well I guess I still do but the problem is, I have no time to read so I listen. I listen to audio books via audible or the library. Yes you can rent audio books via an app just check out your local libraries website for more information.
I am naturally a problem solver, so if something is wrong I like to research and read about it! I like to understand the issue and what I can do to help resolve it. Which is most of my life these days. I do love a good fiction book and I have many on my list to read but self-help, parenting and everything non-fiction is on my list these days.
Thought I’d share some of the books that I have read that I found helpful to manage all things life, some that I’m hoping to listen to soon and some fictions I hope to dig into, maybe next year 🙂
Read and Loved…
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker
I didn’t actually read this but my husband did and loved it. This book is great for dads who have daughters. It helps guide dad’s with how to communicate with their daughters and understand the impact they have in their daughters lives.
Raising a Health, Happy Eater by Nimali Fernando and Melanie Potock
I’m all for healthy food for myself and for my family. We did baby led weaning with the girls mainly because we loved the concept. I feel like food and kids is a stressful combo and I loved the philosophy behind this book. The main piece is offering foods that are healthy, not making special foods for kids unless it’s a dietary need, and also not stressing about how much they are eating.
Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness by Shanda Moralis
When I had my second and was getting ready to go back to work, I needed to help with the post partum anxiety especially when it came to pumping! This book has great tips on how to meditate and why it’s so important.
I don’t think I need to say much about these books. I’ll just say, if you are feeling down about yourself, life or whatever. This book will push you and motivate you. I loved both of these books and the movie that is out on Netflix. Rachel Hollis is there for you and will be your number one fan!
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Learn by Adel Faber, Elaine Mazlish
I love this book. I read it when Pep turned one and then I read it again when she turned four as a refresher. This has a lot of great tips for talking and working through issues with your child. I actually use the techniques when talking with adults 🙂
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
If you are a procrastinator, like myself or have constant battles in your head, like myself. Then you’ll love this book. There is also a Ted Talk that Mel did that explains the concept. This has saved me in so many ways. One example, is not hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock! Sounds silly and simple but it really has made a huge difference.
Slay Like a Mother by Katherine Wintsch
I loved this book because it’s all about slaying your internal dragons. Those bad and doubtful thoughts you have in your head about yourself, you know what I’m talking about. Really brings into perspective your thought process and how to change it.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight
This book is not only funny but helpful. This has really changed how I approach situations and my overall thought process. The title really says it all. We generally all want to do everything and care about everything. This really helps you assess what’s important to you and how to deal with the rest.
Currently Listening to…
How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t by Andrea Owen
I’m only a couple chapters in by this has been great to understand and how to overcome some of those inner thoughts and perceptions you have of yourself as well as what other people think of you.
Boss Up! This Ain’t Your Mama’s Business by Lindsay Teague Moreno
This is the inner entrepreneur in me. I’m only a chapter in but I can relate to this mom who wanted more out of life than being a wife and mom.
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
What’s really cool about this book is it’s by a local KC FBI agent. Support local, right! If you are needing some negotiating skills, this book has some great tips. It almost reminds me of techniques you use with your kids ha!
Pressing Pause by Karen Ehman
This is a devotional book. I’m not the best about doing it every day but I try to do at least three a week. This really helps me keep things in perspective. I also feel each entry, really hits home to me and what my current situation is. It really helps me to reflect and understand where I am at.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
I mean, the title says it all. This is one thing I’m constantly working on. I struggle with caring too much about everything. Sounds like a good problem, but it’s not. It’s exhausting!
Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt
I’ve heard really great things about this book. It’s all about getting your life organized and reach some of those goals that have dust piling up on them.
10 Things a Husband Needs from His Wife by Erin Smalley
I know may have rolled your eyes at this title but I do try to work in a book or two about relationships. I’ve heard really good things about this book. I r
All Things Fiction…
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
What are some of your favorite books?