These top 5 books for stay at home moms are ones you want to have in your library all the time!
Raising kids, having a strong family life, and even stable mental health can be a challenge these days. The outside world can seem to be against you and bring you down. We all have this idea of the “perfect mom” and how she is to respond to all things, from child care, meal planning, grocery shopping just to name a few.
I get it. I’m there most days myself and need to escape into a good book, complete with a cup of hot tea. I love to read a great book. Some of the best books in my opinion draw you into the story. They pay special attention to how you, the reader are feeling and what you are going through.
It’s been a long time since we sung the praise of stay-at-home moms. Back a generation ago, moms staying at home to raise the kids, keep the house clean, do the laundry and dishes was understood to be the “right thing” to do. Women working outside the home was nearly unheard of. Fast forward to today, and the roles seem to have flip. Being a working mom is more the normal, and staying home with your own children is more of a “niche” thing to do. Just ask on social media who is the better mom, a stay at home mom, or a working outside the home mom and you can watch the sparks fly.
Now, there is nothing wrong with whatever path you choose. Let me make that clear. Some women HAVE to work for whatever reason. They may enjoy the career and be career-driven women, need the income, etc. And it’s high time we allowed women the choice to be working mothers or stay-at-home mothers without judgment from either side.
If you are looking for a good book to read, these 5 books offer a unique understanding, and practical tips of being the best stay at home mom ever. They will help you deal with a daily routine that seems to keep you in your car or van more than home, how to spend quality time with your husband, and the “outrageous fact” you are just one busy mom.
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If you are looking for some words of inspiration or just want an amazing book to encourage you in your journey, here are some of my favorites to read:’
Books That Will Transform How You Think about Yourself as a Stay-At-Home Mom
by Dr Laura Schlessinger
“They number in the millions and they are incredibly important to families and to our society, yet they are underappreciated, little respected, and even controversial.
Who are they? They are the stay-at-home moms.
These are women who know in their hearts that staying home to raise their children is the right choice for the whole family. Some do it from the outset of their marriages, while others make the difficult transition from career-driven women to homemakers. Either way, it is a choice that is incredibly rich and rewarding, not to mention challenging.
by Nicole Marie
Whether you’re about to be a mom, a new mom, an experienced mom, or a friend or partner of a mom who always vents about how hard it is to get through the day, this book is perfect for you! If you are not sure if staying home is right for you, this is a great reference to get a taste of the stay at home mom life! It makes a great gift for a friend or wife!
We got this!!
How I Barely Survive Being a Stay-at-Home Mom: Helpful Tips to Overcome the Mom Guilt, Loneliness, and Daily Struggles of Parenting, with Honesty & Humor
by Andie Kingbrum
“Feeling the weight of mom guilt? Feeling all alone in this stay-at-home-mom life? Well, you’re not!
I can’t be the only one that constantly loses my phone while holding it, or make out my grocery and errand list just to leave it behind on the counter. I feel like I am constantly being pulled in thousands of different directions and lost the entire time.
This book is not just for stay-at-home moms. It is for all parents who are just trying to survive parenting. Included in this book is:
- How to become a semi-successful stay-at-home parent
- How to get your finances in order with less income
- How to get your partner on the same page
- Knowing you are not alone
- Tips on how to schedule your day
- Tips on how to keep your sanity
- A free guide of tools to help you get organized
- And lots of failure stories from yours truly”
by Heather Nestleroad
“If you’ve ever tackled a mound of laundry taller than you, made reservations instead of dinner, turned to prayer to deal with your teenage daughters, and accidentally wet yourself laughing at your best friend, then you’ll like God Has Better Things to do Than My Laundry (and Other Observations by an Overly Dramatic Mom). Heather Nestleroad gathers all of her blog posts from the last few years into a comprehensive book that can be enjoyed by parents, chocolate lovers, and coffee drinkers of all types. Learn how Heather learned to like (and order) coffee, explores her questions about the purpose of our lives, bares her neurotic confessions, and details conversations you’ll swear you just had with someone in your family.”
By Jill Cooper
In “Should I Be A Stay At Home Mom?”, Jill Cooper explores the benefits and drawbacks of staying at home. You will learn practical ways to determine if you can afford to live on one income and things to consider to help you decide whether or not staying at home is for you.
You’ll also find a section of practical tips and ideas to help you in your journey if you decide to stay at home, including tips for how to organize your days, how to manage your family, how to adjust to the job of staying at home and how to reduce the stress on your family.”