I love to read.
I’m not reading as much in my post-kids life as I did before I had children. I mean, it’s hard to read when there are loud kids around who like to use me as a jungle gym.
A Mom’s life doesn’t leave a lot of space for quiet reading time. Shoot, I usually fall asleep before I finish the first page in a book.
But I do love a good book.
I typically go for novels with a great story that sucks me in and lets me escape for a while.
However, I do enjoy books that help me become a better me. I’m always looking to improve, especially after I had kids, and there are some great books out there that have impacted my life in huge ways.
These books make me feel lighter, more motivated, and I feel like I can actually rock this motherhood thing.
I don’t always get time to curl up on the couch with a good book, but I do have an Audible subscription and a set of headphones. These days I “read” while cooking dinner, running errands, and marking off all the things on my to do list.
I love improving myself while also getting stuff done!
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Now, onto the books…
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You might be wondering how on earth I have time to read while staying at home with two kids. Well, it’s because I use my Fringe Hours.
I love how Jessica Turner has proven that Moms really can get some time to do things that they love.
This isn’t a book about how to do more with our time, but empowering us to do more for ourselves, because the more fulfilled we are, the better parents we can be.
I fell in love with Brene’ Brown’s message when I watched her first TED Talk about Vulnerability. This woman is smart. I loved her book, Daring Greatly, so when I saw this one, I knew it was something I needed to read.
I believe with every fiber of my being, that there is no such this as perfection, especially when it comes to parenting.
This book helps us embrace our imperfections, let go of unrealistic expectations, and enjoy our authentic self.
It’s an AMAZING book!
This book landed in my hands at the perfect time in my life. I needed to read its words right then.
I have been struggling with life in general. I’ve been too plugged in, too busy to really enjoy the blessings in my life. This book helped me let go and just enjoy, while setting boundaries appropriate boundaries for myself and others.
“With a Hands Free Life perspective, you will have the power to look back and see you didn’t just manage life, you actually lived it – and lived it well” – Don’t we all want that?
I am a fan of a minimalistic lifestyle, and this book helped me get there.
Yes, it’s a book about dealing with clutter, but there’s so much more to it. There are great stories, life lessons, and light-bulb moments within these pages.
It’s not just a book to help you deal with the stuff, it’s a book that can transform your house and life, and it teaches us to fill our souls instead of our homes.
I promise each one of these books will give you the tools you need to start living a happier more fulfilling life, today!