Mothering, as an adjective, “characteristic of a mother, especially in being caring, protective, and kind.”, is a beautiful way of being for every person; male and female, parent or not. During this time, we are all being called to be bigger than we have previously known ourselves to be, and in doing so, we are actually making mothering our new normal. How awesome! Here are our top five picks on Mothering!
1. Cat and Nat’s Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories, and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood, by Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer, March 2019
Cat and Nat are best friends, moms with seven kids between them, and have millions of social fans who turn to them for their hilarious stories and assuring support. A great BFF conversation!
2. Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with Our Kids by Rachel Macy Stafford, April 2020
We like that New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford takes the viewpoint of young people, to provide insights, stories and narratives, for how adults can become “the kind of person young people trust”.
3. Motherwhelmed: Challenging Norms, Untangling Truths, and Restoring Our Worth to the World by Beth Berry, April 2020
A true honouring of mothers and the act of mothering, like an advocate or a close friend. This book is helping mothers recognize their own value, so they can guide their children to do the same. Enjoy!
4. You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom: So Embrace the Chaos, Get Over the Guilt and Be True to You by Leslie Anne Bruce, Sept 2019
Awesome level-setting and story telling for new mothers, written pre-pandemic that provides a well deserved break from Covid19 narratives.
5. Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms by Shonda Moralis, January 2017
We like that author Shonda Moralis is a psychotherapist and this book is a National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA) Winner. The promise is that mamas can learn mindfulness in just five minutes! We love having a formula to follow, to make it easier to really settle into a daily practice.