26 Mar 3 Books Every Mom Should Read ASAP
Today, I’m sharing 3 books every mom should read.
As moms, we should be continually learning and growing. We can positively impact our children and influence them for Christ when we’re growing ourselves.
It is out of that love and desire to make an impact that I am going to be sharing with you three books that every mom needs to read ASAP.
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Books To Impact Your Motherhood
Some of these books are shorter reads than others, but they are all going to impact your motherhood. Even if you take just one chapter a day you will grow in your knowledge of what it takes to be a good mom.
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Let’s just admit that we want to be independent.
We don’t want to ask for help, but we can learn so much wisdom from the people around us.
Whenever you begin to utilize the wisdom that is around you, whether from people in your life or authors, you’re going to be a better mother for it.
Book #1: Beyond Bath Time
The first book that I want to tell you about is Beyond Bath Time, written by Erin Davis. I’ve shared this book here on the blog multiple times. This book is for moms at any stage of motherhood.
Maybe you didn’t expect to be a stay at home mom, or you have toddlers and you’ve taken a couple of years off of work. Maybe you still work, but you have toddlers and you are struggling with purpose.
This book is definitely going to impact your motherhood.
Erin Davis was a pastor’s wife and she decided once they had kids to be at home full time. She shares the struggles that she had and how she began to view motherhood as her #1 calling.
Book #2: Dare to Discipline
Another book that I love is Dare To Discipline, written by Dr. James Dobson. He was the founder of Focus On The Family. In his book, he talks about raising children with loving discipline.
Disciplining your kids doesn’t mean you don’t have grace, and having grace with your kids doesn’t mean that you don’t discipline them. If that’s a struggle for you, then this book is a great tool.
The original version of this book was written in the 1970s, but he recently updated it to the 21st century, so make sure that you get the updated version of this book.
He teaches you how to discipline your child in a loving way, but not letting your child run all over you.
I don’t want my kids to rule in my home. This was a book that I picked up and read right away. I can assure you that it is biblically sound. You need to check out this book, especially if you’re struggling with disciplining your kids.
He really touches on the emotional side of kids. He talks about the processes that are going through their minds whenever they are combative against authority and how we can discipline them in the way that God wants us to.
Book #3: Raising Grateful Kids In an Entitled World
The third and last book that I wanted to share is Raising Grateful Kids In An Entitled World. It’s written by Kristin Walsh.
I first heard about this book on the Focus On The Family podcast (find it and more great podcasts HERE). Kristen shares about her family’s journey to stopping this idea of an entitled child.
I picked up this book because I was personally really struggling with this.
I’ve mentioned before that my love language is gifts. I love giving my kids presents, but I was giving them a lot of gifts.
I realized that the best gift that I could give them is to stop giving them so many gifts.
In this book, Kristen shares why it’s unhealthy to give your kids everything.
She breaks down teaching your children the difference between want and need. We all struggle at times with knowing if it’s something that we just want or if it’s something that we truly need.
I try to talk to my kids and help them to figure out if it’s a want or a need. Is this something that you need or is this something that you just want? There’s tons of wisdom in this.
She shares how to ultimately say “yes” as a family in bringing up kids who love God and serve others.
We need to be focused and help our kids grow into hardworking, fulfilled, and successful adults who can contribute to society.
That is huge for me and my husband. We want to raise children who serve others and are working hard. We own our own business so they come and help us. They enjoy working with us, doing whatever they can do to help us.
When I picked up this book, I ended up purchasing it in a hard copy and then I loved it so much that I got it in an ebook form so that I could have it on my iPad all the time.
If I purchase a book twice, it’s definitely a great book.
We’ve all seen those kids whose parents gave them everything and they grow up into entitled adults, and we don’t want that. To prevent this we have to raise them with an attitude of gratefulness. This is going to make a difference in your family’s life.
One More Great (FREE!) Resource for Moms
These are three amazing books and I wanted to share one more great resource that’s completely free!
The Girl of Grace Facebook group is made for moms like you. Women who want to live for Christ and raise their kids to do the same.
This is a group that is filled with women who love the Lord. This is a group of women who want to continue to serve Him and to grow in their relationship with Him.
If there are other books that you guys enjoyed, this would be a great place for you to share them. I will see you