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Books can be so helpful and I believe they should be a part of our everyday lives. They can take us away into a land full of wonder and love, they can help us feel motivated and determined. They can also remind us that we are powerful and strong. Today we’re going to dive into the best self-help books for moms.

Since I’ve started reading self-development books my life has changed so much. Self-help books keep me motivated and determined. These books are great for moms who need to be reminded that the world is full of possibilities. 

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Best Self-Help Books for Moms

I’m putting together a list of self-help books and inspirational books that I want to read so I thought I’d compile them all here for you to look through as well. Some of these books I’ve read and are my favorite and some are on my reading list. Remember to breathe mama breathe. 

How to Find Time to Read? 

I was always wishing I had more time to read until I subscribed to Audible. Audio books are great for moms. 

You can get an audiobook a month for only $14.95 a month. You can get any title you want once a month and listen to it while you work, cook, clean, or even while you’re out for a walk! 

I started with the free trial and loved it. You get 2 free books to get you started with and then 30% off some book titles going forward. If you don’t enjoy it during those 30 days it’s an easy cancel.  So easy! 

Inspirational Books for Moms

Books to inspire, motivate and empower you.

Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink 

Katrina Alcorn tells her story about how she had it all and was still unhappy. A good job, supporting boss, wonderful husband, three kids and yet she still had a breakdown. Sharing her inspiriting story and what she did and adding some research about careers and work lives. 

I can’t wait to dive into this book and learn from her story. 

Becoming – Michelle Obama 

I haven’t read this book but I can’t wait to read it. In this book, Michelle invites us into her world and shares her stories as a girl living in the south side of Chicago to her days in the white house. She is an inspirational woman and I can’t wait to read her story and learn from her. 

It’s so motivating to read stories of women so inspiring. We can acocmplish great things and reading stories of others who have done that is a great reminder that we all have that same power within us. 

No More Perfect Moms 

A book highlighting that motherhood is not perfect, life is not perfect. We are dealing with mental health, raising kids and daily life is crazy. Changing the way we see perfect and accepting the reality, the messy, unorganized realities of motherhood. 


I’ve seen the movie (it’s so good) and read the book. This story is so heart warming. It tugged at all my heart strings and reminded me of all the wonder and joy in the world. 

My kids’ ages 11 and 13 also loved the movie and I think it was an important movie for them to see. This book is binge-worthy a fantastic read for any mom. 

The Best Self Help Books for Moms

Self help books to help you unleash the power you have within you. You already have everything it takes to live your best life. Let’s unleash it.

Girl Wash Your Face 

This book has to be at the top of my list. It is one of my favorites! Rachel Hollis gets us out of our own head and shows us just how much ability and power we have within us. This is a must-read for sure! I just know you’re going to love it. Stay at home moms, working moms, this book is for you. 

Girl Stop Apologizing 

Rachel Hollis does it again as she goes in-depth about why we apologize and shows us that we are ok just the way we are. We don’t have to apologize if we’re not “that mom” or woman. Another hit from Rachel Hollis. 

Every woman should read and own this book. A truly inspirational book that all moms and women will enjoy. 

You Are A Badass

I loved this book. It’s in my top 3 for a reason. Anytime I think about self-help books that have helped me become who I am today I think of this book and her other book How to Be A Badass at Making Money. 

These two books go hand in hand. The first one inspires you and motivates you to become a kick-ass woman and reminds you you already have the power within you. 

How to Be a Badass At Making Money

This book changed my relationship and views with money. Once my relationship with money change, I stopped worrying about money. Isn’t that incredible? It’s a truly freeing mindset and I highly encourage you to read this book. 

Everything Is Figureoutable 

This book helps you put together a plan. It teaches you that everything is achievable. It’s a book about mindset, determination, and finding that fire within you. 

I have this book ready to go in my audible account and I can’t wait to listen to it. 

Big Magic

Created to help us be more creative and live a more creative life. This book talks to use about our habits and it teaches us how to tap into the creative traits we have to offer and don’t even know it yet.

This book will lead you to live a more mindful, creative and passionate life. Calling all creators, this book is for you! Let’s live a magical life shall we? 

The Gifts of Imperfections

A best-seller and has already sold more than 2 million copies. This book was written to help you overcome fears, and your self-consciousness, and to help us to believe that we are truly worthy. 

Let’s accept our imperfections and live a life an authentic life, one we’re meant to live. 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

This book is one I can’t wait to read. It’s the flip side of “being positive” it talks about us being able to live in reality and deal with the way life is which sometimes isn’t always positive and cheery. He uses the term “not making lemonade out of lemons but to stomach the lemons in a better way” Fascinating and I think we could all use this read in our lives. Let’s start living intentionally. 

Self-Help Books for Moms

Self help books for moms and inspirational books for moms are my favoritue ones to read. I love sharing books that I’ve read and loved with you. 

These are excellent books for mom from daughter, from hubby to mom or from mom to mom. Sharing these books and the inspirational words within is special and any mom would love to receive one. 

If you guys have any other books you think should be on this list please let me know and I’ll add them in! 

Since we’re on the topic of self-care I invite you to check out my at-home self-care tips and sign up for my free ebook filled with self-care tips, mindset prompts, and a free planner! 

I hope you enjoy these self help and inspiring books for mom. Snuggle up with a good book and take care of yourself mama! 

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