Being a stay at home mom is tough, but thankfully there are lots of amazing resources and books out there to help you on your journey.
I’ve rounded up some of the best books that I think every stay at home mom should read. You’ll find titles related to just about every area of SAHM life: parenting, productivity, mental health, and even how to build friendships.
I know you’ll find something you love. Read on!
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PARENTING BOOKS FOR STAY AT HOME MOMS
RISEN MOTHERHOOD BY LAURA WIFLER AND EMILY JENSEN
Motherhood can feel pretty mundane, but Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen share how even the most seemingly trivial aspects of parenting relate to the big picture of the gospel.
MISSIONARY MOM BY SHONTELL BREWER
Some Christians go to far off places to share the gospel, but our job as Christian moms to share the gospel with our kids is just as important.
SHEPHERDING A CHILD’S HEART BY TEDD TRIPP
Making sure that kids learn how to behave is important, but the heart behind the behavior is what’s really important. Tedd Tripp shares how to train your child’s heart and not just manage their behavior.
SMALL ANIMALS BY KIM BROOKS
It’s normal to feel a little anxious about your children’s safety, but as a society, we’ve gone overboard in making sure kids stay safe. Kim Brooks explains why the world isn’t as dangerous as we think, and why you should give your kids a little more freedom.
PARENTING BY PAUL DAVID TRIPP
THE TECH-WISE FAMILY BY ANDY CROUCH
It’s hard to keep your kids off screens, and sometimes it’s even harder to put your own phone down. This book teaches stay at home moms, and all parents, how to manage technology in your family.
SELF HELP BOOKS FOR STAY AT HOME MOMS
THE TURQUOISE TABLE BY KRISTIN SCHELL
It’s so important to build a sense of community in your neighborhood, especially when you’re a stay at home mom. Kristin Schell talks about the power of hanging out in your front yard to establish that community. The Turquoise Table
ATOMIC HABITS BY JAMES CLEAR
Being responsible for small children makes it hard to maintain good habits, and being home all day makes it easy for bad habits to creep in. James Clear will give you the scoop on how to cultivate good habits and beat back the bad.
168 HOURS BY LAURA VANDERKAAM
Think you don’t have enough hours in the day? Think again. Laura Vanderkaam is a genius at time management and this book is a must-read for stay at home moms who struggle to fit it all in.
THE LAZY GENIUS WAY BY KENDRA ADACHI
Some stuff is important in life, like family and pursuing your passions. But things that don’t matter quite as much wind up taking a lot of our time and energy. In this book, Kendra Adachi shares 13 life-changing principles to help you “embrace what matters and ditch what doesn’t”.
BOUNDARIES BY HENRY CLOUD AND JOHN TOWNSEND
If you have trouble saying no, or if you feel like everyone wants a piece of you and your time is not your own, this book is for you. Henry Cloud and John Townsend share how to set intentional boundaries with people around you and get your life under control.
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Melinda worked with children for years in a professional setting before becoming a full-time stay at home mom. She currently has three young children, and enjoys sharing tips and ideas about parenting and how to manage a home with excellence. She’s been featured on Heathline and Her View From Home.