Just like marriage, parenting is hard. Motherhood is hard. When I believe the lie that I am alone, the loneliness coupled with feeling overwhelmed just trying to get everything done, can be crippling. When I stay on top of laundry, and actually streamline my day, it really does feel like I added hours to the day.
Here are a list of books I have either read or plan to read to help me in this journey of motherhood and parenting. Some are specifically parenting books, while others are just great books on figuring out how people work and getting to the heart issues. But be warned, you may be convicted while you read them. I know I always am.
They will help you come up with a plan. Ways to get to the heart of the problem without losing your sanity.
20 Must Read Parenting Resources
Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles by Paul David Tripp
Don’t Make Me Count to Three: A Mom’s Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline by Ginger Plowman
The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child’s Heart of Eternity by Sally Clarkson
Spiritual Parenting by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
How People Change by Timothy Lane and Paul David Tripp
Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys by Hal and Melanie Young
Hope for the Weary Mom by Brooke McGlothlin
Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training by Louis Paul Priolo
Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home-Mom by Tricia Goyer
Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most by Brooke McGlothlin
Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jankovic
There are at least a few books to get you started. Just remember, it’s only a season. As parents, we need to be intentional. Our children are with us for such a short time.