“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” –Maya Angelou
Mother’s Day turns 102 today, Sunday, May 8, 2016. President Woodrow Wilson officially set aside the second Sunday in May in 1914 for the holiday. It is a day filled with social activities like attending church, enjoying a brunch, receiving gifts, bouquets and other outpourings of love.
Here, we’ve selected seven books every mother must have in her library. –jacinta render
- Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts.
Where the Heart Is is about a 17-year-old single mother who’s stranded by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart store. She lives in the Wal-Mart for the remainder of her pregnancy and gives birth there. She is now a jobless, homeless mother, however she comes across really nice people who are willing to help her and she survives.
This novel is on the list because it shows how a single young mother overcame her obstacles and did what she needed to do to take care of her child, and with all the craziness going on in her life there were strangers willing to help her through it all.
- What Every Mom Needs by Elisa Morgan and Carol Kuykendall
Once you have children, it is not exactly all about you anymore, however, a mom should not have to sacrifice friendships and personal time. What Every Mom Needs is on the list because it teaches mothers how to balance raising children and having a personal life. This book is filled with personal stories to help mothers learn the basics of being a better person and a better mom.
5. Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
This novel is should be read by mothers because the relationship between a mother and her daughter is very important. Even though Maya Angelou and her mother faced some serious challenges, they were still able to heal their relationship.
- Cinderella by RH Disney
Every mom should read Cinderella alone and with her daughter. It is very important for a young lady to feels like a princess at all times, no matter what she is going through.
- Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen
This book will help mothers to understand the natural progression from myth to archetype to personal psychology, and realize that positive gifts and negative tendencies are qualities associated with a particular goddess within. Mothers will gain powerful insights.
- Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsely
Running Like a Girl is about how a young lady makes running a part of her life and gains self-love and self-confidence. This book needs to be read because it shows the importance of having a hobby.
- Holy Bible
The Bible is the No. 1 book on the list. The Bible shows mothers the importance of prayer. Being a mother is a tough job, and yes, there are many books that moms can read to feel confident and learn the basics of being a good mother, but the Bible offers answers for every situation.