Motherhood isn't easy, everybody knows that. But it can also make you feel incredibly guilty, worried, and frustrated. At least once a day, I feel bad for something I have done as a mother, and no matter how happy and loved my daughter is, no matter how much she loves me back, those hard moments weigh like burdens on my chest. But with a few books to remind you that you're a good mom on your shelf, you can help ease the weight of your worries and fears.
Don't worry, they don't have to be self-help books or books written by psychologists that tell you how to raise your children. You already have those tools. What you need is a reminder that you are a great mama, and you are doing the best you can already. It's hard to keep that in mind when your house is a wreck, when your kids are crying, and when you're exhausted. But look at the bigger picture — your house is a wreck because you decided to take your kids on vacation and haven't unpacked yet. Your kids are crying because they are overly tired from staying up late putting together puzzles and eating snacks with you. You're exhausted because the sheer love you have for your children, the constant worrying over them everyday, is hugely tiring.
So take a deep breath. You are an awesome mom and these 11 books will remind you of that every time you read them. A mother's love is like no other, so don't ever forget the power you hold.