Over the past few years I’ve finally found time to pick up books that aren’t from the children’s aisles – yay! It’s so sweet to join the kids during their 20-minutes-of-reading homework all cuddled up on the couch.  That’s a little piece of heaven and good parenting all in one cuddle.

I’m learning such great techniques to boost our life, too.  You know, sometimes you can pull up old tricks from your own childhood, but other times… thank goodness there are books full of new techniques.

Here are 5 fun-reading books that will boost your mother-loving life:

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D. Chapman: Learning that everyone speaks and needs one or two of 5 main love languages will forever change how you interact with your children (and your spouse – I recommend the whole, brilliant series by Chapman).

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck: Dr. Dweck’s research will help you learn to praise your child’s work process, instead of the outcome.  Praise of process is shown to lead to greater success in life, where we appreciate the moments of doing instead of just the results.

Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine: Dr. Chamine teaches you to overcome the common saboteurs that echo in your head and let your inner sages guide you in leading you and your children.  Don’t let that pesky inner-judge fool with your lives any more!  I especially love that one of our sages is looking at life like a child – how beautiful and fun.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra:  Deepak teaches that living in the moment and connecting to your spirit will help you see the unique success you’re building in your life.  Turns out that our children are much better at doing this than we are, but we can relearn this connection bit-by-bit.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty:  Ok, this one’s just for fun.  Three entirely different mums in Australia forge a friendship during Kindergarten. A fun whodunit that shows that what looks perfect is not always what it seems!

I’m always looking for new books, so I’d love to hear about the ones you love in the comments!

xo, Christine

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