Becoming a mother is a life-changing experience. There are many powerful books about motherhood that explore the depths of being a mother. Books let you know that you are not alone and make you laugh through tears and inspire you. Here are 7 best books on motherhood.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

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Untamed by Glennon Doyle is a motivating and empowering memoir. Memoir written specifically for mothers who want to reclaim their self-hood and independence, amid so many other responsibilities. It is the story of how Glennon learned that a responsible mother is not someone who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to live fully, how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, value our anger and heartbreak, and set free our truest and wildest instincts to become untamed. Untamed by Glennon Doyle tells readers how to be brave. It is one of the best books on motherhood

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell

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And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell explores the author’s transition into motherhood as a young adult. In this book O’Connell addresses the imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the changes of postpartum body, the problem of sex post-baby, the weird need to make “mom friends,” and the delightful strangeness of stepping into a new but not yet comfortable role. And Now We Have Everything is a candid, funny, and intimate story of motherhood.

Operating Instructions: A Journal Of My Son’s First Year by Anne Lamott

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Operating Instructions: A Journal Of My Son’s First Year by Anne Lamott is a candid and amusing book written about motherhood. The book is Anne Lamott’s account of her son Sam’s first year. Lamott is a single mother and in this book she writes about the changes, exhaustion, and love that Sam brings with poise. The book captures the horrors and joys of motherhood that are hilarious and poignant.

The Blue Jay’s Dance: A Memoir Of Early Motherhood by Louise Erdrich

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The Blue Jay’s Dance by Louise Erdrich is her first major work of nonfiction. The memoir examines the joys and frustrations, the compromises and insights, and the struggles and emotional satisfactions the author experienced during a twelve month period. The memoir chronicles the experiences from winter pregnancy through the spring and summer of new motherhood to Erdrich’s return to writing in the fall. In The Blue Jay’s Dance Erdrich writes about events both, large and small that every parent experiences.

I Just Want To Pee Alone by Mom Bloggers

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I Just Want to Pee Alone is a collection of hilarious essays from 37 mom bloggers on the web. The essays are hysterical and witty. Some essays in the book are: People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Insane in the Mom-Brain, The Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva, Baby Sideburns, Rants From Mommyland, Embarrassment, Thy Name is Motherhood, A Pinterest-Perfect Mom I am Not And Then There was that Time a Priest Called Me a Terrible Mother, So She Thought She Could Cut Off My Stroller. I Just Want To Pee Alone is the New York Times bestselling collection of essays.

A River Of Stars by Vaneesa Hua

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A River of Stars is a debut novel by Vaneesa Hua. The novel is about motherhood, immigration, and identity. The book follows Scarlett Chen who is from China, now living with other moms-to-be in a secret maternity home in Los Angeles. She worked in a factory job and fell in love with the owner, Boss Yeung. Now she’s carrying his baby. Yeung is already married with three daughters, but he is delighted because the doctors confirmed he will finally have the son he has always wanted. To ensure that his son has every advantage, he ships Scarlett off to give birth to America.

There Scarlett fights with her housemates and chokes down bitter medicine stew. Then a new sonogram of Scarlett’s baby reveals the unexpected. In her panic, she escapes by hijacking a van–only to discover that she is being accompanied by Daisy, a teenager who wants to track down the father of her child. They go to Chinatown, in San Francisco where Scarlett desperately tries to seize the piece of the American dream with many other immigrants. A River of Stars is a moving story about the length of a mother’s love.

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

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Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda follows three women. Somer is newly married and has started her career as a physician in San Francisco. She makes the devastating discovery that she never will be able to have children. The same year in India, a poor mother Kavita, makes the heartbreaking choice for safety of her newborn daughter’s life and leaves her in orphanage. The decision haunts Kavita for the rest of her life, and it causes a ripple effect that travels across the world and back again. Asha is adopted from a Mumbai orphanage. She binds the destinies of Somer and Kavita. As the story progresses both families are invisibly connected until Asha’s journey of self-discovery leads her back to India. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda is a deeply touching story of mother and daughter.

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