Book Love

I can’t have a website about writing and motherhood without a few of my favorite books on the two subjects. Here are a few of my favorites:


Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper

Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood by Moyra Davey

The Second Child: Poems by Deborah Garrison

Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick

Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean

The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections by Amanda Blake Soule  (all of her books are fantastic)

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety by Judith Warner

Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West and Teresa Pitman

The Attachment Parenting Book by William Sears and Martha Sears

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp

Birthing From Within by Pam England

The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Holistic Choices by Aviva Jill Romm and Ina May Gaskin

Natural Family Living by Peggy O’Mara


Writer Mama: How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids by Christina Katz

Room To Write by Bonni Goldberg

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Bird By Bird: Some Instructions On Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Use Your Words: A Writing Guide For Mothers by Kate Hopper

Black Milk: On the Conflicting Demands of Writing, Creativity and Motherhood by Elif Shafak

Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life by Dani Shapiro



Caroline See

Audrey Niffenegger

Marni Jackson

Susan Kushner Resnick

Billy Collins

Sharon Olds

Sally Clarkson

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