let's talk about books

These first few books are some that I recently found on Amazon, and they are perfect for this crazy, busy, and overwhelming season of my life right now. 
Having two busy little children (who both happen to be sick with a cold right now), and working part time keeps me straight out most days. Pile on top to the rest of life (the laundry, the dishes, the everyday life) and you have one busy mama over here. 

Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms. This little book is easy to read, and only take 5 minutest to pick up and breeze over.

Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe. This books is must for all mamas. Full of encouragement, Sally talks about when her kiddos were little and gives excellent advice from an older mother's perspective.

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids. Humorous, and totally relate-able. This books talk all about how to navigate all those tricky situations and subjects that only show up in your relationship after adding some kiddos to the mix.

The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything In Between. A heartwarming collection of essay gathered from mothers all over. If you think you're alone in the parenting struggle this is such an encouragement. It's a "love letter to mothers everywhere; it’s a story about the magic that happens in between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs."

Okay, moving onto some YA books....

I talk a lot about my favorite books and authors on here, but to be honest there are some that I really love more than others. That may just be true with Lenora Mattingly Weber's books. She is an author of two sets of books (each series is about 5+ books long). One story follows Beany Malone and her many siblings. The other series follows Katie Rose, who has a single mother raising her and her five siblings.

These books are set (and written) in the 60s. I love talking about these books because I never meet anyone that has ever read them, let alone even heard of them before, which is sad because they are a delight to read!

note: the Beany Malone and Katie Rose books are out of print. You should be able to find them online though, and you might (if you are lucky) have some in your library system.

The second author that I love is Jenny Han. Her writing is very similar to LMW's and is again, very easy to follow. My favorite series of her's is the Lara Jean books (To All The Boys I've Loved Before). Another light hearted take-to-the-beach series. I promise that once you start you won't stop reading until you've read all three!

These two series are probably my top two YA book recommendations and I can't say enough about how good they are.

Happy reading!

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  1. Have you looked at Image Cascade? They had reprinted all the Beany and Katie Rose books...There is also a yahoo group - weber-l - which has been going for 20 years or so and discusses them.

  2. Rosie, you always have such good book recommendations. I'm going to look around for the Beany and Katie Rose books. Mid-century books for youth is one of my favorite genres.


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