Reader’s Lounge May 2019

by Samantha Hodge

Being a mother is one of the most beautiful, complicated choices a woman will ever make. Check out these books about mothers and know, at the end of the day, you are not alone in your journey. Happy Mother’s Day!

Where’d You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple

Bernadette Fox is worn out. She has been trying to fake a perfect Seattle life and has had enough. After ruining a school fundraiser, Bernadette runs away and leaves her daughter behind to pick up the pieces.
Slay Like a Mother: How to Destroy What’s Holding You Back So You Can Live the Life You Wantby Katherine Wintsch

Founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, Wintsch is the cheerleader you’ve been looking for. Let her teach you how to be the confident woman and mother you and your family need by identifying the masks you wear, breaking unrealistic expectations and pinpointing the vital difference between suffering and struggling. 
Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive
by Jessica N. Turner

Turner guides working moms toward better time management in order to live a more balanced, stress-free life by detailing how to establish clear work boundaries, set achievable goals, develop home management solutions and more.
Class Mom
by Laurie Gelman

Jen Dixon accepts the nomination for class mom of her child’s kindergarten class with enthusiasm, but quickly learns the drama behind the scenes of this grade school may be more than she bargained for. Described by readers as “relatable, irreverent and hilarious,” Class Mom will resonate with any mother who feels they don’t fit the mold.
I See Life Through
Rosé-colored Glasses
by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

This mother-daughter duo recalls hilarious moments they’ve shared throughout their lives together. Both laugh-out-loud funny and touchingly tender, this delightful book is praised for being the ideal beach read.

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