3 cool mom books I’m reading this summer

Here are three books that I’m looking forward to reading this summer: Instant Mom for a good, hearty, pee-in-your-pants kinda laugh about last-minute motherhood, Minimalist Parenting for practical strategies on how to lead a simpler, fuller family life, and The Honest Life for how to live naturally and raise a healthy family.

This summer I want to laugh, focus on and enjoy the important things in life and feel good doing it. And, you?


Instant Mom is a memoir written by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), about her struggle to get pregnant and her ultimate decision to adopt a three year old little girl with only 14 hours notice. Instant Mom reminds us that motherhood, despite how you get there, is hard but worth it. The book appendix offers information on how to adopt all over the world and proceeds from book sales go to charity. Instant success!



Less is more according to Christine Koh of Boston Mamas and Asha Dornfest of Parent Hacks who teamed up to write Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less. In a culture where parents are bombarded with more advice, more gear, more worries, more safety concerns, more products, more services, more education and more activities, Minimalis Parenting helps us come up with a plan to lead simpler, fuller lives by offering “practical strategies for managing time, decluttering the home space, simplifying mealtimes, streamlining recreation, and prioritizing self-care.” Yes, please.



Is there ANYTHING this woman can’t do? Jessica Alba, founder of the Honest Company, shares her personal journey of healthy living in her first book The Honest Life. Through a candid look at her daily home life, Jessica shares strategies for maintaining a healthy diet, a daily eco beauty routine, budget friendly eco decor tips, and fun, hands-on activities with kids. Readers will love her down-to-earth, honest approach to a life-changing, natural lifestyle.

What books do you have on your nightstand or in your queue this summer?



Written by Ashley Bond

Ashley Bond

Founder of parenting blog, entrepreneur, underestimated disorganized overachiever.

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