A reader on the expectations and negative self-perceptions experienced as a new mother, and the books about motherhood that helped.
Reading is a central part of this Rioter and busy parent's identity and, fraught as it may be, the Goodreads challenge offers a tether to the reading world.
We're giving a shoutout to all of the fierce, loving, dedicated, and hard working solo moms out there with these novels about single mothers.
Books can help heal. We know this. One rioter was reminded of this power when audiobooks helped her out of her postpartum depression reading slump.
Looking for books on motherhood that reflect diverse experiences and don't shy from the messy, complicated side of parenting? Check out these excellent reads recommended by a mother for mothers.
Although I knew she was just a comics character and not real, something about Jessica Drew broke through the pages and gave me comfort.
Books about parenting that don't pretend it's all hashtag blessed.
"When motherhood and politics made it feel like life was getting really, really difficult, reading, especially reading comics, gave me hope and connection."
A list of one hundred books that discuss motherhood or have interesting mother characters.
On how reading makes one Rioter a better mother.
One new mother turned to books (obviously) to help her cope with unexpected challenges of parenting. Here are a few recommendations.
Jessica Jones #1 is here, more than a decade after the original series, ALIAS. The original team of Bendis and Gaydos are back, but the issue disappoints.
On appreciating the art and craft behind picture books as an adult.
Five reads about the experience of giving birth.