Today I’m changing it up a bit. I am going to quickly share 5 books that are must haves for me. The non fiction books I grab again and again and will forever (or at least a long time) be apart of my collection.
1. QUEEN OF THE CASTLE
I purchased this book in March of 2011. I still remember so clearly reading it the for the first time. I was a young mom. I had gotten through the newborn phase with my 2nd baby. Matthew was 4, Lilly 2. I was getting ready to move into the phase of Matthew starting school and activities…. If I only knew then, just how “busy” life with older kids gets…lol. I sat outside in my backyard during nap time one afternoon and dove in. I couldn’t put it down. I instantly felt like I wasn’t alone. I felt like someone else had made a plan for me, a starting point to keep it all together. To this day I still have the book and each time I find something new in the words that relates to me today.
2. EMILY LEY
One Author that I buy every book, and keep them displayed is Emily Ley. Known pretty well for her happy stripes color scheme in the planner world, her writing and message just honestly mean so much to so many people, me included. If I had to pick a favorite out of the bunch, I think it would be Grace Not Perfection. The books not only look beautiful on the outside covers, but it’s the words inside that mean the most.
3. EMPOWERED MAMA
As a mom one of my short comings is truly making the time for myself. Understanding the importance of continuing to have my own identity that is separate from my husband, kids, home….. I have gotten a lot better over the years, but it’s still a reminder that I need to keep as a focus in my life. This book inspires in a calm and uplifting way.
4. ORGANIZE NOW
This is by far the best book for helping you get organized. Whether you are completely overwhelmed with clutter and stuff and need a starting point, or you are just trying to do a quick refresh of areas in your this book guides you through. Step by step with the best approach to tackle each area and space in your home.
5. SAY GOODBYE TO SURVIVAL MODE
I don’t keep a lot of books. I am more of a read it and pass it on. You know… less clutter. This book is an exception for me. I have had this book for YEARS, it even was packed and moved with us from our old house to new. It is a book I can open when I am feeling overwhelmed and immediately implement strategies to help calm my life.