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I love a good veg session- you know- laid up on the couch, in your PJs all day, without having anything to do? Well the truth is- since becoming a mom- I can’t recall a real one of those days that has happened. We’re always on the go, or I’m getting up to tend to my daughter, or chores, or what have you.

But when I do get some quiet peaceful moments to myself and I don’t have anything on Netflix to watch- I really do enjoy reading. 20-30 minutes is kind of my mental capacity with this. So I don’t read for long- but I have found myself feeling much more relaxed and renewed the more I do it. So today’s stress free day is:


Some of my favorite books may surprise you- since I was a theater major- I had to read a lot in college and it become the opposite of fun- but it has given me a wide appreciation for different genres. So I want to take some minutes and share with you some of my favorite books.

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford
This book opened my eyes to how plugged into technology and how unplugged I was to real life. It changed the way I try and build my relationships. Get tissues though- because if you need a good detox cry- this is one of 3 that Rachel has written

Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst
I don’t talk about religion much at all openly- and that’s because my relationship with God is very personal and I don’t feel like I’m much of a model Christian when it comes to talking about the bible- it’s very much a quiet internal thing that I do on my own. But this book is one of my favorite ones for mamas in terms of leaning on the Lord through struggles in motherhood.

Desperate by Sally Clarkson & Sarah Mae
Going along with the Christian Theme- this was the first devotional book that I read. Not even lying and it came right after my Hands Free Book Journey- every chapter had me going “I’m NOT alone!” and it was incredible. An easy read and super relatable

Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
I read outlander LONG before it became this incredible TV series- in fact I read it in HIGH SCHOOL. Uh yeah- long before book 6 and beyond ever came out. So take that societal obsession. This is my FAVORITE escape series. Meaning if I want to fall in love with a fantasy world and romance and also get a little bit of accurate history thrown in- these books are my go to.

Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
This self published millionaire literally changed my mornings. While I don’t always follow his ideas and suggestions- when I do- life is just- better. It’s smoother, happier, flows and honestly I look FORWARD to waking up. He has several varieties and I highly recommend the Parents & Families version because it tells you how to mold a morning routine WITH littles who don’t sleep or interrupt sleep patterns. Total gold.

What are some of your favorite books? Have you read any of the ones I mentioned above?