Warm. Dependable. Loving. As we all write our Mother’s Day cards, these are a few words we might use to describe Mom.
But Mom is so much more than just her identity as a mother—she’s a three-dimensional person with her own hopes, dreams, and ability to kick some serious ass. So to celebrate the powerful, ambitious side of women and mothers everywhere this Mother’s Day, check out the four excellent reads below.
Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life
By Joann S. Lublin
A retired Wall Street Journal editor and mother compares two generations of women—boomers and GenXers—to examine how each navigates the emotional and professional challenges involved in juggling managerial careers and families. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Joann S. Lublin, in the Next Big Idea App
Raising a Rare Girl: A Memoir
By Heather Lanier
An award-winning writer’s memoir about raising a child with a rare syndrome, defying the tyranny of normal, and embracing parenthood as a spiritual practice that breaks us open in the best of ways. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Heather Lanier, in the Next Big Idea App
Unbound: A Woman’s Guide to Power
By Kasia Urbaniak
Whether you’re getting crystal clear on exactly what you want, or turning the tables on a man who has shut you down, a former dominatrix and Taoist nun is here to teach women to stand up for themselves in every interaction. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Kasia Urbaniak, in the Next Big Idea App
Ambitious Like a Mother: Why Prioritizing Your Career Is Good for Your Kids
By Lara Bazelon
In this captivating and radical look at work-life balance, an acclaimed law professor and mother reframes our understanding of working women—and shows how prioritizing your career benefits mothers, kids, and society at large. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Lara Bazelon, in the Next Big Idea App
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