Buddhism for Mothers [Book Review]

Who doesn’t love a good self-help book?

I grabbed this one because, 1. I’m a parent, and 2. I don’t subscribe to typical Western religious or philosophical beliefs.

And, honestly, I could use a little more Zen in my life, especially as I tackle my massive TBR list.

Buddhism for Mothers

Book Description

Addressing the often-overlooked spiritual needs of mothers, this book discusses Buddhist teachings as applied to the everyday challenges and stresses of raising children. Offered are ways for mothers to reconnect with their inner selves and become calmer and happier—with the recognition that a happier mother will be a better parent. This realistic look at motherhood acknowledges the sorrows as well as the joys of mothering and offers real and achievable coping strategies for mothers to renew their lives on a deep level.

My Rating

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This book was a slow burn. I feel like I learned a lot about the author, a little about Buddhism, and a lot about the similar struggles of mothers and other primary caregivers the world over.

It’s not a definitive book on parenting or Buddhism, but it’s a good introduction to learning to parent small children in a more calm manner.

Despite being a little author-centric, I give this book three out of five stars. It’s worth it for the take-action tips at the ends of the chapters and the commiseration.

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