Moms Wear Capes expert Paula Stinnett discusses how she uses books to transform her into a more self-expressed and confident QUEEN.
She went from being rather timid, lonely, and caught up in her identity as “mom” and daddy’s “girl” to becoming a strong, confident, entrepreneur queen and more exotic playmate to her husband Trey. She even started a business called “The Art of Being Queen”, a coaching program designed to help women find their calling and identity as women despite the temptation to lose themselves in motherhood.
Books transform your life. Whether you’re looking for easy reading or fiction or you’re looking to dive deep into philosophical wisdom, there’s a book out there written by somebody who has been down the rabbit hole and documented his or her journey for you.
I find that when I’m feeling sad, lonely, anxious, or afraid as a single mom, books help me dive into stories of people who’ve overcome challenges like bosses. I’m so inspired by books!
When motherhood keeps you trapped in constant waves of nap times, diaper changes, endless games of hide and seek, and other intellectually understimulating things, putting on a book on tape while you’re, say, painting with your child, can help you elevate even the most mundane “mom” things.
(That’s precisely the reason we’ve made the Moms Wear Capes program available on MP3, Video, and transcript form!)
Lighting up your mind helps you supercede the exhaustion of motherhood, too.
You may not have energy to even pick up a physical book, but you can always listen to them on your Audible app! It’s free for 30 days when you sign up! My phone always has an inspiring book playing.
Take some time today to identify a subject you want to learn more about.
Then download the Audible or Kindle app and find time to devour a little bit at a time.
Meditate on the pages.
Maybe find a book that’s got very small chapters you can take down in your few spare minutes on the way to daycare or the grocery store.
Here are a few suggestions to get you started. These are ALL books I’ve read (and loved) to help me become a boss babe and intellectually-stimulated busy mama!
The Moms Wear Capes Boss Babe Book List
**Choose Yourself by James Altucher
**The Confidence Code by Katy Kay & Claire Shipman
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
** Codependent No More by Melodie Beattie
The Good Body by Eve Ensler (short play)
Secrets of Love Deepak Chopra
Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski
**Understanding Woman by Allison Armstrong
Enlightened Sex by David Deida
Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton & Janet Hardy
The Way Of The Superior Man by David Deida
Philosophy & Spirituality
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
The Case for the Real Jesus by Lee Strobel
Desiring God: John Piper
**The Surrender Experiment by Michael A. Singer
**The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
**Dr. Caroline Leaf Switch on Your Brain
**The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (short play)
The Whole-Brain Child by Tina Payne Bryson & Daniel J. Siegel
Parenting with Love and Logic by Robin Forest
No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury
Relationships, Marriage, Divorce
I Hate You- Don’t Leave Me by Hal Straus and Jerold J. Kreisman
Rethinking Narcissism by Craig Malkin
Should I Stay or Should I Go by Ramani Durvasula
Enlightenment, Marriage, and the Dark Side by David Deida
9 Covert Ways to Outsmart a Narcissist by Jamie Keller
The Narcissist You Know by Joseph Burgo
**The Truth – Neil Strauss
**Break Your Bad Love Habits by Emily Rose
Divorce: Think Financially, Not Emotionally
**How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Leadership & Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute
Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins
Bold by Steven Kotler and Peter H. Diamandis
Marketing Warfare: Understanding the sociological and psychological influence of marketing and advertising. Â Al Ries and Jack Trout
The Millionaire Fastlane
**Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
** Indicates that this is one of my all-time favorite books and probably one I read annually, at least![/MM_Member_Decision]