Top 20 Personal Growth Books for Mama’s

top 20 personal growth books for mama's

When you are talking to little people all day long, your brain can start to feel like mush after a while. I have found adding personal growth books into my reading list to be a life and brain saver.

If you’ve followed me on social media, you know by now I’m a big fan of personal growth books. I LOVE them. I am constantly “working” on myself, bettering myself. Working to be a better mom, wife, friend, mompreneur, boss lady and all together better person.

Making time for personal growth

Before we dive into the books list. Let’s chat about the importance of personal development. I am assuming that since you are reading this, you are a lot like me. You have a lot of responsibilities in your life besides just you. You have little people to feed, clothe, guide and love on. You have a home that needs to be cleaned, organized and kept functioning. You have a hubby who also needs to eat, wear clean clothes and not be forgotten in the midst of the crazy. Plus you have schedules to keep, work of your own and probably many other things requiring your time.

As you will read over the next month, self care is extremely important for a mama’s mental and physical health and personal growth falls into that self care category. One of the ways that we can continue to love on those people in our lives, inspire and support those around us is by constantly learning and improving ourselves as well as filling our cup.

>> Busy Mama Tip: I know you are SUPER busy and it’s hard to be able to sit down and read. A rare occurrence over here. Try listening to audiobooks instead! I love, love, love my Audible subscription! I’ve “read” almost all of my books on there this year while folding laundry, doing the dishes, exercising, scrubbing the bathrooms or driving in the car. **Try Audible and get Two FREE Audiobooks today!

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Top 20 Personal Growth Books for Mama’s

  1. Make it Happen by Lara Casey
  2. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
  3. The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
  4. You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
  5. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  6. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  7. The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
  8. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  9. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  10. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
  11. Your Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
  12. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  13. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  14. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Convey
  15. Time Management Mama by Sarah Korhnak and Beth Anne Schwamberger
  16. You’re Made for God-sized Dreams by Holley Gerth
  17. Year of Yes by Shondra Rhimes
  18. Give Them Grace by Elyse M Fitzpatrick
  19. Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine
  20. Living Well, Spending Less by Ruth Soukup

What are some of the personal growth books that have made an impact in your life? I’d love to add them to my reading list!!

  • Candace Cox

    This is a great list! I have read several and a lot are on my to read list!

  • I love audiobooks. I literally have no time to sit and read, so this is a great alternative. I have the Marie Kondo audiobook, and have to get back to it sometime. Also would like to check out Big Magic and Money Making Mom!

  • Those are some great titles and I’ve read around half of those. I would add Laura Vanderkam’s 168 Hours, it changes your paradigm and vocabulary around time management. Also like Switch by the Heath brothers.

  • Megan

    Love this list! I think it is so important to make time for yourself to grow even as you are helping your littles grow too!

  • Heather Farris

    This is a great list! I need to add some of these to my Audible wishlist. I have read a few but not nearly the size of this list!

  • I’ve read some of these, had a few others on my list, and am new to the rest of them. Can I share a few of my favorites too? I just finished The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy and am seeing it’s truth in my life everywhere.
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