I’m Autumn Wolf, a mom of two boys, Silas and Theo. I have been married for five years and am also a dog mom to my wiener dog, Rigby. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Human Justice and I work for the Ministry of Justice but am currently on maternity leave. I love cooking, wine, sushi and reading. Being a mom is a huge part of who I am and I am grateful to share my thoughts and opinions on all things motherhood with other wonderful moms.
I love reading. Anyone who knows me well knows I read a lot, and I mean, a lot. While my preferred genre is fiction and specifically crime fiction, I’ve compiled a list of books that I not only love but think moms will both enjoy but resonate with. Not all of these books pertain to parenting, but as a mom I definitely found them relatable.
Take some time for yourself and pick up a new book. Head to one of Regina’s great libraries and grab a book for yourself and some for your kids! Here are my top five book recommendations for my fellow moms this summer:
- Mom Truths – Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer — If you have not read this book (or heard of Cat and Nat) RUN don’t walk to your nearest bookstore or library (there’s a waiting list at the library for it) and start reading this. These moms have been in the trenches of motherhood and they just get it. This book will help you realize that you are not alone as a mom. Do yourself a favour and follow them on social media as well. They are hilarious, honest and real. If you read one book this summer, make it this one. *Some readers may find this book offensive
- Girl Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis —While this book can feel a bit repetitive at times and keeping in mind the author lives a very privileged life, this is a really feel good book that inspires every woman to be the best version of themselves. It also serves as a reminder to moms (and all women) that we all have our faults but we can learn from our mistakes and move on!
- Becoming – Michelle Obama — This book is the definition of girl power. Don’t worry, this book doesn’t get too political. Michelle Obama is truly inspiring and it’s fascinating to see just how hard she worked to get where she is today. Women really can do anything, even while maintaining their full time role as mom (although even Michelle Obama can’t do everything either, she needed the “village” of support).
- Things My Son Should Know About the World – Frederick Backmann — This book is written from a dads perspective, so as a mom it’s fun to have a different viewpoint. As a boy mom I found this book very funny but also touching. This is a really quick and easy read that you can put down and pick up a lot, you know when your kid keeps asking for another snack.
- Life Will Be the Death of Me … and you too! – Chelsea Handler — Ok so to be fair I am a huge fan of Chelsea and have been watching her on TV since about 2010 when she first had her show on E! Her sense of humour can be hit or miss for some people but I adore Chelsea and everything she stands for. I was surprised to find that I learned a lot about myself while reading this, but the book revolves around self awareness. Ultimately, this book reminded me (and hopefully you too) that life is just that, life. Stuff happens, you move forward (sometimes with a lot of help) and you just live your damn life (on your own terms and nobody else’s). *Some readers may find this book offensive