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Top 5 Memoirs For Moms To Read This Fall

There is nothing like being a mom. Trials and tribulations. Successes and failures. By far the hardest and most rewarding job in life. Take some time to read these memoirs to feel what some other moms have gone through.

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1. Parent Deleted: A Mother's Fight for Her Right to Parent by Michelle Darné

Michelle Darné found herself erased from the lives of her children and silenced by the law. Parent Deleted is the true story of one non-biological, lesbian mother’s fight for her children. It is a courageous examination of a budding social justice frontier: the rights of all children to be with their parents, whether they are biologically linked, straight, gay, perfect spouses, or fallible ones. "Parent Deleted is a MUST read for all parents, everywhere." ―Dr. Terri Orbuch (PhD), The Love Doctor®, Professor at Oakland University, and author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great

2. Mother's Guide to the Meaning of Life: What Being a Mom Has Taught Me About Resiliency, Guilt, Acceptance, and Love by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

"Mother" may be the most underappreciated job title of all time. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, proud mother of three, can certainly attest to that fact. She has compiled a "scrapbook" of the kinds of things any disheartened or overwhelmed mother needs to hear. She provides encouragement for women who want to start families but are afraid to, and support for women who already have families and sometimes wish they'd never started.

3. Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom By Jenelle Evens with Tonia Brown

From her appearances on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom 2, Jenelle Evans’ life was put on display for all to see, and all to judge. An overbearing mother. Erratic siblings. A father who didn’t seem to care. Though there was no camera to capture those difficult moments, there were a few well-kept diaries. Join Jenelle as she tells her story through the eyes of her troubled youth, taken from her memories that were written in the pages of her own diaries.

4. Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner

In this deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family—of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Daughters reuniting with mothers, husbands with wives, brothers with sisters. A personal look at a tenuous era that divided a city and a nation, Forty Autumns is a beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and love—of women whose spirits could not be broken, and who fought to preserve what matters most: family.

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