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How 2 Indigenous Women Helped Me Find My Way as a Mother

A reader and mother on how books by Robin Wall Kimmerer and Louise Erdrich gave her some additional parenting tools and insight.

9 Great Books About Motherhood to Add to Your TBR Pile

With Mother’s Day on the way, here are some books about motherhood that feature mothers or a mother-child relationship in a variety of ways.

Finding Meaning in Motherhood Through Reading

A reader on the expectations and negative self-perceptions experienced as a new mother, and the books about motherhood that helped.

Why I Just Can’t Quit Doing the Yearly Goodreads Challenge

Reading is a central part of this Rioter and busy parent's identity and, fraught as it may be, the Goodreads challenge offers a tether to the reading world.

9 Spine-Tingling Psychological Thrillers About Motherhood

10 Novels Featuring Loving, Dedicated, Hard-Working Single Mothers

We're giving a shoutout to all of the fierce, loving, dedicated, and hard working solo moms out there with these novels about single mothers.

How Audiobooks Helped Me Through My Postpartum Depression Reading Slump

Books can help heal. We know this. One rioter was reminded of this power when audiobooks helped her out of her postpartum depression reading slump.

8 Books to Read for Mother’s Day

Looking for books on motherhood that reflect diverse experiences and don't shy from the messy, complicated side of parenting? Check out these excellent reads recommended by a mother for mothers.

How Spider-Woman Made Me Feel Better About Motherhood

Although I knew she was just a comics character and not real, something about Jessica Drew broke through the pages and gave me comfort.

Books about Parenting that Tell it Like it is

Books about parenting that don't pretend it's all hashtag blessed.

Finding My Mom Tribe in Comics

"When motherhood and politics made it feel like life was getting really, really difficult, reading, especially reading comics, gave me hope and connection."

100 Must-Read Books About Mothers and Motherhood

A list of one hundred books that discuss motherhood or have interesting mother characters.

Our Reading Lives: How Reading Makes Me a Better Mom

On how reading makes one Rioter a better mother.

Not Your Mom’s Book: Adventures in Postpartum Reading

One new mother turned to books (obviously) to help her cope with unexpected challenges of parenting. Here are a few recommendations.

Where’s Jessica? Why The New Jessica Jones Comic Falls Short

Jessica Jones #1 is here, more than a decade after the original series, ALIAS. The original team of Bendis and Gaydos are back, but the issue disappoints.