Welcome to our book essentials blog for savvy moms who love to read! Whether you're looking to unwind after a long day at the office or just want to curl up with a good book on the weekend, we've got you covered. Here are some of our top book picks, as well as some delicious dessert pairings and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy while you read.
"Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens: This bestselling novel is a must-read for any book lover. Set in the marshes of North Carolina, it tells the story of a young girl named Kya who is abandoned by her family and left to fend for herself in the wilderness. This haunting tale is both beautiful and heart-wrenching, and is sure to stay with you long after you've finished reading.
"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett: This novel follows the lives of twin sisters who grow up in a small, southern black community in the 1950s. One sister decides to pass as white and leaves her family behind, while the other stays behind and struggles to find her place in the world. This powerful story explores issues of race, identity, and family, and is a must-read for anyone looking for a thought-provoking read.
"The Giver of Stars" by Jojo Moyes: Set in Depression-era Kentucky, this novel tells the story of a group of women who travel through the mountains delivering books to people who have never had access to them before. This heartwarming tale celebrates the power of reading and the strength of women in the face of adversity.
And what's a good book without some equally good dessert?
Chocolate-covered strawberries: These sweet treats are the perfect accompaniment to a good book. The combination of juicy strawberries and rich chocolate is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you going through even the longest reading sessions.
This is great especially when I am wanting my alone time and feeling zero guilt!
Apple pie: There's nothing quite like a slice of warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This classic dessert is the perfect comfort food for any book lover.
Whether you prefer plain or topped with chocolate or fruit, cheesecake is a decadent dessert that pairs perfectly with a good book. The creamy texture and rich flavor make it the ultimate indulgence.
Let's not forget the drinks!! Non-Alcoholic Beverages: You got it!
Herbal tea: Whether you prefer chamomile, peppermint, or something more exotic, a cup of herbal tea is the perfect way to relax and unwind while you read. The soothing aroma and warm, comforting flavor make it the ultimate comfort beverage.
Sparkling water with fruit:
If you're looking for something refreshing and healthy to sip on while you read, try adding some fresh fruit to a glass of sparkling water. The bubbles and bright flavors are sure to keep you alert and focused.
As a busy mom, it's easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget to take time for yourself. But "me time" is essential for your mental and emotional well-being, and can actually make you a better parent and partner in the long run. Taking a few hours to read a good book, indulge in a favorite dessert, and sip on a delicious beverage is a simple but effective way to recharge and reconnect with yourself. So don't feel guilty about taking some time for yourself – you deserve it!
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