One thing that was surely on mom’s New Years Resolution list was to read more. Help her out by getting her a subscription to Audible, an audio-book subscription service powered by Amazon. For just under $15 per month, the mom in your life can choose from thousands of audio books, fitness programs with Aaptiv, and even listen off-line or on their Alexa.
Go one step further and impress her by giving her this top ten of favorite Audible listings for moms this Mother’s Day:
Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition) written and performed by #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company Rachel Hollis, this bestselling follow-up to Girl, Wash Your Face delivers the motivational life-coach’s lessons in the author’s own inspiring voice, and features Rachel’s inspirational keynote from the wildly popular Rise Conference. In this Audible book, the author sounds a wakeup call and lets listeners in on her personal roadmap for success. She knows many women have been taught to define themselves through other people – whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee – instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. Challenging women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to discard, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to believing in yourself.
Slay Like a Mother, written and performed by Katherine Wintsch, this emotionally charged how-to guide will make you laugh, cry, and discover eye-opening lessons about the mask you’re wearing, your unrealistic expectations, the difference between struggling and suffering and more. Brave, supportive, and insightful, the stories and advice in this book will encourage you to live more confidently, enjoy the present, and become your best self – as a woman, a mother, and beyond.
Happiness: A Memoir, written and performed by heather Harpham, this shirt-grabbing love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices was a Reese’s Book Club pick on Audible. Profoundly moving and subtly written, this memoir radiates in many directions – new, romantic love; gratitude for a beautiful, inscrutable world; deep, abiding friendship; the passion a parent has for a child; and the many unlikely ways to build a family. Ultimately, it’s a story about love and happiness in their many crooked configurations.
Born a Crime, written and performed by The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, this wild coming-of-age tale during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa is, at its core, a love letter from Trevor to his mother. Trevor delivers his memoir in his own iconic voice, leveraging the comedic timing that fans of his television and stand-up acts know and love, layered along with the intimacy of hearing about his experiences from him directly. Trevor impersonates his mother throughout this production with love, reverence, and hilarity.
There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather, written by Linda Akeson McGurk and performed by Ann Richardson, this production features a Scandanavian Mom’s secrets for raising healthy, resilient, and confident kids. It’s a lively, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children.
Digging Up Mother, written and performed by comedian Doug Stanhope, this memoir relays how he owes much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. This production follows Doug’s absurd, chaotic, and often obscene life as it intersects with that of his best friend, his biggest fan, and the love of his life: his mom. And it all starts with her death – one of the most memorable farewells you will ever hear.
Dirt Is Good, written by Jack Gilbert PhD, Rob Knight PhD, and Sandra Blakeslee, and performed by Neil Scoutt-Barbour, this production form two of the world’s top scientists and one of the world’s top science writers (app parents), is a Q&A-based guide to everything you need to know about kids and germs. This is the comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible guide that you’ve been searching for.
Patti Smith at the Minetta Lane, live audio of performances captured over three evenings at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre, woven into a single, one-of-a-kind audio event featuring pioneering artist and writer Patti Smith, who commands the stage to perform original spoken-word stories from her life, interwoven with the music of her beloved catalogue, played live by Smith, her son and daughter – Jackson and Jesse Paris Smith – and longtime collaborator Tony Shanahan. What transpires is a personally revelatory showcase, an intimate portrait of an icon, focusing on family and taking stock of a near to 50-year career devoted to artistic integrity.
Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen, each chapter of this whimsical Audible Original aimed for children aged 3-8 features a different food and tells a new story set in the magical world of Juniper Fields with Laurie and her friends, along with new original music and Laurie and her band’s greatest hits.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting, available for the first time ever in audio this Mother’s Day! A completely revised and updated edition of America’s pregnancy bible, this production features the ability to navigate by chapter so that listeners can immediately reference the exact portion they need. This tremendous and much anticipated resource for families will be available on May 7th.
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