As you become a mother, you have suddenly difficulties to find time for yourself and things that you like. So maybe you have not been reading much lately. If you need some motivation to read more, here is a list of reasons why reading books can make you an even better mom.
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As you reading about the lives of other people, you fell connected to them, you can feel their emotions and you can see the world the way they do. This means that you learn to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Empathy is of course a quality that all mothers need when dealing with little children. You cannot have enough of it.
When you read about unknown places and characters, you are using your imagination to represent them to yourself. And if you read many fantastic stories, you have many ideas for stories to tell your children. And you know how much children like when you invent stories for them.
You can read non fiction books about parenting, or cooking, or personal finance, or any skill you might need as a mother. The possibilities are nearly infinite,
Reading is a calm hobby that is much more relaxing than other entertainment sources such as television or playing with your smartphone. When you read a story, you can forget stress for one moment.
If you only speak to other people about your children, they will end up getting somewhat bored. Not that your kids are not interesting. Actually, I noticed that most people like when you speak about your children, just not all the time. If you read many books, you always have interesting topics to speak about. It makes socializing easier.