If you are a special needs mom, you are already powerful. There are days you may not feel like it, but you are. Everyone thinks you have super powers, but actually, you work really hard to be an awesome special needs mom. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone that you are human. For me, staying on top of things and being the best me I can for my kids means that I have to fill my cup with power, every day. Reading is one way that I refuel and ignite myself to keep moving in the right direction. I don't like fluffy "you are awesome" books. I like books that throw me into action to being the best parent, the best advocate, the best friend, the best daughter, the best sister, I can be. Here's 5 Books that are in MY own library that have passed the test of inspiring me. NONE of them specifically talk about special needs! You are so much more than "just a special needs mom". You are a woman who deserves to have everything you desire in life, even when times are tough. Don't worry about having to reserve an hour to read everyday just to get through these. They are the type of books that you can pick up and read for 5-10 minutes and then pick them up again later that day or the next without having to overwork your brain to remember what you just read. Need inspiration to make Be More in your life? I love this book by Sandi Krakowski. I've met Sandi in person and will be hanging out with her in Kansas City this summer to learn more from her. Her honesty is awesome and she's been through some tough stuff. She gets it. Abundant simplicity I read when I was in a women's book group through a local church. It came at a perfect time when my life was naturally downsizing. Finding the simplicity can be POWERFUL! Oh my goodness - I LOVE this devotional book. It was empowering for both me and my daughters. They were about ages 10 & 11 when I got this book and each day it helped us center ourselves on what was REALLY important in life. It tackled everything from gossiping to lying and helped us open our communication in our house. If you have BIG goals in life. Like REALLY big goals in life and you feel like you are working too hard to get to those goals, you have to take a look at PsychoCybernetics. I thought this book was crazy, but it came so highly recommended that I couldn't help but read it. I'm so glad I did! Warning though, you have to have super awesome goals and be open minded to really dig deep into this book. This one is an oldie, but a goodie. In fact, I think my 13 year old needs to read this book. It's really about having a positive outlook on life and it gives you practical, real, everyday steps to change your negative thinking into positive. It's a great reminder that what you put out into the world is going to come back to you. There's nothing "magical" about it - just truths. I can't wait to continue to share more of my library with you and of course, if you have book recommendations for me, I'd love to hear them!