Podcast Episode 18: Allison from Mind Joggle (Books About Motherhood)

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In Episode 18, Allison from the blog Mind Joggle joins me to talk about the mental load of motherhood, how to relieve it, and share books about motherhood.

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  • Where the name Mind Joggle comes from.
  • Why we both started our blogs (the reasons are similar and related to motherhood).
  • How the mental load of being mothers can be overwhelming and how we try to “reclaim some of our brain space.”
  • How to balance doing some things we personally want to do with keeping the trains running at home.
  • What Spring and Summer reading is like for Moms.
  • Why we’ve struck out with Liane Moriarty.
  • Our favorite evil mothers of fiction.
  • Our rant about Mother’s Day Brunch as a tradition.

Allison’s Book Recommendations (Books about Motherhood)

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She Didn’t Love

One New Release She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Allison

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Allison writes at Mind Joggle about books, reading, writing, creativity, learning, and anything related and in between.

She’s always said that her dream job would be reading books for a living.

She didn’t quite go either route, opting instead for a “practical” writing career that more easily pays the bills. Nonetheless, those dreams of long, cozy days composing the stories that play out in her head persist—as does her love of great books, writing stories, learning interesting things, and discussing it all with others.

Next Week’s Episode

Spring 2019 Book Preview with Catherine from Gilmore Guide to Books (airing May 15)

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  1. Thanks for having me, Sarah! I should mention that I got the name of the book about “evil mothers” wrong. I was actually thinking of Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas.

    The Hand that Feeds You is about an evil fiance, so both are good choices for people looking for a dark read!

    Posted 5.8.19 Reply
  2. Jan wrote:

    Great episode! Serendipity….I’m currently reading the Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters and have Boy Swallows Universe borrowed from the library.

    Posted 5.11.19 Reply

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