The Working Mom Project: Part 4, Indy Moms' Reading Recommendations

  • "I love the ScaryMommy blog and Reddit." Caroline Pflum, Carmel, Project Manager and Mom to 2
  • "Right now, I’m reading Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, and May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes. I’m also a podcast junkie—I regularly listen to Truth’s Table, The Popcast, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, Sorta Awesome, and Risen Motherhood." Anne Marie Wilson, Indianapolis, Content Director and Mom to 2
  • "Creativity, Inc by by Amy Wallace and Edwin Catmull and Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton.  Podcasts: Real Estate Success Rocks." Melanie Balog, Fishers, Realtor and Mom of 2  
  • "Secrets of Six Figure Women by Barbara Stanny, Bunmi Laditan’s Confession of a Domestic Failure (hilarious!!!) and for the fam- Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.  Re-reading Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and just finished Simone Biles’ Courage to Soar.  I drive a lot for work and pass the time with audio books from Hoopla." Suzy Joyce, Carmel, IN, Sales Professional and Mother/Stepmom of 3
  • "Lots of kids books to my young ones, Power of Negations, and any mindless fashion magazine I get from my neighbor when she is done with her stash." Katie James, Noblesville, Realtor and Mom to 2
  • "Reading? Now that’s funny. I have a library book that’s been on my nightstand for way too long now. The extent of my reading is now my Indianapolis Monthly and Cooks Illustrated magazines. I do like reading blogs written by parents who have kids with special needs, too." Meredith Howell, Indianapolis,  Assistant Director for Visually Impaired Preschool Services and Mom to 2
  • "I turned 40 this year and I promise myself that in my 40th year I would read more.  I just got down reading the Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath and Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg." Amanda Moore, Fishers, Indiana, Director of Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion and Global Strategies for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and Mom to 2
  • "Pressing Pause by Karen Ehman, Entreleadership book & podcast (my lifeline), How to Win at the Sport of Business by Mark Cuban, Why Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek, History Chicks (podcast), The Moth (podcast), Focus on the Family (podcast)." Aleasha Rivers, Indianapolis, Entreprenuer and Mom to 2
  • "I'm (slowly) reading the book Eat Dirt, by Dr. Josh Axe. It's a non fiction book about the importance of good bacteria in our lives. I've been on a bit of a natural health kick lately. I also like the Wellness Mama blog." Carly Grennes, Meridian Hills, Associate Direct of Academic Advising for the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI and Mom to
  •  "A Song of Ice and Fire (book 1)." Melissa Keyes, Indianapolis, IN, Attorney and Mom to 2
  • "If I'm being completely honest, the blogs I check in on are moms like me, or those who've struggled and I was taken in with their story, or they've started as a working mom like me and have gone big. Examples: - was funny in early years, I've gotten away from it the last year though. Sad: - written by a mom who lost her 3yo son to cancer. I found the blog maybe 5 years ago, soon after the loss and her rawness drew me in. Funny: Inspiring: Raechel Myers - original blog was Finding My Feet. Found her maybe 8 years ago, she now is the creator of She Reads Truth." Meghan Harrison, Carmel, Realtor/Entreprenuer and Mom to 2
  • "A House of Spys and Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World Book by Adam Grant." Elena Landa, Indianapolis, Teacher/Author/Entreprenuer and Mom to 1
  • "I read emails.  Lots of freakin' emails.  And statutes. Seriously, on my nightstand one will find "Hillbilly Elegy", which I started a couple of months ago but have not finished. I toggle through Google news daily." Amy Lenceski, Carmel, Attorney and Mom to 2
  • "Reading, what is that? I used to enjoy reading, but now it seems there aren't enough hours in a day. The last book I read was by Simon Sinek called, " Start With Why", I highly recommend it to any entrepreneur. Recently, I came out of the dark ages and bought an IPhone, so I'm going to give Podcasts a try while I pack orders, my first subscription was to Legal-Ease for Entrepreneurs with Art Steele." Tahwii Spicer, Indianapolis, Entreprenuer and Mom to 2

Happy Reading, Mamas!

What are you reading now?