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Mom’s the Word

By this point, you’ve read The Lorax so many times, you feel like you speak for the trees.

The question is, who’s speaking for you? We found three new thought-provoking books that take on the topic of motherhood — what it really means, why we do it, and the different ways in which we tackle it.

First up, our favorite: Maybe Baby, an anthology of 28 refreshingly honest essays about everything baby-related — from adopting and baby lust to gifted children and deciding not to have any at all.

Meanwhile, in Mommy Wars, writers (and real-life mothers) tackle the overhyped tension between working and stay-at-home moms. They delve into what it’s really like to be on both sides and ultimately find more common ground than trenches.

Then there’s Baby Proof, Emily Giffin’s forthcoming novel about a childless couple grappling with whether to disrupt their perfect life with parenthood. (It won’t be out until June, but it’s not like you’ll have time to read all three before then, anyway.)

Each book offers multiple and complex perspectives on the crazy experiment that is parenting.

Dr. Seuss would totally approve.

Available online at amazon.com or at your local bookstore.