Audio Books for Busy Moms

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I enjoy reading but I rarely have the time to sit down and read. When I do get the time to read my brain starts remembering all of the other things I need to be doing. It’s a struggle and up until last year I had just given up on reading until I discovered audio books. I checked out a few books on CD for my kids for a long road trip and realized this would be a great way for me to “read” more books.

Now, I don’t know too many people that use CDs anymore but I know most libraries offer books on CD and eAudiobooks. I haven’t always had success with finding current popular eAudiobooks available at my local library which is why I signed up for Audible.


  • $14.95/month
  • Get 1 audiobook credit and 2 Audible Originals each month
  • Exclusive audio fitness programs (a $95 value)
  • Roll over any unused credits for up to 5 months
  • Easy exchanges—swap any audiobook you don’t love
  • Listen to your books anywhere with the free app. Even if you switch devices, you’ll never lose your place.
  • Cancel anytime and you still get to keep your audiobooks


I listen to audiobooks while I’m folding laundry, doing dishes, cooking dinner, going for a walk, driving around running errands, waiting for Jude’s pianos lessons…. pretty much anywhere. Sometimes I only get to listen for 10 minutes but I love that I can “read” and do other productive things at the same time.


I’m glad you asked. Here are a few of my favorites:

Girl Wash Your Face
by Rachel Hollis

I am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai

Yes Please
by Amy Poehler

Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover

You’re on an Airplane
by Parker Posey

This Will Only Hurt A Little
by Busy Philipps

Braving the Wilderness
by Brené Brown

by Tina Fey

*You may notice I like memoirs, especially ones written by women.



Now you don’t have to use Audible to listen to these audio books but in my opinion it’s a much better deal. For example, the audiobook for Girl Wash Your Face is $17.56 or 1 Audible Credit. I’m saving $2.61 plus gaining all the additional features like the 2 Audible Original books and fitness program. (I’ve used the fitness programs and it’s great!)

So, I highly recommend checking out Audible

And above all try listening to audio books. I may be a busy mom but I can still “read” books while I get stuff done.

What are your favorite audio books?


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