About Motherwell Books

Your curated guide to the best parenting reads

We are so excited to announce the launch of Motherwell Books, an innovative online platform devoted entirely to parenting books and the people who read and write them. A brand new vertical of Motherwell, MB is a space where we will be featuring the latest releases, evergreen favorites, plus our very own recommendations—selected especially for curious parents and parents-to-be. Excerpts, author Q&As, book lists, gift guides, and more…Come read with us! 

Why Motherwell Books?

At Motherwell, we are passionate about both parenting and books. In addition to the wonderful array of essays we run on the site, we have always taken care to promote our favorite authors: Shonda Rhimes, Jennifer Senior, Glennon Doyle, Nanny Connie, Lori Gottlieb, Peggy Orenstein, Stephanie Land, Ron Lieber, among others.

Now we’ve created a platform specifically designed to keep you up to date with the best new books on all aspects of family life. From fertility to toddlers to teens to the empty nest, we will be showcasing books that cover the full spectrum of the parenting experience—with insight into every topic you want to know about.

Parenting is a tough task, reading is the ultimate balm. Make it easier with Motherwell Books and find your perfect parenting read here!

Are you an author or publisher? Get in touch to find out more about what we offer, including our bespoke promotion packages.


Motherwell has long been one of my favorite sources of parenting expertise and stories because they have been involved—both professionally and personally—in parenting journalism for so long. Their list of resources will likely be a trusted source I will refer people back to again and again. —Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure and The Addiction Innoculation

As a writer, it’s hard to overestimate the vital importance of this site, where the editors cherish the weird and funny and aching and inconsistent, i.e. all the true stories about being a parent. When I have an idea about a piece, usually I think: “That’s too crazy.” Then I think: “Motherwell will understand.” But also the way they promote books! Books by mothers, books about parenting, books that stretch and soar and also ground everybody in what’s real. I’ve been so lucky to have my books featured here, and featured here so lovingly. —Catherine Newman, author of Catastrophic Happiness and How to Be a Person

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