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Best mom books of 2011

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Best books of the year for moms

From the humorous to the practical and everything in between, here are some of our favorite books for moms that were published this year. Check out the best books for moms of 2011.

Mom, Incorporated

Cyber-savvy moms Aliza Sherman and Danielle Elliott Smith come together to offer advice for moms about starting your own business and staying on track while juggling all the demands of kids and home life in their book Mom, Incorporated: A Guide to Business + Baby. Both Sherman and Smith are successful, home-based business owners and moms, too. You can also find Smith right here at SheKnows Mommalogues. The book retails for $16.95 and is available in bookstores and gift shops nationwide, as well as online at SellersPublishing.com.

Mom, Incorporated

The Mothers of Reinvention

Jennifer Pate and Barbara Machen are the creators and hosts of the award-winning web series "Jen and Barb, Mom Life." And now the duo has teamed up for a new book -- The Mothers of Reinvention: Reclaim Your Identity, Unleash Your Potential, Love Your Life. In the book, they share their personal stories (and those of other mothers) to help you realize your full potential and passion outside your family, while still maintaining your joy as a mom and wife. The book engages, inspires and motivates moms everywhere. You can learn more about The Mothers of Reinvention ($15.99) and their web series at jenandbarbmomlife.com.

The Mothers of Reinvention

Rattled: What He's Thinking When You're Pregnant

For expecting moms, Rattled: What He's Thinking When You're Pregnant by Hogan Hilling is a humorous guide to your husband's feelings while you are pregnant, and tips to encourage him to become more involved. If you get this book (and you should), also grab it's counterpart -- Pacifi(her): What She's Thinking When She's Pregnant. Both books are available at Amazon.com, priced at $14.95 each.

Rattled

Bossypants

Not exactly a guide to parenting, but a must-read nonetheless, Tina Fey's Bossypants is a hilarious look into the comedienne's life -- including The Mother's Prayer for its Daughter and much more. Whether you are a fan of Fey on SNL, love her on 30 Rock or have never heard of her, this book should be on your reading list. Right now you can snag Bossypants on sale on Amazon for about $14.

Bossypants by Tina Fey

My Child Is Sick!

It's 4 a.m. and you're panicked. Your child has a fever and a rash. Should you head to the emergency room or not? Now you can find the answers in this practical, concise book from Dr Barton D. Schmitt. My Child Is Sick!: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries offers answers to questions about common ailments and symptoms and provides guidance on how to treat them. Published by the American Academy Of Pediatrics in July 2011, the advice is drawn from clinical protocols used in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse-advice call centers throughout the U.S. and Canada over the last 15 years. This book is available at Amazon.com for under $10.

My Child is Sick!

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