In celebration of Mother's Day, discover some of our favourite memoirs written by, for, and about mothers. Journey to South Africa during apartheid, grieve with a mother as she attempts to conceive, and find peace and reconciliation following abandonment in this collection honouring motherhood in all its forms. Whether you're a mother or mother-to-be, or a devoted child or one mourning a loss, you will undoubtedly connect with one of these heartwarming and deeply honest tales chronicling the realities of motherhood.

—Tori, Audible Editor


    • Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss
    • Written by: Jann Arden
    • Narrated by: Jann Arden
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 2017-11-21
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 117 ratings
    • Alberta-born singer-songwriter Jann Arden reflects upon the difficulty of swapping the caretaker role with a mother in the grip of Alzheimer's disease. Jann takes a humorous look at her newly upside-down world, and provides inspiration for anyone facing a similar struggle.

    Price: CDN$ 48.93

    • Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family
    • Written by: Zach Wahls, Bruce Littlefield
    • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 2012-04-26
    • Language: English
    • Not rated yet
    • Zach went viral in 2011 after standing up for the right to marry, proudly declaring that his mothers' sexual orientation has had "zero effect on the content of my character." My Two Moms covers the difficulty he faced growing up with a non-traditional family, and the support they've provided to shape the man he has become. Not every family looks the same, but that doesn't mean they are any less full of love.

    Price: CDN$ 21.30

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • Written by: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 2016-11-15
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 6,442 ratings
    • Born to a white father and black mother during apartheid in South Africa, Trevor never fit perfectly into either culture. He recounts his experience of being raised primarily by his mother and grandmother, and the lengths they went to in order to protect him.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Written by: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Release date: 2013-04-02
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings
    • Chronicling one of the most personal experiences of her life, Angelou writes of her mother's abandonment and their subsequent reconciliation 10 years later. Heartwarming and poignant, this memoir is a reminder that love can triumph.

    Price: CDN$ 28.23

    • A Memoir
    • Written by: Taraji P. Henson
    • Narrated by: Taraji P. Henson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 2016-10-11
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings
    • The actress known for her iconic role as Cookie in Empire recalls her early life, including a mother who overcame violence at home to raise a loving family. As a single mother herself, she draws on her mother's example and shares the difficulties and joys of being a single parent.

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

    • One Woman's Unexpected Journey Through Infertility, Adoption, and Foster Care
    • Written by: Rachel McCracken
    • Narrated by: Lori Felipe-Barkin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 2018-01-22
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating
    • After struggling through attempting to conceive and accepting infertility, Rachel brings you through her heartbreaking and inspiring journey to build a family through adoption and foster care. Through grief and heartbreak, she finds faith and hope that is truly inspiring.

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After
    • Written by: Heather Harpham
    • Narrated by: Heather Harpham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 2017-08-01
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings
    • An adventurous free spirit finds herself unexpectedly pregnant and preparing for solo parenthood. The surprises don't end, and this new mother finds herself caring for a very ill child. Profoundly moving, this tale will tug at every one of your heartstrings.

    Price: CDN$ 46.25

    • One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
    • Written by: Pamela Druckerman
    • Narrated by: Abby Craden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 2012-02-07
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 96 ratings
    • A first-time mom living in Paris delves into the differences between American and French parenting, at first envying their calm and cool demeanor and eventually incorporating new ideas into her own parenting. With a firm hand and a long lead, she develops a style all her own to help her children flourish.

    Price: CDN$ 37.63

    • A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge)
    • Written by: Linda Åkeson McGurk
    • Narrated by: Ann Richardson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 2017-10-03
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings
    • A Scandinavian mother is surprised to find that children in America are not provided as much freedom as she is used to. A focus on nature and freedom drives McGurk to investigate how the idea that "there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes" could help improve the lives of American children.

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • A Mother's Memoir
    • Written by: Katrina Kenison
    • Narrated by: Katrina Kenison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 2009-09-07
    • Language: English
    • Not rated yet
    • A mother reflects on a family in transition as her teenage sons gear up to fly the nest and she prepares to let go and reshape her life once they are gone. She cherishes the little moments that bring joy, and honestly shares the challenges she's encountered throughout motherhood.

    Price: CDN$ 22.61