Giving a thoughtful, meaningful gift is a wonderful way to honor people. So, when Mother's Day rolls around this year, why not give the moms in your life a book that touches her heart or sparks her passions? These books will do that.
Written by Lance Armstrong's ex-wife, Kristin, Heart of my Heart is an inspirational book that offers a brief reading each day of the year. These hopeful, beautiful passages are one page long and include a biblical quote. It's perfect for a Christian mom, and just the right length to be read in just a few minutes every day.
It's so true that kids say the darndest things, and this book totally underscores that. Filled with actual letters from kids at camp, editor Diane Falanga has pulled together a heart-warming, hilarious tome that is sure to make any mom smile (and maybe even nod in recognition!). P.S. I Hate it Here is perfect for the mom of elementary-age kids, tweens and even young teens.
Have a mom in your life who is a Facebook addict? Then Facebook Fairytales could be the perfect book to gift. Written by a mom named Emily Liebert, the stories are touching, life-affirming, and so interesting. It's amazing what blessings that others have reaped from social networking. One of my favorites? Desperately Seeking Sister, about an older sister who was found by a long-lost younger sister thanks to Facebook. This is perfect for the tech-savvy mom.
Going green is about taking little steps in your life, because the little things all add up over time. Green Mama by Tracey Bianchi explains many small steps that your family can take, and why to do it. She makes it all sound positively easy. This is perfect for the eco-passionate mom.
Creative moms are a wonderful bunch: filled with fabulous ideas that they can bring to fruition in ingenious ways. But passing that on to kids? Beyond involving them in creative activities, it can be challenging. But 33 Things to Know About Raising Creative Kids by Whitney Ferre demystifies it. For instance, do let your kids dress themselves? If so, that can help foster the creative mind. Just police the clothes for weather appropriateness. This is perfect for the artsy mom who wants to pass along her creative mind to her kids.
Everything changes when you have a child -- your schedule, your plans, your life. But that shouldn't mean that you stop taking care of yourself. Momover by Dana Wood is a how-to for moms to help them re-learn how to take care of themselves. Mind, body, soul ... it covers it all. This is perfect for the mom who wants to reclaim her self while continuing to be a great mom.
Is getting dinner on the table a challenge for the mom in your life? This book can help. It's not a cookbook -- instead Jeanne Muchnick offers tips, tricks and guidance for moms to get dinner on the table faster in Dinner for Busy Moms. It's perfect for the mom who is looking to regain control and order in her life.
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