Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mother's Day Book Ideas For Mom's Of All Ages

For moms-to-be…

Jordan Reid & Erin Williams

Part advice, part journal, part activity book, all hilarious. This irreverent, laugh out loud book is a must have for soon-to-be moms. The perfect for baby showers and Mother’s day this spring!

"Funny as hell.”—Amy Morrison, founder of Pregnant Chicken
"Comfort, solidarity, entertainment, and maybe even total life enlightenment.”—Lauren Smith Brody, founder of The Fifth Trimester

This is by far the funniest book I have ever read whether pregnant or not! It is a laugh out loud book I mean the first chapter says it all....

I love the tips for morning sickness like eating a pound of Sour Patch Kids will not be frowned upon.

There are pages of fun games to play while you wait for the honeymoon phase of  the 2nd Trimester. 

 The second trimester is by far the best. Nausea is usually gone and you are not so uncomfortable yet so have some fun.

Be your amazing self!

By the third trimester we really just want to get it out and that is exactly what the chapter is called.  I love this book full of witty pregnancy activities. Like circling the 3 things on your body that are currently making you insane like "pepperoni nipples" and "cankles".  Readers will love the fill in questions where you can list your craziest dreams and qualities you hope the baby gets from you and the father and so much more.  There are 171 pages of fun!

This is the perfect pregnant mommy gift!

For experienced moms…

Kate & David Marshall
TO PURCHASE; hardcover; $15

From the bestselling authors of What I Love About You, a personalized way to say “I love you” to your child. 

The Book of You celebrates your teen or adult child on a milestone birthday or graduation, or as they embark on marriage or the joys of parenthood. 

With writing prompts, checklists, and space for treasured photos, you’ll compile a collection of fond memories and hopes for the future that will be a cherished keepsake for years to come.

This is one of my favorite kind of books.  My mom died when I was 12 and I am always striving to make sure my kids know all about me since knowing my mom as a person is what I missed most. I knew her as a mom but I wanted to know the woman. I wanted to know what she thought about, what she wished for, what she wanted. The Book of You is a keepsake journal where you write in your answers to prompts provided within the pages. 

 I would have loved to have this book filled out by my mom!

For grandma…

Lesley Stahl

**New York Times Bestseller**

From one of the country’s most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman’s life. In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children, Stahl’s book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship.

“Award-winning broadcast journalist Stahl [investigates] the importance of the role grandparents can play in the lives of their children and grandchildren…. Through the medium of her own experiences, the author delivers a wise and witty book. A welcome guide for new grandparents and their children looking to savor the joys and navigate the pitfalls of grandparenting.” —Kirkus

This book came a day after a conversation I had with a co-worker. She was explaining to me (very much a hands on mom) and two pregnant co-workers that you love your children YES but the love for a grandchild is 10 times as powerful. I couldn't imagine this because I LOVE MY KIDS! I want to be with them more than anyone else in the whole world and the thought of them leaving the nest in the future breaks my heart. After reading Lesley's book I understand what she was saying.  I am nowhere near being a grandparents but this book was a wonderful read. Grandparents these days are younger in age and at heart than grandparents past. They are very often an extension of a parent and the relationship with their grandbabies goes very deep. All will love this book but what a great gift idea for new grandma's! Give it with your pregnancy news!


  1. The Big Fat Activity Book looks and sounds so funny. This would be a great gift for my daughter even though she is done having babies. I know she would get a kick out of it.

  2. those do sound like great books,,id love to read them


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