Thursday, May 10, 2012

Books for Moms

I absolutely love Mother's Day. I always feel so loved and appreciated by my hubby, and my little kiddos, plus it's such a great opportunity to show my own mother how much I love and appreciate her! These books are great for moms and munchkins alike. The stories truly honor that amazingly special mother-child relationship, and I love them to pieces. Here's what we're reading this week to help us celebrate those wonderful mamas out there, and the kids that made them who they are...


*On the Day You Were Born*
By Debra Frasier

This book is  a beautiful celebration of the moment a mother is made: the birth of a child. It's about the amazing way the Earth, and the animals, and the human beings around us all come together to welcome a new baby to the world. The illustrations are spectacular, and it is such a fun book for moms (or any grown ups) to share with their little loved ones.


 *Mommy Hugs*
By Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben

This adorable book is about the many ways different types of animal mothers show their love to their babes. I love to act out each display of affection with my kids as I read it to them (when the mama cat nuzzles, we nuzzle). My kids adore this book, and I adore the chance to snuggle, hug, tickle, and kiss them while we read together!


 *I Love You Stinky Face*
Written by Lisa McCourt, Illustrated by Cyd Moore

This book is totally cute, and fun, and full of warmth. It's about the unconditional love a mother has for a her child: no matter what a child does, what kind of crazy creature they become, or how stinky they are, a mother's love never falters. Mom's are always there for their babies.


*The Giving Tree*
By Shel Silverstein

If you haven't read this one, you are really missing out. The Giving Tree is a favorite of mine, and has been since I was a child. I love all of Shel Silverstein's work, and this is my absolute favorite. At face value, it's about the relationship between a tree and a boy, but it goes so much deeper than that. It's about a love that never wavers and never fades, no matter how much time goes by, or how far apart two creatures may be. I think every mother can relate to this tree in a very big way, and this book will always remain at the forefront of my bookshelves.


 *101 Secrets A Cool Mom Knows*
By Sue Ellin Browder and Walter Browder

This is such a fun for book for moms to read. There are all kinds tips, tricks, and how-tos for the coolest mom on the block... 101 to be exact. This book is only for those super awesome, hands-on moms out there. The daring moms. The fun moms. After all, how many moms do you know that can cruise on a skateboard, build a house from leaves, and weigh a cloud? Only the coolest, but with this book in hand, that mom could be you!

And last of all, the "mother" of all mom books (sorry about the bad pun. I couldn't help myself!)...

*Love You Forever*
Written by Robert Munsch, Illustrated by Sheila McGraw

This book is simply wonderful. Maybe it was the hormones, but I could not make it through this book without crying while I was pregnant with my third baby. It's about growing up, and growing old, and the deep love between a parent and a child. It conveys so perfectly that no matter how old a child gets, they will always be their parent's baby. It is such a sweet story, and deeply sentimental in the best sort of way. It's definitely a family favorite. If you're pregnant, or just sensitive, make sure you have the tissues nearby!


I wish you a wonderful Mother's Day weekend, and I hope you have a chance to enjoy some of these fabulous family stories. I firmly believe that you're never too old to snuggle up and read a good book with your mom...

Moms rock!!


  1. happy mother's day!!
    i love those books too!

    1. Happy Mother's Day to you too Suzanne!! :)

  2. "The Giving Tree" was one of my faves. What a great selection of books. I was thrilled earlier when my sixteen year old said he had made me something (he is not a maker of things) so it looks to be a great weekend.

    Have a great Mother's Day!

    1. Aww... that is too sweet. The handmade gifts are the best! I hope my little ones are still making me things when they're 16. Happy Mother's Day!!!


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