Summer Reading // Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's day gift ideas

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So many books, so little time! With Mother’s Day fast approaching (May 10th)I decided to share some of the books I’ve chosen to keep my sanity and help me grow as a woman, wife & mother.

I do love a good book.  Although I don’t psychically pick up a book as often as I’d like anymore; I still love to read and buy books.

I’ve chosen a few of the books I’m reading now and this upcoming summer. They’ll make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day for those book lovers in your family and for yourself too. Who says we can’t gift ourselves? I sure did.  I decided on these based on 3 aspects of my life. Personal growth, motherhood & for fun.

I love learning new things, expanding my vocabulary and knowledge are things that really call my attention and if you’re like me you’ll enjoy these books.  There’s so much information out there and maybe sometimes things will really click for you and speak to your heart.

#ONE

Book Title: Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men 
Author: Meg Meeker M.D.

It’s only 10 chapters, totally doable for us moms and it serves as a manual on how to raise, well as the title puts it Extraordinary Men.

#TWO

Book Title: The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out 
Author: Brennan Manning

The understanding of Grace by God is something we can barely grasp. This book really digs deep into that. It has really been eye opening and touching on a subject really close to God’s heart.

#THREE

Book Title: How Children Learn (Classics in Child Development)
Author: John Holt

This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

#FOUR

Book Title: Dover Creative Haven Art Nouveau Animal Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
Author: Marty Noble

We all need a little creativity sometimes. This is an adult coloring book. Great to sit with your little one and doodle. According to psychologist coloring has been proven to reduce stress. So grab some crayons & coloring pencils!

Hope you enjoy these book recommendations. They’ll make great Mother’s Day presents for that special woman in your life, including yourself. Let me know if you pick one of them up. If you’ve read any of these; what has been your takeaway from these books?

Thanks for stopping in!

ellen

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10 thoughts on “Summer Reading // Mother’s Day Gift Ideas”

  1. I love the idea of Adult coloring books. I often color with my kids and find it definitely gets rid of stress. The first book about raising Extraordinary men is a must for me…I have three boys!

  2. I love your recommendations! I especially am interested in reading the first and third. In the case of the former, I think raising my daughter comes more instinctively, and I'm a bit more of a ball of mush when it comes to my sweet boy. I will definitely look into both books. Great reviews!!

  3. Great list! Meg Meeker's book for fathers raising daughters is obviously not a Mother's Day choice, but it is definitely a good read so I can imagine her book for mothers and sons is great. I don't read too many parenting books anymore though. Can you recommend any good novels in verse? Btw, I found you on Top Mommy Blogs! If you can, come see me at http://www.rainbowsandballerinas.com !

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