Mother’s Day Book Gift Suggestions

With Mother’s Day approaching, it’s a scramble to find just the right gift. For expecting mothers, it’s even harder to decipher what they need – or what they want. Pregnant mothers will find their dream memento in this update on a classic: The What to Expect Journal & Organizer (Workman Publishing; on sale April 11; $17.99). Now revised with 12 weeks of postpartum pages, The What to Expect Journal & Organizer is a must-have! When I was pregnant with my son (many years ago) I loved the original version but this updated version is even better!

For mothers who don’t want to miss a moment of their pregnancy, here comes a journal to bring along every step of the way. From that positive pregnancy test to those precious ultrasounds, first kick to first contraction to first cuddle—this journal can record it all. Updates include:

·         12 weeks of postpartum pages, encouraging parents to focus on self-care after birth

·         Broader prompts, inviting partners to join in on journaling

·         More room for notes, to reflect on memories during those precious months

·         A Flexibound cover, ready to toss in a bag and use on the go – and more!

Find out where to buy it here.

For years, Katie Clemons’s shared journals have created greater connections for kids and their parents and grandparents. Her journals for kids ages 8-12 – Between Mom and MeLove, Mom and MeBetween Dad and Me, and Love, Dad and Me – are the bestselling parent-child shared journals on the market. While many shared journals focus on lists or generic content, Katie takes a storytelling approach to prompts that appeal to adults and kids alike, and create real connection and bonding.

Now, Katie has created journals for a younger child (ages 5-8). My First Mom and Daughter Journal and My First Mom and Son Journal help moms and their little ones spend time together, create together, and understand each other (and have fun!). I just love the illustrations and that these are specifically made for younger children. The pages are thicker and they can even use markers! They can be found on

Fun to read!

Do you have a Mom who loves everything about the Modern British Royal Family? This is the perfect gift! It is full of fascinating facts and is so much fun to read! You can also find it on and it is available for under $20!

Inside you’ll find the royal scoop, including:

  • Details about the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Drama decoded, from the Sussexes’ move to Montecito to the Cambridges’ path to the throne.
  • Facts about Princess Diana’s royal courtship Sartorial specifics (hello, revenge dress).
Once Upon a Rind in Hollywood by Rachel Riederman and Ulysses Press

Celebrate your favorite films with delicious cheese boards, creative charcuterie platters, and movie-themed snack recipes in this punny and tasty cookbook.

Introducing Once Upon a Rind in Hollywood: 50 Movie-Themed Cheese Platters and Snack Boards for Film Fanatics by editors of Ulysses Press, with food ideas and photographs by Rachel Riederman [ISBN: 9781646044092; $19.95. It actually has 50 different snack recipes! I was really impressed with the variety of different types of recipes. If you have a Mom who loves movies, this one is a must-buy! You can also find it on

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books. Cover images were also provided.

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