Mother’s Day is Sunday May 11th this year; are you ready?
If you still haven’t quite decided what to get Mom on her special day, be sure to drop by the Book Table and check out our wonderful selection of Mother’s Day gifts! Below are some of the collections we have that are either written by or about real moms. Check them out:
The Slow-Ripening Fruits of Mothering by Emily Watts
How are you doing as a mom? If you’re like most of us, you base your assessment on appearances: how the children are behaving, the progress they’re making, the evidences you see that they’re moving forward. After all, as Matthew 7:17 tells us, “By their fruits ye shall know them.”
But appearances can be deceiving, and they don’t always tell us the whole story. As Emily Watts points out, most fruit isn’t really very good until it’s ripe—and “children are the slowest-ripening fruit there is.” Using examples from the scriptures and her own life experiences, Emily will help you find the patience with yourself—and with your children—that you need to stay afloat on difficult mothering days. You;ll laugh, you’ll recognize your own challenges, and you’ll feel the peace that comes from knowing that Heavenly Father is in charge and stands willing to help along the way.
Confessions of a Cereal Mother by Rachel McClellan
In Confessions of a Cereal Mother, popular author Rachel McClellan provides an insightful and often hilarious view of a mother’s journey as she tackles everyday situations. You’ll discover several mind-saving rules, which include:
- Don’t throw your pregnancy test away before the full three minutes is up.
- Unless there is a rush on the grocery store pending a zombie-virus outbreak, never take your kids shopping.
- If your toddler is going to chew on a Band-Aid, hope it’s one found inside the community swimming pools chlorinated pool and not one found in their locker room.
- Never throw up in a cookie sheet.
- Things can always get worse. You could discover your child playing with a used tampon applicator. It’s not a whistle, sweetie.
- And most importantly, the moment one of your children is seriously ill, forget about everything else. You have the greatest honor in the world – being a Mom.
Mothers everywhere will relate to this author’s attempt to stay sane while trying to raise successful children.
Everything I Need to Know I Learned at Home by John Bytheway
John Bytheway says, “As a teenager, I heard certain statements from my mother almost daily, like: ‘Wash your hands,’ or ‘Go ask your Dad.’ What I didn’t realize was that hidden within these everyday phrases are basic teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ and a formula for a life of joy and happiness. It dawned on me one day that everything I ever needed to know I had already learned at home.”
Best-selling author John Bytheway takes a break from his normal youth audience and spend a few moments encouraging LDS moms in this live recording. Listeners will be inspired by the author’s unique insights as he shares the many lessons he learned within the walls of his own home — gospel lessons that will uplifts, comfort, and motivate all of us, especially moms.