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Mother’s Day Gifts

To Mothers Carrying the Torch of Faith and Family by Jeffrey R. Holland

“In this great, eternal work, mothers have carried the torch of faith and family from the beginning. The need for that torch to burn brightly and dispel darkness has never been greater,” writes Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In this thoughtful book for mothers, Elder and Sister Holland reflect on the crucial role of motherhood in fulfilling the purposes of eternity, as well as the challenges that all mothers experience. Filled with hope and encouragement, their message will resonate with mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and teachers. Concludes Elder Holland, “To all mother sin every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘God bless you. You are doing better than you think you are.”‘

She’s a Mom: If You Think Her Hands Are Full, You Should See Her Heart

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

—Abraham Lincoln

Who can overstate the joys and blessings of motherhood? There is no responsibility more sacred, no privilege more divine, no calling closer to heaven. The righteous influence of a mother on her children can be seen through countless generations; her love is eternal.

Our Heavenly Father treasures His precious daughters and wants them to remember their great worth. In She’s a Mom, encouraging words from prophets and other inspired leaders remind mothers everywhere that they’re doing a wonderful job. “As a mother, yours is the work of salvation.”

—Jeffrey R. Holland

Women of Influence by Jack R. Christianson

“We need women who know how to access the power that God makes available to covenant keepers.” – President Russell M. Nelson.

For His toughest battles, God requires His strongest warriors, and He does not leave them alone. As the chasm between good and evil broadens constantly in the latter days, the time to be neutral has passed, and the Lord has need of willing women who will fight for His cause and defend His truth.

Prophets and Apostles extend no greater praise than to the women of the Church for their compassionate service, integral devotion, and immeasurable faith. To you, a member of His royal army, God has promised to build you up and buoy your feet as you share your heavenly influence.

Sisters Arise! by Lynne Perry Christofferson

What do the wimples and crisping pins mentioned by Isaiah have to do with modern Latter-day Saint women? These unfamiliar terms represent the trappings of worldliness, a worldliness that is more accessible than ever as cyberspace opens the door into our homes, our hands, and our minds. InSisters, Arise! author Lynne Perry Christofferson presents Latter-day Saint women with a call to action—an appeal to work together to combat the dangerous attitudes and behaviors of the world and to stand as examples of virtuous living.

With no-nonsense discussion on how to avoid falling victim to spiritual deception, sisters are encouraged to escape the pitfall of simply being less worldly than the world. Through scriptures, quotes, stories, and music, the author addresses a range of topics—from modesty and self-esteem to the quest for perfection. Each thought-provoking chapter is an invitation for women to examine themselves honestly as they move closer to becoming the women the Lord intends them to be.

The First Fifty Years of Relief Society by Various Authors

This collection of original documents explores the fascinating and largely unknown history of the Relief Society in the nineteenth century. The story begins with the founding of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society, and the complete and unabridged minutes of that organization are reproduced in this book for the first time in print.

The large majority of the volume covers the lesser-known period after the Relief Society was reestablished in territorial Utah and began to spread to areas as remote as Hawaii and England. Not only did Relief Society women care for their families and the poor, they manufactured and sold goods, went to medical school, gave healing blessings and set apart Relief Society officers, stored grain, built assembly halls, fought for women’s suffrage, founded a hospital, defended the practice of plural marriage, and started the Primary and Young Women organizations. Prominent in the documents are the towering figures of Mormon women’s history from this period, including Emma Smith, Eliza R. Snow, Emmeline B. Wells, Zina D. H. Young, and many others.

Not only do we just have great books for your mother’s, but we also have a wide variety of cute scarves, jewelry, and even better, chocolate. Come stop by the Book Table to get your mother the perfect gift!

Mother’s Day is almost here!

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10th 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:

Bedtime for Mommy by Amy K. Rosenthal

When it’s Mommy’s bedtime, she begs her little girl — Five more minutes?

Ok, but then brush your teeth!

But then Mommy wants another glass of water…another story…luckily this little girl is very patient!

A hilarious reversal of the classic bedtime routine in which a little girl puts Mommy to bed.

I Love Mom by Joanna Walsh & Judi Abbot

Show Mom how much you care with this delightful display of parent appreciation which School Library Journal called “a wonderful cuddle-up-and-read choice.”

This charming picture book is a celebration of moms everywhere!

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Celebrating Mother’s Day by Jane Suarez

Mother is the most important woman in everyone’s life and she is responsible for making you a better individual of tomorrow. So, this Mother’s Day gives us an opportunity to devote to all mothers in the world, and express honor and gratitude towards in the most significant way possible. Mother’s day is the right time when you can express your love for her and tell her how much you love her. You can show your love to her by doing something special for her on Mother’s day. There are many ways by which you can make her feel special on this day. Read this book and find out how.

A Mother’s Greatest Gift by Heidi Poelman

You don’t need to be an expert to be a good mom; you just need the Lord’s help. Learn how to seek out the best parenting Guide the Holy Ghost in this insightful and inspiring book. With personal stories, research, and interviews, this is every mother’s must-read handbook for finding answers and keeping the Spirit in her home.

LDS Mother’s Day Highlights

Here are a few more suggestions for great Mother’s Day gifts from our LDS Department!

The Light We Share by Harriet R. Uchtdorf

Light_we_shareWhat difference does it make to have the light of the gospel in your life? To a twelve-year-old girl in post-World War II Germany, it made all the difference.

In this charming book, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf reflects on the power of heavenly light in her own life and recalls the joy it brought to her family during a dark and difficult time. “It was like a miracle,” she explains as she describes how hope came back into their lives.

Discover how the light we share can make a life-changing difference to those whose lives we touch-as family members, leaders, missionaries, teachers, friends, and brothers and sisters in the gospel.

BYU Vocal Point: Spectrum 

Ycd0314spm_coverFollowing up their best-selling album of hymns and inspirational songs, Lead Thou Me On, this new CD, Spectrum, showcases the group’s signature take on popular songs from yesterday and today—including Sara Bareilles’s “Brave” (A snippet of their YouTube cover of “Brave” was featured at the 2014 Grammy Awards.) Here’s the tracklist:

  1. Good Time
  2. Brave
  3. Dare You to Move
  4. Set Fire to the Rain
  5. Just the Way You Are
  6. Newsies Medley
  7. Home For Me
  8. Allegheny
  9. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  10. Frankie Valli Medley
  11. Beat It
  12. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
  13. I Stand All Amazed
  14. Rhythm of the Night
  15. Happy

Steven Sharp Nelson: Sacred Cello

Cellist Steven Sharp Nelson is best known for his award winning string arrangements and energetic performances with artists such as Jon Schmidt, Peter Breinholt, Paul Cardall and many more. Now, in his personal album debut, Steven Sharp Nelson delivers a powerful, yet reverent interpretation of various inspirational cello pieces.  Here’s the tracklist for this beautiful CD:

  1. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major: Prelude
  2. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring featuring Paul Cardall
  3. Clair De Lune featuring Jon Schmidt
  4. The Water is Wide featuring Peter Breinholt
  5. Be Still My Soul
  6. Beautiful Savior featuring David Tolk
  7. Chorale, “O, Savior Thou Who Wearest a Crown”
  8. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini featuring Jon Schmidt
  9. How Can I Keep from Singing?
  10. O My Father featuring Marshall McDonald
  11. All Creatures of Our God and King
  12. God Be With You till We Meet Again

 

Don’t forget about Mom this Mother’s Day!

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

Slow-ripening_fruits.fHow 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.

 

Valley Channel: Mother’s Day Gifts

See what we’ve been up to on the Valley Channel lately! Look no further for Mother’s Day or other special occasion gifts:

The first video features our new line of jewelry called Bella Boutique.

Valley Channel: Think About Mom

Don’t forget Mom! Candice highlights some gift ideas for Mother’s Day on the Valley Channel.

Happy Mother’s Day..finally

Okay, I’m on.

This blogging stuff is rather frightening, but my maiden voyage is setting sail because I have a couple of things to say about Mother’s Day.  Having raised 8 children, I have a history of avoiding the trappings of the holiday since I began this trek.  My first child was born on Christmas morn.  Motherhood all seemed magical.  When my 8th child was born on Mother’s Day, I thought the fates were laughing at me.  Somewhere in between those two events in my life,  I somehow changed my tune and  The Love at Home version of Mother’s Day gave way to the Onward Christian Soldiers  and Let Us All Press On.  I remember singing about the “Roses blooming beneath my feet” one Mother’s Day morning while contemplating the mess my boys had made of the widow’s flower garden next door while picking her flowers for my Mother’s Day gift.  After they were done, there was nothing growing at all “beneath her feet”.  I was sure that the composer of that song was a man who had never had children. The upside of having a baby on Mother’s Day was missing that song being sung at church.  My considerate children actually taped the song being sung and brought it up to the hospital for a rousing rendition.

So that’s my background.  My children are all grown and out of the house, singing Love at Home in their own meetings. But all of a sudden I have realized that negating a day honoring the important role a mother plays in today’s society is ludicrous!  The world needs loving mothers–now more than ever before. I wasted too many years feeling guilt by association.  In other words, I am totally changing my tune.  So enjoy the day, you wonderful, honorable, incredible women….and may those “roses always bloom” for you.

Mary Ann

We have some great books on display for Mother’s Day at the front of our store… books expressing just about any sentiments you can imagine.  Two of my favorites are Created for Greater Things by Jeffrey R. Holland and very unusual book entitled Conversations with a Moonflower by Christine Hall.  We also have some beautiful figurines from Hansen Classics and Maryetta’s depicting mothers. Come and visit us and enjoy browsing our store.

Watch a moonflower bloom in real-time! They only open at night.

From the monthly email about Conversations With A Moonflower:

This is another book I have enjoyed.  This is a touching debut for this author as she writes about the lessons she has learned from her plant.  I know it sounds a little strange, but you will be inspired and uplifted by this quiet story.  I’ve checked around town, and if you are interested in having your own plant, the Greenhouse in Logan has the Moonflower, also called the Evening Primrose, for sale.  You can also find the seeds from Fonnesbeck Greenhouse in Mendon, or online at ConversationsWithAMoonflower.com.  This would make a fun gift set for Mom.

PICTURES Mother & Me and 4/22 Book Signing

New pictures are up on Flickr from today’s Mother & Me party and the HUGE author book signing on April 22. Here are just a few… go to the Flickr link on the left side of the page  and click where it says to view more. We’d like to thank all of you who made these events possible! Thanks for participating and helping get it all together. We have a lot more events coming up where the store camera will be present… so stay tuned.

Mother and Me- April 30

HUGE Author Signing with

Jessica Day George, Brandon Mull, Shannon Hale, Ally Condie, and James Dashner

April 22 at Mt. Logan Middle School

The Authors. From left- Jessica Day George, Brandon Mull, Shannon Hale, Ally Condie, and James Dashner. They’re a lively bunch.

This is our friend Hannah. We’d like to give a special shout out to her. Out of all the people who traveled a great distance to meet some of their favorite authors, we think she’s the one who came from furthest away- California. Thanks, Hannah!

Go to our Flickr page (link to it is on the left) to see more!

Mother and Me Projects

Come Spend Some Quality Time With The  Women In Your Life.

Enjoy a wonderful atmosphere, great food, and make some lasting fun memories.

Here is a sneak peek at our projects for the Mother and Me class. Hurry and reserve your spot today.  The last day to sign up is Thursday night.  It’s only $35.00, that covers the cost of a brunch for two and a picture, also you will be making an album about the women in your life and the girls can make a beautiful Mother’s Day card and a fun purse that they can carry around.