Some thoughts and books for Mother’s Day


As Mother’s Day approaches, I’m thinking about my mom and about being a mom.  We’ll be spending the day with my parents tomorrow, enjoying a nice brunch and honoring my mother.  I won’t have all my kids with me, but I’ll have the whole crew home next week.  So nice to have a full nest for the summer!

So in keeping the wonderful sentiment of honoring and celebrating motherhood, here are a few books that do just that!

Tommy’s Mommy’s Fish by Nancy Dingman Watson

Tommy's Mommy's Fish

If you don’t know this book, try to get your hands on a copy.  I’m told it’s out of print, but it’s such a wonderful story and a great one to read to your kids.

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

make way for ducklings

Mrs. Mallard causes quite a stir when she leads her eight ducklings through the streets of Boston, across town to meet Mr. Mallard on the pond in the Public Garden!  It’s a wonderful picture book for little children and for young elementary school kids

An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresinowski

An Invisible Thread

Here’s an incredible story about a woman who befriends a boy panhandling in New York, and begins a thirty-year friendship.  Proof that motherhood comes in many forms.

Text Me, Love Mom: Two Girls, Two Boys, One Empty Nest by Candace Allan

Text Me, Love Mom cover

You don’t stop being a mom when your kids leave the nest.  Candace Allan tells us how it feels when the flights begin.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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18 thoughts on “Some thoughts and books for Mother’s Day

  1. My three will all be home next weekend, for a few days. That will be my real Mother’s Day. Enjoy your time with your precious “little” ones!

  2. Happy Mother’s Day to you and wishing you a day of wonders and for special time with your ‘brood’ later next week. A lovely selection of books you’ve found for us – I’m particularly drawn to the last two. ‘Text Me’…how often don’t I remind my son that when he goes out with his friends and I want to know he’s arrive safely!

    1. I know exactly what you mean. Mothers continue to worry long after the kids have left. But so much joy too! Happy Mother’s Day to you Annika!

      1. My son is only fifteen so still at home but goes out for the day with his friends! I’m very restrained and will only text him once if I’m good! I do worry though and can’t believe only three years until he goes to university!!! I’ll be so happy and proud and miss him terribly. We are very close.

      2. Oh I know what you mean. We have 2 in college and 2 at home and next year another goes off. I miss them a lot, but watching them grow is something to see!

  3. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, Barb! Thank you for sharing your book treasures with us 🙂

  4. I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day! Love Make Way for Ducklings! Thanks for the other picks too. Will try to find them.

  5. Reblogged this on Book Club Mom and commented:

    Wishing all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you’re being pampered today!

    I’ll be spending the day with my family today, but meantime, here’s a Mother’s Day post from the archives.

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