Mother's Day is right around the corner, May 13th to be exact. Do you have a mom who loves to read? I have to thank my mom for my reading habits because she reads as much as I do! Though, my mom tends to stick to reading mysteries and thrillers.
Mother's Day is a day to spoil your mom and to show how much you appreciate and love her for all that she has done for you.
To show that love, here are some gift ideas for this Mother's Day!:
*Just click on the image of the book, if interested to purchase.
The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd
Every mother feels a profound sense of responsibility when it comes to parenting. The effects of parenting decisions have long-lasting implications on our children, but making those important decisions can be challenging. The Power of a Positive Mom offers seven time-tested principles that will help guide you in making the right choices when it comes to raising your child:
1. The power of encouragement
2.The power of prayer
3. The power of a good attitude
4. The power of strong relationships
5. The power of your example
6. The power of strong moral standards
7. The power of love and forgiveness
With a new chapter for single moms, sections on kids and technology, e-mom references, links to author videos, and more, both stay-at-home and working mothers will find practical and spiritual guidance and encouragement to help you become the mother you’ve always wanted to be.
No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage
In No More Perfect Moms, Jill Savage says it how it is: All moms struggle. We fall short of our own standard of excellence, and then we feel insecure about not being the perfect wife with the perfect kids, perfect husband, perfect home, perfect friends, perfect marriage, and perfect body…
Jill speaks to the root of the insecurities mothers feel and points to a better way.
No More Perfect Moms will help a mom:
- Change her unrealistic expectations to realistic hopes
- Give grace and love to her husband and children even during struggles, and discover the beauty of grace when she stops judging herself and others
- Find freedom from disappointment when she embraces her real family, her real challenges, and her real, but imperfect, life
Raising Kingdom Kids by Tony Evans
Dr. Tony Evans begins with an overarching look at the need for Kingdom parenting, our roles and responsibilities in raising God-following children, and how to prepare children to take on the assignments God has for their lives. He then takes a practical turn, with examples and illustrations to help parents understand and provide specific training for kids in the power of prayer, wisdom, loving God’s Word, getting through trials, controlling their tongues, developing patience, the surrender of service, and much more.
Pray Big for your Child by Will Davis JR
Prayer expert Will Davis Jr. shows parents how to develop a prayer strategy for their kids. Includes a powerful prayer guide and reminders to help parents pray for their children throughout the day.
Desperate by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson
Desperate is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers, fighting back tears, and begging God for help. It's for those who have ever wondered what happened to all their ideals for what having children would be like. For those who have ever felt like all the "experts" have clearly never had a child like theirs. For those who have prayed for a mentor. For those who ever felt lost and alone in motherhood.
Whether you are a first-time mom, or an experienced mom, Desperate will inspire you to be a part of the ultimate goal of the book, to be a part of the no-more-desperate-moms movement.
Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace by Leigh Ann Thomas
Take a major life transition, infuse it with every imaginable emotion, sprinkle it with 1,001 must-be-made-now decisions, and what do you have? A wedding.
You're walking alongside your daughter as she dreams, plans, and organizes. You laugh and you cry. A lot. As you wade through the chaos, are you tempted to huddle in a corner with a box of chocolates?
This unique season doesn't have to bring on food binges and panic attacks. With the Lord's guidance, it can be an opportunity to walk with God in a fresh way. Through Scripture, prayers, and the personal stories of women who've been there, Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace encourages and uplifts the mother of the bride. With insight and humor, Thomas reveals how God's peace and love can flow through you to your husband, your daughter, your future son-in-law, and others involved in this beautiful and sacred event.
The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
A mother’s day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time: preparing meals, washing clothes, straightening and cleaning the house, and caring for children. These jobs all are necessary and crucially important. But in the dailyness of providing for a child’ s physical, emotional, and social needs, vital opportunities for spiritual nurture and training can be overlooked.
This doesn’t have to be the case. You can focus your energy on what matters most. Learn how you can:
• Make Life’s Mundane and Nitty-Gritty Moments Work for You and Not Against You.
• Discover Ways to Make Character-Building a Natural Part of Live.
• Teach Your Child in the Same Way Jesus Taught the Disciples.
• Pass on Crucial Gifts that Will Serve Your Family for a Lifetime.
The Life of Giving Parent by Clay & Sally Clarkson
In today’s world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We’re flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we’re choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn’t include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but He does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring His life into the life of their home.