Countdown to Mother's Day 2008: Mother's Day Gift Guide For the Book-Worm Mommy

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the crunch is on to find the perfect gift. Of course, mom says that all she wants is a homemade card and maybe some breakfast in bed. But we know that even the most selfless mother (and aren’t they all?!) wants and deserves a little pampering.

If you’re stuck for the perfect gift idea, starting today we’ll be highlighting Mother’s Day gift suggestions. So whether you’re the husband, parent, child or best friend of a new, veteran or expecting mommy, you’ll find the perfect gift (in a variety of price ranges) in our Guide to Mother’s Day Gifts.

For the Book-Worm Mommy
If the mom in your life is a voracious reader, then she’s probably already read everything written on the subject of parenting. However, these two new(ish) releases aren’t your run of the mill parenting books. No angst-filled mea culpas about child-rearing short-comings here – just (shockingly) funny, beautifully crafted and even a little bit poignant. Great beach reading, bathroom reading or anytime-of-the-day reading:

You’re Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom, by Ericka Schickel
According to the Las Angeles Times, “Erika Schickel, the author of “You’re Not the Boss of Me,” is the girlfriend we had in high school and college who was soda-through-the-nose hilarious.” While no one might have pegged Schickel as the natural mama type, her book shows that she’s the real deal. $10.36 at, with free super saver shipping.

Haiku Mama (Because 17 syllables is all you have time to read), by Kari Anne Roy. This is the book that’s inspiring blog entries, magazine articles and water cooler chatter all over the country. With over 100 irreverent haikus about the fun and foibles of motherhood, Haiku Mama will definitely keep you laughing out loud. Also $10.36 at Amazon.

Check back each day for more Mother’s Day Gift suggestions (or you can cheat and check out our whole gift guide here).

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