Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day Pick #1 Life's Alphabet Soup

Uh oh! It's almost mother's day and you haven't picked out a gift yet! Worse, you have no idea what to give!

At least, that's how Mother's Day usually goes for me. A secret tip: if you find anything during the year that screams "That's my Mom" or "That's my mother-in-law" BUY IT and hold onto it until May. Then calmly retrieve it from its hiding place (granted you can remember where that is), wrap it and blissfully return to celebrating your own Mother's Day.

This week I'm giving you two book gift ideas to keep you cool as a cucumber instead of a hopping frog in a boiling pot.

Today's pick is:

 Life's Alphabet Soup: When Your Children Make You Eat Your Words by Terri Ferran.

This book is in the vein of Connie Sokol storytelling and y'all know how much I love Connie!

Ms. Ferran goes through the alphabet Dr. Seuss ABC's style, which any mom whose read that book knows how that works. Each letter has a theme and then an anecdote or two that gets you laughing or saying 'been there, done that' or 'better her than me'.

From A to Z it's sure to please. I especially like the pet contract and her addictions to chocolate and Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

Good laugh out loud life lessons that'll have your mom smiling.

Look for my next pick on Thursday!

Do you have a good Mother's Day gift idea to share?


  1. This sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the info.

  2. It would be nice to have something picked out ahead for mom or whoever. I'd probably forget where I put it. Thanks for the post.