Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts ~ Stories to Celebrate & Wisdom to Bless Moms

Have you been thinking ahead to Mother's Day?

What can you...what SHOULD you give the special mother(s) in your life?

I have a wonderful suggestion!

A dear author friend of mine, Cathy Messecar, along with four other precious author ladies got together and wrote a "scrapbook" collection of special highlights about mothers.

In their book A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts, these special ladies share everything from their own memories of raising children to delicious, family-friendly recipes.

Not only does this book have many special, inspirational motherhood vignettes, but it also has some very practical, easy-to-follow advice. Additionally, it is a beautiful book to look at and thumb through, making it an excellent gift item for any time of year, but especially for Mother's Day.

Here are some examples of some of my favorite pieces of this literary patchwork quilt:

  • You might be a mommy if...weary is written on your face, but happy is written on your heart.
  • I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all of my life. ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • As children trained in prayer grow up, the world encroaches, and their knowledge of good and evil develops. As concerns deepen, we witness them pray for victims of tragedies. Adults have told me that they've come full circle in their prayer lives because of hearing children's prayers. Our eyes, open to the rips and tears in the world's character, get back in tune with God who also cares about salt, pepper, rice, and dinner plates. (referring to the sweet, simple prayers of children) ~ Cathy Messecar
  • Many recipes such as: Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Bananas (for camping or on the grill), Baked Potato Haystacks, Breakfast Tacos, Baked French Toast, and Cookie Cutter Cookies.
Please consider this beautiful, precious book as a gift for the special mother(s) in your life (or even a special gift to yourself...you know who you are!).

What are some special memories you have of your mother, grandmother, or of raising your own children?

Please share!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Leafwood Publishers. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.


Terra said...

Thanks for your enthusiastic words about our book. Hey, those recipes from the book that you mention are yummy. Terra (co-author)

Parenting Expert Brenda Nixon said...

A beautiful book packed with stories, tips, ideas and more from beautiful women writers.

Haelie said...

Terra, I loved your pieces in this book greatly! You ladies did a wonderful job! I really need to try some of those yummy recipes!!! :)

Cathy Messecar said...

Haelie, Thank you for the kuddos for our book. We had such fun recalling stories of our babies and writing those. We had almost 150 years of mothering between us. I wish we could write one on marriages through compiling our Word Quilter Wisdom. I hope you are doing well. Blessings...