November is here and, brace yourself, it’s time to start thinking about buying gifts for the holidays. Here are several books that will delight and inspire.
When We Became Three: A Memory Book For The Modern Family by Jill Caryl Weiner. This is the most clever and creative baby journal I have ever seen. Chronicling the beginning of the parents budding romance through pregnancy cravings and all the way to the baby ‘s 2nd birthday. Filled with delightful, quirky questions and checklists that make documenting your baby’s first years easy and fun. You will enjoy this precious keepsake for generations. This is the perfect gift for new parents. Available online and in stores at Barnes & Noble, and on amazon.
Are You Kidding Me? My Life With An Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, And Crazy Relatives by Stacey Gustafson. With all the familial get-togethers and last minute shopping expeditions this holiday season you are definitely going to need some comic relief. Look no further! Charming, hilarious, lighthearted stories on midlife, motherhood, and family shenanigans. You’ll be laughing your way through to January! Available on amazon.
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak. From the writer, actor, director, and executive producer of Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office is a hilarious book sure to delight. Like the title says, there are no pictures in this book, only funny words that grownups must say out loud. And each page is sillier than the next. Your child will be howling with laughter and begging for more. Available on amazon.
Many Paws: The Years of Change by Susan DeGarmo. This little gem is a fabulously creative and colorful three dimensional “lighthearted interactive pop-up book for women.” Created to delight and inspire women to embrace their bodies and themselves with humor and grace as they embark on their “changes.” Sure to bring a smile to all your hot-flashing lady friends. Available here.
The Dog Stays In The Picture: How My Rescued Greyhound Helped Me Cope With My Empty Nest by Susan Morse. Often when the nest empties our first reaction is to get a dog to help fill the space our kids leave behind. This is a tale (no pun intended) of a lovable, rambunctious rescued Greyhound who turns out to be more of a challenge than the author ever expected. This becomes an unexpected blessing helping her deal with the emotions and transitions of emptying her nest. Available on amazon.
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Your reviews are very, very good. Off to a day of catch up with the Mama’s and Papa’s singing in my ear!! Thank you and have a great day!!
Great selection of books. I can see how each would be a great gift.
Cathy Chester says
Love these books (and the authors) and I know I’d love the one about the greyhound. Great selection, Linda!
Grown and Flown says
I enjoyed the Dog Stays in the Picture – glad to see you include it here.
Stacey Lowrey Gustafson says
Lovin this list. Nothing beats the perfect paperback to snuggle up with this winter.
Rena McDaniel says
I love this baby book and I am trying to find something very similar to this for my daughter but since she is having twins I need one that says When We Became Four! I can’t wait to read some of these others and pinned the list to refer back to. Thanks for the tips, nothing better in the winter than curling up with a great book!
Elaine Lauble Kehoe says
The one about the dog looks great! Thanks for these reviews.
When We Became Three says
Dear Linda, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this review. And I was aiming at creating the best baby journal I could — and you put all that into words. Thanks so much!
Pat Nelson says
Linda, thanks for sharing these great gift ideas. I have read . . . and loved . . . three that I see on your page: “Are You Kidding Me” and “Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Being a Mom” and “On Family.” The others look great too. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I’m thankful for people like you who support good writers! You are awesome.