Books Your Mom Will Love

Mother’s Day is this weekend and I’m sure you already have everything planned out and are completely ready to honor the special women in your lives come Sunday, right? No?!  Well, worry not, there’s still time to get mom an awesome gift from Lulu to show her some love.  And I’m here to help narrow down some of the choices.

Mommy Confidential:  Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood

by Melinda Roberts


For years, Melinda Roberts has chronicled her adventures in motherhood and life on her Mommy Blog that she adapted into this book.  She has gained a very loyal following of fans because she tells a story that any mom can relate to, but makes it wildly entertaining with her unique mix of brutal honesty, optimistic humor, and sarcastic wit.  Roberts shows readers what happens when you take a woman fresh out of college, plop her down in Silicon Valley, saddle her with a mortgage, let her ride the tech boom, give her three kids, disintegrate her marriage, end her career, and then hand her a computer.  Mommy Confidential is an endearing tale of family life beset by disaster on many fronts. And Roberts keeps her family together through it all.  Roberts has since appeared on Oprah and Mommy Confidential is one of Lulu’s top sellers.

Make Me Something Good to Eat
by Tamra Davis


If your mom is anything like mine, then she loves to cook, or more so, loves to feed you right.  This is the perfect cookbook for anyone looking to get their families on the right track with what they eat, but don’t have a lot of time to do it.  These recipes are quick and easy and things like “Hawaiian Pancakes” will keep kids entertained.  Davis finds a way to give any dish an interesting kick. I personally like the “Seared Tuna Burger with Ginger and Wasabi.”  Davis has her own internet cooking show and has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Marriage and Other Acts of Charity

by Kate Braestrup


Did you know that Lulu has traditionally published titles like Kate Braestrup’s latest title Marriage and Other Acts of Charity too? With her inimitable voice and generous spirit, Braestrup turns her attention to the subjects of love and commitment in this New York Times Best Seller.  At 44, Braestrup has been married twice and widowed once, and has much to say about life after “the ceremony.” From helping a newlywed couple make amends after their first fight, to preparing herself for her second marriage, Braestrup offers her insights and experiences on what it truly means to share your life with someone, from the first kiss to the last straw, for better or for worse. Part memoir, part observation of modern marriage, and part meditation on the roles of God and love in our everyday lives, “Marriage and Other Acts of Charity” is a unique and unforgettable look into why, and how, we love each other.