Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day too) are tricky holidays. Do you buy gifts? Do you just give a call so Mom knows you’re thinking of her? Do you treat her to an all expenses paid trip to a tropical island? We’re not here to tell you how best to celebrate your mother. But if buying books for your mom is an idea you’ve considered (or maybe one you haven’t) then this list is right up your alley.
If your mom loves books, Lulu has the perfect gifts for her this year!
Inspiration & Lifestyle
A broad category to be sure, but Lulu has a wealth of authors who focus on living their best lives. And those very same authors love to share how they do it. Here we have 3 of our favorite books to inspire your mom!
Crossing the Finish Line By Addie Perkins Williamson, Ph.D.
Addie Perkins Williamson is founder and CEO of Perkins Williamson Associates; a boutique organizational-development consulting firm that helps companies increase their operating effectiveness and efficiency, ensure high levels of employee engagement, and improve their overall global competitiveness. Prior to starting her own firm she was an executive at The Chase Manhattan Bank, Pfizer, Pepsi Cola and American Express.
Beyond Every Wall By Velma P Scantlebury, M.D.
A remarkable journey in the life of young girl, born in Barbados, and her incredible stories as she struggled to become the first African American transplant surgeon in the United States. This book gives you a remarkable glimpse into the life and culture of Barbados. She takes us into the operating room where a transplant is being performed, as well as into her life as she journeys from a teenager in Brooklyn to overcoming the doubts and negativity that she encountered in her quest to become a surgeon. The struggles of advancing a career in a male dominated field are coupled with her personal struggles with depression, marriage and motherhood. As a role model and mentor, her story highlights possibilities for young girls whose dreams can become realities
Becoming A Workday Warrior By Brian White
In this book you’ll discover:
• Nutrition techniques to eat for health, productivity and vibrancy for a 9 to 5 workday.
• The most important hour of the workday for optimum health and how to maximize it.
• 3 minute workouts that will energize your body right at your desk.
• Techniques to release tension in just 2 minutes at your desk.
• The 24 must-have items for your health drawer.
Health & Wellness
Does your mom love to cook? Or drink wine maybe? Or is she just excited about fitness and wellness? If she falls into any of these categories, the books we’re featuring will be perfect for her!
21 Meals 63 Days By Kaylie Johnson
21 Days 63 Meals: An Easy Paleo Whole30 Meal Plan A simple easy meal plan for busy people who like to eat healthy. One month of paleo, whole30, and plant based recipes. Includes weekly shopping lists, daily nutritional information, and easy tasty recipes to keep you fueled and satisfied.
63 original recipes
3 shopping lists
Bonus snack list
Daily nutritional data
Week-by-week meal plans
Meal prep tips and tricks
Fast and easy recipes!
Photos with every recipe
The week off from meal planning!
The Nutrition Code By Suzanne Labrie
Feel better and more empowered, with your health and the health of your patients.
This book gives you a quick and easy system to map out nutritional imbalances and correct them, in the order that works best for the body.
In this book, you will learn:
– Why supplements can be brilliant for optimum health
– What vitamins and minerals are best for specific conditions and how to test for them
– Demystify the intricacies of the Methylation pathway with one main test
– Discover the real problem with gluten. Its effects are more widespread and subtly damaging than you think
– Powerful supportive strategies for detoxification that build health, rather than take you backwards
The Drinking Woman’s Diet By Wendy Narby
Do you love your wine but worry about your health and weight? This book is crammed full of ideas, advice from specialists, and tried and tested recommendations to help maintain your health without giving up your love of wine and fine food.
The book addresses these serious issues in a light-hearted way, through a lens of living in France and with a nod to how ‘French Women do it’. This is not so much a simple diet book as a fascinating lifestyle guide.
Home & Garden
Finally we have 3 books for the moms out there with a green thumb. Or for the moms who want to make their thumbs greener. These awesome home & garden books are the perfect guides and motivators to kickstart a whole new flower experience, vegetable garden, or to get those housekeeping chores in order.
Mind What Matters By Ariana Velazquez
Mind What Matters focuses on simple lifestyle habits you can adopt that reduce waste contribution while hardly altering your current lifestyle. You will find a multitude of new ways to seamlessly adapt an eco-friendly lifestyle that not only benefits the planet, but yourself as well.
A Seasonal Gardener’s Handbook By Donna L. Long
This guide explains concepts that beginning gardeners are often baffled about.
Learn these successful gardening concepts.
Learn how to use the natural warming and cooling of the Earth to plant at the optimal times.
Learn the simple ingredients to great compost inspired by Earth’s natural processes.
Learn why plant origins are important to their success in your garden.
Learn to understand the timing of planting and why cool season crops planted at the wrong time, fail.
And finally, learn how to find the information that helps you to understand the land, soil, climate, and weather where you garden.
Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers By Heidi Schaap
You’re buried under piles of unfolded laundry. You can’t set the table because all your dishes are dirty. You need to dust, but every countertop is covered in newspapers and last month’s unpaid bills. Every drawer in your home is a junk drawer. Does this sound familiar? Do you want to manage your home better, but just don’t know where to start? Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers is the book that can help you transform your home from “messed” to “blessed” in a month (or less!) and keep it clean FOR GOOD!
Drill Sergeant Heidi Schaap teaches you what to clean, how often to clean it, how to maintain your newly-cleaned home and more!
Finally, we want to wish a Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there!
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