May 5, 2011

Gift of Words This Mother’s Day

Why are mothers one of God’s best creations? Let us count the ways…

She is the master of multi-tasking! Husbands, kids, career, time for herself – all of these she can juggle with the best of them. She will worry about you, whether you’re 3 years old or 30 years old. She will help you finish your school project, even though she’s dead tired at the end of the day. That thing called maternal instinct? It’s almost always right. So you better listen to what she says. Her gentleness and sweetness can help make a bad day at school (or even in the office) fade away. She has that “secret recipe” that for you, is the best you’ve ever tasted. She will love you, no matter what you do. God had a very special plan when He used her to give you life.

Aside from the flowers and chocolates that we traditionally shower on our favorite women on earth, why not give her something that she can cherish for a long time: words that will nourish her heart and soul. Give your Mom a Gift of Words This Mother’s Day. Here are some book gift suggestions for the most important woman in your life:

Refreshing Words for Busy Women

by Darlene Sala

Has 365 short selections meant to renew, restore and revive women who are overwhelmed with the daily grind of life. Like a warm, relaxing chat with a friend, these pages will help women turn their focus from their circumstances to God. (P250)

Love Language Minute Devotional

by Gary Chapman

This book will help married couples identify and speak each other’s love language in daily devotionals aimed at building the foundation of marriage through communication, respect, unconditional love, and forgiveness. (p325)


by John and Stasi Eldredge

This helps women unveil the mysteries of her soul and to understand that the heart matters more than anything. (P450)

No Lipstick for Mother

by Grace D. Chong

This is a children’s story for all ages that will help you fall even more in love with your mother. This was a First prize winner in the Story for Children in English category of the 2005 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. (P65)

All of the books above are available at OMF Lit Bookshops, National Bookstore, Powerbooks and PCBS bookstores nationwide

The Happiest Mom

by Meagan Francis

The author of The Happiest Mom, shows that motherhood is not an obstacle to joy. She shares her 10 secrets to happy motherhood in this down-to-earth and funny book.
Price: P628/Fullybooked
Format: Paperback

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
by Amy Chua

An awe-inspiring, often hilarious, and unerringly honest story of one mother's exercise in extreme parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of raising her children the Chinese way. All decent parents want to do what's best for their children.

Price: Php 999.00 (Powerbooks)
Format: Hardcover


  1. I love this list of books, problema lang walang bookstore here sa Palawan :(

  2. I have that book tagalog version, "bakit di naglilipstik si nanay," but I think I donated it na. great books talaga and you'll appreciate your mother more.

  3. wow, mommy joy i'd like to get my hands in all of these books, one day when my budget allows me:)

  4. Ooh, I've read Tiger Mom and it was one hell of an addictive book. It makes me thank that my mom was a half-tiger mom. I realized that even though I'm unmarried and without kids, as I grow older, I appreciate what my parents have sacrificed to give me a good life. It's nice to see the book mentioned here. <3

  5. I'd love to get my hands on these titles. Thanks for sharing!


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