Read IT Mom: Book Reviews and Giveaway

Books make great gifts for Mother’s day.  There are so many types of Mom’s and a book to match every personality.  Here are a few of our top choices for this Mother’s day. – Erika

For The Mom Who needs a Laugh:

Got Milf? The Modern Mom’s guide to Feeling Fabulous,Looking Great, and Rocking a Minivan
Author:  Sarah Maizes
Berkley Trade Paperback Original
$14.00; Available for Purchase here

The movie American Pie immortalized the term MILF as a piece of pop culture.  Good or bad,  it is a term that is here to stay.  Sarah Maizes new book puts a positive twist on the word Milf! This book is not about being a hot mom and attracting men. Got Milf? is a book about feeling good inside and out and embracing motherhood! A Milf, according to Maizes, is someone who can juggle responsibility, family, passion and an attitude to boot!  The fact that a mom can do all this while maintaining a sense of themselves is what makes them sexy.  I literally laughed out loud a million times while reading this book. Maizes tips on being a Milf are empowering and funny.  She explores the difference between A Milf and a Cougar.  “A Milf has children and a Cougar dates children.”  This book is great for a laugh and even inspired me to arrange a much needed girls night. Got Milf? would make a great Mother’s Day Gift for any mom (we all need a laugh). I am planning on purchasing a copy for my sister and some of my “Milf” friends this year!

For The Stylish Mom:

My Mom, Style Icon
By Piper Weiss
Chronicle Books
$18.95; available for purchase here

Piper Weiss was inspired to create My Mom, Style Icon Blog after going through photos of her own mom, Marilyn. Weiss realized that her mother was a “hip lady with enviable style” and thought that there must be other mom’s like hers out there.  The blog was a place for readers to post their own photo’s of their stylish moms.  The blog has exploded and includes pictures from around the world throughout many eras.  Now My Mom, Style Icon is also a book!  This hardcover book features 200  vintage black and white and color  photo’s  showcasing Marilyn and other stylish moms. Titles of sections such as a brief history of Big Hair to Mom’s gone Wild will be sure to give you a laugh. I love all the old photo’s and the styles were seriously amazing. The book inspired me go through old photo’s of my mom.  There are a few photos that I loved to look at when I was young. I can’t wait to find them now!  Do you have any old photo’s of your styling mom that you’d like to share with My Mom, Style Icon blog? You can share them here. We would also love to see some pictures so please post them on our Facebook page!

For New Mom’s or Mom’s to be:

Porn for New Moms
Photographs by Susan Anderson
Cambridge Women’s Pornography Cooperative
$12.95 ; available for purchase here

“Prepare to enter a fantasy world, a world where men insist on changing diapers, where guys get up for 3 a.m. feedings, and where they just can’t help but admire mom’s sexy all-sweatpants wardrobe. Page after page of titillating shots and dream-worthy captions will make every mother swoon. In fact, it might just leave her begging for more. . . . Oh, daddy!”

For the Photographer Mom:

Beginnings 
Anne Geddes
Geddes Publishing
$50; available for purchase here

Award-winning photographer and New York Times bestselling author Anne Geddes contemplated a long hiatus from her studio. She changed here mind when an exhibit of birds’ nests unexpectedly caught her eye and her imagination. Anne Geddes presents the simple and elegant elements of nature as we have never seen them before. With her camera, she has conceived a fresh story about the delicate and powerful mystery of new life that will inspire nature lovers just as surely as her images of babies have captured the imaginations of people around the globe. She reveals the intricate beauty of birds’ nests, the delicacy of eggs, and the glorious color hidden inside the tight, unopened petals of a blossom before it blooms. I was lucky to win this book from a twitter party!  I have to say that this book amazes me time after time!  The pictures are stunning and captivating.

For the Sentimental Mom:

Love You Forever
by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw
Firefly Books Ltd
Hardcover $19.95; Available for purchase here

A young woman holds her newborn son
And looks at him lovingly.

Softly she sings to him:
“I’ll love you forever
I’ll like you for always
As long as I’m living
My baby you’ll be.”

So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies. This book is sure to bring a tear to any mom’s eye.

Guess How Much I Love You Sweetheart Edition (Hard Cover)
Sam McBratney
Candlewick Press
$12.99; Available for purchase here

Guess How Much I Love You is a classic story with a positive message. I adore this book. The story is of Little Nutbrown Hare who expresses his love for Big Nutbrown Hare. The two trade back and forth about how much they love each other. Big Nutbrown Hare manages to top his son with every turn. My favorite line from BNH is, “I love you all the way to the moon and back.” That’s exactly how my husband and I feel about our daughter.  Actually, our love for each other is infinite. This edition of Guess How Much I Love You has a red cover and sits right by our bed. The illustrations are soft, humorous and touching.  This book has a timeless message and can be enjoyed any time of year by anyone! – Tee

GIVEAWAY: Berkly Publishing is offering one (1) of our readers a copy of Got Milf? and Chronicle Books is offering one (1) reader My Mom Style Icon. To enter, tell us what you love most about your mom or what you love about being a mom. Giveaway ends 5/8/11 (Remember if this MAIN ENTRY is not followed then no other entries will count)

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* WE DID NOT RECEIVE MONETARY COMPENSATION FOR THIS REVIEW. THAT’S IT MOMMY RECEIVED  Got Milf? and My Mom, Style Icon TO FACILITATE THIS REVIEW.
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36 Comments

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    April 25, 2011

    What I love most..well everything! They teach me so much more than I teach them!

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    April 25, 2011

    following Sarah @littleislandstu

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    April 25, 2011

    NetworkBlog on FB

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    susan varney
    April 26, 2011

    i loved watching our kids grow both mentally and pshically and now i’m watching our grandchildren do the same
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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    Jessica Hennings
    April 26, 2011

    I love how my mom used to go to all of my sports events.
    jessicajhennings@gmail.com

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    April 26, 2011

    I am so honored! Glad I made you laugh!

    Best,
    Sarah Maizes

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    That's IT Mommy Reply:

    Thank You Sarah! I truly laughed out loud! I also went and had my hair dyed a day after reading! I think I was becoming spilled milf…Thanks for the wake-up ;) ~erika

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    Ken
    April 28, 2011

    I love that she was always there for me, even if I did stupid things.

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    April 28, 2011

    I love being a mom because I like to watch my kids grow and mature..

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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    Jenn S.
    May 2, 2011

    I love that my mom is so selfless, loving and seems to always know what I need.

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    Jenn S.
    May 2, 2011

    Following Sara Maizes on twitter: jashelep

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    Jenn S.
    May 2, 2011

    Following Chronicle Books on twitter: jashelep

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    Jenn S.
    May 2, 2011

    Following you on twitter: jashelep

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    May 5, 2011

    I love everything about being a mom! Mostly watching my babies grow and learn. Seeing them become people and knowing that what I teach them is shaping who they become.

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    meredith c
    May 6, 2011

    ilove how i know my mom will always be there for me

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    ashley
    May 6, 2011

    we didn’t have much money while i was growing up, but i never knew it until i was all grown up. my mom hid it from us well. she has great style, so even tho our clothes came from second hand stores (it wasn’t cool & vintage back then) we always looked great, because she knew what would work for us. i learned how to be a good mom from her, and how to work magic on a budget

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    shawna
    May 7, 2011

    I love that my mom is funny and I love having my little ones give me random hugs and tell me they love me.

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    Daniel M
    May 8, 2011

    my mom’s the best, she helps us all out

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    Melanie
    May 8, 2011

    I love my mom’s sense of style, I always trust her opinion.

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    Katherine Dunn
    May 8, 2011

    I love being a mom because it’s the most rewarding job in the world.

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Katherine Dunn
    May 8, 2011

    liked got milf on facebook (kate dunn)

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Katherine Dunn
    May 8, 2011

    following sarah on twitter (kylienkate)

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Katherine Dunn
    May 8, 2011

    following chronicle books on twitter (kylienkate)

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Katherine Dunn
    May 8, 2011

    liked chronicle books on facebook (kate dunn)

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Ed Nemmers
    May 8, 2011

    My Mother raised my Brother and me as a parent on her own.

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    James Coyne
    May 8, 2011

    I love that my mom has a great sense of humor

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    James Coyne
    May 8, 2011

    i like got milf on facebook

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    James Coyne
    May 8, 2011

    i follow sarah on twitter

    @JCoyne1031

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    James Coyne
    May 8, 2011

    i follow chronicle books on twitter

    @JCoyne1031

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    James Coyne
    May 8, 2011

    i like chronicle books on facebook

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    James Coyne
    May 8, 2011

    i’m an email subscriber

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    James Coyne
    May 8, 2011

    i follow you on twitter

    @JCoyne1031

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    James Coyne
    May 8, 2011

    i like you on facebook

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    Veronica Garrett
    May 8, 2011

    I loved that my mom was not only my mother she was my best friend who i could talk to about anything.

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