Over the past 6 years, I have received so many wonderful baby gifts. When Miles was born my mom, Maggie and Alex brought me the best gift yet: an Amazing Mom book. The girls, Maggie in particular, were very nervous about me going to the hospital. My mom thought that spending time to create this book would take their mind off of it and give them something to look forward to bringing me in the hospital. She said they spent hours on it. They worked together to create a book all about why I was an amazing mom. I was pretty nervous about the new role of “mom of four” and a postpartum emotional mess, so the book quickly brought me to tears. I looked through it many more times over the few days I spent in the hospital and it’s something I’ll cherish forever.
Amazing Mom is a Story Lines book. Story Lines are illustrate-your-own books made by Compendium. My mom found it in a local toy store, but you can also order it on the Compendium site or on Amazon (hey dads you can still get it before Mother’s Day if you get it on Amazon!!). There are so many cool Story Lines books to try. If you have someone at home that enjoys drawing, these are perfect. They also make cool gifts.
After receiving an Amazing Mom books from my kids, I wanted to share the special gift with other moms. The moms in my town have been so kind, helpful and truly amazing over the past few months. People constantly ask me “how is it with 4?” and honestly, it’s manageable because the the wonderful moms in “our village”. So last week I had a bunch of Maggie’s friends over for lunch and crafts and I helped all of the kids make an Amazing Mom book for their moms. It was so neat to hear them all talking about their moms and what they were going to draw on each page. All of the kids involved have some really Amazing Moms and they certainly know and appreciate it!
There are amazing moms all around us and these books are a really special way to remind them just how special they are. What’s really cool about the book is that anyone can make one – Alex is just 4 and did an awesome job but someone a lot older could create one too and even fill it with notes or memories.
Illustrations help bring books to life. The Amazing Mom book has great words on each page but it’s the drawings that make it so special. I highly recommend this book for any mom. Let her know how amazing she really is!