To celebrate Mother's Day, Mom might enjoy reading "A Letter to My Mom" (Crown Archetype, $22), a collection of letters and photos, including tributes from celebrities such as Kristin Chenoweth, Kelly Osbourne, Shania Twain, will.i.am and more. Talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw writes, for instance, "Even at my age, I still do my best not to disappoint you." Put together by Lisa Erspamer.
Keep Mom laughing with "Toddlers Are [Expletive] (It's Not Your Fault)" (Workman Publishing, $10.95) by Bunmi Laditan, whose @HonestToddler Twitter handle has more than 740,000 followers. Quick chapters cover topics such as "Recipes for Parents on the Edge: Frustration Salad (In a medium bowl, mix . . . while crying)," "100 Things Your Toddler Will Say at Bedtime (My blanket is too cold. I'm thirsty. My hair hurts.)" and "Toddler Clothes: A Retail Guide (i.e., Where All Your Money Goes)."
Kids and mom can draw and write together with the 80-page "Mom & Me" journal ($24.95 at fromyoutome.us), which offers guided prompts such as "The Way We Are . . . The ways we are similar, the ways we are different, things I admire about you," and "Family Times . . . Things I love doing with my family, things I wish we could do and things I wish we didn't."