For some of us, this Mother's Day marks the first time we'll get to safely enjoy the presence of our moms in over a year. While that time spent together is gift enough, if you are also a gift-giving family it's not too late to get that maternal figure in your life something thoughtful.
Our instructors shared their Mother's Day gift recommendations for any writer, even the one who has everything.
I love reading and gifting works by moms (there is nothing like seeing a woman succeed in motherhood and a career!), and Rachel Carson is one of my faves. She wrote Silent Spring, which is good, but The Sea Around Us is PHENOMENAL. She started out wanting to be a writer, went on to get a degree in biology, and then ended up writing truly groundbreaking books. She makes science and data and facts sound like poetry, especially in The Sea Around Us.
- Katie Almeida Spencer, Instructor and Course Designer -
- Elisabeth O'Quinn, Instructor -
I love getting books to read over the summer when I have a bit more time to indulge in pleasure reading, but one of the best Mother's Day books I have received is a compendium of poems and quotes on the many blessings bestowed by mothers.
- Janet D'Angelo, Instructor -
If your mom is the type of reader who re-reads favorites, a special edition of a beloved book could be a great gift. One of my favorites is this deluxe pop-up edition of The Little Prince.
Also, the book Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit is an incredibly poignant yet hilarious feminist masterpiece. I recommend it to all women.
- Grace Cuddy, Instructor & Coach -
- Terrance Collins, Instructor -
What gifts are on your wishlist this year? Please share in the comments!