Diverse Books that Celebrate Mothers and Motherhood - by Layan Muhammad - Chickadees Wooden Toys

Diverse Books that Celebrate Mothers and Motherhood - by Layan Muhammad

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s only fitting to share books that honor and celebrate mothers.

I can recall my first Mother’s Day; all the gifts, brunch at a fancy restaurant, and dressed in my best attire. I was celebrated amongst other seasoned mothers and women within my family. It was an honor, everything I hoped for my first Mother’s Day. The day was full…and beautiful.

Fast forward, to present years, I would call myself a seasoned mother, but Mother’s Day looks very different for me. I don’t want elaborate gifts, brunch at a fancy restaurant, dawned in my finest attire. All want this Mother’s Day is to be in the comfort of my home, surrounded by beautiful brown faces, filling our bellies with delicious food we made together, and reading sweet stories honoring the diversity of motherhood.
Here are 5 beautiful books to add to your family library this Mother’s Day:

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L.B Deenihan

Who Will You Be by Andrea Pippins

What Is Given From the Heart by Patricia C. McKissak

Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho

•Mama: A World of Mothers and Motherhood by Helene Delforge

When life gives you lemons,

make a sweet treat with your little one or ones.

Sweet Chamomile Lemon n’ Honey Pops

  • 2-3 tablespoons chamomile flowers or 4 chamomile teabags
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Honey (to taste)
  • Place chamomile flowers or teabags in a medium sized pot and let boil for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Steep tea for about 3 minutes and then strain with a fine strainer if using flowers, or remove teabags.
  • Let tea cool. Add the juice of one lemon and honey to taste.
  • Place thinly slice lemon rounds in popsicle molds and pour tea in molds, add in popsicle sticks after pouring in tea.
  • Place in freezer for 12-24 hours and then enjoy!

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Have a joyful Mother’s Day and Celebration of Women. Please stop by my Instagram page or blog naturallylayan.com