In Honor of Our Mothers

Mother's Day is celebrated on varying days around the world.
No matter when or where, our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and other influential women deserve to be honored for the nurturing, guidance and wisdom they share with us each day.

Woodrow Wilson declared Mother's Day to be a national holiday in 1914 after the tireless work of activists Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis who promoted honoring these important women in our lives. However you choose to observe the occasion, the Denver Public Library wishes you and your family a very happy day.

Mommy Memoirs:

Rattled! A Memoir by Christine Coppa

Why is My Mother Getting a Tattoo? by Jancee Dunn

Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood by Jenny McCarthy

Didn't I Feed You Yesterday?: A Mother's Guide to Sanity in Stilettos by Laura Bennett

A Memoir of Premature Motherhood by Vicki Forman

Mother Manuals:

Sippy Cups are Not for Chardonnay by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

Crib Notes: A Random Reference for the Modern Parent by Amy Maniatis and Elizabeth Well

Momfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion, and Grace by Denise Roy

The Mom's Book: For the Mom Who's Best at Everything by Alison Maloney

The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities to do With (and Without!) Your Baby by Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss


When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-chicken-nugget-buyer, & Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be by Amy Wilson

You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother by Joyce Antler

Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home edited by Doree Shafrir and Jessica Grose

Porn for New Moms from the Cambridge Women's Pornography Cooperative

Mom Movies:

Baby Mama

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Hollywood Mom's Mystery


White Oleander

Learn more about Mother's Day using our online encyclopedias!

Written by Tara on May 8, 2010

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