Picture-Perfect Mother’s Day

What are you asking for this Mother’s Day?

A clean basement?

Not if your husband’s idea of “cleaning” is tossing out all of your stuff.

An expensive vacuum?

Not if you have to use it more to justify the price.

Breakfast in bed?

Not if it means doing damage control in the kitchen until dinner.

What about a peaceful day surrounded by the people whose existence affords you membership in the sweetest sorority on earth?

This Mother’s Day consider cuddling up with your kiddos and enjoying a quiet moment with these picture-perfect holiday reads:

bearaThe Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom!

Mama Bear is not unlike any other maternal warrior who devotes her life to ensure the well-being of her offspring.  She cooks, cleans, helps with homework, sews Halloween costumes, nurses injuries, cures the sick, restores sight to the blind and bites her paw when her cubs want to express themselves by dying their fur blue.

All in a day’s work.

But, what happens when Mother’s Day rolls around?

In The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom!  Brother and Sister Bear are inspired to give their Mama a gift that keeps giving… and I’m not talking about a 10-pound box of chocolate-covered honey treats.  Rather, the determined siblings craft a Mother’s Day present that shows Mama just how much she means to the entire Bear clan.

Jan and Mike Berenstain’s all-new offering for 2013 is as creative and colorful as the rest of their bear-tastic storybook collection. What’s more, it may motivate your kids to put together a picture-perfect Mother’s Day gift for you to cherish.

And, even if the end result is only half as good as Sister and Brother’s, the peace and quiet you will enjoy while your kids are busy handcrafting your present is something you can’t put a price tag on.

babyWhen My Baby Dreams of Fairy Tales

Remember the time when you dressed your newborn in the cutest outfit ever and posed her for a picture you thought would be beyond Facebook-worthy?

Well, that photo’s got nothing on the over-the-top images Adele Enersen snapped of her baby girl.

The former copywriter and advertising designer found her infant’s sleep positions infinitely amusing, so she did what any enterprising 21st century mom would do—she snapped funny photos and posted them on the Internet.

Enersen’s whimsical pictures of her sleeping daughter staged in “Oh no she di-int!” poses serves as the inspiration for When My Baby Dreams of Fairy Tales.

While little Mila slumbers her mom dresses her in adorable costumes and  places her in various fairy tale scenarios, from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Thumbelina,” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” to “The Ugly Duckling,” “Rapunzel,” and “The Frog Prince.”

rapunzelThe mesmerizing picture book celebrates the love between a mother and her child and would make an ideal gift for Mother’s Day or any day mom wants to snuggle up with her sweet offspring and escape to a world of happy endings.

You can get a sneak peek of When My Baby Dreams of Fairy Tales and The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom! by visiting HarperCollins’ website.  Copies of both books are also available at discount stores nationwide.



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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.