Motherhood: 55 Reflections on What It Means to Be a Mom
By Sarah Cray, illustrator
A collection of thoughtful quotations paired with sophisticated illustrations by Sarah Cray; a heartful gift for any mother, mother figure, or mom-to-be.
Whether she carried you for nine months or embodies the meaning of mom in your life; whether it’s to celebrate your best friend’s baby shower, or your very first grandchild, Motherhood is a beautiful keepsake for every kind of mom. Celebrate the powerful love, inimitable strength, and indispensable humor it takes to be a mom with this intimate collection. Imaginative illustrations in watercolor, gouache, and ink paired with inspired quotations—some silly, some solemn, all true—serves as a standalone token of affection or the perfect finishing touch to a gift.
I started editing most of the reviews in 2016 because my PhD in English (a humblebrag if you’ve ever seen one) has to be put to use somehow. So I know “the about” all the books and how good they are, which is super cool in general but also terrible for my budget. And I’m the one insisting on the Oxford comma. It’s the hill I’ll die on. I would kidnap Lily the office dog if a) I didn’t have three cats, b) I don’t also love Heidi and Ross and would never hurt them, and c) I didn’t just make a public record of intent to commit a crime. I also help with posting articles to the websites and doing book round-up articles.