Mother’s Day Giveaway 2012- $50 Cash Card and Because Your Mommy Loves You

Many of my Mother’s Day memories are not about a gift I received or special lunch out, but the special opportunity to reflect upon the gift motherhood is. On my 2nd Mother’s Day, my daughter was almost 2 — old enough to truly “celebrate” with me. We had enjoyed our season pass to our town’s zoo that Spring, and when I saw that they were having a Mother’s Day brunch, that’s where I wanted to go. I wanted to share the day with her.

A couple of years later, my mom, grandmother, sister, and I (and our families) had celebrated the big day together on Saturday night. Late that night, I realized my husband wasn’t in bed. He had been caring for daughter Amanda, who had been throwing up all night. I was weeks away from delivering my second child, and he didn’t want me to get sick. I relieved him on the couch outside her room at about 4:00 a.m. The worst had passed, but he was able to get some sleep. I stayed home from church  so that I could care for her, and though it was 8 years ago, it’s still the most meaningful Mother’s Day I’ve had. It somehow felt right.

I’m excited to be able to share this next Mother’s Day Giveaway with you, because I think it embodies this same spirit.

Because Your Mommy Loves You is a sweet picture book about a mother and son’s camping trip. She doesn’t coddle him, but as we moms know, sometimes that’s the best (though hardest way) to show our love. Throughout the story, the narrator says “She could have. . . . but she didn’t,” meaning she could have taken the easy way out, but instead she pushes him towards independence and allows him to enjoy everything that a fun camping trip has to offer.

Because we love our kids, we want to do special things with them, but we also take the time to train them.

Written by Andrew Clements (who you or your grade schoolers might know as the clever author of such novels as Frindle), and illustrated by R. W. Alley who created the image of Paddington Bear, Because Your Mommy Loves You is a read-aloud that would be great to share with a group, or to enjoy as a special mother-child book. If you are actually planning a camping trip (or enjoy camping as a family), it will be appreciated even more.

One lucky person (U.S. only) will win

  • Copy of Because Your Mommy Loves You
  • Customized photo frame engraved with “Because [insert child’s name] loves you!”
  • $50 Visa Cash card to enjoy Mother’s Day together!

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.


  1. Jenn says

    I don’t have a specific “mother’s day” book that is my favorite – but one of my favorite books about how much I love my kids is one that is out of print – it’s “Do You Know How Much I Love You” by Donna Tedesco

  2. says

    so I don’t have a specific Mother’s day book, but we enjoy so much reading anything together, that all books are welcomed. In my heart, I enjoy the ones that make my little one laugh out loud!

  3. says

    My favorite book to read with my children is Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. It is the sweetest little storybook and my littlest one loves it already!! :)

  4. says

    We don’t really have a Mother’s Day book, but my son is partial to Please Baby Please and I really love the mama kiss at the end. On the other hand, my mom and I usually have a Mother’s Day tradition of watching Mommy Dearest, which people tell me is odd. 😉

  5. Anne Lehnick says

    We love “Guess How Much I Love You” even though I think Big Nut Brown Hare is a boy. I cried the first time my husband read that book to our infant son (who is now 5) – and I still love him to the moon and back <3

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  6. Jessica says

    My mother and I use to have “sundaes on Sunday” for mothers day. My mom loved her ice cream with Jo-Jo’s on the side, her reason for doing this on Mothers day was “because I love you, like Jo-JOs and Icecream”

  7. Adilene says

    I have actually never read a mothers day book. Every year when I was young and in school I would sit and make my mom a handmade card with drawings and like a small letter telling her how much I loved her. I couldnt ask her for money to buy her own present so i would make my own

  8. Jessica T says

    I actually don’t think I’ve read a Mother’s day book . . .as an adult anyway. I LOVE The Giving Tree!

  9. Elsie says

    I am wishing for this book,
    To be for Mother’s Day,
    I don’t have a favorite,
    and this treasure would be given away…

    Wishing on a star
    To win this for my niece
    She’s a Mom who’ patient and real….
    And the book is so ideal!

  10. Jennifer N says

    I Love You the Purplest…a sweet story about a Mom and her two boys. Given to me by my sister when my two boys were little. Sweet.

  11. Donna L says

    I read “Are you my mother?” to my daughter over and over when she was little. It was our favorite book for years.

  12. says

    Because I love you — it’s not really mother’s day but more about a mothers love for her children. I like it

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  13. Tabathia B says

    email subscriber and really no particular favorite mother’s day book but I really enjoyed nicholas spark’s

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  14. Lauren says

    Guess How Much I Love You is a good one. I don’t really have a favorite mother’s day themed book. children’s books in general are great.

  15. kelly nicholson says

    Leave a comment telling us what your favorite Mother’s Day book is.

    dont have a favorite,but this may be it ….

  16. Mary A says

    I can’t think of a favorite Mother’s Day book but this sounds like a darling book that I would love to give to my grandchildren. My dd would love it!

  17. renee walters says

    My favorite mothers day’s book is by Robert Munsh titled, “I love you Forever”. It is a real tear jerker for a children’s book.

  18. Denise B. says

    My favorite book is “Love You Forever” that we bought for our daughter when she was born in 2004.

  19. monica floyd says

    I don’t have a favorite mother’s day book. I’m just realizing that there aren’t many books dedicated to mothers and mother’s day. We have to do something about that. We all need to make it our mission to write a mother’s day book about our mothers and present that to them. I don’t know about you all but my mom has always loved that personal touch. Smooches and may you have an spectacular mother’s day.

  20. Teresa Moore says

    I was given a book called “Mommy’s Best Kisses” at my baby shower six years ago. I use to read that alot to my little girl. It is a cute book.

  21. Toby Pollack says

    I join all those who love” Love You Forever” by Robert N. Munsch. The song the mother sings to her son is I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always,as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be. I now read it to my grandchildren and after all these years,I stiil can’t make it to the end without crying. Your book also sounds great for Mother’s Day!

  22. Jessica hays says

    I don’t have a favorite mothers day book, so I would say anyone that I can fall asleep while reading!

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  23. Jessica K says

    I never even realized there are mother’s day books until now. Learn something new every day.

  24. Lyndsey R. says

    I can say I don’t really have own but Mama Bear is a good book.

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  25. Danielle says

    I do not have a favorite Mother’s Day Book, however, I love finding books that I can read and share with my children.

  26. Samantha says

    I never knew there was Mothers Day books, so I do not have a favorite. This is definitely new news to me!

  27. Erin E says

    I do not have a favorite Mother’s Day book as this is my first Mother’s Day! Yay! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    Erin E
    busymom369 at gmail dot com

  28. Ashlee Ostrander says

    I don’t really have a favorite Mother’s Day book. My mom and I really love the Twilight Series though. We read them together and called each other to talk about it. Then we went to see the movies together too. We can’t wait for Part 2 of Breaking Dawn!

  29. Virginia Rowell says

    I don’t have a favorite Mother’s Day book, but I read at least 4 books a week and I love them all.

  30. says

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity for a chance to win! Will be placing the button on my blog as soon as I’m finished entering the giveaway! Thank you. :0)

  31. Seyma Shabbir says

    I’ll love you forever but it makes me cry so much thinking about death and the cycle especially since I have 2 sons!

  32. latisha depoortere says

    We don’t really have a Mothers Day one but do love The Notebook as favorite book! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  33. says

    Sadly, I didn’t know there were that many Mothers day books out there. I couldn’t think of any but I have read the DR Seuss Are You My Mother book.

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  34. paige jagan says

    My favorite Mothers Day book is Annie’s Rainbow, its not really about Mother’s Day but my mom used to read it to me all the time, and it was my favorite book.

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  36. says

    RSS Subscriber.

    I also don’t have a specific “Mother’s Day Book” but I love Julie Andrews collection “The Very Fairy Princess”. We read it every night!

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