Gift ideas for moms

Got a mom or two on your gift list who’s in need of encouragement and practical advice? May I suggest my book A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family?

This book shares ways to stretch your income, make more space in your home, juggle laundry and chores, while still connecting with your spouse and your children in meaningful ways.  As you can see by the reviews, even moms of small families are finding the book helpful.

I got permission from my publisher to offer the book for $8 a copy. The discount gets sweeter the more books you you order, and shipping is $3, no matter how many copies you order.  To order, simply select one, two, or three copies in the drop-down box below, and then click ‘Add to Cart.’  You will have the opportunity to order multiples of 1, 2, or 3 once the button directs you to paypal.  You can pay with any credit card.  And I’ll sign any book you order!

A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family


If you’d also like a copy of Family Feasts for $75 a Week, you may add it to your order by clicking the button below. You will have an opportunity to order multiple copies if you wish once the button takes you to Paypal.  An additional $3 shipping will be charged for one or more copies of Family Feasts, for a total shipping cost of $6 for folks who order both books.

Family Feasts for $75 a Week


  1. Hi Mary! I don’t have a large family (yet!) but I asked for your Family Feast book for Christmas.

  2. Thanks! Just ordered!

  3. I just had my fourth and ordered your book! Thanks! I don’t know what qualifies as a large family, but we might get there!

  4. I love giving family feasts as a shower gift, as it teaches young girls to grocery shop smart and helps them to save money for their family. Love these books.

  5. I LOVE both of my copies of your books!! Waiting for the next one. 😉 Blessings, Shelly

  6. Hi Mary,
    I have been interested in both books for a long time. As soon as the budget allows (in a few weeks!!), I plan on buying both! Thanks in advance for your advice!

    Shelley, mom to five

  7. The FIRST I knew of you was because I received Family Feasts last Christmas……… a GREAT gift! And so glad to follow your blog as a result!

  8. When I get home tonight I’m DEFINATLEY ordering the Large Family Book! I’ve been meaning to pick that up! Anyone who doesn’t have the Family Feast book…needs to get it! THe idea and the receipes are fantastic!
    Remember Mary…your 3rd book must have your pictures in it! LOL! 🙂

  9. Hey Mary – I have (and love) Family Feasts, and I’m looking forward to reading A Sane Woman’s Guide… I have good friends with large families, so I’m picking up a couple of copies for them, too. :o)

    I actually came her to chastise you for blowing my Christmas budget! ;o) After I read your piece in Good Housekeeping, I had to make my son’s Christmas dream a reality. I loved, loved, loved the story of the drums – so touching!

  10. Hi Mary,

    I just love your blog and just order your book large family.
    Evertime a read your blog I just smile. I lived in the netherlands I have two boys Noah ( 6 years) and Quinn almost in januari 5 years) I like to give this book my self for christmis. I admire you and your family.

    Blessings Eveline