This week, I’m looking at fun books that celebrate motherhood in time for “Mother’s Day.” Find my reviews of more serious books at austin360.com/raisingaustin.
“Pour Me Some
Whine Wine!: A Toast to the Mama Sisterhood!” by Trina Epp and Leah Speer ($19.99, Changing Lives Press) is a fun new book that pairs everyday occurrences in motherhood with the perfect wine for that situation. Apparently, after your child is being treated for a concussion, a good glass of Fall Creek Vinyards’ Sauvignon Blanc (for you, not your child) can ease the situation.
We especially loved their musings on these situations:
“When your offspring mutates into a wild barbarian, you might want to take a swig of Noble Savage Sauvignon Blanc.”
“Stop badgering yourself and know that you’re doing the best you possibly can. When the need arises, sip on the full-bodied Nagging Doubt Chardonnay.”
“Just as sweet as your demeanor when you smile at that newbie mom who is clearly judging you with an implied, ‘I’m not going to do that!’ Bless Your Heart wine is a light and crisp Georgia Muscadine by 12 Spies Vineyards, exploding with fruit flavors that will remind you to live and let let.”
“Motherly instinct or women’s intuition? Either way, those days when you know you need to trust in you and get it it right, reach for a bottle of Bergevin Lane Vineyards’ Intuition Reserve Red Wine.”
Not all situations are covered, especially not those that come later in a child’s life. We’d like to read which bottle of wine is needed for working on science projects, the day your daughter gets her first period and teaching your son to drive, among other situations that arise when you have kids in elementary school, middle school and high school. There may not be enough wine or whine in the world for those.