2. Reading NookMost moms would love a little more time to themselves. Set up a spot near a sunny window or bookshelf for curling up with a book. A window seat is the perfect potential reading nook. Add a shelf with some of her favorite reads, and fluff up a few pillows and blankets to make it cozy. If there isn't a window seat in her home, you can achieve the same feel with a comfy chair in a well-lit corner. Must-haves: Accessorize with plenty of big pillows and a soft blanket or two. Don't forget a handy shelf and a small table to hold cups of tea. Place a lamp nearby for late nights or stormy afternoons. Decorating tip: Consider putting in an easy-to-install curtain around the nook for privacy (and naps).