Well the camera is just a tool and it is important to match the proper tool with the proper task.
If this person has not expressed any interest in photography as a hobby, but has expressed interest in taking/posting pictures of her kids, a good quality point and shoot should work for her.
Ask her about portability. Does she want a camera she can carry around in order to catch the shot she wants, or is she looking for a camera for more formal photography at holidays? I don't think there are a lot of mothers who want to shlep around a DSLR while trying to manage kids.
I don't think any SLR would be a good choice unless this person has expressed a desire to "learn photography"
Many people have no interest in learning photography but have an interest in being able to take pictures. A significant difference.
To some, the photography is the interest. To others the photograph is the interest. Different interests require different tools (cameras).