Mother's Day is mere moments away, but don't panic if you haven't found the perfect gift yet. There's a very good chance your local grocery store, drug store, hardware store, or big box monstrosity/wonderland will have something that she'll love...
No matter how opposed one may be to commercialized holidays, the fact remains that Sunday, May 10 is a day that most mothers will hope for a bit of acknowledgment and a day that husbands and children really really should do something for the mothers and special women in their lives. While I'd like to remind all the mothers that expectation is the mother of disappointment (I remind myself of this with every impending special day), I'd also like to let everyone else in on a little secret about what I can guarantee will make every mom happy.
All mothers deserve to be feted on Mother's Day and especially new and new-ish moms whose children are too young to really show their appreciation for 4am feedings, wiped noses and hundreds of diaper changes. Here are ten gift ideas to welcome these moms to the club:
Waking up on Christmas morning as a kid was like, well... waking up on Christmas morning. Presents. Presents everywhere! But now as an adult, I know the old maxim to be true: It really is better to give than to receive. Nothing feels better than presenting a much-adored gift to a nephew, sister or friend that you love. Finding the right gift is all about knowing where to look.
In lieu of buying my Mama cut flowers this year, I am thinking it would be fun to make her a sweet plant arrangement. Below are 10 potted garden ideas using succulents and cacti, which I especially like because not only are they pretty, they are also low maintenance.
In the age of Facebook, it's a lovely treat to get a real-life, in-the-pulp card in the mail. A simple grocery store greeting card is more than enough to say "Happy Birthday" or "I'm Thinking of You." But for those who want to go the extra mile and send out little envelopes of love with every card, here's what I keep stocked in my happy mail stationery kit.