Happy Friday everyone! And, Happy Mother's Day weekend to all of the awesome moms out there. I have only been a mom for three short years, but I have learned A LOT in that time frame. Before I decided to get pregnant, I knew parenting was going to be hard, but I had no idea what all it entailed. It was one of those, "you won't understand until you fill those shoes" type of things. After I had my beautiful daughter, I quickly learned. And, at that point, I fully appreciated my mom. Before, I knew I loved my mom and appreciated all of the things that she sacrificed for me, but I still had NO IDEA. It wasn't until I held my child in my arms for the first time that I felt the deep down appreciation and love for my mother. She is definitely a hero in my eyes!
To all of the moms out there, I bow to you. For all of the sleepless nights, emotional roller coasters, days of second guessing yourself, time spent keeping things in order, and carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders... I salute you!
Today, I wanted to share some Mother's Day gifts with everyone. I have tried to include gifts in all different price ranges and ones that could give you ideas for more personal gifts. Have a wonderful weekend and Enjoy!!!
My daughter and I actually created this stepping stone for her
grandparents for Grandparent's Day last September, but it would actually make
a sentimental and inexpensive Mother's Day gift too.
You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool mom. ~Author Unknown
A spa/relaxing gift basket is always a great idea for the business moms
out there. Slippers, a soothing CD, and even a gift certificate to an
actual spa would be greatly appreciated, I'm sure of it.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~Honoré de Balzac
A great way to make a plant personal. And, everyone knows
that plants are gifts that you can continue to enjoy for years.
If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
I have been loving personalized necklaces lately!
“The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”
For the coffee lovers out there.
No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin
Shutterfly photo books always make great gifts! They are always
a huge hit around my household.
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan
A gift basket for the mothers that love to do gardening.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
You should've known that I would include some Happy Everything on this list...
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving
My mother-in-law got me the entire Golden Girls series two years
ago for mother's day. LOVE it! So, you can't go wrong with buying their
favorite series on DVD.
A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go. ~Author Unknown
A few different ideas...
Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed. ~Linda Wooten
Another set of ideas...
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
I am my mother after all.
I am my mother after all.
A little Vera is always nice.
No one in the world can take the place of your mother. Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones. ~Harry Truman
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey
What cute idea...
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I am going to make sure to tell my mom how special she is to me this weekend. How about you?
Happy Mother's Day,