This week we have true cause to celebrate. Honoring those we call mom and those we choose to call mom. Mother’s Day is always bitter sweet for me. Even though I am a mother to three wonderful grown children, I find it hard to celebrate. I lost my mother nearly 15 years ago to pancreatic cancer.
She was only 59 years old. Mother’s Day for me was about celebrating her, my mom. She was so unique, creative, and funny, no conversation was ever off-limits. I still miss our daily phone calls, the way she said my name, and how she always gave the best advice. Mostly, I just miss her.
For those of you still lucky enough to have a mom, I’ve chosen some of my favorite gift ideas to show your appreciation, and please, don’t forget to tell her how much you love her. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!💐
I Love You Mom; And Here’s Why M.H. Clark $9.39
What could be better than a book of gratitude dedicated to your mom? In your own words no less. Take the time to write funny stories, cherished childhood memories, or maybe a story she hasn’t heard before. Whatever you choose to jot down, make it unique and personal for you both. Something to cherish for many years to come. www.target.com
The Skye Orchid $60
About six years ago my son gave me an orchid for Mother’s Day. It was so beautiful with bright purple and pink blossoms that lasted well over a month. When the blooms dropped off, I would occasionally give it water, when I remembered. The following year it bloomed again, and every year since. Seemingly, even more, beautiful than the year before. Orchids make a great gift that can be enjoyed for years. Just don’t fuss over them too much. Benign neglect certainly worked for me. urbanstems.com
Always Pan $145
Trust me, when I say that this is the best pan ever. It truly is and any mom would love to receive this as a gift. Except for the ones that don’t cook of course. 😁This pan does it all. Fry, sauté, steam, boil, no problem. So versatile, mom will be using this for most of her cooking needs. Made from an exclusive non-toxic, nonstick ceramic coating. Easy to clean and it looks great too. What more could you ask for in a pan?! Bon appetite 💋fromourplace.com
Spa Day $-$$$
I am a true believer in giving the gift of an experience. Nothing is more memorable than the time you spend together, far superseding any material possessions. Why not book a true spa experience? Lord knows she could probably use it. Here’s a helpful hint, book a spa package that she would like. If she hates having her feet touched, then please do not book a pedicure.
Just because you think she needs it or you might like one for yourself, it’s a no-no. This will only leave you with an unused gift certificate. If your mom loves a massage or a facial, by all means, book those. Better yet, schedule a spa day to enjoy together. Giving you both a memorable experience to last a lifetime. www.spafinder.com
Celebrating Women-Owned Business
Balance My Stress Blend $38
Finishing out the month of April with the focus being on mental health and stress relief, I’d like to share this women’s story and how she got started. While working in a neuroscience lab in Seattle and feeling completely exhausted by her own stress and anxiety, Nadine Joseph became enthralled on how stress can affect the body overall.
That’s when she discovered adaptogens like reishi mushrooms and ashwagandha. She couldn’t believe how these herbs helped balance the body’s reaction to stress all while supporting immune functions and brain health. After a few weeks of consistent use she felt calmer in stressful situations, but most remarkably was no longer suffering from adrenal fatigue. And this is how Peak & Valley was born. peakandvalley.co
I hope this week’s obsessions give all of you new ideas to show your mother love on May 9th. I’d love for you to share my obsessions by clicking one of the social buttons below or by copying the link.
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