Top 5 Cool Gifts For Moms In 2017

Mother is often the most important word in people's lives. While both parents deserve respect and love, society often gives an extra note of thanks to all mothers who work hard for the well-being of their children. They're the people who give birth to us and shape our preliminary thoughts and ideas. Even though mother's day is the best time to give your mom a gift, a gift is always appreciated at any time of the year. With that being said, here are the top 5 cool gifts for moms in 2017. Knock Knock What I Love About Mom Fill In The Love JournalGifts that are handmade have the most appeal. They carry a personal touch and flavor that can't be replaced. While there are many pre-made items such as cards and frames that are available in stores today, none of them can produce the kind of … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gifts for Under $100

It's almost Mother's Day! How did May arrive so quickly this year? Is it just me or does it seem super fast? Do you have your Mother's day gift picked out? I know for me, I like to spend the day with a few girlfriends and out of my house. A good cup of coffee, breakfast of my choosing and maybe a run starts my day. Then I head out to brunch and dinner with a movie often thrown in make up my perfect day. A Bloody Mary or Margarita make it even better. When it comes to gifts I don't typically receive them but I find monograms are always high on my list. I love the personal quality to them and Things Remembered gets it right. Mother's Day Gifts Under $100   That's Not All I added a few other items to my latest Maven board for Mom or even a gift for you or a friend.  So … [Read more...]

Colorful Affirmations for Mom

Mother's Day is just around the corner and with it I couldn't resist sharing this set of colorful affirmations for mom coloring pages from creator Sarah Renae Clark, a Melbourne based mother to a little 11 month old boy. They had a difficult start and Sarah ended up dealing with postnatal depression (PPD) on and off in the first few months.  I can relate. Twice. She found that during that time, one of the biggest things that got her through was being creative again. Sarah started drawing and creating coloring books to help herself on the hard days, but the books she created have now been able to help other mothers too. I love to color and I love this idea! She even created a coloring page for me. Now TMC readers can get 15% off her entire digital store until 6/30/16 (It … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day with ModCloth

*Disclosure:  This is a compensated post. Compensation is received through affiliate links. occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services. All opinions are 100% my own. When it comes to Mother’s Day I don't think you can go wrong with a gift from ModCloth. Sure, I have numerous ideas that range from a box of macarons, a new Darth Vader tee (beacause umm, never enough!) to some beautiful baubles, but I've put together a few items that will make you ooh and aah over their prettiness, are perfect for spring and to give as Mother's Day gifts.  Treat yourself or a friend or just pass on long this necessary information. Display photos and small projects from the wee ones with this cute 'Twine After Twine Photo … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

One of my favorite pictures of my mother and I.  Coming out to support me at yet another race. Right between H's birthday and mine sits Mother's Day. I feel like if I don't get a jump on it while I'm planning his birthday then nothing will be available and no matter how wonderful or totally unique a gift is there won't be time to ship it to my own mother or his for Mother's Day. Which is May 10th this year in case you were also banking on having a lot more time just like me.  "I made these for you Mommy!"  While flowers are nice and will always work in a pinch I like to find something that is more personal, creative and offers value to the world and not just the recipient. Homemade wins hands down.  But what if you aren't the crafty sort? I found that just like I do over the … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day Well Spent

It's another week and I'm coming down from the high that was a fabulous Mother's day. The girls made me gluten-free blueberry muffins that they served with fresh berries in bed. My Darth Vader mug full of hot coffee and the Washington Post accompanied the spread. I must have stuffed at least three of those fluffy, moist muffins into my pie-hole before heading out the door for a four-mile run. For me, Mother's day is about freedom. I don't have to be anywhere at anytime or do anything I don't want to do. In the past it was a diaper-free day. Now it is more like go running without coordinating schedules with the rest of the family. I did four miles. A distance that I hadn't done since the fall. As I made my way back to my block this happened. … [Read more...]

Unconditional Love

Scene:  I arrive home from the Mom 2 Summit.  I'm reeling from the noxious smell of the driver's heavy cologne, musky man scent and his uh, other malodorous qualities.  You know, the one that comes from his ass?  Yeah, that one.  I'm hungry, tired and I just want to unpack and enjoy my family.  I open the front door to screaming, tears and impatience. … [Read more...]