My Mother's Day this year was really wonderful, from beginning to end. Even when I decided I would do the anti-Mother's Day thing and force my husband to join me in cleaning our downstairs from top to bottom at 8:30 at night; isn't Mother's Day all about not cleaning? Well, since I never clean, I guess I just thought Mother's Day must be about Opposites Day or something. JDubbs was a good sport about it, though, even if it was…
Added by Rebecca Whitney on May 14, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments
Yesterday was Mother’s Day, a day filled with homemade cards, a bouquet of pink and yellow flowers, and beef brisket. It was a beautiful and unseasonably warm day spent with my family and my mother.Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on May 9, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments
The MOST beautiful touching essay on being a mom!!
(you HAVE to read it!!). love, etel
If not for the photographs, I might have a hard time believing they ever existed.
The pensive infant with the swipe of dark bangs and the black
button eyes of a Raggedy Andy doll. The placid baby with the yellow
ringlets and the high piping voice. The sturdy toddler with the…Continue
Added by Etel Leit on May 7, 2011 at 1:57am — No Comments
My mother suddenly passed away four years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and miss her dearly. Losing my mother, even though I was in my 40′s, felt like I was being abandoned. I felt a sense of loss that was so paralyzing. I was left unable to take care of myself or make a single decision on my own. I could not fathom that she was actually gone. I would often pick up the phone on Sunday to call her, since that was our standing phone date after my father passed…Continue
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Need Gift Ideas for Mom on Mothers Day 2011? This is the day to step back and fully appreciate your Mother and all she has done for you. Appreciate her with a gift that will make her feel loved. A good way to do this is to consider what is her Love Language. Author Gary Chapman has detailed the 5 Love Languages in several books and on his website.
Rather than getting the usual flowers and…Continue
Added by Lori Thayer on May 2, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments
By Kristin Fast, Lifestyle Editor and In-House Wit-Cracker
Forget the time old idea of Mom and apple pie… today’s mother, as you surely know, is not only bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan, but also volunteering for the school carnival committee and getting to the gym 3 afternoons a week. She is a machine that can juggle separate schedules, knows your shoe size and together…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on April 29, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
Added by Elizabeth E on April 28, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
I'm sure that when many of us think of Mother's Day thoughts of personalized gifts for mom and Mother's Day cards fill our heads. And some of us are even thinking of all the party invitations to Mother's Day related events and dinners that we've received. Yes, believe it or not Mother's Day is a huge deal!! Honestly, I never knew how truly big Mother's Day was until I became a mom myself.
And no it wasn't because of the gifts, the cards or all the kind words I received from husband,…Continue
Looking for a unique gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Smartbox is a website that is perfect for thinking outside the box (pun intended) when it comes to gift buying. They have over 3300 activities and destinations under five different themes to choose from: Adventure,…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on April 25, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments
How do you thank a mother for all that she does for you throughout the year? Whether your children make something at school for you (which mine do) or spend time with you (which I am thankful my teenage son does, at least one day a year), these gift ideas would show any mother just how much they are loved and appreciated.…
Added by The Succulent Wife on April 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
... switch out at least half of your incandescent light bulbs for CFLs.
... recycle all of those cans, bottles, boxes and magazines piling up in your garage.
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After everything she’s done for you, it’s time to celebrate Mom! The Gift Giving Advisory Board is here to help you show Mom how special she is with our 2011 Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Our expert advisory board members include the women of WickedlyChic.com,…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on April 8, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Added by Heather Jones on March 30, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments
To celebrate International Women’s Day in style, we asked our favorite stylista, Jenny Moyett of Babbling of a Mommy to wave her magic style wand and create her signature effortlessly stylish, extremely budget- friendly Mommy outfits for every occasion.It's Mommy's time today!
And here is a surprise! Take 50% off the…Continue
Added by Julia Angel on March 8, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments
Added by Julie Cole on March 8, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments
That's what I feel like doing as I think about how my day went. It was never ending, or so it seemed.
The littles were in full on crazy mode, Rian was not wanting to nap or be put down, and Levi was having a hard time with me paying so much attention to her. I wasn't even able to follow through with my plan to hand make Justin's Valentine's Day card.
I wanted so badly to go to the store and pick up something special for my man, but…
Added by JENNIFER CURTIS on February 15, 2011 at 2:23am — No Comments
The month of February focuses our attention on love. Cards are bought, candy is given, kisses abound. What is it about love? We simply cannot get enough of it. “I love you” and “I’m in love with you.” Is there a difference? Yes. “I’m in love with you” has more infatuation and projection attached and “I love you” has more of day-to-day companionship attached. Each has its mystery. Mystery, by definition, cannot be completely understood. I like the word mystery because it elevates a…Continue