Gifts For Mom
Posted by Nadia Carriere
Special occasions aren’t quite as celebratory without a few sweet treats. Light cupcakes topped with fluffy icing, a slice of cake filled with thick, creamy fillings and buttery cookies that have that perfect crunch. Those are three of my favorite things, and when they are homemade – even better!
Moms are the ones who whip up these delicacies time and time again, which is why Mother’s Day is the perfect time to take her out of the kitchen and treat her to a sweet surprise. Pretty is always good, which is why I scouted out 10 treats that look just as good as they taste.
Not handy in the kitchen? You don’t have to be. Each one of these delicious desserts are easy to make and don’t require a whole lot of time. Enjoy and a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing moms out there!
Posted by Amy Heinz
Four years ago, my husband gave me a huge surprise. On Mother’s Day Eve, he told me to pack a bag — that he was sending me to a nearby hotel for the night. All. By. Myself. At first I was a bit taken aback. Sure, his parents were visiting and would be able to help take care of our then 3-year old and 6-month old, but what if they needed their mom? He pointed out that they did need their mom. And their mom really, desperately needed a solid night’s sleep (which I hadn’t had in about 6 months thanks to a very sick, needy baby). Since I can’t nurse, he could handle feeding the baby for a night, while I got a quick escape. They’d see me bright and not too-too early in the morning for breakfast.
Posted by Krishann Briscoe
If you’ve got a Disney lover in your life and DIY is not your thing then this round-up is for you! Mother’s Day is almost here but there is still time to head out to the Hallmark store and pick out something special for the Mouseketeer Mama in your life. Don’t miss these 5 Disney themed gift ideas that will keep her smiling for years to come.
Posted by Keiko Zoll
We all know that the first Sunday in May is Mother’s Day, as it has become a time-honored family tradition in America. But as the landscape of how American families are built has changed, recognizing, celebrating and honoring the people who’ve built families via adoption has also begun to take its roots as a new family tradition. Known as Birth Mothers Day, this new holiday typically takes place the day before Mother’s Day each year. Author Lori Holden discusses this emerging family tradition of Birth Mother’s Day, the gifts and challenges of open adoption and her latest book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption.
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
I love the phrase “collect moments, not things.” It’s a simple statement about the true joys in life – memories made with family, time spent with loved ones, traditions that hold a happy place in your heart. With Mother’s Day coming up this week, I am looking forward to a day spent with my family. More than presents or “things“, I want a fun day to relax and have fun with my husband and my girls. Here are 20 ways to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day…