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MOM'S THE WORD!

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If you've read this blog before,  you know that I'm a holiday addict. Give me a good reason to celebrate and I'm there. But this Mother's Day post is for my Mom. It's time to talk about her favorite day of the year. I used to think that she said that as a dramatic plea for more attention from her three daughters. But then I had a daughter of my own, and then another, and now I know that she meant it. Working to help shape a smart, fun, responsible, healthy, loving person? It's not easy! It's the hardest job in the world. And yes, I fully expect to receive some kind of sweet, special treat this Sunday. But I'm also thinking of something else my Mom used to say: It's better to give than to receive! It's especially true on Mother's Day. Here are a few fun (last minute) ways to remind her how much you care. (P.S. If you're lucky enough to live near your mom and haven't made a brunch reservation, do it now!)   The Bouqs Delivery: This cool new site makes it easy to send freshly cut roses wrapped in classic brown paper that you can pick by color (sunset orange, pale pink, etc) or type anywhere in the U.S. Or set up a subscription service so Mom gets perpetual reminders that you care. bouqorder1_span7 https://www.thebouqs.com   Veuve Clicquot Shakkei Rose: Is it just me, or does this packaging look very Pink Chicken? Love the cherry blossoms. Love the Veuve. And, sometimes, Mommy loves a drink. Even if her kids are grown up. 41002   Kids Art: Honestly, I know this sounds cliche, but kids make the best presents, hands-down. It's not to late to ask them to write a little poem or draw a picture for their grandma and pop it in tw0-day mail. Next time, with a little advance notice, turn their favorite drawings into custom notepads. It gets big bang for the buck at under $25, and it's guaranteed to bring a smile to her face every time she sees it. gallery-notepads2   www.printartkids.com Every Mother Counts: We couldn't ignore this opportunity to promote Christy Turlington's amazing Every Mother Counts philanthropy, dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for all moms around the world. Make a donation in your mom's name and write her a note telling her about it, and thanking her for all she's done. Here's a link to Christy's May letter on the EMC site. http://www.everymothercounts.org/blog/201305/may-letter-christy And to all the Mommies and Nanas and Mimis and Grannies out there- Happy Mother's Day! You've earned it. stacey sis mom

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