Celebrate Mom!

Forgot the homework? "Mom, you didn't remind me!" My shirt/pants don't fit anymore. "Mom, you shrunk my clothes!" I don't know how to make my own sandwich. "Mom, you didn't teach me!" I'm late for school again. "Mom, you didn't wake me up in time!" I told you weeks ago I have tennis/music/trap shooting/friends over, etc. "Mom, you're getting alzheimers!" I (mumble, mumble, mumble) "Mom, I think you need a hearing aid!"

Yes, I've heard all of this and more! Even my husband throws the blame on me. Especially when the kids mess up. "Your son/daughter..." Always my son or daughter when things go wrong!

Thank goodness there's a day set a side to show moms that they really are appreciated! They deserve it for being dumped on for everything under the sun!

Mother's Day: the 12th of May this year. Yes, it may very well be a Hallmark holiday but take the time to remember!

Flowers are always nice but here are a couple of my favorite websites that offer some unique gifts for mom. If the mom in your life loves purses, check out snaptotes.com. One of my favorite gifts a few years ago: a handbag/tote with a picture of my two kids on it! I loved it then - still love it now. It's become a treasured memory!

Another great gift site: goodygoodyshoes.com. If your mom loves funky stuff she will love these slippers. I do!

Another favorite of mine: french macaroons! They're to die for!!! Amazon.com offers a classic collection with several flavors your favorite mom will enjoy.

I'm also at the age when reading glasses are not only necessary but chic! A great pair: Kate Spade's Charity glasses. Check them out at Nordstroms.com.

Another site that offers really fun and customized gifts: redenvelope.com. It offers a variety of really unusual gifts just for moms!

I would be remiss if I didn't share my favorite mommy juice: champagne! I especially enjoy Duval -Leroi Brut and,of course, Louis Roederer Cristal!

Gifts are great - no doubt! But don't undervalue just saying I love you and throwing in a thank you mom! Any day, those few words will make just about any mom's heart leap!



About the Author...
Pat Persaud
Pat Persaud received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Morningside College, in Sioux City, Iowa, and majored in English, with an emphasis on British Literature.
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