Looking for special Mother’s Day ideas?

While every mother deserves diamond bracelets and fancy chocolates for Mother’s Day, those are not always in the budget. And really, is it the price of a gift that makes it so special – or is it the sentiment behind the gift? The one gift that is worth more than any dollar amount is LOVE! Try some of these ideas that start with love to make Mother’s Day extra special:

  • Handpicked bouquets. There are beautiful flowers in bloom this time of year. Look for different sizes, colors and types to make a truly unique arrangement. Be sure to ask before you pick any flowers that are not yours!
  • Breakfast in bed. Whether you handcraft heart-shaped pancakes or throw a couple of pastries in the toaster, delivering breakfast to Mom in bed is always a favorite! The simple act of pampering her means more than the food served. Just remember to do the dishes so she doesn’t have to.
  • Complete all the chores … without being asked! You know the bathrooms always need to be cleaned and the furniture needs to be dusted. So do those chores without prompting and without complaining (now there’s a gift!). For even greater impact, take on the big jobs, such as cleaning out the garage, washing baseboards or dusting mini-blinds.
  • Clean the car. Nothing says “I Love You” like cleaning out the Mom-mobile! Throw away the trash hidden under the seats, get fingerprints off the windows, vacuum the floors and give the outside a bath. She will love the fact that you put time into her home away from home!
  • Write and perform a skit just for Mom. Base it on how much you appreciate her and add a little humor to it. She will love seeing a tribute to her acted out by those she loves the most.
  • Make the whole day about her! From start to finish, do all things Mom. Make her favorite breakfast, watch her favorite shows, take a trip to her favorite place – just spend time with her.

Make the most of Mother’s Day and make sure your mom knows she is appreciated! Most importantly, no matter how you choose to honor Mom, don’t forget to actually tell her how you feel. If you have a hard time finding the words, you can let your actions speak. And accompany those with the perfect card to convey your sentiments. But whatever you do, do it with love.


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Your Guide to Mother’s Day Card Sending

Your Guide to Mother’s Day Card Sending

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It is at this time every year we get the opportunity to tell our mothers how much we love them and how much they mean to us, on a day dedicated just to them. A mother fills so many different roles in our lives. She is a cheerleader, our greatest fan, our shoulder to cry on, and our encyclopedia of advice. She can act as the biggest advocate for our dreams and kick us into action when we are under performing. Often our mothers are the pinnacle for how we see the world. It is on this day we reflect on all of the ways a mother enriches our lives and we celebrate it.


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Adults need new friends, too!

Making new friends is an expected part of childhood. But is it only for children? If you have found yourself alone and seeking adult interaction, get out and find some new friends! Using these helpful suggestions, you can meet new people with ease!

Find a common ground. Do you remember your first day of school? You looked around the room seeking to find someone with whom you might have something in common in hopes of making a new friend. Not much has changed! Whether you are at work or a local event, look around and find something that you have in common with someone else, such as a particular brand of purse or a runner’s watch. Are they wearing a charm bracelet? Ask them about the meaning of the different charms. Find a common denominator between you and another person and build on it!


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Here’s a Recipe for an even better you in 2016!

Here’s a Recipe for an even better you in 2016!

Here is a recipe for an even better you!

As the new year starts, many of us are planning on making some big changes, setting resolutions and goals we may or may not keep. This year instead of just setting goals, try this recipe for improving what is already great about who you are.

Recipe book and ingredients

A hefty cup of daily gratitude: Every day take a moment to be grateful for what you have. Acknowledge your blessings and soon, instead of desiring change or something new, you will see the beauty of the life you already lead.

A dash of opportunity: Self improvement is an ongoing part of life. Look for small opportunities for improvement each day. As you focus on seizing those moments, you will naturally learn to recognize those opportunities and take advantage of them.


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How childhood has changed

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How childhood has changed


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