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Have you noticed in past years how busy it gets around the 2nd Sunday in May? Flower shops, candy stores, beautiful colorful baskets being sold on every corner. Yep it's that time a year again, Mother's Day. Everyone wants t do something special for "mom", which should be everyday, but especially this day. Restaurants are over booked and day spas' have lines.

Will this year be any different? The economy has thrown all of us a few curve balls, bu does your mother deserve any less? Mom doesn't deserve less just because we have less this year.She is the first one you call when marriages gets shaky, the first one you text when your kids need tobe picked up from school and the first one you e-mail when the pink slip passes you for another coworker. She's the one who give advice, comfort, and just enough time to listen. Mothers are the ones who really keep on giving, so they deserve the very best gift you have to offer.

So what can we give to our moms this year to let her know how much we care and love her and maintain our budget? Store bought cards are good, but it's doubtful any of them say how she had to clean vomit ut of the back seat of the car when yu ate too much cotton candy at the county fair (especially when dad said no) at 5 years old. Jewelry could be nice but with little money we want to avoid any unforeseen allergic reactions like the #1 Mom charm she was give when you were 10 years old. Candy sounds good but the extra pounds and the risk of sugar diabetes flair, is it worth it at 15 years old listening to our moms trying to pick the perfect diet, not cool. We want her happy and not guilty or sick for this once a year extra special day. Flowers are pretty but they don't last long and the price triples for this very occasion and at 20 years old money really doesn't grow on trees. Now, at 25 with a husband and kids 2 and 4, a mortgage and car notes, and all the other issues of life, what can we give this most special lady the she will truly love? How about a;

Brag Book: no matter ow old you get moms love to brag on their kids and grandkids. With so much electronics and everything being online some grandmother just want something simple. Anyone born in 1970 for before doesn't mind holding a book and looking at pictures. Get a .99 cent mini album decorate the cover with arts and crafts and put letter captions above each picture to reflect the picture (example: look grandma I can swim with photo of grandkids at the pool last year) you can even put your own baby pics when you were your kids age at the pool with your mom when she was 25. with the current pictures. What mom wouldn't absolutely love that?

List of Achievement and Awards: Make another album entitled BECAUSE OF YOU I AM (or something to that effect) If you were the #1 sales person in the office the last quarter during such trying times. If you were the customer service rep of the month. If you won the best pie making contest. Does your kids make straight A's or have perfect attendance. Any awards or recognition given that she knows about or don't know about even a 5 year pin from work. From the child you were to the adult you are now. She will be the proudest mom ever.

Tea Party: Read her favorite book and be able to talk about it in detail (of course don't let her know you've read it) invite her for lunch with a real invite via mail or e-mail. Decorate the dining area with her favorite colors of paper flowers (YouTube or Google instructions) with streamers and matching dishes with tea cakes and of course her favorite tea. Wear a sun have and gloves serve her favorite lunch and do not allow her to lift a finger. While eating casually bring up the main character of the book. It'll be fun and will bring back goo memory for mom and she'll be so surprised. (You took the time to engage in something she enjoys).

Find out what her hobbies are and learn it and be able to participate with her and allow her to show you a technique that you heard about and you're sure she knows. It could be sewing, crocheting cooking/baking, playing cards, bingo, crafting etc.

Love is giving, but not just financial or materially. No, it may not be something you like, "but do you think mom liked cleaning up vomit, or getting up in the middle of the night to chase all your fears away? Maybe not but she sacrificed for you in so many ways we may never know. So this year give her a gift that keeps on giving and will give her joy for a very long time. Your time and attention!!!!!


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