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It seems like with how busy our lives arewe forget to celebrate some of the most important things in life. Even sadder we seem to take them for granted that they will always be there. Over the years since I have become a mother I realized how much I undervalued my mom in my younger years. While I was fairly a good girl I did do some things that may have sprouted my parents some gray hair. I do have to say I have always known my mother would be there for me even with out her having to say she would be.
Becoming a mother changed the dynamic of our relationship as well as the role she played in my life. I was a young mom and through that whole pregnancy she answered all my crazy phone calls about everything under the sun. When my due date approached she flew half way across the country to be there when I had my oldest Kylie. Not only was she there for Kylie, but she was there for both Michael and Bella’s births as well, plus my niece and nephew as well. Over the years she has listened to my crazy mom freak outs, been there as we struggled with developmental delays, sat with me thru the kid’s surgeries, and the countless “Mom MD” phone calls. And now as we hurdle into the preteen years she has been there for me and my oldest as we battle life out.
This year has been rough one on my little family, as well as rough on her and my dad as well. She has gone thru a ton of stress as they move from and sell the first house they bought after retiring from the Air Force to their dream retirement home. If there was a hurdle with the sell and buying they hit it and kept on trucking.
The kids wanted to get a special gift for her to put in their new house that they will be moving into the week before Mother’s day. We hit up Walmart and the kids loved finding the Walmart One Stop Shop for a Mother’s day gift for her. I was excited to find this on the backside of the card department, we didn’t have to wonder around the store looking for gifts. The kids loved looking at all the gifts there was to choose from, their favorite was the pillows.
The kids decided that Grandma needed flowers to brighten up her new kitchen and a new teddy bear for her to put on a bed. I know as a Grandma she will love it! The kids picked out one of the several American Greetings cards from them and I grabbed a card as well from myself. The kids packaged up her gift in the special bag from the display they picked out for her.
It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday but it’s important to remember mom year round as well. I love that you can find ways to celebrate mom (or grandma) with out breaking the bank any time of the year.
5 Simple Ways To Celebrate Mom:
- Pick up the phone and just talk to her. With smart phones and social media it seems phone calls are going to the wayside. Having a phone conversation if you can’t just stop by to see mom is a great way to let her know you care.
- Make her a meal or a treat. I know there is no way to make up for all the meals she has made over the years but making mom a home cooked meal and doing the dishes, will really show how much you care. Plus if you cook it together you get the added bonus of time spent together, which we all know is what moms love.
- Stop by and lend a hand. Lets face it we can never pay mom back for all the diapers, dirty faces, sickness, and so much more she has cleaned up after us in as we were growing up. Mom’s are the last the admit they need a helping hand.
- Make a I am thinking of you basket. With coupons we get so much for so little it is easy to make a pampering basket with not much out of pocket. You can custom tailor a basket out of anything she likes, and also pick up small things for it.
- Photos gifts. This is a time old tradition moms and grandmas love to show off! However unlike me, my mom carries pictures while I carry my smart phone around instead.
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