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Mother’s Day is May 11th #WorldsToughestJob

Mother’s Day is May 11th (I have a great gift if you order by April 30)

Are you ready for Mother’s Day? Need some ideas? Relax, I’ve got you covered.

I always say (and I mean it) that all I want is a card. My favorite cards are handmade by my children, but since I am somewhat north of 40, maybe my own mother wishes I’d dial it up a notch. Just a guess. (Mom? I’ll use markers instead of crayons this year).

Recently this ad campaign (Mullen advertising agency for American Greetings) went viral and the comments are all over the place. What do you think? I think it was a great campaign and did what any ad campaign sets out to do. Click here to see the video #WorldsToughestJob

I would have made it funnier (well, I think it would be funnier – “Associate may or may not have difficulty transitioning between activities” and “Occasionally (or frequently), the associate will spew bodily fluids randomly and without warning, what is your action plan?”

Here’s a great way to send a fantastic card to your mom, support a great organization and it’s even tax deductible. Win-win-win.

Mother’s Day: Honor a Special Woman and Support the League of Women Voters!

Mother's Day Card Cover and Inside1

Card Cover / Inside

For a $25 donation, the LWVMA will send a card to a special woman in your life, wishing her a Happy Mother’s Day and letting her know that a donation to the League has been made in her name.  This is a great opportunity for you to recognize a mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin, friend…or anyone else!  Donations will go to the Citizen Education Fund to support voter service and education programs and are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.  Simply include the name and address of the recipient(s) and they will mail the card directly to her. Orders must be received by April 30 to be delivered by Mother’s Day (May 11). 

Spoiler alert for my mom – I already ordered your card and it will be nicer than anything I could make. xo

Need something else? Go to the best guide – Cool Mom Picks.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Instead of pretending not to know I am about to be surprised with breakfast in bed, I am up with a nice cup of tea writing this. If you are still waiting for breakfast, take heart. Soon they will sleep in later than you do and you can get up and have tea, too. We have a busy day planned but I’m looking forward to all of it.

Are you too last minute to get someone a gift? No – there is still time. Pick some flowers from the yard (preferably your yard) and wrap them in a pretty paper cone with a card. Added bonus if you have any unopened chocolate lying around (I don’t think the lone Hershey bar in my candy cabinet (what, don’t you have a candy cabinet? You most definitely should) will cut it but maybe you have some self control and have some nicer candy, no the opened stuff won’t work.

The grocery stores are already open, head out there – grab some pretty ribbon or paper and wrap it up. If you are near Target – Go grab a book – love the new covers of these classics.

Still stuck? Bake something – that always is my go to. Here is an easy one: Barefoot Contessa’s Triberry Muffins.

Time to get going! Have a Happy Mother’s Day!!

Still giving you ideas for Mother’s Day (May 9, 2010) because I am that nice.

This is a cool website Cool Mom Picks by the woman who also has the Mom 101 blog (so funny/nice/wonderful) where she finds – well, cool mom picks… I was reading today and found this great play food tray (Mom 101 and I share a view of toddlers carrying the real breakfast in bed tray but you deny them participation at your peril so …plan toys breakfast from cool mom picks

or go to

I also love anything from Orla Kiely (I have her Target stuff- laundry bag, glasses and desk accessories). There are some great things from towels and mugs to handbags…

capability mom loves orla kiely towels
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