Along with a lifetime of stress, worry, stretch-marks and that abdominal pooch that won't go away, becoming a Mom entitles you to everlasting appreciation by each and every one of your offspring, to be celebrated in uber-thoughtful ways on Mother's Day! Or at least that's the fantastic ideal.
In reality, most mothers of underage kids spend Mother's Day doing everything that they did the day before Mother's Day...but often in larger doses: more cleaning because the whole fam-damily is coming over, more shopping because now we need to feed a crowd, more cleaning because there are more people we need to prove we aren't slobs to....ugh. I'm not proclaiming to be a Mom's Day clairvoyant here, but even though there are millions of different Canadian Moms across this vast land, I can tell you with unfaltering, 100% certainty what NO MOM WANTS for Mother's Day:
- More cooking, cleaning and food shopping
- A package of frozen meat submarine sandwiches (don't ask....it's still too raw to discuss).
On the other hand, I feel pretty confident telling you that I also know what ALL MOMS DO WANT:
- Thoughtful cards, notes or gifts (that clearly didn't involve a last minute trip to the pharmacy's gift card swivel display 20-minutes prior).
- Displays of appreciation (hugs, kisses, kind gestures and such, without having to beg for them).
- Gifts however big or small, hand-made or store-bought that clearly demonstrate that the giver has even the slightest clue as to who we are and what we love (ahem...frozen meat subs? I don't even eat beef....).
- Anything pretty
To see the complete lineup and shopping specifics, tune in to CTV's Canada AM on Wednesday June 6th at 8:40am. I've curated a ton of amazing gifts for your Mom, or for you to PVR and play back for your clueless kids.
Watch the segment - click here!
Adventure Mom: Loves anything wellness and fitness and most certainly, anything from Sportinglife.ca (think a Spring jacket from Canada Goose, Fitbit, stylish gym tote, hiking shoes from Salomon, etc...)
|Just one of the many amazing duffel bags at Sporting Life|
Book Club Mom: Loves relaxing in some super luxe, temperature regulating (no more night sweats) loungewear/jammies from Canadian company Lusomé (Lusome.com). Snuggled up in the comfiest chair in the house, she's sipping on David's Tea products (see their "Day At The Spa" collection of teas!), flipping through the latest top fiction from Indigo.ca, and inhaling the scent of a bergamot candle that's flickering nearby...ahhhh...
|Patented dryLon fabric technology - |
Lusomé jammies are super soft!!
|Campden Clutch in Hibiscus from Mulberry|
Nature Mom: Loves anything that celebrates the glorious outdoors and gardening, growing and sowing! CanadianTire.ca is a one-stop shopping destination for great outdoor furniture so Mom can kick up her heels in a wicker rocker while you water her new hanging baskets and top up those bird feeders next to the hammock!!
Regardless of what Mother's Day brings your way in 2015, the best gifts ever are most certainly the people in your lives that call you, "Mom".
Happy Mother's Day!!!