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Fun Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Besides the fact that Mother’s Day is definitely not canceled this year, most moms I know need a little boost. From more cooking and creativity to more discipline and boredom busters, quarantine fatigue is real, y’all. 

But just because our great-grandmas might have wanted rose perfume and lace aprons doesn’t mean we do.

Fun gifts to the rescue! Click the pics for the easiest shopping trip ever.


Pink Queen Women’s Mama Bear Shirt

Almost 2,100 happy reviewers can’t be wrong—this super cute crew neck comes in 10 colors and boasts elbow patches and pockets! Perfect for the soon-to-be mom. Or the young mom. Or the midlife mom. 

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Knock Knock Vouchers for Mom

From breakfast in bed to a “No Complaints Day,” these 20 perforated coupons are the gifts that keep on giving. Twenty ways to help mom? Priceless. 

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Owl Succulent Plant Pots w/Bamboo Stand

Super cute and well made, these babies will look perfect on her desk, in the kitchen or on the patio table filled with succulents or herbs. Pots have drain holes too! Don’t you love the bamboo stand? I knew it.

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Ginsco 7-piece Succulent Planting Gardening Hand Tools Set

If the female in your life loves succulents or bonsai plants, she will love being able to pinch, poke, scoop, spray, and brush her way to plant bliss with this set. Especially if she’s a detail-oriented, Type-A, Enneagram 1, perfectionist with OCD tendencies. Not that I would know…. 

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Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker

Might be time to up her coffee game to a more sleek, fun, look and feel. A smaller version of the original, this 3-cup coffeemaker is perfect for the trendy woman who loves style. Bonus: it’s made of the highest quality, non-porous Borosilicate glass which will not absorb odors or chemical residues. And may her coffee be stronger than her toddlers. Amen. 

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UnBoxMe Gift Box for New Moms

This set is everything! New moms will fall in love with these trendy, stylish, helpful goodies. Includes a 100% cotton blanket, hand-poured sea salt and eucalyptus candle, mineral floral bath tea, and a BPA-free silicone pacifier clip. My granola-lovin’ young mama self would have loved this!

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Auntie’s Sippy Cup

For the new or seasoned aunt, this beauty (in rose gold or mint) can handle hot or cold, is stainless steel with a BPA-free lid, and comes with a gift box, straw, and straw brush. Perfect for coffee, wine, or ice cream. Cheers!

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Grandma’s Sippy Cup

Grandma needs one too… obviously. 

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Letters to My Grandchild Novelty Book

As a 2015 Oprah’s Favorite Things Pick, this paper time capsule becomes a priceless heirloom for generations to cherish. Each letter is printed with a unique prompt like…

Here is a special story about our family…

What I want you to know about me…

The best advice anyone ever gave me was…

My wishes for you are…

Perfect for the grandma-to-be, the new grandma, or the seasoned grandma to pass on their memories.

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The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom! Book

The perfect, inexpensive gift for little kids to give their mom. The classic bears are on the hunt to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift to show her how much they love her. For ages 4-8. Or 40-80. Whatever.

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Majestic Pure Dead Sea Mud Mask Infused with Lavender Oil

Over 500 people have given this goodness 4.5 stars! But more importantly, it’s made in the USA, is cruelty-free and not tested on animals. Bye-bye dull impurities, hello soft and yummy.

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Shop today to guarantee on-time shipping, and Feliz Día de la Madre!

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Young Bride, Thick Pride: Choosing to Stay

I never excelled in math.  So the first time someone told me having small kids was when the days dragged and the years flew, it didn’t make sense.  But I loved it. Exactly! Someone finally understands the weird time warp. I occasionally feel the same in my marriage. Since working and writing and constantly feeding… Continue Reading

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The Hungry Games

(Shared with permission) Age: nineChild: mineAttitude: fine Until it wasn’t.  When one of our kids got in trouble for a garden-variety no-no, I figured the next steps would resemble the rest. Too tall to spank and not naughty enough to ground, I sent him to the back room where his timeout minutes matched his age.… Continue Reading

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Trading Sorry for Thank You

“Sorry I’m late.”“Sorry I didn’t call.”“Sorry about the mess.”“Oh, sorry!”“Oops–sorry.” Enough already. Of course, sometimes a genuine sorry is exactly what’s needed. But I’m referring to all the times when sorry becomes excessive… unwarranted… over the top.  What in the world would a public bus be sorry for? That it’s winter? That’s you have to… Continue Reading

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Praying for Closed Doors

“I don’t know which college to pick. I got into these two schools and I like them equally, but I’m afraid to pick the wrong one.” When we ran a GAP-year program in Baja, MX, each class of students lived with us from August to June. They were all recent high school graduates and no… Continue Reading

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Donate This, Not That: Tips to Donate with Dignity

I know… I’ve had good intentions that went awry too. I’ve donated things I probably should’ve thrown in the trash. I felt guilty about the blatant waste though, so I passed it on for someone else to hopefully benefit from. Trouble is, if an item falls into that category, it’s probably going to end up… Continue Reading

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My 2018 Favorite Christmas Gift Ideas

  I couldn’t find a “Favorite Things” list for normal people with normal money, so I made my own. Unlike Oprah, my favorite gifts for Christmas don’t cost the same as a car payment or mortgage. Grouped from the five-dollar range to a fifty-dollar max, I did all the scouring so all you have to… Continue Reading

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Back to Work, Back to Reality

  His calm voice sounded kind, but his words surprised me.  “We’re spending too much and not bringing in enough. I think we need you to start working.” My husband was right, mostly, but the hardest part of his comment was that I already feel like I work. I wish my writing provided a full-time, regular income,… Continue Reading

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Lord of the Flaws

  Though some exasperated parents might joke about dropping their sassy Tweens on an island, I’m fairly certain no parent would want the experience to resemble William Golding’s version.  My son brought home his 7th grade required reading list last month. I scanned it, unfazed until I reached the one title that zipped me right… Continue Reading

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Tips & Tricks from My Classically-Trained Le Cordon Bleu Neighbor

  In 2002 I spent my days chasing a toddler while my friend Jen chased a dream to culinary school.  Fresh out of high school, she donned a white coat, white skull cap, and jumped into chef training at none other than Le Cordon Bleu. Eighteen months later, after cuts, burns and hundreds of food victories,… Continue Reading

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