Mother’s Day

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I’m sure you know I am excited as my first “real” Mother’s Day approaches. Last year, I definitely considered myself a mother already. My wonderful husband gifted me with an opal ring–opal is the birthstone for October. As I was due October 26, we fervently hoped Libbie would arrive in October, just for the sake of the ring keeping its meaning! (And my sanity, of course.) We were blessed with her presence outside my body on October 27, 2008. And every day has been mother’s day for me! Having her is such a blessing.

I’ve always dreamed of being a mommy. And I love it. Often, I look at the two of us in a mirror, and it is still inconceivable to me that she is my daughter, the same inch-long body that was floating around inside me this time last year. (INCONCEIVABLE! You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.) The tiny thing we saw on the ultrasound screen. The girl I tried to picture but couldn’t, as much as I tried.

I’ve been blessed to have a wonderful mother I’m really close to, and I try to remember her and my mother-in-law on Mother’s Day by sending them something small. I really do appreciate them both tremendously.


You may have noticed that recently I took BlogHer ads off my site. This was due to the fact that they put even heavier restrictions on giveaways. As I don’t have huge site traffic to begin with, I decided it wasn’t worth it to mess with them, because I want to be able to giveaway whatever I want if I get the chance! I’m happy to announce I’ll be having giveaways soon for these baby headbands and this book.

Because of this, I’ve joined a few affiliate programs to try to make a tiny bit of revenue from this blog, since I do put a lot of time into it. In the spirit of full disclosure, I wanted to say all that to tell you that these linked products do make me a tiny percent of the purchase price. All profits will go into my “Stay at Home Eventually” fund!

Anyway, here are a few sweet Mother’s Day gifts I’m considering this year.

Beautiful, recycled-paper flowers from Gifts With Humanity. Aren’t they cute? You can get them for 10% off with code FLOWER.

I’m also a big fan of this “Natural Bath Tea” I LOVE my baths. This sounds heavenly! Get 5% off with code: MotherEarth.

For some reason, I’ve gotten it in my head that I really need a cookie scoop. This Oxo one got good reviews on Amazon. And I think Mom could use one too, don’t you?

Mom loves Rachael Ray meals, but she and my dad are doing the South Beach Diet. So I’d love to get her this cookbook (which I have) to help her with new meal ideas!

I’d love to know what your best ideas for Mother’s Day gifts are! Or the best gift you ever received, if you’re a more experience mom than I am?

3 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

  1. We used to have a cookie scoop, but it broke. I used it EVERY TIME I made cookies–it is the best, and you don’t have to think about having too much dough, etc.

  2. I’ve heard about the new BlogHer ad restrictions on giveaways. Love your “inconceivable” quote- you’re okay in my book, lady! lol

    Danelle Ice / Homemaker Barbi

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