Make a list of 10 things that make her a remarkable woman and mother. Be really specific. She will probably tape it inside a cabinet somewhere and look at it all year, so make it good. Do the same thing next year, and she will have tons of sweet things to look at when you screw things up.
The mom you're shopping for is no stranger to a statement lip and a swipe of mascara before leaving the house. Her "me time" is usually spent in front of her vanity, playing with her many palettes and brushes. Don't disappoint her again this Mother's Day with a weak potted flower.
So, here are 12 beauty products for every type of mom. They've been carefully selected by yours truly, in the hopes that your mom will received a personalized and, more importantly, thoughtful, present this Mother's Day.
For María Guadalupe, a young woman from Guatemala, the celebration of Mother's Day can bring up painful emotions. It's a day when she feels sadness around the loss of her mom, who passed away when she was 15.
If you live nearby, a visit never fails. My favorite mothers' days have been the ones I've spent at home and that feel like any other lazy Sunday morning, but with my kids and my husband and all three dogs lazing around with me.
It's not so much the needing to buy and have nice things that makes me want to get a minivan we can't afford. It's that I want the size and grandeur of my gift to reflect the magnificence of what she has given me.
Sure, you can take Mom out for brunch. You can buy her flowers or chocolate. A spa day is always great. But why not tell your mom how much you really love her? Help her to be as healthy as possible, so she can live a long, active fulfilling life!