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I can’t believe that today is the last Friday in April. It’s like I blinked and the entire month of April was gone and BAM; next week is May. Just in case you needed the reminder, which I am sure you did, with May comes Mother’s Day!
If you’re like many moms, you’re so busy being mom that you completely forget that Mother’s Day is fast approaching. You may realize just days away that you haven’t even gotten your mom a card, and wait, did your husband get one for your Mother-In-Law? Forget even dreaming about what you might want for Mother’s Day because here you are again taking care of everyone else.
That’s okay. That’s what we moms are good at. Somebody has to do it and I think we are perfect for the job.
But, I want to propose a solution, so stay with me awhile.
What if we started a movement this year that encouraged moms to stop and take a moment for themselves this Mother’s Day?
What if we gave them a reason to think of something that made them happy? What if we forced a moment on them that required them to take care of themselves, even if it was just for a minute? What if we started the “Love a Mama” movement this Mother’s Day?
I am sure you can think of a mom in your life that needs to remember who she is outside of that role of mom this Mother’s Day. It doesn’t have to be your mom, it can be a mom friend that you have. Someone that needs to remember that there is a “her” outside of mom.
Encourage that mama by putting together the perfect gift basket this Mother’s Day, and lets call this movement the “Love a Mama” movement. Using these four themes you can create the perfect gift basket to give that mama in your life the excuse she needs to take five minutes for herself this Mother’s Day.
Something to indulge in.
Something to relax with.
Something to encourage them.
Something to remind them who they are.
So in pursuit of my “Love a Mama” basket I headed to Wal-Mart to see what I could find to put the perfect gift basket together. I found a cute wooden crate in their spring department to put together everything for the gift basket and then started my search for something to fall in each of the categories.
Something to indulge in: Chocolate. Who doesn’t love silky chocolate to enjoy when the kids aren’t looking? I myself have a little bag in the pantry that whenever I need a moment, I escape and grab just one to indulge in.
Something to relax with: Bubbles. There is something about a nice and hot bubble bath that can relax you when you are completely overwhelmed and stressed from the day’s duties. Bubbles are always the perfect way to step away and pretend none of that exists…even if it only lasts five minutes.
Something to encourage them: Hallmark Signature Mother’s Day Card. Walmart is featuring a collection of Hallmark Signature cards that are perfect Mother’s Day, a line of premium, handcrafted greeting cards. Whether you’re buying for your mom or a friend, this line has something perfect for everyone. This line of cards is absolutely beautiful, and even a few came with little keepsakes attached to the card. These stood out to me as absolutely perfect for the “Love a Mama” gift baskets, especially with the extras some of them had. They made the perfect addition to encourage a friend through this basket and you’ll absolutely love them.
Something to remind them who they are: A candle. This one took a little thinking on my part. I had to think out of the box to remind a mama who they are outside of mom. A candle ended up being the perfect choice because spending time smelling candles for the house used to be something I could spend hours doing before having kids. It’s something that is simple, but serves as a reminder to enjoy things you loved before being a mom.
So, I’m challenging you this Mother’s Day, think of someone you can encourage and love on through the “Love a Mama” movement. Take a moment to remind a mom in your life that what they do matters, and who they are outside of mom, that matters too. You can find a special coupon and more Mother’s Day inspiration here.