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Mothers Day is only two weeks away. Are you prepared? I’m not. Every year I stress out about getting the perfect present for my mom and trying to plan the perfect day for her. Things don’t always work out as planned. There is so much pressure in the media to buy “the right thing” and to make sure what your doing is good enough for the woman who gave her all to raise you. All that pressure adds stress to a meaningful day and makes everything fall apart. Why do we do that?
Now that I am a mom I can understand that it isn’t about “Mothers Day” as a significant day and getting paid back by your kids for years of work, its about just feeling appreciated. When you become a mom your perception changes from “me” to “them”. Everything you do now revolves around how your actions will affect your baby. Being a mother is a completely selfless job that involves no paycheck, sick days, vacations or even breaks. However, most of us volunteered for the position. I do love that there is a day to show appreciation to our moms for all the time they spent taking care of us but the focus of the day should not be around gifts. I know this is going to sound really corny, but kids are the greatest gift you can be given. Being a mom is a gift! So go ahead and show your appreciation to mom for being the great mom that she is, but don’t stress out about it. I know that if my kids gave me a hug and a kiss for mothers day I would be thrilled. Do you remember the quote “Its the thought that counts”? Well speaking as a mother, its totally true. This mothers day just let your mom know you are thinking about her and I know she will be thrilled. However if you still want to get her a gift, give her something from your heart. A handmade gift is always nice and what about a handmade gift that is professionally made? Check this out!
My kids love to draw and color photos for me almost every day. So I did this; just like the video. I took one of their pieces of artwork that they both contributed to and sent it in to be recreated into a phone case. Here is the photo my kids drew for me. Aww, isn’t it sweet?
Below is what I received in the mail a few days later! Agghh!! Isn’t it adorable? Now I can carry my kids artwork around with me and show it off to everyone I meet. Yes, that is what moms do. “Didn’t you know my kid was the next Picasso? Here, take a look at what he/she made. Isn’t he/she talented?” Yep, we all do it. Its part of the job description.
Grab your crayons, draw up a beautiful piece of artwork and get ready because you could be sending your mom a custom phone case of her own for mothers day! One lucky reader will win their very own phone case, ready to be customized from GetUncommon.com. Enter to win below!
Looking for more great gifts for mom? Check out our Mothers Day gift guide to find out what I picked out as my favorite products to give and get this year.
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