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A Celebration of Moms

There is one job where you do not need experience or a degree.  The salary is non-existent, no paid benefits, and the hours are non-negotiable.  Good news is that you have the job for life.  There are about 85 million women who have this job in America.  This job, of course, is being a mom.


Some refer to children as “having to give up something”.  Mothers do give up their waistlines, sleep, the backseat of their cars, countless personal freedoms, and years of peace and quiet.  They spend more time on one tiny person than they ever spent on themselves.  This little person is now the center of their world.

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Before having children, I questioned my value in this world, was concerned about what I looked like, had countless hours of drama with friends and co-workers, and always felt the need to be in control.  Well, after a child comes into this world, the question of your value in this world becomes quite clear.  It is no longer about proving yourself to anyone. When your dependent little baby looks at you and smiles, that is all the validation you need.  And about the need to always be in control. A new mom learns very quickly that you aren’t in control anymore.


This Mother’s Day, make sure to do something special for the mom in your life.  Moms are amazing. They do your cooking, wash your clothes, pick you up every time you fall, give you words of encouragement when you are feeling down, be a constant shoulder to cry on, and still worry about you long after you have grown up and left the house.


With Mother’s Day fast approaching, some wonder what to get mom on her special day.  All moms love to go to the spa for a day of pampering, but if that is not in the budget, how about a day of pampering and relaxation at home. You can start her morning out right by cooking her breakfast.  Don’t let her lift a finger that day.  You can clean the house and run her errands while she relaxes with her favorite magazine or a good book. Then unwind the day with a DIY Homemade beauty face mask.Image result for ingredients for a face scrub


Whatever you do for your mom for Mother’s Day, she would love a Penless Greeting Card.  Everyone has so many wonderful memories on their phone that Mom would love to see and keep.  Try putting one of your videos from your phone onto a Penless Greeting Card.  This may turn out to be one of her favorite gifts!


“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” – Mark Twain

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