The 2016 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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I am a mom of one. Cards make me happy. So does a meal at a great restaurant. A piece of art by my daughter is amazing. Here are a few ideas that stray from the nail salon, jewelry store and of course, the easy to buy gift card!

For the “I keep everything because I am super sentimental” Mom:
Write her a love letter to keep forever!  Visit TheLandLockedDogTwo shop on Etsy for this wonderful keepsake.
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For the “I know my strengths and Interior Design is not one of them” Mom:
Havenly.  Have you heard of it?  It’s an online interior design firm with rates starting at $79.  You take a survey, choose a designer, upload photos and work with your designer.  I am that mom…sounds pretty good to me!

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For the “I am obsessed with fitness and wish I had more time to exercise” Mom:
I am not a fan of the gym but I have many friends who are up at 5am and already at the gym.   And then my girlfriend told me about PiYo, a 60-day program(via DVD) that includes 12 workouts that take anywhere from 25-45 minutes and you do them 6 days a week.  Now you can get the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga all in the comfort of your own house!  (And make sure she knows you are not hinting about anything specific!!)

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For the “I love cooking and need new ideas to add to the rotation” Mom:
Whether you send mom off to a cooking class solo, with a girlfriend or with the kids, Sur La Table has numerous options for you.  Mommy & Me for Mother’s Day, Girls’ Night Out, Quick and healthy Meals for the whole family or a class on cooking basics…the list goes on and this is one that moms will love!

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For the “I am so tired of spending my weekends running errands” Mom:
This is an easy one.  For whatever reason it took me a year to sign up for Amazon Prime.  And now it is my go-to for gifts, household items, books(I have a kindle) and any other random item that I need.  And for those items that are Prime items, I can have them within the next 24-28 hours and some even the same day.  Buy this for the Mom in your life.  No more juggling home and work calendars to figure out when she can hit Target, Home Depot and Toys R’ Us  – this gift will give her her weekends back!

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For the “I just want to rock out to the music from high school” Mom:
At some point I asked my husband to add me to his Sirius XM account.  I would go on business trips and take advantage of satellite radio.  Now I can do kid drop-off and jam out to Salt-N-Pepa a or The Chili Peppers any time I want!

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And yes, still make sure to get her some cards, make her or take her to a nice meal and tell her how much she is loved and appreciated!!

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Ready for the Tooth Fairy

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We wait.  And wait.  And wait.

We have been patiently waiting.  My daughter is almost 7 and still has ALL of her baby teeth.  But we are ready for the tooth fairy!

Two of her teeth are starting to “wiggle”(YEAH!!) but really, wiggle is being generous. But no need to point that out to my daughter who is so excited.  Instead I show my excitement by ordering a special pillow for the tooth fairy to collect her teeth(Etsy shop: The Crafting Corner).  They had numerous patterns and I get to track all the dates on the back for a fantastic keepsake!  Now I just have to decide how generous the tooth fairy is…..I hear the going rate is $1/tooth.  Is that right?

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