Mothers Day Holiday Celebration, Shopping, and Traditions


On the second Sunday in May1, this year the big day is May 11th, American children of all ages treat their mothers to something special. It is the one day out of the year when children, young and old, try to show in a tangible way how much they appreciate their mothers

England was one of the first countries to set aside a day to recognize mothers. In the eighteenth century when many people worked as household servants for the rich, “Mothering Sunday” was reserved for them to return home to be with their mothers. Though this custom stopped when the Industrial Revolution altered the working and living patterns of the people, one Sunday for Mothers was established as a holiday in the twentieth century.

In the United States, Mother’s Day did not become an official holiday until 1915.

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Mothers Day Quotes: Parenting Resources

mothers day parentingMothers Day Quotes, Thoughts. Reflections on Parenting

►If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.  Robert Brault

 ►Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.  Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.  T. DeWitt Talmage

►You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.  William D. Tammeus

►A good father is a little bit of a mother. Lee Salk

All mothers are working mothers.  Author Unknown►

►Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

►God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.  Jewish Proverb

►A mother understands what a child does not say.  Author Unknown

►There is nothing like having grandchildren to restore your faith in heredity. - Doug Lawson

►Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he is buying. - Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies

►The greatest aide to adult education is children. Charles T Jones and Bob Phillips, Wit and Wisdom


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Gift Cards And Gift Favor Ideas For Your Favorite Mom

Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May.  With the increasing popularity of gift cards in recent years, it must be no surprise consumers are expected to spend around $1.6 billion on them for Mother's Day. It is the best and simplest way to get mom the perfect gift.

Several website have emerged with the gift card craze which will help you find the best store for mom without the hassle of commuting to the mall. Some popular sites are which has 1,000's of store gift cards to choose from.

Some of the most treasured gift cards for mom have proven to be the kind you make yourself and she can redeem when ever she chooses. One of my favorites was the coupon my daughter gave me that I could redeem for "instant action" from her "without complaint". I kept it on the refrigerator door. I've included serveral suggestions for this type coupon gift for the special women in your life.

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Gifts for Mom Near The $16 Billon Mark

mothers dayIt appears the economy will not be effecting Mother's Day this year. Saying "I love you" with budgeted bucks is seen as a "must do." While consumers are planning a buying level about the same as last year, around $138.63, their expenditures will be focused on one major gift rather than several smaller gifts.

Consumers still plan to spend big bucks to please mom this Mother's Day however this year they plan on being cautious with how they expend those gift dollars.  BIGresearch Vice President of Strategy Phil Rist says, "Gas prices and other economic issues will still be at the forefront of people's minds as they shop around for the perfect gift for mom."


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