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I don’t know if it’s because Spring is in the air, or my new found 30’s, but as of late I’ve been surrounded by children.

And of course, ‘The Mothers’.

It does not take long for me to stare in wide-eyed amazement at the skill, strength, and patience it takes to be a mother. Let me be clear, I’m in utter shock at the torment and self-sacrifice mothers go through. To all mothers out there, a standing ovation! This elevated new-found wonderment has given me an even greater appreciation for my own mother. And if you cannot create a statue in their honour, a day is at least deserved.

I’m not sure if your mother, or the mothers in your life, are similar to my own. Even though she asks for nothing, she wants a day to enjoy, feel treasured, and relax.

Gifts of Time

If it’s your time she’d rather have, here are 10 ideas to put a smile on her face.
(Or, better yet, combine the two!)

  • Let her catch her ZZZ’s
  • Serve breakfast (with this) 
  • Take her to yoga
  • Clean the house and/or do her chores
  • Plan a day hike
  • Arrange a picnic; check out http://www.picnix.ca
  • Try that restaurant she keeps mentioning
  • Host a game night
  • Book mani pedi’s (Don’t forget the foot massage!)
  • Let her explore her passion

Whether she’d like to try photography or learn how to make home made Italian pasta, allow her the time and find a class near you.

Secret Gifts

You know the mothers in your life best, and if the road to their heart is studded with gifts, we’ve got you covered below. Not only with something she’ll be surprised by and fall in love with, but also something she won’t find elsewhere.



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Interior image courtesy Inside Venice: A Private View of the City's Most Beautiful Interiors.

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