10 Reasons and 20 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Moms are pretty amazing, and I am not just saying that because I am one.  Moms are selfless and spend their days taking care of their children and partner. We often put everyone else before ourselves, and as a mom, I know how hard of a job it can be.

I thought we should take a few minutes to honor each and every mom out there and root each other for all the hard work and love we put into each day. I wanted to share 10 reasons why you should love mom and provide 20 gift ideas for Mother’s Day. May 13, 2018, is Mother’s Day, check out what I think you should get that special mom this year, shown at end of the blog post.

Make sure to tell your mom that you love her, no matter how old you are.

10 Reasons to Love Mom

Biggest Supporter

Personally, I’ve always raised my kids to think independently, figure out life and who they are on their own. I lend support, I lend an ear to listen but I try to remain confident in knowing they need to figure out what they love, like, and hate in life without my expectations getting in their way.

10 Reasons and Mother's Day Gift Ideas

The best listener.

I listen and I listen and I listen. Now that I have my first teenager, who is almost 16, I have learned the hard way to start shutting my mouth and listen to what she has to say. It doesn’t matter if I find a life lesson in what she’s sharing with me, I need to simply listen, and watch for any ques that she actually wants advice. If she doesn’t seem to want advice, I just listen and smile.

Always has your best interest at heart, and won’t judge you.

I often tell my teenager that I may not say the right things. I may not understand what she’s going through or how she feels about a topic. What I can guarantee her is that I will love her and her brothers unconditionally no matter who they are and what they do in life.

10 Reasons and Mother's Day Gift Ideas

How selfless mom is and has been through my life.

I am extremely selfless as a mom and a person. I give more than I should to others but when it comes to motherhood, I don’t mind being 100% selfless as that’s my job. My main job is to be their mom and to put their needs first.

There’s nothing wrong with making time to be alone, as a mom, but when it comes to spending on something I want or something the kids need – the kids will be first every time.

10 Reasons and Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mom’s cooking.

Now, the joke around here is that I burn grilled cheese, and then there was this one time I set the stove on fire many years ago. I’ve always been known in years back to set the smoke detector off while cooking.

I’ve come a long way in my almost 16 years of being a mom and like to think the kids do love my cooking, most of the time.

10 Reasons and Mother's Day Gift Ideas
The best nurse when you are sick. Mom’s take care of us like no other person could.

This part is hard for me, as the kids get older they don’t really want mom hovering over them as much. My trio can be highly independent like me or highly needy, it really depends on the day and how much sleep they got or the stress they’re under.

I love taking care of my babies, yes they will forever be my “babies” no matter how old they get.

10 Reasons and Mother's Day Gift Ideas

She always makes me feel like I am home and safe.

I do my best to make my trio feel safe. This means making life changes, adjustments to schedules, and even adding locks in various places if necessary.

I want my kids to know that they are safe because their Mama Bear will make sure they’re taken care of.

10 Reasons and Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Always trying to build confidence in me.

I’ve worked really hard on trying to master the ways of motherhood when it comes to raising kids with high confidence. Situations occurred for each of my kids that have wilted a bit of their esteem, but I work every day to bring their confidence up and to remind them that THEY are in charge of how they feel about themselves, the outside world doesn’t matter.

Outsiders will try to destroy you but remain true to your heart and raise that head up HIGH, you are awesome.

10 Reasons and Mother's Day Gift Ideas

The beauty she radiates from the inside out.

Beauty is deeper than the surface. I recently was told that I am lucky to be pretty. I heard this during a very difficult time and it upset me. I am not one to look in the mirror and think “dang I am hot” but sometimes, I force myself to think that.


It makes your inner beauty brighten. Beauty truly is about the whole person, I would much rather hang around people who have intelligence, compassion, and empathy as their beauty mark than a pretty face.

Her kind heart and spirit.

I am truly blessed to be Mom to these three kids. I love them with every piece of me. I am proud of who they’re becoming as they grow older. I enjoy watching each of my kiddos figure out who they are, what they love, and where they’ll go in life.

Raising my trio is both my biggest challenge and greatest accomplishment. I mean, they are still alive, so there’s that. Ha!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Which year was the first official Mother's Day?

The first official Mother’s Day was celebrated on May 9, 1914. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this day the official start of Mother’s Day.

Why are there 2 mothers days?

In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of the month of May every year.

Is Mother's Day International?

Mother’s Day is an international holiday however it is celebrated in different forms and ways throughout the world.


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  1. Such a beautiful family! I love the Alex and Ani bracelets and so does my mom, so that may be an awesome gift idea for us! I’m going to check how quick they ship 🙂

  2. Moms really deserves the best gift. They are more than precious that anything in the world. We would not be here if not with them and our fathers. Love your gift suggestions!

  3. These are great gift ideas, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I can always use some suggestions when it comes to Mother’s Day.

  4. There are so many reasons to love mom! Great gift picks. I would certainly love to receive any of them!

  5. These are great selections for Mother’s Day. I don’t think anyone can be an expert of anything let alone parenting, I am not perfect but I hope I’m doing what I need to do when it comes to raising my children right.

  6. Awwww…this is a great tribute to your Mom. I lost my Mom to cancer a long time ago so I always get super nostalgic this time of year.

  7. I hope my boys feel this way about me. I want them to know I love them even though I am not a parenting expert and will, of course, make mistakes.

  8. I love that you combined your gift guide with great reasons to love mom!
    I was nodding my head all the way through!
    Cute gift ideas too!

  9. I really miss having my mother around. We don’t always agree on things but she’s definitely my biggest fan. She supports me in everything that I do. I miss her so much!

  10. That Alex and Ani bracelet is absolutely stunning. I love all of your ideas but that one really stood out to me.

  11. Yes to all of this! I love this blog post. Us moms are a special kind of person. I hope you enjoy your mothers day.

  12. I think no one can ever replace a mother! They deserve the best and I just love how they’re able to be there for all of their children no matter what happens.

  13. Many Moms work very hard and are truly selfless. My mom is awesome and I’m so lucky. I will definitely appreciate her this mother’s day.

  14. I am loving the 10 reasons to love your Mum. Mums are just the best! And those gift ideas are great as well, it’s my Mums birthday at the weekend and I still haven’t got her gift sorted.

  15. More than ten reasons to love mom. Great ideas to make her mother’s da special

  16. I just love this. Moms are the best! I love your gift ideas. I need to buy something for my Mom soon, that’s for sure.

  17. These are some great thoughts and what makes you a special mom. I love your gift ideas which I could use for my sisters.

  18. I really enjoyed reading this post and loved your Mother’s Day gift ideas. I still have to figure out what I’m going to get for my Mom.

  19. My mom passed last year, so I am kind of trying to avoid Mother’s Day if I can. I got something small for my Nana and Mother in Law, but other than that, I am going to hide for the day 🙂

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