Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's Day is right around the corner. It's May 10th for those of you who don't know. Go mark it on your calendars. I'll wait.....

And husbands, telling your wife, "Why should I do anything? You're not MY mom" does not fly. Your wife may not be your mom, but she's the mother of your children and, unless you want to sleep in the doghouse, show her that you appreciate all she does. Picking up something from the gas station on your way does not count either. If you show up with scratch-off lottery tickets, gum, a newspaper, or an evergreen shaped air freshener she'll know that you stopped off at the gas station. If you value your life, do not attempt this.

It doesn't have to be anything big or expensive. A homemade breakfast in bed is GREAT! Taking the kids out to a movie so Mom can have a little nap is heavenly. Letting Mom go get a pedicure is wonderful! Handmade cards and kiddie handprints (on places other than the walls) is also heartwarming and touching.

Or if you want to do a little more, try one of these ideas...





1. My book, BECAUSE I SAID SO, of course, is the perfect Mother's Day present! Order your copy of Because I Said So at Family Christian stores HERE, or Amazon HERE!












2. A fresh floral arrangement from Teleflora. Teleflora has been connecting customers with the nation's best florists for more than 70 years. All of their floral arrangements are professionally arranged by a local florist using only the freshest flowers available, and each gift is personally delivered in a vase. Check out their gorgeous arrangements especially for Mother's Day. And while you're browsing, make sure you take a look at the Mom’s Shopping Spree Sweepstakes, which kicked off April 20 and runs until May 15. The grand prize is a $20,000 shopping spree; first and second prizes will be shopping gift cards! Now, THAT'S a Mother's Day gift!!!








3. A ring from Whimsy Worldwide. These rings are so unique and fun! They're really strong and durable and showcase the wildly popular collectible Trollbeads, Pandora and Chamilia glass beads. You can change the beads to match your outfit or mood. If you have a Pandora (or similar) bracelet, you already have an array of beads that fit into this ring. You can have fun switching them whenever the mood strikes! If you don't, you'll soon fall in love with collecting these beads and showing them off on your Whimsy ring! Click HERE to find a retailer near you.



4. A mother's or grandmother's bracelet from MyMommysBracelets. Vanessa's got a wide array of gorgeous bracelets from which to choose. She uses high quality components including genuine Swarovski Crystal and pearls, Sterling Silver and gold filled beads, and each bracelet comes beautifully packaged in an organza pouch for easy gift-giving.










Leave me a comment here for a chance to win a signed copy of my book, Because I Said So, a beautiful Mom's Butterfly Bouquet floral arrangement from Teleflora, or a Mommy bracelet personalized with initials and birthstones from MyMommysBracelets. I'll choose 3 random winners on Friday at 5:00pm CT. The first winner will receive the book, the second will receive the flowers and the third will receive the bracelet. Good luck!

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4cheeseheads said...

These are great ideas for Mother's Day. Thanks for your suggestions. I hope I can win one. Especially your book!

Margo said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

Wendy said...

Oh please pick me! I've had one of the worst weeks of my life!

Wendy

Vicki said...

I would love to win!

Summer said...

Pick Me, Pick Me!! :)

Diagnose Rachel said...

happy mothers day dawn!
hope someone bakes up something special for you! Reading your blog is a treat to mothers every day!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Oooh! I'd LOVE a copy of your book! :)

Jennifer in Wisconsin said...

I'd love to get flowers that I didn't buy myself.

Natasha said...

i LOVE your blog. Never left a comment before... but maybe it will be beginner's luck :) Happy Mother's day to you!

Caretaker Jobs said...

Great ideas for mother's day gifts. I'd love to win any one of them!!!

Amy W said...

I have already told my hubby that I want a copy of your book for Mother's Day...I'd love the other gifts!

Amy W

mintchox said...

oooh, what a great website you have! I just found out about it last night. Would love to know if you choose me, thanks!

Colleen said...

Love the bracelets! I rec'd a mother's necklace last year and wear it every day. The bracelet would match well and who doesn't like flowers or your wonderful book?? :)
~Colleen L

Sara said...

Love the suggestions and even read the blog to my husband. hint hint lol but I would love to win one of these great gifts!

Amy said...

I'd love to win a copy of your book. I know my boys will forget Mothers Day again this year. They're teens and the just don't think about it. I suppose I could remind them.....

Tmomma said...

Hope you have a wonderful mother's day with your family!

Anonymous said...

OHH!!!

i would love to win any of these gifts...gotta win something on mothers day as my husband seems to be horrible at that getting a gift for someone because its a special day thing.

Brianna K.

Denise said...

So cool!

leah C said...

Happy Mother's Day Dawn! Thanks for sharing your sense of humor with the rest of us mortals!
Leah

Lesley said...

What great gift ideas! I can't decide which to get for my mother!

L said...

Please add me to the list!

Gretchen said...

Thanks! Love the chances to win! :) HAPPY MOTHERS'S DAY!

barefootinhighheels said...

I'd love to win your book! (But of course I'd take the other prizes, too!) I saw the ad in the Family Christian store circular that came to my house. How cool is that??

It's on my Mother's Day and my birthday list for ideas for my husband to get for me!

hawkins_lori (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ali said...

Great giveaway in time for Mother's Day!

Kelly said...

I'd love a copy of your book!

Anonymous said...

I have to say that sometimes my hubby surprises me. He knows that I've been dying to get your book but I haven't had time to go to the book store. So last week your blog was up on the screen and he saw your book. Without saying a word he jumped on-line and ordered it for me. I thought that was sweet and it wasn't even a special occasion. He does usually cook breakfast for me with the kids on Mom's day. I have to give him "some" credit.

Robin said...

I'm sure any of those gifts would be fabulous. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day Dawn.

Melanie said...

I would love to win any of those. Happy Mothers Day!
rankin1997@hotmail.com

ya ya's mom said...

pick me! pick me! pick me!

Dee said...

Great giveaways! But I really want your book, so pick me first!

Jennifer said...

Ooh, I love all of these. Especially the bracelet. I would love to read your book but I am too cheap to buy it. Hope I win.

Steff said...

Any one of these would be awesome!!!

Reader Melly said...

Love your contests.

summerdawn said...

Happy Mother's day! You deserve to rest!

Marti said...

Love those bracelets. I have 7 kids and would love to have a bracelet with all their initials and birthstones.

Amanda H said...

I have your book and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it!!

Anonymous said...

Got the book, but would love the flowers or the bracelet!

Lori L.

klee21682 said...

Happy Mothers day Dawn! I actually DID ask for a copy of your book for Mothers day! Hope yours is great!

Heather said...

Oh, any of these would be great!

Sara T said...

Would be happy to win ANYTHING!
Happy Mothers day from one worn out mommy to another.....

Meg said...

I'd love a copy of your book, but I don't get this Mother's Day thing. IMO, its a hallmark holiday. Yeah, we go out to dinner (not bruch - too insane), but not to give me a break from cooking (my DH and I share cooking responsibility) just because it works as an excuse. LOL I'm trying to teach my kids that it's not a big deal day. I tell them I want nothing, but if they insist, then a hug and no fighting would suffice. I understand this day had its place when dads worked and moms worked raising the kids and taking care of the house, but now with both parents working outside the home and splitting the home/kid duties, I think its lost its point. Yeah, moms gave birth, but, at least in my house, dad is a MUCH better mom than me. And Father's Day always gets short-changed (no school-made gifts because school is out by then). So how about "Parents Day" instead? Kids take the time to recognize how great their parent(s) are and how much they do for said kids? Who's with me?

Christina Marie said...

Winning either of these 3 gifts would be such a privilege!!

momathome43kids said...

Wow! You have the best giveaways! Any of these would be great. Have a great Mother's Day, Dawn and cherish alllllll the minutes. Time is something we cannot replace or replenish!

Cecilia

Cathy said...

Happy Mothers Day!! Hope you have a restful day!! I would love to win a prize.

Thanks
Cathy

Myranda said...

I would really love to win your book! Everything else sounds wonderful too! ;-)

jessicagv said...

Here is my comment!

Like all the other commenters any of these prizes would be great!

I have been hoping to purchase your book, but so far it is not in the budget! I will keep my fingers crossed that the random selections picks ME!

Amy Molander said...

I'd love to win any of those things! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Amy said...

I love to read your blog daily--it always makes me laugh when I am having a bad day!! Thanks for all the laughs!!

Mike from Oklahoma said...

I already have your book, but would love a signed copy.

- Mike

Michelle said...

What, no mention of chocolate? Or alcohol? Dawn, what's wrong? Or ummmm is it just me who's all over the chocolate and alcohol? And don't forget a shout out for Edible Arrangements (mine will be coming tomorrow, yay!).

Or ummm if it doesn't, I think I'm going to need to win a Mother's Day prize from you because there will be no other ;)

KarenKal said...

Dawn, you have to "replay" the blog about your husband and all the stuff he got from the gas station. I think that was one of the first blogs I read from you. IT WAS SO FUNNY!
Happy Mother's Day. I hear we are supposed to have nice weather in Chicago!

Angela P. said...

These are great ideas! My husband does just like you described...stops at the nearest gas station as an after thought! lol

Becki said...

Those would be great gifts! Those rings look cool.

Bethany said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!! I'd love to win a copy of your book! :)

Stephanie said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie@eyeballgirl.com

Emiliy said...

i'd love to win any of those items!!

emiliy m

Sheri in TX said...

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

dhaynes said...

I'm on a roll now, maybe I can win something on your blog as well! I'd love any of the 3 - not picky

Diane

Laura G said...

Ooh, pick me! I'd love any of them! And by the way, I've been savoring your book one chapter at a time, and am very disappointed that I'm almost done. The tears of laughter have poured many times; thank you for the laughs and good memories it brought back of growing up in a large family. So when's your second book coming out? sewwhatwinnetka at comcast.net

Sheila said...

I "only" have five children, but love your blog, would love to win a copy of your book or the bracelet, have ideas who I would give the flowers or ring to. :-)

Valerie said...

Awesome! Thanks!

SEQLDbyfoot said...

I would love to win a copy of your book, (I haven't been able to find a copy anywhere yet) but those bracelets look divine!
Happy Mothers day Dawn!

Chris said...

Cool!! I would love to win one for my wife.

Jen5253 said...

I'd LOVE to enter your giveaway! I'd love to win your book, and the flowers or bracelet would be awesome too! This year, Mother's Day is also my birthday! Yay! Hubby is lucky... it's two for one day! LOL! The thing that would really make my Mother's Day/Birthday complete would be sleeping in, and getting homemade chai and breakfast in bed, and a bouquet of fragrant flowers from my rose bush, and getting a nap in the afternoon, and then going to bed early. Yup, this mama needs sleep! LOL!

Edna said...

My husband uses that very excuse to get me nothing. And I have shop for HIS mom too!

Kristin said...

I would love to be a winner!

Jamie B said...

I am absolutely positive my husband is not going to remember Mother's Day even while I am here raising our kids at home by myself while he is gallivanting around the world--okay, so in reality he is in the Army and last I checked, gallivanting did not include body armor, but still....

linski said...

Love the gifts!!

Christine H. from Cortlandt Manor, NY said...

Hi Dawn! I hope all your mother's day wishes come true for you! (and me too...lol) Have a happy one!
Christine H.

Pattij said...

I would love any of these! Can't wait to read your book!

Betsy said...

Happy Mom's Day! Here's hoping I win!

Mike said...

Happy Mother's Day! I would love to win a copy of your book!! (or anything else would be nice too).

cmjoy said...

Hope your 6 pack makes mother;s day truely special for you. You always bring a smile to my face. It's great to know I am not alone in my crazy world with 4 kids.

Rhonda from SC said...

Me! Me! Me!!!

Amyb99 said...

Happy Mother's Day Dawn! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the great giveaway! you are truly a talented blogger and i look forward to checking out the latest and greatest from you.
jean.trickett@fbfs.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers Day...I would just LOVE that bracelet and a copy of your book of course...:-)

My info: mellucjacobeve@hotmail.com

Michele said...

Happy Mother's Day from a mom of soon-to-be FOUR! I'm sending a link of your ideas to my honey...wonder if I'll still end up with a stick of gum and an air freshener? =)

Lesli said...

These are all wonderful ideas! Thanks!

sandyn said...

oh Dawn, I would LOVE to win!! and i am a mom too...so that increases my odds?

Kathy Polak said...

I would love to read your book. I am dying for a copy. Pick me, pick me!

~Kathy - TX

Knick Knack Paddy Whack, Throw This Mom a Bone said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm the first winner, but I'd happily accept 2nd or 3rd, too.
Becky

Kelly said...

I would love to be chosen! Happy Mothers Day

TnT's Mom said...

I am hoping for your book for Mom's Day from my guys, but I am not holding my breath! Hubby actually remembered to buy cards already for me which is a minor miracle :). I know he has them already because he was so proud of himself for buying them early, he told me!

It would be fun to win your book, the bracelet, or flowers!

Happy Mother's Day to you Dawn!

jessica said...

Yay prizes! All of these are great!! :)

Krista said...

I'll gladly take a copy of you book (sold out in stores here!) or any of the other prizes to share with my mom. Thanks for the great give aways!

Leslie said...

I would love to win any of these great gifts! I have a Pandora bracelet so the ring would be a great addition. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

alayna said...

As I am pretty sure my chances for getting a mother's day present anywhere else are approximately nil, I would LOVE to win one of your prizes!

Jenny said...

I love them all! You do the best giveaways! Happy Mother's Day to you. You are a great Mom! Thanks for keeping me laughing.

Kathryn said...

Great ideas - I'll pass them along!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn I would love to be the winner of one of these especially your book... lilkj

Denise said...

I'd love to win!!! :)

Heather M. said...

I bought a book for myself and a book for my M-I-L and my own mom! I think they're a terrific tribute to moms everywhere from Ubermom Dawn! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day Dawn!

Mrs. Smith
smithschool@hotmail.com

Katharina said...

Ha!
In fact, I got my mother an orchid and your book already!
I'm pretty sure I'm not the first here to have bought it, but your book arrived here in Germany yesterday :)
But I have to admit I kind of bought it also for myself...;)

Cookie said...

I hope I'm not too late!

TEA said...

Awesome ideas Dawn!!

Denise said...

Pick me. First. I'm dying to read your book!!

Simply Lovely Gifts said...

I'd love to win any of these!

Erin said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win any of those things!!! :)

Bridget in Chi-Town said...

I already bought your book (yea---me!) the other items look fab.
{{Fingers-crossed}}

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