As an expecting mom for the 4th time, I thought it would be fun to put together a gift guide for my fellow new and expecting moms! This is such a fun and special time but can also be difficult, emotional and stressful. I know, I get it. Of course, I think the number one gift most new moms want is the gift of free babysitting, a nap, or a cleaning lady. Am I right? BUT, if you aren’t into those types of gifts, I have put together a great list of gift ideas that I own and love or things that are currently on my wishlist that any and every mom would love!
Our Mother’s Day weekend was full of sweet moments, celebrations and countless reminders of our blessings. We got to see so many people and celebrate graduations, birthdays, mothers and grandmothers and watch our boy play t-ball! It was a pretty perfect weekend.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This day has such a special meaning to me, especially since becoming a mother, myself. I have always loved a good reason to celebrate my mom and grandmother’s because they are beautiful, incredible, strong women who deserve to be celebrated every day. My parent’s have always told me I am a perfect blend of both of my grandmothers. They are spunky, a little blunt and fierce. I guess I see a little similarity there (HA!). It’s safe to say, I love them dearly. When I became a mom, this day took on a whole new meaning. It is, in my opinion, very special when you are honoring the matriarchs of your family. My favorite Mother’s Day gift is when my babies bring home their handprinted artwork from school. Any other moms love receiving those? They are so sweet!
I hope this Mother’s Day gift guide is helpful when picking out something for your mom, MIL, grandmother, sisters, etc. I tried to choose something for every age as well as some of my current favorite things.
Mother’s Day weekend was so nice. We cleaned up the house, I got caught up on laundry and we got to spend time with friends and family. I call that a pretty good weekend. Friday, we had some of our sweet friends over for pizza and let the kids play outside. They loved having their friends over, and their parents are some of our good friends, so it was nice having grown-ups to visit with while the kids ran wild! We also met some new neighbors which was fun! I love meeting other moms that live near us and have kids who are around the same age as mine.
This week has been so busy! We have had doctor’s appointments, and so many extra things that have come up that have had us running around like crazy people. This weekend will be no exception because we have a full schedule, but it will be fun! We will be spending our weekend with friends and family and you can’t ask for more than that! I have also been shopping all the sales which we will get into below! So, here are some of my Friday favorites this week:
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you haven’t ordered mom anything, now’s the time to do it! Trust me, don’t try to wait last minute. Two years in a row, our gifts haven’t come in on time because of us (cough, me) procrastinating. So this year, I have made sure to order everything in plenty of time (I hope). I tried to choose a something for every mom of all different ages, but couldn’t resist throwing a few of my favorite things from my wish list in the mix. A few of these are included in the Shopbop sale this week, too, so run, don’t walk because they sell out fast!
And just like that we are less than a month away from Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day weekend has always been a big weekend for my family. My younger brother was born on Mother’s Day and we always enjoy celebrating him along with my sweet mom! For the last 6+ years, I have also had the pleasure of celebrating my MIL. Both of these women are so special to me and it has always been so wonderful having a day where we love on them extra hard and let them know how much they are appreciated, loved and cared for. 3 and a half years ago, something changed. I became a mother. The most precious name I’ve ever been called. The most meaningful name, role, job, title. Since that day, I have felt just as special on Mother’s Day. My family and wonderful husband has made sure of that.
In true fashion (see what I did there?) I wanted to round up some of my favorite dresses for Mother’s Day that are under $100! Every mom deserves something special to wear on that day, so if you are one of those women (I’m looking at you mom) who never buys herself anything, this is the time and occasion to do it! You deserve it!
Mother’s Day Dresses:
This Mother’s Day was a special one for us, but it was also really different. A lot of things have been going on over the weekend that changed our plans. My mom was bitten by a brown recluse spider and has been in a lot of pain. You are welcome to google these spider bites, but I’ll warn you that they are a bit much and my weak stomach can’t handle seeing them. She has been in so much pain she can hardly walk AND she is doing a wedding this weekend, so we are all pitching in to help as much as we can (even though she is the decorating genius). So, we tried to make things as special as we could at home for her.
Ryan was caddying in the LPGA tour last week and was not around for the Mother’s Day festivities this year. I was bummed but the extra money that he made was more than worth it! We are after all trying to close on our new house this month and will be spending quite a bit of money. haha So, this side job came at a very good time. Plus, he loved every minute of it! It was therapeutic for him to be out on the golf course all week and I am so happy that he got that opportunity. We are going to celebrate with my Mother-in-law next weekend and I am really looking forward to that!
So, while last week/weekend was a strange one to say the least, it was also filled with wonderful memories. I got to spend lots of time with my kiddos and I even woke up to beautiful roses and the sweetest card from Ryan that brought me to tears. I felt very special and loved and I hope my mom felt half as special as I did. She is a wonderful lady who is selfless and is such a peacemaker. She is a hard worker and loves all of us unconditionally – and trust me, some of us have definitely tested that! Not me, of course 😉 (haha! Love you, mom!)
Every Mother’s Day, we get the same gifts for our moms – flowers and photos. I think we have mixed it up a few times by adding a picture magnet of the kids or a small gift of some sort here and there, but for the most part, an updated photo of the kids and flowers are a ringer, right? Our moms love them and it makes gift-giving super easy on us. The only thing is, that gets sort of old and so this year I want to mix it up a little. If you are like me, you have probably been searching for the perfect gift for a couple of weeks now, but time is dwindling and it’s time to make a purchase. S, why not this beautiful KEEP Collective customized jewelry? I know you are thinking “Oh, Logan, don’t be a commercial trying to push your latest business venture on us,” BUT the only reason I started selling KEEP is because I have been so pleased with their jewelry and can’t get enough of it! This is such a great company and the jewelry is great quality!