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Celebrating Mother's Day

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In many countries Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It is a day set aside to honor mothers and motherhood. This is a guide about celebrating Mother's Day.
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April 18, 2017

As a child on Mother's Day morning, my mother would pick red roses from her rose bush, tie a pretty ribbon on it and pin one on my dress and the dress of my sister as a corsage. She told us that wearing a red rose signified that your Mother was living and it is an honor to wear it.

She told us that when one's Mother died, that you would wear a white rose in honor and memory of your dear Mother because she was pure in her mind, body and spirit in Heaven. This Mother's day I will wear a white rose for the 50th Mother's Day and I will wear it proudly.

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

I remember this well. Beautiful!

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May 5, 2010

Send a thank you note to your mother-in-law on your husband's birthday. It meant a lot to my mother-in-law to know I appreciated all she did to give me the man I married. Also it goes a long way to building a good relationship with a mother-in-law. Men, you can do the same thing with your father-in-law (or mother-in-law) for their daughters!

By latrtatr from Loup City,NE

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May 3, 2007

The best Mother's Day Card I ever received came from my son. He wrote to me when he was 14 years old and thanked me for everything he could think of that I'd taught him over the years. That was a little more than 20 years ago.

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This year, I'm writing to him to thank him for all the many things he's taught me. He's been a wonderful son in every way, and has never once disappointed me in anything he's done. I want him to know how much I appreciate him for making my adventures in motherhood such a great experience.

If my own Mother were alive, I would be writing her to thank her as well. I think she knows already though.

All the best,
Julia from Orlando, FL

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May 3, 20070 found this helpful

What a wonderful idea..Thanks...I know your Mom knows it.God Bless and a Happy Mothers Day to you.

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May 11, 2007

My most memorable Mother's Day was in 1994. Our family had left for Japan as missionaries in early March of that year, and in April we received a phone call that my mom was in the hospital.

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May 7, 2007

The thing I enjoy the most for Mother's Day, is to have a whole day without housework! My husband and kids take care of everything for that day and I get breakfast in bed.

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May 2, 2007

My favorite Mother's Day is when I am queen for a day! I like the kids to make breakfast for me, my husband to make lunch, the kids set the table, and then we all sit down to eat and watch a movie or play games together afterwards.

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April 6, 2005

Mothers Day is one of my least favorite holidays. WHY? Because kids go out and spend money they don't really have to spare when a simple hug and a 2/$1 card means so much more. One of the sweetest cards I ever got was from my oldest son saying it takes someone special to be a single Mom. I could tell by the reading inside that he hadn't just grabbed up something to bring me. It's the little things that make a mom feel special on Mothers Day and TIME spent with her is what she REALLY wants. Sharon, KY

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April 27, 20040 found this helpful

Here are some fun Mother's Day links. Do you have any to add?

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May 4, 20050 found this helpful

I'm 13 years old and my mom has three kids. I need a DIY or recipe that I can do to make her feel really special. She means the world to me and sometimes I don't really show her that. She works, goes to school, and takes care of all of us at the same time! Please help me make my mom's Mother's Day special! Anything will do! THANKS A BUNCH! Heather

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May 6, 20050 found this helpful

I agree, as a mom, it's very touching & special to read what you have written here. Give her a copy along w/ any other ideas you come up with. It will surely make her smile...for a long time.

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March 15, 20070 found this helpful

i dont know how to make a mothers day cake

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May 10, 20070 found this helpful

yeah i am 12 years old and i need help too! this feedback stuff really helped me, like i did the coupon thing a year ago, and my mom said she loved so much, but u dont have to worry, cause they love u so much, that they wont use it on u ever, and just keep it somewhere.

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May 6, 20050 found this helpful

I have two teenage (14, 15) stepdaughters and a four month old son. I want to do something for my wife for mother's day. She has said she doesn't want to "get away" but would rather spend the day doing something with her children. Knowing how easily and quickly teens get bored - does anyone have any frugal ideas of how we could spend the day together and make it fun for all? Any help is very appreciated! :)

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May 6, 20050 found this helpful

About your teenagers getting bored easily, remind them all that dear Mom does for them & that Mother's Day is just that, HER Day. Make it as special as you can. She'll appreciate your effort & the chance to be pampered!

I like the picnic idea, at the grocery, buy some sandwich spread like pimento cheese or tuna salad (remember anything with mayo in it need to be keep chilled at all times or it will cause someone to get sick), grab some chips, a jar of pickles, a box of pretty decorated snack cakes (these are all items that require no work of preparation). The making sandwiches won't take much time. Make some lemonade or buy some cheap canned drinks to ice down. Don't forget the paper plates, napkins. You don't need a pretty tablecloth, but it would add to the festivities and make your event more special.~Have a great time~

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May 7, 20050 found this helpful

You could go to the park, play frisbie , have a picnic, with you and the girls cooking. You could give her a backrub massage, the girls could paint her nails or give her a facial. You and the girls could write what family time means to you, or what spending time with her does, or make a list of things you appreciate about her. You and the girls could make her breakfast in bed, and/or dinner

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May 9, 20060 found this helpful

anyone have any idea for mothers day gift wise?

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October 27, 20040 found this helpful

When scrolling through ThriftyFun's section for various tips, I noticed that there was a item for Mother's Day. I realize that holiday is a long ways away but it hit a soft spot in my heart. My mom is in a nursing home and had a stroke over 5 years ago. She is paralyzed on one side can't walk, talk, feed herself, bath herself, nothing. But the worst part is that she doesn't even know me or the rest of family and friends that love her so dearly. And so my dear friends, please take my advice and be kind and loving every day to your mom, not just Mother's Day. In my opinion, Mother's Day should be every day.

By Joesgirl

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October 28, 20040 found this helpful

Thanks Joesgirl, that is wonderful advice.

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May 3, 2005

Mother's Day is fast approaching. When you send out cards don't forget those OTHER MOTHERS in your life who otherwise may be overlooked.

The SISTER who's been there for you all your life.

The SINGLE MOTHERS who are not only the provider but also the disciplinarian and mender of broken hearts.

The MOTHERS-TO-BE who are anxiously waiting to step up to the plate and find out what Motherhood is all about.

The MOTHERS WHO'VE LOST a child due to death.

The MOTHERS-IN-WAITING who yearn daily for the priviledge of being a mother, yet to no avail and MOTHERS PAST, to whom we no longer have the opportunity to say "I love you" but merely to place a flower on their grave in their memory.

THE SUBSTITUTE MOTHER, a grandma, or a loving sister who's always been there for you throughout your life. Just a simple

A simple "Thinking of You" card would mean so much to those forgotten mothers and a message of encouragement may be just what it takes to brighten their day!

By Sharon Shearer

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May 3, 20050 found this helpful

HOw about a SPECIAL thank you to Susan for being the "Mommie" of this wonderful site!

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