Mothers Day Gift Ideas For Four Different Kinds of Moms

Mothers Day Gift Ideas For Four Different Kinds of Moms

All moms have different personalities. Although once a woman becomes a mother she often feels like she loses her own personality traits because from now on she is just known as mom. Speaking out for all moms in the world even though we love what we do, it would be nice to be known for something other than being the worlds greatest mother. So today I am going to share with you four different personalities of the different kinds of moms, and how you can truly make their day special for them.

1. The Girly Mom

Some moms are girly and enjoy being pampered, so here are a few suggestions for this kind of mom.

  • Take her to get her nails done
  • Suprise her with her favorite flowers
  • Buy her a gift card to a girly store For Ex. Victoria Secret, Ulta Beauty, Belks Etc.
  • On a Budget? Offer her an at-home spa day. Light the Candles, Make a Bubble Bath, and offer to paint her nails

Stores: Already named some above, for nails just look up local nail salons

2. The Simple Momma

Some moms would rather have practical things instead of luxury items, if you know that is your mom, then here are a few gift ideas for her.

  • If she likes to read buy her the favorite book series she likes to read. If you don’t know what she reads buy her a gift card to Books A Million.
  • If she drinks coffee. Buy her a cute mug, and fill it with chocolate, and a Starbucks Gift Card
  • If you are on a budget, give her a mom free day. Clean the house for her, and surprise her with breakfast in bed.

Stores: Barns & Noble, TJ-Max, Books-A-Million, Starbucks

3. For the Fitness and Wellness Mom

For the mom that likes to workout, exercise or so forth these are suggestions for her.

  • Buy her a new pair of tennis shoes
  • Get her a workout outfit
  • Buy a cute water bottle with the workout headbands
  • Buy a Diffuser and Essential Oils. Make sure they are legit essential oils not the kind from the grocery store. I recommend Young Living Essential Oils.
  • If you are on a budget, search at home workouts on Pinterest, print them off and put them in a binder for extra inspiration.

Stores: Hibbett Sports, Sports Academy, TJ Max, Young Living Site and you can ask me for more info on that.

4. For the Social Mom

This is for the mom who just enjoys doing things for entertainment, and socializing with others.

  • Take her to her favorite restaurant
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Go to the movies
  • Take her to a concert
  • If you are on a budget. Have an at-home cookout. Invite her friends or family over whichever she is closest to.

 

I hope these suggestions help. Just remember that moms do more than you realize, and it’s not always easy on us, so try your best to make not only this day but every day meaningful for them. I also want to say thank you to all of the moms out there who have sacrificed their lives for your children. Our lives would not be the same without you. So here’s to you on your day, and I hope you all enjoy it.

 

 

Things That I Am Currently Going Through

Things That I Am Currently Going Through

We all have obstacles that we face in our life, but what we have to realize is that is exactly what it is an obstacle. I try to remember the quote, “This too shall pass,” because it is so true, no matter what changes you are going through in your life eventually we will adapt to them. Just think about it for a moment. What is one thing in your life that has upset you and lasted for longer than five years? There are going to be a few traumatic moments in our lives, but we can either let those moments drag us down, or we can choose for it to be an opportunity to grow stronger as a person. I am going to share a few things that are going on in my life that have been hard, and how I am overcoming them. I hope that you can find!

1. Religious Differences

I know that for some of you when you read this you automatically thought, “Puke,” and zoned out. I know that this can be a controversial topic, and that is why I specifically choose it.  So if you are that person, then I encourage you to skip this part. However, I know that some of you who are reading this are thinking, “Omg yes, this is something I am struggling with too!” I apologize for the omg part. I am kind of a dork.  Lately, I have been dealing with a lot of confrontation with family members who don’t agree with my lifestyle of faith, and some of these people I never would expect the reaction that I have been getting from them, and I am not going to mention any names for their privacy sake, and also because I am not sharing this with you to gossip or talk bad about anyone. I am only expressing this to you because I just want all of you to know that it has not been easy. I feel like I cannot be myself and express myself the way I used to be able to around my family, because it makes them so annoyed and angry when I talk about my faith, and for me that has never happened before, and it is a natural part of my life, so I find it hard not to talk about it, but out of respect for them I have chosen not to force my beliefs on them. If God gave me a choice of whether or not I wanted Him in my life, then as much as it hurts me I have chosen to do the same for them.

2. Mommy Blues

I am currently struggling with postpartum depression, and it has been a constant roller coaster. I feel like I am stuck going through the motions. It goes something like this in the morning Ivan wakes up I feed him, change his diaper, and play with them. He then proceeds to puke on me, and then poop, and then cries until he falls asleep, and the cycle continues. In the midst of taking care of him I sometimes forget to take care of myself, therefore leading to thoughts of depression, such as, “My life has no meaning,”  “If you can hear me God, can you please help me,” ,” Or can you please send someone to help me, because I can’t do this anymore.” If you have ever had thoughts like these just know that you are not alone.

3. Life Changes

I feel like we all experience change at some point in our lives. So I know that this is something we can all relate to. I am currently preparing my heart for a change that I am about to face. Some of you may know this and some may not. For those who do not know, my husband has enlisted for the Army National Guard, and he will be leaving August 20th, of this year, and I won’t see him again until Christmas. I know some of you may think that the National Guard isn’t as hard as some of the other branches, but you are wrong. Anyone who serves in the military have to go through the hard things in order to become a member of the Military, and needless to say of the time that they have to spend away from their families. Stephen and I have not been a day apart from each other for almost two years now, so being away from him for six months is going to be a huge change for the both of us, so I am just praying that we come out stronger than we were before, and Lord willing we will.

So how am I getting through all of these things?

I promise this is going to be quick and sweet.

1. Pray, Pray, Pray

I realize what I am up against, and I cannot face these things alone, however I know someone who can. Philippians 4:13

2. Time

It takes time to heal all things. Just remember the quote, “This too shall pass,” because it will.

3. Support

I cannot stress enough the importance of having positive people surrounding you.

4. Self Care

Don’t forget to take care of yo self girl. Sorry that was cheesy, but seriously find something that you enjoy doing and get lost in it.

5. Let It Go

When all else fails, and it’s something that is beyond your control, “Let go and Let God.”

I promise that’s all I have for you, and I hope you read this and you are encouraged. We are in this together. If you have any questions, or need any prayers, please don’t hesitate to email me! I would love to be there for you.