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Quotes About Mothers

It is almost May, Spring is in the air and Mother’s Day is coming upon us once again. I thought it would be a good time to collect some of my favorite quotes about mothers.

Since Mother’s Day is the perfect time for us to do some reflection about our mothers, what better way to do that than reading some beautiful quotes about mothers from some famous people.quotes about mothers

But, before I begin, do you know the origin of Mother’s Day and why we celebrate it as a national holiday?

Origin of Mother’s Day

The first Mother’s Day in the United States was held in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a ceremony to honor her mother. Anna’s mission was to honor her own mother by continuing the work she had started to set aside a day to honor mothers. Anna successfully campaigned for a formal holiday to honor mothers, and by 1911 most states had taken up the idea. This was followed in 1914 by a declaration by President Woodrow Wilson that Mother’s Day should be celebrated as a national holiday on the second Sunday in May.

The commercialization of Mother’s Day quickly followed. Ironically, Anna Jarvis campaigned for many years against the commercialization of Mother’s Day. Anna had wanted Mother’s Day to be a day of sentiment, not profit.

Today, just like many other holidays, Mother’s Day is very commercial. Most of us like to show our appreciation by giving our mothers flowers and gifts. After all, it makes our mothers feel good to be honored, and we feel good being able to show our mothers how much they means to us.

But, I also think we need to celebrate this wonderful recognition of our mothers by keeping in mind its true meaning. It’s easy to do that just by reading some quotes about mothers from some well known people.

Here are just a few of my favorite quotes about mothers that ring true. And it only seem fitting that I start with a quote from Anna Jarvis herself!green line divider

Quotes About Mothers

Mother’s Day is in honor of the best Mother who ever lived – the Mother of your heart.
~ Anna Jarvis

Mother’s Day…the one day a year we try to pay our moms back for everything they’ve given us over a lifetime.
~ Susan Gale

The first time you truly appreciate Mother’s Day will be the first time you spend it without one.
~ Linda Poindexter

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.
~ Washington Irving

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.
~ Mildred B. Vermont

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
~ Pearl S Buck

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
~ Sophia Loren

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
~ Stevie Wonder

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
~ Abraham Lincoln

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
~ Victor Hugo

Regardless of whether you are famous or not, you will never have a bigger fan than your mother.
~ Linda Poindexter

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
~ Erma Bombeck

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
~ Emily Dickinson

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
~ Meryl Streep

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
~ Abraham Lincoln

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
~ George Washington

Who ran to help me when I fell, and would some pretty story tell, or kiss the place to make it well? My Mother. ~ Ann Taylor

Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~ Abraham Lincoln

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.
~ Washington Irving

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
~ Robert Browning

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.
~ Mark Twain

If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.
~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. ~ Helen Rice

You never appreciate all of the things your mother did for you until you find yourself doing the same things for your kids.
~ Linda Poindexter

My mother was the making of me. She was so true and so sure of me, I felt that I had someone to live for – someone I must not disappoint. The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
~ Thomas Edison

And I saved my favorite quotes about mothers for last!

M-O-T-H-E-R

“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
A word that means the world to me. ~ Unknown

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Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Is Just Around the Corner

Doesn’t it seem like the holidays just sneak up on us? Well, Mother’s Day is certainly no different. The best gift advice I can give you is not to let that happen to you, especially on Mother’s Day. In this article I have outlined a few great Mother’s Day Gifts that may help you to select the best gift for your Mother, or at least get you thinking.

Just think how much a Mother does for her family. So why not surprise your mother on this very special day with a great Mother’s Day Gift!

Ideas for Mother’s Day Gifts

Of course celebrating Mother’s Day with your Mother usually means gifts, too.  If you are one of those people who has a rough time selecting the right gift, look no further. Let me help you select the best gift that your Mother will absolutely love.

Flower Arrangements

Most Mom’s love flowers, and now it is easier then ever to send flower bouquets no matter where your mom lives. You simply select the bouquet of choice online and have it delivered to your Mom’s doorstep. It is very convenient and easy to say “Happy Mother’s Day!” with flowers. Here are some suggestions.

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Bursting Bouquet

This “Bursting Lilie Bouquet” is so fragrant and bursting in a variety of colors from red and pink to yellow, orange and white. This lively bouquet is sure to inspire Spring and is the perfect bouquet for Mother’s Day!

 

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Garden Bouquet

This “Garden Bouquet” mixed flower arrangement looks like the flowers were picked straight from the European foothills. It is made with Spring flowers including sunflowers, tulips, green poms and more. This flower bouquet will indeed brighten Mother’s Day for your Mom!

Want to see more? Click here to see many more flower arrangements.

Mothers Day Gift Baskets

Gift baskets always make great gifts. Nowadays, there are millions of different gift baskets you can get, and they are available for every price range, for every taste and every theme.

Does your Mom like chocolate? There are many chocolate gift baskets for chocolate lovers. Does she like baked goods? There are many gift baskets with baked goodies in them. Does she like coffee? There many coffee themed gift baskets to choose from. You get the picture. The possibilities are truly endless. Here are a few suggestions.

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Hugs for Mom

This “Hugs for Mom” gift basket delivers your sentiments in style! This wooden picket fence planter is filled with gifts that make Mom feel special. The “Mothers Are Forever” inspirational book will say you love her for years to come.

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I Love You Mom Gift Set

If your Mom likes to garden, celebrate the most wonderful woman in the world and wish her Happy Mother’s Day with this incredibly cute and handy gift basket.  You know she is awesome and now she will too with this gift which keeps giving. It includes everything she’ll need for a miniature flower garden.

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Mothers Are Forever Gift of Relaxation Gift Basket

Indulge your Mom  with this ultimate spa set! This unforgettable gift comes brimming with revitalizing surprises. It arrives in a white gloss gift box that is great for holding photos or mementos. It also includes a heart warming book entitled “Mothers Are Forever.”

Want to see more? Click here to see many more gift baskets.

Personalized Gifts for Mother’s

Would your Mom like to display precious pictures of her children and grandchildren? A picture frame that is personalized with their names makes a very personal gift for mothers?

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We Love You Mom
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Mother’s Poem Frame

How about personalized pillow with the names of her loved ones? This “We Love You Mommy” pillow is a great Mother’s Day gift for the little ones to give Mommy and she will treasure it!

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We Love You Mommy

There are lots of great personalized gift ideas, and some of them you can make yourself, while others you can purchase.

Want to see more? Click here to see many more personalized gifts for Mother’s Day.

Take Mom Out or Cook Her Dinner

Reciprocate for all the countless dinners, lunches and breakfasts that Mom made for you. Let her rest, while you make your Mother her favorite dinner. And don’t forget to do the dishes and clean up the kitchen, too!

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Holiday Shopping for Men

Let’s talk about holiday shopping for men and how to make it easy and fun.

We all know how Holiday shopping can be crazy!  There are too many crowds, too many cars on snowy or rainy roads, too much shopping stress and little time with busy schedules.  So what does that do for holiday fun?

Remember when gift giving WAS fun? It can be again, with a little help with online shopping.  Online shopping is your ticket to easy shopping and FUN gift giving this year. Finding online coupons can make your shopping even more enjoyable, because you are saving money.   And, who doesn’t like to save money? Don’t forget to look for free shipping deals, too.  Many sites offer free shipping during the holiday shopping season. Just be aware of shipping and delivery schedules.  Remember, shopping early in the season will ensure your gift purchases arrive on time.

One of the big worries at holiday time is what to buy that special someone in your life. Many men and women alike, struggle over what to buy each other. Instead of aimlessly wandering through the shopping malls, take a fun stroll through the internet. This is such an easy and enjoyable why to shop. So why wouldn’t you want to shop leisurely from the comfort of your home for some great gift ideas?

Internet Shopping for Your Special Man

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For your special man, try searching consumer electronics, gadget, sports or men’s gift websites. Following are a few great gift ideas that might be the right fit for your special man or at least give you some ideas to encourage your imagination and find a gift he would like and appreciate:

iPad or iPhone Accessories
Headphones & Earbuds
Stereos, Radios & Speakers
Remote Control Toys
Electric Tools
Grilling & BBQ
Home Bar Accessories
Personal Grooming
Physical Fitness Accessories
Personalized Signs
Sports Memorabilia
Sporting Equipment
Sports Clothing
Computer Accessories
Cameras & Photo Accessories
Home Theater System
Audio Books
CD Gift Sets
Video Gift Sets

So what are some good shopping websites you can browse? Here is a list of my top, personal favorites:

Amazon
Brookstone
Best Buys
For Men Gifts
Hammacher & Schlemmer
LL Bean
Men’s Best Gifts
Sky Mall
Woot

So it’s important to keep three things in mind when shopping this holiday season:

1) Shop Early in the Season
2) Take advantage of internet shopping to find the best deals
3) And, most of all, have some fun and enjoy the holidays with your special someone.

Happy Shopping!

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