Mother’s Day is not my favorite holiday. I lost my own mom way the hell too soon, which I’m reminded of every time this observance rolls around in May. July 28 will be 25 years since she’s been gone, and I miss her still. She died the day after she turned 60. (Don’t think that didn’t hit me hard when I reached that age myself last December.) I do my best to honor her memory by living the values she instilled into me. I hope your mom is with you still, if not locally, at least reachable by phone or plane. (My mom worked for a bank with an 800 number, which I dialed every Friday afternoon. I called it my toll-free umbilical cord.)
There are other women we honor on this ‘Hallmark holiday.’ They include grandmothers, stepmoms, favorite aunts, foster moms, siblings who have kids, friends’ moms who helped raise us, even den mothers for the kids’ scouting troops. If there are one or more mom types in your life, the wellness design-inspired gift guide I shared on Forbes.com this week could be helpful. I bought myself a gift yesterday too, inspired by Comfort & Joy Facet Gift #29. (I shared it in a pic on Instagram.)
Wellness design-inspired gift idea #28 is a towel warmer for bathroom pampering!
(Photo: Amba Products)
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