Celebrating Mom

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and while I’m looking forward to the flowers and candy that I usually get, I’ve been sharing things about my own childhood with my kids as we pull together a gift for my mom.


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Today, we were talking about how busy we are {which is interesting since we’re taking it easy this week}, and I told the kids that I was even busier as a child. When I was a kid, I was involved in just about every extra-curricular activity there was. Sports, clubs, drama, and after school babysitting jobs…you name it, I probably did it.

And my mom was there through it all.

Taxi driver, secretary, short-order cook, and cheerleader, she supported me every step of the way. My friends all knew her by name, and expected to see her there in the stands of every game of every tournament. If we needed a fast-food run, she’d load as many of us into the car as she could, and off we’d go…no questions asked.

Because she had to be, my mom was frugal before it was a thing. She couponed, shopped sales, and had favorite stores that held great sales and clearances.

I’m thankful that she was so careful with money, and passed that frugal-ness onto me. I’m sharing it with my own kids now as we learn together how to save for a big family Disney trip we’re hoping to take {and I know that my mom wants to tag along on} in a few years.

To honor that frugal lifestyle, but thank her for always being there, we wanted to do something special that won’t break the bank this Mother’s Day. Especially since she carries that attitude of always being there over to the grandkids – if they have an event or game, she’ll be there if she can.


Grandma Helps with Science Experiments


We checked out Sears.com to see what specials were running, and were blown away. It’s going to be a chore to decide what the best gift is as her taste is so eclectic. Trevor thinks the patio heater is a great idea for all the cookouts my mom hosts, and because it’s $100 off.

I’m thinking more along the lines of a new bag since she’s traveling so much lately, and the girls want to give her a sparkly necklace. We won’t have any trouble finding the perfect gift – and can even order on Sears.com and pick it up in the store for free! With four kids, that’s a huge blessing.

My mom loved being there for all of my events growing up, and now cheers from the stands for my own kids, carrying on that tradition of support.

What is it you love best about your own mom and plan to celebrate this weekend? What would be the perfect gift for her?