This year I’ll celebrate the second mother’s day since my son was born. While my son could say mama last year I’m not sure that he truly knew what the word meant. At eighteen months he now uses that word more times than I can count. Mama means everything from ‘help mama’ to ‘open mama’ to ‘more food mama.’ My grandmother always referred to her own mother as mama and if my son favors that word over mommy I’ll certainly let it stick.
Motherhood has been an amazing transition and experience for me. While it has been difficult at times it is more rewarding than I ever could have imagined it would be.
As my son grows up I hope he will come to understand that time is an incredible gift and that the greatest gift is simply spending time together as a family. Enjoying his company is more valuable than anything he could place in a box or wrap with a bow.
Of course all kids still want to buy their mother’s gifts and of course many grown up children feel the need to buy beautiful trinkets to show their mother’s how much they care. I know my mother would be disappointed if I didn’t bring at least one small gift to celebrate her big day.
This year I plan to search for her unique gift from NOVICA. The website is filled with hand crafted items made by artisans all around the world. I can literally spend hours searching the website and typically wind up buying at least one or two things for the people I love. Last year I purchased two necklaces, a pair of earrings, a comfy hammock swing and two beautiful handmade belts. This year I purchased three necklaces and a pair of earrings.
The fine folks at NOVICA would like to help one reader buy a perfect gift for their mom. Entry is simple, just leave a comment below telling me how you plan to celebrate mother’s day or what you plan to buy your mom. You will be entered to win a $50 gift code to NOVICA.
One winner will be randomly selected on Sunday, May 12th. Good luck!