This Mother's Day will inevitably be far different from year's past for most moms. With the majority of us still at home and not leaving the house often, it will be a breakfast in bed and cuddles kind of Mother's Day, and for many it will mean being separated from part of your family. While I feel incredibly tired in different ways than my usual tired with everything going on, I count my blessings daily that we are healthy and able to spend this time as a family. My days aren't filled with Instagram perfect art projects and impeccable household organizing, in fact, they are chaotic and messy. But when Millie comes up to me and says "I love you so much mom" and Vaughn runs up to me with his arms reached looking for love while he yells "Mama", I am quickly reminded of what is most important.
The financial strain many are facing means this Mother's Day will be filled with less material gifting, which is entirely ok! It's ok for us to spend a day remembering how important we are to our children, how much love we are able to give and receive, and focus on the good in our lives. The love and connection we have from our families is what matters most.
If you are able to shop this year for something, I wanted to share items from small businesses that could surely use your support at this time! (I didn't include bags in this roundup, as I have a more in depth post on smaller and up and coming brands in the works for you). Many of these businesses are female founded and run as well, which is another plus. If your family is thinking of flowers, support your small, local florists as they could use the business right now as well. At this time, supporting our communities is something that will help little by little, and it's a small thing that means a lot to these businesses.
The job of being a mom is one filled with rewards I never knew existed, and I am forever grateful that I have my kids and Vlad. And when it comes to moms, I learned from the best - my mom is simply put: wonderful. Happy Mother's Day Moms!
Shop By Chari Jewelry
Since I've been sharing videos on Instagram, I've been inundated with questions about my necklaces I wear daily. One is with Vaughn's name, spaced out in gold letters, which I rarely remove (this is a link to the necklace I have). It's from By Chari and she's become well-known for her name necklaces. If you want a custom necklace, that won't come in time for Mother's Day, but you can still order in stock items plus, a late gift that is custom is still a great gift. Even better is Chari is offering our readers 15% off. Use the code PURSEBLOG at checkout to receive 15% off your order!
Shop Feat Clothing here
If your mom likes to stay cozy (my mom is cold in Florida when it hits the 70s), a soft sweatshirt or hoodie may be the perfect gift. With all of us spending more time at home than ever before, comfort is key (however, I argue that comfort should always be key). I stumbled upon this brand and they claim that they have the softest hoodies ever with their signature Blanket Blend. I've read reviews, zoomed in on pictures, and agree it looks incredibly soft. Because of that, I have an order coming. I'll report back from the comfort of hoodie bliss soon.
Brynn & Co Embroidery Items
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If your mom likes to embroider, she may have more time on her hands right now to complete some projects. I found Brynn & Co on Instagram and love everything from the patterns and kits they sell to the adorable scissors. I don't embroider and for sure don't have the time to take it up now (this is a no go for me Vlad), but I love this as a gift for moms who do! They're also offering 20% off all embroidery patterns until the end of May with code: STAYHOMECLUB.
Peapods Custom Cookies
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Kristie has been a longtime member of the PurseForum, plus I've used her to make cookies for my kids as well as special projects! She will work with you to create a custom assortment of your choice and the cookies don't only look beautiful, but they taste amazing. I've had no issue the way she has packaged her cookies for me as well, and for each party we've used her, it's been the talk of the event!
Minna Home Goods
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One of the easiest ways to change things up around your house without going overboard, are new pillows or bedding. I found Minna which produces ethically made home goods crafted in traditional techniques. I've been eying this Duvet Cover which is made by pedal loom weavers in Mexico.
AGLOW Candle Holder
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An influencer I follow, Rachel Parcell, had these candles for her daughter's birthday party over the weekend, and I became enamored with them! It's a simple but elegant wooden base that holds long tapered candlesticks (coloring and size can be chosen by you!). I love this as a way to bring joy to your home, and a rainbow of candles will bring any mom some much needed happiness and joy.