A Lesson in Gratitude: I Received a Gift and Threw a Fit

I watched as my little friends opened boxes and found brightly colored necklaces and bracelets, fake diamond rings and all sorts of things that sparkled and shined. It was all inexpensive jewelry designed for a child, but to me it looked like pure gold. My friends immediately pulled the bracelets on over their hands and onto their tiny wrists. They slipped on rings and held out their hands like they'd just gotten engaged. ...more
Your momma did good (: This totally brought tears to my eyes because I do see my childhood ...more

The Gift of a Palm Reading

We gathered around a spread of figs and cheese, chips and salsa, chocolate chip cookies and candied coconut. A much-needed ladies' night for old friends and new. Later that night I quietly thanked myself for pulling it together and getting out of the house as I was reminded how endearing it is to create the space to enjoy and grow true friendship. We had planned to watch a movie, but even after three hours of laughter and conversation, no one, except the hostess, was ready to ease back into silence....more

A Perfect Gift for a Perfect Sister!

Rakshabandhan or Rakhi as we often call, is the festival of celebrating the relationship of a brother and Sister!This ...more

Eight Things Moms REALLY Want for Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner which is the not-so-subtle hint that if you haven’t gotten Mom something, you better get on it. Or else. This woman is either the person who birthed you (or your spouse) or who birthed your children....more

Make Mother's Day Delicious for a Homebound Senior Mom

For the third year in a row, the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is celebrating Mother's Day with the Meals for Moms campaign, an effort to make sure no senior women go hungry on Mother's Day—or any time of year. According to MOWAA, 60 percent of seniors facing hunger are women, and that gender gap is growing each year. The Meals for Moms campaign aims to reverse that trend by providing an opportunity to honor the women who raised each of us by helping feed hungry senior women around the country....more
What a neat, neat article. Just love the sentiment and concern. I definitely believe in the ...more

What Mom Really Wants for Mother's Day

In case you haven't looked at a calendar recently, it's May. Can you believe it? I feel like I just put away my Christmas decorations (and I promise I did that in December...I'm not one of those people who leaves them up for months). This year has gone by so fast. With May upon us, it's time to start thinking about Mother's Day. That is not a reminder. It's a directive. Start thinking about it. Your mom (wife, sister, daughter, friend, grandma, mentor, godmother, step mom) deserves it....more
The advanced planning is a big one for me. The last minute effort only reflects guilt and ...more

Mother’s day Handcrafted gifts ideas!

Appreciation for a Mom: We’re reminding you of Mother’s day again and again as Mother’s Day happens to be just around the corner, and we hope you’ve decided on a gift to appreciate her.We’re here to help you by providing few great handcrafted gift ideas! http://vdoodle.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/mothers-day-handcrafted-gifts-id... ...more

May 13th is Mother’s Day, are you ready?

May 13th is Mother’s Day, are you ready? http://vdoodle.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/may-13th-is-mothers-day-are-you-... Yes, I've already gotten a perfect gift for my MOM...more

5 Love Languages: Receiving Gifts

 How do you let your loved ones know they are loved? By speaking their "love language!" Find out how to speak the love language of "Receiving Gifts" and show how deeply you love them-today! I'm sure we've all heard of The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman, every person has a specific way that makes them feel REALLY loved, the 5 love languages are:Words of AffirmationReceiving GiftsPhysical TouchQuality Time...more