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    Happy mother's day 2013

    I wanted to send a Happy Mother's Day to all those mothers and those who have loved as a mother. I saw this touching article about a daughter who wanted to give tribute to her mother. I loved it.

    Judi Freedman: A Mother's Day Tribute to My Mom
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    Re: Happy mother's day 2013

    I get to be in a Mother's Day sandwich this year... my mother and one of my daughters will be home.
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    Re: Happy mother's day 2013

    We are going to visit our daughter this weekend to celebrate the combination of Mother's Day and my birthday. She has a whole weekend of activities planned for us. I haven't seen my daughter for a couple of months, so I'm pretty excited.
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    Re: Happy mother's day 2013

    It's so nice if you can see your mother on Mother's Day. We are planning a big family lunch after attending church together. They honor the mother's at church with carnations.

    I'm considering getting my mom some hanging ferns. She's mentioned she wanted a couple several times. It sounds so simple, but it's the only thing I've heard her say she wants. If I ask her, she'll say she just wants to spend time together.

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    Re: Happy mother's day 2013

    Happy Mom's Day to all!

    I get to plant some flowers for my mom on Sun, my youngest son is meeting me there where we will make a cake, my youngest sister and her husbandwill join us for a festive dinner I will bake for us! OK, it might not be all that festive, but my hands will be clean!!

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    Re: Happy mother's day 2013

    Happy Mothers' Day to all mothers!

    I have a Mothers' Day question for you. I guess it's about Mothers' Day etiquette.

    When buying cards or gifts, do you only get them for your Mother, Step Mother or Mother-in-Law? How about your own daughter who is a mother? How about your daughter-in-law who is a mother? How about your Grandmother? How about your Sister who is a mother?

    For men, how about your wife who is the mother of your children?

    Personally I like to honor them all & buy gifts or send cards, or at least call them up & say "Happy Mothers' Day". But what is proper etiquette? Are all these Mothers included or just your own? I know people who do this either way.

    As a mother, I like to be acknowledged by as many people as possible. This was especially important to me when I was a young mother. I felt a little left out when it wasn't acknowledged to me. I didn't care about gifts, but hearing people say it made me feel good, & not hearing it made me feel neglected.
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    I'm not sure of the proper etiquette for giving Mother's Day cards, but I think if you want to make someone feel special and you have the funds, why not.

    I have given cards or a small gift to those mothers whom I knew would not get anything, such as those who were single moms with young kids or a mother whose children were dead or didn't bother to contact her. The thought was appreciated.

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    Re: Happy mother's day 2013

    My mom and grandmother are deceased but when they were alive, they got a card and gift. I buy a gift and card for my mother-in-law, whom I adore, and give cards to my own sister, and two sisters-in-law. I don't send Mother's Day cards to my aunts because I have far too many.

    I don't think there is any hard and fast rule, Miss Scarlet. If you enjoy sending cards and gifts, then just do it.


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    Re: Happy mother's day 2013

    What brought this to mind was that I now have both a daughter & a daughter-in-law who are mothers. My own mother is gone. I bought gifts & cards for both. Not outlandish or expensive ones (like Christmas gifts), but just nice pamper yourself gifts like young mothers would appreciate. I certainly don't buy for every mother I know or am related to, but if I happen to run into one or am talking to them I always wish them their "happy".

    But I got to thinking, I never got cards, gifts etc. from my mother-in-law when I was married. We got for her, but it was never acknowledged to me. My mother would always call to say thank you for her gift & say Happy Mothers' Day to me, & usually sent me a card.
    My husband at the time never got me anything because "you're not my mother". That hurt. I went through 9 months of pregnancy & childbirth more than once, & raised our children. I felt that should have counted for a lot.
    I always got him a Fathers' Day gift & card.

    Anyhow, am I going overboard by buying for daughter & daughter-in-law, or do most of you grandmothers do the same?
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    Re: Happy mother's day 2013

    You are right Miss Scarlet. Husbands should ensure their wife feels special on Mother's Day. Dad should make sure the little kids have a gift for mom, even if they are divorced, IMO. Good will goes a long way in divided families.
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