4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Natalia Vodianova

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Mother’s Day is approaching, and I have an unusual mix of gift ideas: a pillow, a bag, a kitchen splurge, and an item on my wishlist! Affiliate links follow and when used for purchases may earn me a small commission.

My mom is relatively easy to shop for because she has treasured collections (all things royal family and DIANA) and loves books. Here she is at age 3, close to tears but with a cherry lifesaver in her mouth:

 

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My mama

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4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Here is a pillow that has modern graphic appeal and would work within almost any design scheme:

Life is Beauty Full Pillow

Life is Beauty Full Pillow: FIND HERE

I spotted the pillow first in this Florida cottage

I love how Maria of Dreamy Whites uses French market baskets, and maybe MAMA will want one too!

Farmhouse style decor. French market basket, vintage door and wellies! Dreamy Whites.

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Farmhouse style decor with white shiplap, vintage chair, French fireplace and French farmhouse market basket. Dreamy Whites.

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French Farmhouse Market Basket with Leather Handles

French Market Basket: FIND HERE

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4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Farmhouse style decor from Dreamy Whites in a charming bedroom.

3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

French Market Basket with farmer's market finds!

French Market Basket: FIND HERE

Farmhouse style kitchen with white shelves and market basket. Dreamy Whites.

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Moroccan Straw Market Shoulder Bag w/Leather Shoulder Straps - 21"Lx14"H - Palma

Moroccan Straw Market Bag: FIND HERE

Farmhouse style kitchen with white cabinets and marble tile. Dreamy Whites.

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Farmhouse style kitchen with French antique butcher block work table. Dreamy Whites.

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

French farmhouse kitchen with white cabinets, carrara marble, and herringbone floors. Dreamy Whites.

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Market Basket

French Market Basket: FIND HERE

Here’s that kitchen splurge I mentioned. It’s the model I have, and it truly does make healthy smoothie making a breeze in addition to batters and more. I made a flourless chocolate cake with it here.

Explorian™ Series E310 Blender

Vitamix Explorian: FIND HERE

And here’s what is on my list. I give reflexology treatments and massages to family members all the time, and this will make things more comfortable for everyone. Reflexology became a regular part of my healthcare a few years ago in managing pain from scoliosis, and I am self-trained now.

Portable massage table

Portable Massage Table: FIND HERE

Luxe Portable Massage Table

Luxe Portable Massage Table: FIND HERE

Relief Adjustable Stool with Wheels and Metal Frame

Adjustable Stool: FIND HERE

Mother's Day quote: Life Doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother.

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Mother and child heartwarming photo.

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

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4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

 Mother and child laughing with curlers in hair.

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

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4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Mother and child heartwarming photo. Child on toilet.

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Certain iconic images stick with you forever. Being a mother is surely the most heart-changing journey on earth.

Migrant Mother

Florence Thompson photographed by Dorothea Lange in 1936

Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway enhanced this famous image with color.

Migrant Mother and children. Florence Thompson photographed by Dorothea Lange. Iconic photo enhanced with color by Sanna Dullaway

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

This image of Florence Thompson and her children, taken by Dorothea Lange, is from the same series of photos that produced Lange's iconic image of Thompson, one that could be the most famous photograph from the Great Depression

Migrant mother Florence Thompson by Dorothea Lange during Depression

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4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

Africa | Mother and child carrying water | IHH Qurbani campaign, Malawi, Eid al-Adha 2011 | Photography by Nevzat Yıldırım/IHH

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

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Happy Mother's Day banner with heart and flowers

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + 20 Heartwarming MAMA Pins

We are all so different, but we all have a mama, and for a period of time we didn’t even know we were separate from her. In a similar sense, I try to remember I am never truly separated from God and keeping my eyes on him is where the glory is.

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

 

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8 Comments

  1. Alice Genzlinger
    April 22, 2018 / 6:22 am

    So sweet! My favorite is the picture of mama reading to her son while training him to go potty. Been there done that.

    • michele
      Author
      April 22, 2018 / 11:12 am

      I think that one may be my favorite also. It tugs at my heart with its beauty and taps into my memory, reminding me of a wondrous time in my life. Peace to you, Alice. xox

  2. DRitchie
    April 22, 2018 / 7:51 am

    Your thoughts & inspirational quotes of God truly bless me! Thank you!

    • michele
      Author
      April 22, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Thank you for reading and blessing me this morning! xox

  3. Mary
    April 22, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    Late to the party today….I thought that the photo of your mother was one of you as a little girl. So sweet. You look very much like your mama. There is not time or space to comment on each photo but I sure would like to say how much this post touched me, as others. I have always said that being a mother is a special honor. Dads are blessed, of course, but moms….just sayin’. I also think that the potty training photo sums it up. We will do whatever it takes to get our children where they need to be in their lives, from beginning to end!

    • michele
      Author
      April 22, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      Yep, I do. It’s my favorite picture from her childhood. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these lovely sentiments with us, Mary. I hope to write more about what motherhood has meant to me. For years, I wrote for parenting magazines and shared lots of humor about it. Peace to you. xox

  4. Christine
    April 26, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    I loved the entire post. Thank you. Just thinking of my mom and her love brings tears to my eyes. She’s 88 and still just living up the road!

    • michele
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Thanks for adding to the beauty here, friend. Your mama raised a wonderful child. 🙂

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