Don’t tell a mom she looks tired; she already knows that. Tell her she’s doing a great job; she might not know that.
Yesterday was the first morning my 12-year-old left the house for school without giving me a hug. I had my back to him at the stove after an argument and he said “Well ‘bye then,” and walked out the door. I turned around in time to see his red sweatshirt flapping in the wind as rounded the corner of our neighbour’s garage and out of sight. My heart’s breaking all over again just thinking about it. 😭 Was I too hard on him? Should I have called him back? It’s been nagging at me ever since. A lot of days I don’t even feel like I’m doing a good job as a mother, nevermind great. But I know I’m not alone. That’s why I like to send cards to my mom friends on Mother’s Day and small gifts where I can. Because they are doing a great job! And I’m sure they don’t hear it enough. Thursday I shared what I’m sending my mom for Mother’s Day and today a look at what I’m giving my bestie. It’s the Girl Power Gift Box from Foodiepages. Maybe you’ll want to gift one too.
Continue reading Spoil-her alert! 🚨 What I’m giving my bestie for Mother’s Day and other great gift boxes for the incredible moms in your life 🇨🇦
Apart from that time I forgot Mother’s Day and gave her a card from the Hasty Market (not my proudest moment 🤦♀️) my mom’s always appreciated any gift, large or small. I know she’d be quite happy with pictures of her grandkids and a call — she lives 450 km away in Toronto — but if there’s any day I want to spoil her, Mother’s Day is it. She deserves the best! Enter Foodiepages. The Canadian co. curates gift boxes featuring the best sips, eats and treats from some of my favourite Canadian makers and small businesses and ships worldwide. They specialize in corporate gift boxes but you don’t have to be a biz to appreciate (and gift!) their fabulous selection for virtually every occasion. I have two of their Mother’s Day boxes to share with you — this one today for my mom and another tomorrow that I ordered for my bestie. Here’s a look at Foodie Pages’ In The Pink gift box. (Foodiepages sent me this box for promotional purposes and tomorrow’s box I paid for myself.)
Continue reading Time to spoil mom! Foodiepages gift boxes send her the best from Canadian small businesses for Mother’s Day 🇨🇦
Hello hello! I have a few really wonderful boxes to share with you this week, all of them Canadian 🇨🇦 which is interesting because I feel like it wasn’t so long ago that pickings were slim. Three or four years later it’s a whole different story, with several exceptional made-in-Canada boxes to choose from in virtually every category. Today’s box is one of the more luxurious offerings and a great value for the price, IMHO. It’s the Spring delivery from The Gift Refinery, a quarterly lifestyle subscription box that sends you a 7 to 10 luxe Canadian-made products from beauty to housewares and everything in between. I treated myself to this one and I’m so glad I did. Let’s take a look.
Continue reading The Gift Refinery Spring 2022 🇨🇦