Mother's Day gifts can be tricky business. So much of the Mother's Day advertising, marketing and general chatter has nothing to do with what moms really want -- which is just some quality time with the family (and maybe a homemade macaroni noodle necklace or something).
If you are searching for a Mother's Day gift with meaning, I have a suggestion for you -- buy two tickets to see Listen to Your Mother and spend the afternoon of Saturday, May 7th taking in a show about with motherhood -- with your mom (or another important mama-person in your life). The show includes "original humorous, poignant, and soulful words about the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested that is MOTHERHOOD."
The all-around fabulous Stephanie Precourt of Adventures in Babywearing fame has assembled a great line-up for the Northwest Indiana version of this national effort. The speakers include some very smart mamas -- including Meagan Francis, the author of The Happiest Mom (love her too).
Happy Mama's Day to all of you -- no matter how you are celebrating.