My mother is a poem
I’ll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
#1 – What’s a Mom Worth?
Although we all know that moms are priceless, an ABC News article puts a mom’s yearly price tag at $61,436. The researcher under-categorized the duties that moms perform. For example, omitted is the category of performing noninvasive brain surgery on a daily basis – how do you put a price tag on that? Click here for the breakdown and see what you think.
#2 – Make a Photo Mosaic!
On last week’s Friday’s Fresh Five, I posted a link to a photo mosaic depicting Van Gogh’s Starry Night. This week you are just a couple of clicks away from making a photo mosaic of your own. It’s easy to do – just follow the few steps on the site (“Browse” and “create my Image Mosaic”). An added feature is that you can download your mosaic and print it. Create a frame-worthy piece of art for your mom for Mother’s Day!
#3 – How to Tie a Scarf
After working in women’s retail clothing for a couple of years, I realized that many women need assistance accessorizing their outfits. One of the easiest ways to accessorize is to use scarves. But herein lies a problem: most women’s knowledge of tying scarves is very limited. To the rescue is this site. It’s devoted to the many ways to tie all different types of scarves. If you’re buying a scarf for Mother’s Day or if you receive a scarf for Mother’s Day, you’ll want to watch these videos.
#4 – Wrap It up
Now that you bought your mom a gift, how are you going to package and wrap it? Here’s a link to packaging templates. Click on the template you want and print it up. Depending on the size of the package you need, you may have to enlarge the image before printing. Remember, “Good things come in small packages.”
#5 – Mothers
The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give.
~David O. McKay
It’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have . . . One pair that see through closed doors. Another in the back of her head . . . and, of course, the ones in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and reflect ‘I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word.
Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate.
Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory: love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved.
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. ~Cardinal Mermillod
Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.
~Kate Douglas Wiggin
Celebrate your mother not just for one day a year. Celebrate her your whole life long!