Despite the fact that I have two children of my own, and apparently I’m a grownup now, my mother will always be my “mom”. There is a next level of understanding that you embark on when you have kids of your own, and you realize what a miracle it is that your mom did not actual go completely insane from your antics and sass talk. Those moments that I used to remember as being unfair, have refocused now into clear instances when I was definitely the one being an asshole, and so now I marvel at my mom’s ever-calm demeanour and forever-patient words that followed me throughout my childhood into my adult years.
And so, I encourage you to pay homage to the wondrous human being that is your mother, and also to support these local mamas, by planning ahead (I know, I’m still working on that too) and showering your mom with these thoughtful and deserving gifts. Because you owe her.
Melissa Mills – Old Joy Gift Boxes
Bree and I interviewed Melissa back in January when she was only four months into the business and already picking up an incredible speed. Her gift boxes are filled with a variety of expertly curated, locally-made products that are sure to make your mama feel like the most fanciest of ladies – and you’re supporting so many wonderful businesses at the same time! I suggest her Contessa box as a surefire way to spoil your mothers right – but regardless of what you choose, when she opens the door to this luxurious surprise, she’s going to need more than one hanky.