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Mothers Day - Top Five Gifts

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Mother Enlightenment


The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte of Cambridge - May 2, 2105


Mothers Day is this weekend and with this day it is interesting to ponder about the essence of what makes a mother, mom and a wise woman.  Mothers can guide children, can provide protection and can remain a constant force and role model to a child for life.  The word "can" is used since not all are graced with an inspirational and caring birthing mother yet this does not stop a child to form other "mother" attachments.   It is the beauty and desire of most women to provide wisdom to the next generation and to understand that the path of being a mother comes in many forms which does not always include birthing a child. There are all types of mothers ranging from women who give birth, adopt, stepmothers or being fortunate enough to be a second mom to their friends children.   The tapestry is breathtaking and fulfilling for women making choices to help build self confidence, inspire a work ethic and breath positive reassurance to young women, young girls or with girlfriends.  The joy is ten-fold, memorable and worth every moment. 

Don't Forget Your Dreams and Passions!


Along the path of  "Mother Enlightenment", it is important to not forget what drives a woman and to remember that children become adults with the end goal of forming a life that is separate from the parent.  In other words, all women must find a mission statement for themselves and build a life separate from rearing children which may include a career, a passion, a sport, a group, a loved one, travel, reading or anything that fills the soul.  Embrace yourself, thank yourself, embrace other mothers in life, remember those that have passed and more important never forget this is your life too.  Don't forget your spouse, significant other nor you in the process of raising children.



Patricia Arquette in Boyhood (2014)

 

"Is that all there is? I thought there would be more.”


Boyhood an excellent film which depicts a family over a span of twelve years.  In many ways the film could have been called Motherhood since the audience watches the main characters age gracefully.  At the end of the film, she finds herself alone as her son departs for college and sadly wonders what has happened to her life.  Choose to not be this person.  Instead spread your wings, sail the seas and enjoy life's adventures by focusing on being a fulfilled woman who gives love and guidance to family, children and to all the women in your life.


Top Five Mother Gifts

 

Angelina Jolie

Actor, Director, Humanitarian, Writer, Wife and Mother to biological and adopted children.  




"With my family, I’m trying to raise them to have respect for all people and make friends around the world and feel at home with the world and really live a truly global [life] because I think it’s what forms them and it’s really important to me” - Angelina Jolie



I.  Spritz on Perfume:  Experience the rich perfume with glorious scents by Jo Malone.  Mix and create a new and exotic scent. 





Jo Malone™ Cologne Set (Limited Edition) - $110

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Blake Lively

New Mom, Wife, Actress & Preserve Founder

 

"This is the happiest time in my life, and I could say that every day," she says. "I often feel like, 'I can't believe I'm experiencing this." - Blake Lively


II.  Perfect in Pink Wallet:  Add a pop of sunshine color with this beautiful matinee wallet. 


Ted Baker - 'Franny' Patent Leather Matinee Wallet - $150

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Kate Spade

Mother, Wife, Designer, Degree in Journalism, Co-Founder Kate Spade New York

 

"Shes quick and curious and playful and strong. She a voracious reader and an fantastic dancer. She saves old scrapbooks and loses her umbrella.  Her email piles up but she never forgets to call her grandmother.  She has seven dollars changes at the bottom of her handbag." - kate spade



III.  The Spade Effect: Anything Kate Spade is fun, vibrant and exceptional for the spring and summer.  Snap up a quirky IPhone cover and spread joy across the land.



kate spade new york - 'jeweled flamingo' iPhone 6 case - $45


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Taylor Swift

Most Charitable Celebrity - No one pulls off selflessness quite like Taylor Swift.Singer, Songwriter, Humanitarian, Education, Supporting Feeding America, UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity





Taylor Swift - AMC Awards 2015 Presented to her by mother - Andrea Swift


"Like many of you with children of your own, I am a very proud mom. So I'd like to thank the ACMs for honoring her in this way, but I'd also like to thank the entire music community for taking such good care of her. And to the fans, I know you love her as I love her, and for that I thank you eternally." - Andrea Swift


IV.   Tortoise Sunglasses:  Snap up a pair of Warby Parker sunglasses. Seriously a wise and beautiful investment.  This fashionista has several...







Warby Parker - Piper in Petal Tortoise - $95


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Sandra Bullock

"World's Most Beautiful Woman" People Magazine 2015
American Actress, Film Producer, Production Company, Mother







"You don't have to give birth to someone to have a family. We are all a family -- an extended family." - Sandra Bullock


V.  Jewelry is Always Appropriate:  Nadri earrings add glamour to any outfit and bit of sparkle to everyday. 



Nadri Pave' Curved Bar Stud Earrings - $38


Audrey Hepburn and Mom



 

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others".
-- Audrey Hepburn

Happy Mothers Day to All Mom's, All Women and Mainly to You!

Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style

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