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Mother’s Day is around the corner on May 13, 2012 – actually the day after my wedding! I have been racking my brain for cute gifts for all of the kids to make the mother’s on the wedding weekend. I think this one is super cute, and what mom doesn’t need a little alone time in the bathroom?

If it’s a long soak in a hot bath that you crave, may we suggest this bathroom-door sign? It bears interchangeable messages that gently let your family know when you’re in need of some quiet/alone time.

This easy felt pillow requires not a stitch of sewing, so Mom will be relaxing among the bubbles in no time.


  • Felt
  • Pinking shears
  • Fabric glue
  • Ribbon
  • Fiberfill, cotton balls or tissue
  • 3- by 5-inch index cards


  1. Cut two 9- by 7-inch rectangles of pink felt and one 4- by 6-inch rectangle of green felt. Trim the edges of the felt with pinking shears, if you like, then cut a 2 – by 4 -inch window in the green felt.
  2. Apply fabric glue along the 2 short sides of one of the pink felt pieces, then lay a 30-inch length of colorful ribbon atop the glue lines for a hanger, as shown. Apply more glue along all the edges of the felt, as shown, leaving a 2-inch space at the center of the bottom edge (for adding the stuffing). Set the second piece of pink felt atop the first, pressing it in place. To add the window, apply fabric glue along the sides and bottom of the green felt piece and glue it to the center of the top piece of pink felt. Allow all of the glue to dry completely.
  3. Stuff the pillow with fiberfill, cotton balls, or tissues (don’t overstuff it or the notes won’t lie flat), then seal the hole with more fabric glue and   let it dry. Finally, write a few bathtime messages (such as “Mom’s  Relaxation Zone” or “Ma’s Spa, 7 to 8 p.m.”) on 3- by 5-inch index cards for Mom to display.


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Do you think your mom is the bee’s knees? Well here is something simple you can do for Mom on Mother’s Day that she will love.

It’s a picnic
Let Mom kick back on a picnic blanket and enjoy the amazing meal you have prepared for her. After all, she deserves it after everything she does for you all year. This is something that can be done inside or out depending on the weather.

Where to go?
Does Mom prefer a park, the wilderness, or your backyard? Make sure it is a place that you think SHE would enjoy. On the way there stop by a farmers market if you think Mom would like it. If the weather’s not great have a picnic in the living room.

Food to bring:
Keep it simple and portable. Finger food is great so you don’t have to bring as many utensils. Dad will more than likely have to be part of the process to surprise Mom and make her feel truly special.

  • Easy and yummy food options:
    Peanut butter and jelly or turkey sandwich
    Chopped up vegetables with dip or hummus
    Cheese and crackers
    Chip and salsa
    Cubed fresh fruit
    Homemade cookies and brownies
    Salads are a light option, but they do require utensils.
  • Drinks:
    What does mom like? Bring an assortment of beverages for the whole family and don’t forget the cups/glasses if necessary.

Other items:
Make sure you bring a blanket to sit on that will fit everyone.
Bring plates, bowls, cups, serving utensils, napkins, bottle opener and utensils to eat with depending on your meal.

Mom may want to just sit and watch the kids and dad play or maybe she wants to participate. It should be up to her on her special day. Make sure to bring toys or activities to keep everyone busy.

Have fun with Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!

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