There was something about her soft voice that would comfort you when you had a scraped knee or a bump on your head. When she would say, “come to Mom”, and then hold you in her arms, it was like permission to release your emotions and start to feel better. Even as we age, Moms continue to share the love that only they can give. Moms will talk you through difficult situations and offer the advice that is desperately needed. (more…)
The very first noodle necklace ever made for a mom for Mother’s Day was a gift from Marco Polo to his mother in the year 1329 A.D., when he was just five years old. That is 100 percent not a true story, but it made you look. We don’t know when the first noodle necklace was made—let us know if you do—but we do know that they’ve persisted through the generations. And every mother loves them. Most even wear them for at least a day. Some hang onto them until the shelf life of your average noodle wins the war. But unless you’re trying to tickle Mom’s funny bone, you probably can’t get away with giving her a noodle necklace for the rest of your life.
Recently American Greetings hit an advertising home run with this viral video about being a Mom. They weren’t the first to call motherhood the toughest job in the world. But the comparison used to use job in the sense of toiling. Lately—as you’ll see in the ad—it’s been job in the sense of employment. Salary.com even has a study showing what wages mom would receive if she were paid fairly for being some sort of 17-armed, 6-headed combination of accountant, chef, psychologist, chauffeur, housekeeper, nurse, and so on. (more…)