What Not to Get Your Mom for Her Birthday

Cleaning supplies

We all can agree. Moms are the hardest people to shop for. You don’t want to let your mom down on her birthday (Hey, I thought those chore coupons were a nice gesture. Apparently not.). Looking back, I realize just how hard my mother worked to earn that prestigious title of “Mom.” She always took care of me and my sisters with kindness and patience, even when she probably wanted to throw us off a cliff. Make sure your mom has a good birthday by avoiding some of these “mom gift” cliches and faux pas.

Post Birthday Party Emotions from Mom on the Run


I am in a trance. I think it’s the post birthday party let down. It might just be plain exhaustion. Every six months or so I swear up and down that I am not planning, shopping for or hosting another birthday party. Then the friggen bomb drops and I can’t say no to that sweet little face telling me their dream day.