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.

Thoughts on Mother’s Day from Mom on the Run


In February of 2006, 6 weeks before my son was born I got the call that my mother had passed away. She had struggled for 18 very long months trying to beat the cancer that eventually ravaged her body. As each day goes by, I don’t miss her less, or forget to think about her. It has gotten easier but not better.