Kristin has been working in the natural products industry for over fifteen years as an expert in holistic beauty products, nutrition and supplements. Also a fitness instructor, she is passionate about the mental and physical benefits of fitness and encourages people to reach their goals while having fun. She just completed her first book, a memoir. Follow her on Twitter @kristinjoylavin or visit her website: www.kristinjoylavin.com
In beginning this article, I wanted to find out the origin of Mother’s Day. To my delight, it was not created by a card company but rather by Anna Jarvis in 1908, according to Wikipedia. When her mom died in 1905 she began a shrine to honor her mother’s work with wounded soldiers in the American Civil War. She thought all mothers should be honored and remembered and campaigned for a day to honor all mothers until it became official in 1908. Nowadays many holidays become about obligation because there are so many and because we are all so busy. Let’s not forget what Mother’s Day truly is; a time to honor a biological mom, an adopted mom, wife, a friend, a grandma, an aunt, a pet mom and any others who are special to us.
Gifts with meaning, no matter what their dollar amount are the most cherished ones. See below for some ideas to honor, spend time with and show mom how much she is loved. Of course, they are wellness inspired.
• Have Mom over for dinner or brunch and make her favorite dish or dessert. Something homemade is always special. Try an organic egg frittata with a salad or grilled wild salmon with quinoa and kale salad.
Lastly, give that Mom you are celebrating a loving hug or kiss and tell her how much you appreciate her. That is one of the best gifts of all.