Honoring Moms and Embracing New Beginnings

Mother’s Day is tomorrow, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the incredible women in our lives. This year holds extra excitement for us as we are get ready to welcome two new babies to our family. The joy of welcoming a new generation into the family adds an extra layer of love and anticipation to this special occasion.

As we honor mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures everywhere, let’s take a moment to reflect on the love, support, and guidance they provide. Whether it’s through cherished memories, heartfelt conversations, or comforting gestures, mothers play an invaluable role in shaping our lives.


Hopefully you know your Moms favorites and things she enjoys.  So, Happy Mothers Day can be in the form of food, making her a meal, baking her a treat. If you don’t know what she likes, our likes do change change over time, ASK your mom.   I know it may seem so simple, but many people are afraid to ask. If my mom taught me one thing , that is to ask or you don’t get! So, I encourage you to ask mom her likes. 

A few wonderful Happy Mothers Day gift ideas are…IF your Mom loves coffee, bring her a wonderful cup from her favorite coffee spot or if you live with your mom,  brew her a batch of a yummy coffee! For me, I love tea! Especially a Matcha latte or Chai! There’s something so delicious about our Homemade Chai Tea!  Especially served with our favorite Pecan Scones and homemade Strawberry Jam!  

Think breakfast or brunch might be a great start to her day? Cook up her favorite breakfast or brunch foods. If she loves eggs, for sure make her our Crustless Quiche or a Power Greens Frittata. Or maybe our Cherry or Strawberry muffins topped with some fresh strawberry jam! Ohlalal!  A huge hit where ever we take these scrumptious goodies to share!

Lunch? Depending on if you are making or taking her to dinner, or maybe this is your big meal or brunch lunch gathering? Make a wonderful garden salad topped with our salmon patties  or a Strawberry Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette! And dessert? How about some Lemon Berry Squares! YUM!

Dinner? Oh, the list is endless and if you don’t own a copy yet, Damn Good Gluten Free is not only a great resource for so many ideas for dinner, but if Mom loves to dabble in cooking it also makes a GREAT gift idea! ☺  For dinner, I try to minimize the cooking. Dinner can be as simple as a beautiful fish dinner, veggies and a salad. Ending with a spectacular Strawberry Pie! Topped with Homemade Whipped Cream.  If not strawberry, if chocolate is her favorite, try this show stopper of a decadent cake or a simple and easy to prep ahead Chocolate Volcano Soufflé

SHOWER HER… with gifts from your heart.  Make homemade Happy Mothers Day gifts to shower your mom, a special gift only you can create. Write a beautiful heartfelt Mother’s Day card.  Prepare Mom a special meal with some of the ideas from above! Choose Moms favorite recipes, treats, breakfasts or lunch… Not the baker or a cook? Maybe Mom would like to improve her kitchen skills or is new to gluten free lifestyle, gift a Curry Girls Kitchen Damn Good in the Kitchencourse! Or get a copy for Damn Good Gluten Free for some great advice and wisdom.  Buy her a thoughtful gift, something she would really want to have.  Again, ask her if there are things she might need or want… Pegs is really good at sending a text of the things she needs or wants. But all the girls know what Pegs wants most… and that is time spent with us hiking, doing a fun activity and gathering around the table with some amazing food! LOL! 

TREAT HER…Maybe mom lives in another state, country or not near you. Send her your Happy Mother’s Day wishes to capture her heart.  Perhaps Mom might love a beautiful crystal, piece of art, a fun book to read or even a massage, facial or a total spa day!  Think about fun things you’ve noticed that she could use or she’s told you about… like a new pair of workout pants, a pair of sneakers or hiking poles! What things does your mom do, plays Mah-jongg, bridge, golf, tennis, swims? Any of those activities gives you a lot of ways to get her something that she can wear or use for the activities she loves doing.

Here are a few quick gift ideas to make Mom’s day extra special:

  1. Personalized Photo Album: Compile a collection of cherished photos and memories in a beautifully crafted photo album. Add handwritten notes or captions to make it even more meaningful.
  2. Spa Day at Home: Treat mom to a relaxing spa day without ever leaving the comfort of home. Put together a gift basket filled with luxurious bath products, scented candles, and plush towels for the ultimate pampering experience.
  3. Homemade Treats: Whip up a batch of homemade cookies, cupcakes, or other sweet treats to satisfy mom’s sweet tooth. Get creative with flavors and decorations to make them extra special.
  4. DIY Flower Arrangement: Create a stunning floral arrangement using mom’s favorite flowers. Head to the local farmer’s market or flower shop to handpick the blooms, then arrange them in a beautiful vase for a personalized touch.
  5. Time Together: Sometimes the best gift is simply spending quality time together. Plan a picnic in the park, take a leisurely stroll, or enjoy a cozy movie night at home with plenty of snacks and laughs.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day, the most important thing is to show your love and appreciation for the amazing women in your life. From heartfelt gifts to cherished memories, let’s make this Mother’s Day one to remember!


Megs & Pegs

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