Mother’s Day is this weekend and I just made the call to remind my siblings (included those married with kids...such is the life of the only girl in the family, eh?) as well as sat down at the computer to decide what to give. Here are some of my favorite partners and here’s why:
1. Better Breakfast in Bed Heat up some quinoa, sprinkle in some chocolate, spice with cinnamon and ginger, or slice a banana in half and coat with nut butter, serve coffee or tea, and don’t forget the flowers…the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast in bed, right? Well, almost! This Mother’s Day as you celebrate your mom and all that she does for you, make sure to celebrate moms and women everywhere too. And it’s simple. You are going to buy these ingredients and flowers anyway, right? So just make sure to buy ones that are Fair Trade Certified (see a list of companies at www.FairTradeUSA.org). You see Fair Trade certification works around the world to ensure that the mothers, children, and the entire community gets paid fairly which translates into better healthcare, better social care, better environmental care and more. So act local and shower your mom with the affection and great meal she deserves, but impact global by buying products from workers paid a fair price for their labor too.
3. Mamma Choc It! While quality chocolate is good for mom – magnesium relaxes, theobromine stimulates, delicious taste indulges and more - functional chocolate is the gift she truly deserves. Gnosis Chocolates use high quality raw cacao as the enabling base for ingredients that nurture any mom’s natural energy. And this Mother’s Day you and your mom can benefit with special discounts when you use the promotional code at this link ( http://tinyurl.com/743a8v7 ).
So an early Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there and keep in mind moms, Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate yourself too – though as I discuss in my book Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged – that shouldn’t occur just 1 in 365, so if you are a mom reading this and any of the “gifts” above appeal, get it for yourself today and make 2012 the year that you have at least 2 if not more Mother’s Days!