The best gift I’ve ever received for Mother’s Day was when my children, Jayden (8) and Chloe (6) made me their own cards and created unique picture frames with arts and crafts materials that framed their photo of us! This gift in particular, reminded me of how much love and adoration they have for me as their mommy, how much they appreciate me and the sacrifices I make as a single mom (I had a crown and a cape in the picture they drew in my card!). But most importantly, it reminded me of how impressionable they are and showed me which moment in time, marked by the photo they chose, was their favorite "mommy moment" for them that year!
— Lauren Maillian, marketer, author of The Path Redefined, and host of Oxygen's Quit Your Day Job
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