Hard as my mom's advice can be to live by, I have learned very quickly that when I do - my children clearly learn what I am trying to teach them. It's a simple concept but until my mom pointed it out to me I didn't realize just how inconsistent I was in so many areas of their lives. This policy also means that daddy and I need to in force the same things. More often than not, we tend to do things a little differently with the boys. To truly be consistent we have to be sure to clearly discuss how we are going to handle things. Most of you have probably already gotten to the whole consistent idea but for me it was one of the best tips my mom sent my way (she has many other gems as well!).
With Mother's Day right around the corner and a post dedicated to talking about my mama - it's hard not to point out some gift ideas for the lady's that gave us life. Tiny Prints is an excellent destination to find mother's day cards for all the special women in your life. I love that they offer the option of personalized cards, meaning you can put photos of your children, mom, grandma, etc.. into the card along with words of your choosing. It really makes the card special, one of a kind, and clearly something you planned in advance instead of picking up at the local drug store on the way to mother's day brunch. I am also a big fan of the card that says "Hey Mom, I blame you...for making me so amazingly awesome" and the card that says "Moms they're like Dads only smarter". Tiny Prints cards range from $1.99 - $3.99 per card and for a personalized card that price to me is unbelievable. I spend $3.99 at Kroger on some random last minute card. Definitely check out the selection today here and be prepared this year with a card that wows and becomes a keepsake!