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Let’s Spend Mother’s Day Supporting Mom’s Around the World

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I love being a mom. It is the hardest job I’ve ever had but it is also the most rewarding. Figuring out how to steer a child in the way he should go while also acknowledging that many of the things that drive you the most crazy he totally got from you. Yep. The apple and the tree are not very far apart around here.

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend and I know you are all wondering what gift to give that amazing Mom in your life. First off….drop that toaster and don’t even THINK about buying her an iron. Do you want to have to eat brussel sprouts and broccoli every day for a year? That’s what I thought!

Instead, I have a few suggestions for you that honor your mom while also supporting Mom’s living in places where being a mom isn’t quite as easy.

Mother Lusani, 29, couldn’t hide her fears while anticipating the coming of Typhoon Hagupit in her village. After learning about the news, her four children including her two-week old baby Shiely have evacuated to Sogod Central school along with more than a hundred families. Lusani’s family live along the riverside, which is, also quite near from the coast. “I worry about the coming days. I hope we can have something to eat and the evacuation center can withstand the storm,” she said. Lusani recently just gave birth and she’s still coping from her cesarean delivery. “I pray that God will give me the strength to protect my children,” she added. Her husband Remelio works as a security officer in the city. “I’m waiting for Remelio to go home. He can’t be absent to work yet because he might lost his job.”

Mother Lusani, 29, couldn’t hide her fears while anticipating the coming of Typhoon Hagupit in her village. After learning about the news, her four children including her two-week old baby Shiely have evacuated to Sogod Central school along with more than a hundred families. Lusani’s family live along the riverside, which is, also quite near from the coast. “I worry about the coming days. I hope we can have something to eat and the evacuation center can withstand the storm,” she said. Lusani recently just gave birth and she’s still coping from her cesarean delivery. “I pray that God will give me the strength to protect my children,” she added. Her husband Remelio works as a security officer in the city. “I’m waiting for Remelio to go home. He can’t be absent to work yet because he might lost his job.”

World Vision has many great gifts that you can give to your mom (who has everything and really doesn’t want a new toaster). One of my favorites is the Healthy Mom & Baby Package for $100. The Healthy Mom and Baby package doubles the money to charity because the Canadian government also donates when you buy it. Your gift helps provide an expectant or new mom with things like prenatal vitamins, delivery kits, workshops on mothering skills and more.

I remember being pregnant and taking my vitamins and reading everything I could to prepare myself to be a great mom. Then I wonder how I would have felt if I couldn’t afford vitamins or a healthy diet or education to know what to expect during birth. Giving this to someone is a huge help at such a crucial time.

Want to check out more gifts that you can give? The full World Vision Catalogue can be accessed here. They also have amazing handcrafted gifts that support artisans in areas in need.


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I love this gorgeous cuff bracelet. I’m going to keep it in mind for future gifts because I’m a little too late for Mother’s Day this year. Oh yes…that is the other thing…giving a charitable donation through World Vision is fast and easy and all gifts include a free greeting card that is either mailed or emailed to the recipient. So if you are late….no worries.

So this Mother’s Day, remember how amazing being a mother is and support those that aren’t as fortunate. Make two mom’s happy this Mother’s Day. Yours and one in need.

Don’t forget to follow World Vision on Twitter.

Disclosure: I am a World Vision Canada Mom working with Thrifty Mom Media to tell this story, and as such I am compensated. My opinion is all my own.

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