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Mother’s Day is fast approaching. This year will be a little different for me. For the last 11 years I have celebrated this special day with some very special women. Of course, I am blessed to still have my Mom and it is always great to spend time with her. When I was a child, Mother’s Day was really a chance for the family to get together and have a picnic. The men would char meat and we would all play a contentious game of softball. Sure, the game should have been friendly but Reyes’ do not lose gracefully (or win for that matter).  I became a Mom in 1993 and Mother’s Day became very different. I wasn’t satisfied with a day of sweating in a park and muscle strain on the field. I wanted something nice!

As I mentioned, for the last 11 years I celebrated Mother’s Day with some very special women. During the day, the men would make the Mommies a brunch and I would get to spend some time with my Mother and Grandmother. By 5pm, I would start the real celebration and go out with my sister and sister-in-law. We would go to see a movie, get a coffee and hang out. For the last 8 years, this was my favorite part of the celebration. I celebrated with my favorite Mom’s! This year I am 3000 miles away and I can say I’m a little sad about that. I wonder what kind of new traditions we can create this year.

So what do you give the women who gave you everything? This year I am trying out eBay for gift ideas. eBay has created a gift guide that helps buyers shop for Mother’s Day gifts.  eBay is giving everyone a bunch of chances to win some great prizes between now and Mother’s Day. Check out these sites to enter:

•         Facebook Photo Sweeps
•         Twitter Sweeps
•         Pinterest Pin It Sweeps

Also, if you are available on May 1 12-2pm PST, you are invited to join eBay for a fun Mother’s Day Twitter Party. Join eBay employees, Splash Creative Media founders, Mommy Bloggers, and Tweeps to chat about Mother Day Memories. Lots of fun prizes up grabs! The Twitter Party is being held at: www.ebay.com/partyformom
Details and RSVP here: http://splashcreativemedia.com/2012/04/celebrating-mom-with-ebay/

As a treat, please check-out the lovely video eBay created for Mom’s like me. It’s a rare treat and I am sure that your Mom friends would love it.

This is a sponsored post thanks to eBay and Splash Media! All opinions are CoupleDumb’s, as always.

Lee and Paul

1 comments
ConnieFoggles
ConnieFoggles

Our family events have changed through the years, but the main focus is on family. I do my best to keep family traditions, though. Sorry that you won't be spending Mother's Day with a lot of your family that you love.