What does an airplane have to do with Mother's day? I could answer that Mothers are involved in every aspect of life we travel, but I won't. I'll elaborate instead.
Did you know that Orville and Wilbur Wright's mother, Susan graduated near the top of her class in mathematics? When her sons were interviewed and asked what their inspiration was, their mother was fore front in their interview. Their mother had a strong aptitude for math and mechanics. She worked on buggy parts and would invite the boys to inspect different parts of the machinery. Their home boasted not one but two libraries. Remember this was a time when many women were quite comfortable in living in the shadows of their husbands and tending to the children and their home. Women do not always neatly fit in the cookie cutter patterns society might place them in. For more about the Wright's brothers and their invention read:
The Force Behind the Wright Brothers
Mom's Instruct with Love
One of those mothers I refer to is BC Doan. She is a single parent who struggles much as many of us do but instead of looking for the easy way out you will find her trying to be the best mother she can be and sharing some of her insight with us along the way. She volunteers at her youngest son's school. She writes, interprets, gardens, baby sits, but the thing she loves most is parenting. Her articles about raising children glow with love:
How to Make Writing Fun for your Children
How to Put Together a Tactile Book for your Child
How to Develop Good Study Habits with your Child
In our search for a gift to honor Mom and show her how much we appreciate her we should not stop at something we can gift wrap. What better way to honor Mom than to be the best parents we can be by instilling values, building character, encouraging hobbies and interests and allowing imaginations to soar? Mom left us a legacy. Lets pass it on.
Free Gifts for Mom
Help the children create something for Mom. Find free templates, crafts, poems, and all kinds of ideas at How to Make Mom Feel Special on a Shoe string