Mother’s Day is fast approaching – have you given any thought how you are going to honor and celebrate that special woman in your life?
Sadly, my mom passed away years ago. Not a day goes by (especially Mother’s Day) when I don’t think about her. She wasn’t my biological mother – she was my paternal grandmother who raised me since I was a toddler. She has always been my mother regardless of our biological relationship.
Being a mother is hard. To quote the military, it’s the toughest job you’ll ever love. I don’t think I’ve had a good night’s sleep in 19 years, nor a hot meal. If I’m not up changing diapers and 3 AM feedings I am wide awake at night worrying about my teenagers and their futures. And during most dinners I am getting up and going back and forth between the kitchen and dining room getting things for the of the family.
Being a mom is tough sometimes. We tend to do the bulk of the cooking, cleaning and running the kids around town for appointments, sports and play dates. When our family is sick we take care of them – even if we’re not feeling well either. There is no one to take care of mom when she’s feeling sick. But we power through because that is what mom’s do.
We have an innate ability to juggle numerous things at a time, remember details (names, dates, appointments…), schedule everything for everyone and still mange to cook, clean and care for our families.
Moms are house cleaners, cooks, chauffeurs, coaches, teachers, nurses… many things rolled up into one. Not to mention many moms are also career women and hold down jobs while taking care of their families and home.
It’s a tough job being a mom – but the rewards well outweigh everything else. It’s all worth it when you see your baby smile, hear your child giggle, watch your teen graduate from high school… That is what being a mom is all about.
Check out this interesting video from Teleflora that shows just how being mom is a tough job, but we are strong and we can do this.
As a special tribute to moms everywhere this Mother’s Day, Teleflora’s “One Tough Mother” video ad celebrates the “tough, gritty, no pain-no-gain” job that moms take on every day. Its anthem, the famous words shared by the legendary coach “Vince” Lombardi and his “What It Takes To Be Number One” speech, honors its guiding principles about winning and success. The video ad features “real life” moms to maintain the authenticity of the campaign, which celebrates every “One Tough Mother” in your life…recognizing the strength, courage, perseverance, and infinite love that inspires us through her endless journey through motherhood. Motherhood isn’t always hearts and roses, but Mother’s Day can be with Teleflora. Throughout the days leading up to May 8th, moms and her children are encouraged to share their personal Mother’s Day stories on social media with #OneToughMother.
I hope you will take the time to share your personal Mother’s Day stories on social media using the hashtag #OneToughMother. I am looking forward to reading your stories.
A “one tough mother” deserves nothing but the best on Mother’s Day. That is why Teleflora is offering these spectacular Mother’s Day gift that any mom would enjoy and appreciate.
Here are a few of the available arrangements to consider when you are looking for the perfect gift for that “one tough mother” in your life.
Teleflora’s Love and Joy Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $59.95)
The perfect gift to celebrate mom and tickle her pink! This elegant bouquet is brimming with springtime’s finest colors, featuring hot pink roses, miniature pink carnations, huckleberry, lavender stems and lavender chrysanthemums all nestled within a gorgeous blooming flower and hummingbird vase, the ultimate symbol to show mom your appreciation and love.
Teleflora’s Luxurious Lavender Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $109.95)
“WOW” mom with this stunning gift that exudes classic elegance; and dazzles and delights with fresh blooms full of luscious dark pink roses and fragrant lilies within a glorious sculpted lavender glass vase.
Teleflora’s Butterfly Sunrise Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $49.95)
Playful and sweet just like mom, this brilliant bouquet of peach roses, yellow alstroemeria, and lavender chrysanthemums will make every mom’s heart flutter with happiness. This 2-in-1 gift also serves as a darling oversized keepsake mug (FDA-approved and food safe) adorned with dancing watercolor-hued butterflies for long-lasting enjoyment.
Teleflora’s Painted Blossoms Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $39.95)
Surprise sisters, daughters, and new moms by showering her with a bright, joyful floral bouquet bursting with a lovely medley of orange roses, yellow alstroemeria, and brilliant pink carnations. Arrives professionally-arranged in this delicate pink ceramic cube vase with painted blossoms complement the fresh blooms of spring!
Teleflora’s Garden Pitcher Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $69.95)
Fill mom’s heart by honoring her timeless devotion with this charming 2-in-1 gift she will cherish. A luxurious mix of rich lavender roses and chrysanthemums, fragrant white lilies and eucalyptus is hand-delivered in a tall, rustic Provencal-style water pitcher (FDA-approved and food safe) that is perfect for mom’s springtime entertaining.
I love that each arrangement comes in a vessel that can be reused and enjoyed again and again.
I was sent the Garden Pitcher Bouquet to review as part of this campaign. This is a spetacular arrangement. Not only are the flowers gorgeous, but the lovely pitcher can be used to serve milk, water and juice (or use it to display more flowers).
As you can see the flowers are remarkable – so colorful and beautiful!
I LOVE the pitcher. I’m not sure what I am going to do with it yet (use it as a pitcher, vase or decoration). The pitcher is very well made and as you can see, very colorful.
This is a gift that will be remembered and enjoyed for many years to come.
If you would like to learn more about these and other Teleflora arrangements, visit Teleflora.com. You can also find the brand on social media.
Are YOU a “one tough mother?” Do you know a tough mother? Feel free to tell me all about it. I love to hear from readers.
What do you think about the Teleflora arrangements? Which is your favorite?
*I received a free sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.