Saturday, March 31, 2007

Mother's Day - Libran Mothers

Libra mothers are very good at diplomacy. They are also very calm. This helps them to sort out problems and difficulties with much ease. She is master at ironing out conflicts and drives away the fears of her kids.

She is very liberal, which may make her children take her for granted. They also get spoiled as a result. This is the opportunity to spoil her right back. Libra mother is a kind of person who likes to be pampered. She also likes to be treated with absolute royalty. So plan something which is truly royal and befits her nature- massage, manicure, pedicure, facial, mud bath and body wrap are some of the ideas to be tried out.

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Mother's Day - Gifts for Virgoan Moms!

As Virgo moms are very particular about time therefore they would love anything which is time saving. So it's time to ponder over if you have other ideas in mind. Any gift which will help her to save time is a sure welcome.

Another option would be to gift her things that are really useful like - household appliances, electrical goods, decorative items that do not need much assembling or personal items like perfumes or makeup kits.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mother's Day - Virgo Mothers

The Virgo moms are generally very particular about cleanliness; she perhaps cleans the house to relax! She pays a lot of attention on vacuuming the living room or trimming the hedges. She gets immense joy from bringing order to her immediate surroundings. She is a kind of person who doesn't want her daily routine to be disturbed, therefore it is advisable not to throw a big surprise Mother's day party. Virgo mothers don't like a fuss to be made on their behalf! The best idea would be to take her out to a fine restaurant for lunch and present her a tidy bouquet of narcissus flowers.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mother's Day - Gifts For Leo Moms!

The Leo Moms feel elated and joyous when presented with something like sunflower blossoms - the sunflowers define the Leo mothers completely. And if she is presented with a card made by our own hands, it will be like icing on cake!

A Leo Mom deserves to be treated like the royal she is, so tickets to a concert, an exclusive gym membership or dinner in the most sought out place in town is sure to gladden her.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Mother's Day - Leo Mothers

Leo mom takes immense pride in her family - therefore the perfect Mother's Day for her would be a grand gathering of her near and dear ones. To make the Mothers Day memorable, try to bring all her children and close relatives together. Even though there are a number of people gathered but she must be made to feel that it is really a special day. All the people who have gathered there should narrate some exciting and memorable experiences they ever shared with her. She should be cajoled to sing some of her favorite songs.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Mother's Day - Gifts For Cancerian Mothers!

Take your mother to some nearby towns for antique shopping, as they love past and tradition. Cancerians mothers love to have family and friends, to organize parties and to entertain at home - they make great hosts - so arrange a grand get together at your home by inviting all the close relatives. You should arrange some of the most beautiful and bright flowers for your dear mom. This will certainly make her day! Such moms adore being covered with presents, flowers and attention.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Mother's Day - Cancerian Mothers

Cancerians woman make very good mothers. Cancerian mothers are sweet, traditional, unpredictable, enigmatic and fanciful. They love living in luxury, traveling, and taking care of their house. Take her to some nearby towns for antique shopping as they love past and tradition. As Cancerian mothers are strongly maternal, they like to stay at home and care for the family. Cancerian Mothers are among the most refined, sensual and dreaming. They prefer being occupied in social care rather than in society life. They hate vulgarities and love children.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Mother's Day - Gifts for Gemini Moms!

A typical Gemini mother loves a bouquet of bright and colorful flowers. Regarding gifts, a Gemini is so fond of books and reading, so find out her favorite author and present her with some of her/his good works not read by your mom.

Tickets to a concert, Spa memberships or a shopping spree are also good ideas for gifts!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Mother's Day - Gemini Mothers

Gemini mothers are generally quick witted and they have that sixth sense which let them to know of you and your schemes, so you can't surprise her with your imaginative Mother's Day plans. If you want to do that then you will really have to outsmart her! Gemini is an air sign and these mothers are generally playful and forthcoming. Such mothers like to enjoy a cocktail party with all of her closest and dear friends. One must not Gemini mothers and their emotions too seriously because herself doesn't take these things seriously.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Mother's Day - Gifts for Taurean Moms!

A Taurus mom's soft and sentimental nature can be bowled over by gifting her with a bouquet of tropical hibiscus- she will just love them. Their soft, billowy petals appeal to her tangible nature. You can make her more happy and joyous by wrapping the gifts in attractive and bright papers.

Apart from this, other gift ideas can be wall hangings, wall decorations, scented candles, books by her favorite author, movie tickets and definitely an elaborate dinner with all the works!

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy Mother's Day Greetings!

Before, I start posting on my other topics, we have a Mother's Day celebration in the U.K tomorrow and I can only guess what a special day it is going to be for all mothers and their children.

A Mom's tender affection and care is the most beautiful thing you get. But how many times you have appreciated her. If not, then here is the way - send these warm wishes to your mom/ grandmom/ friend on Mother's Day (UK) and make her smile, if you are not able to do it in person!

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Mother's Day - Taurean Mothers

The Taurus moms are always hard working when it comes to mothering. They are also very affectionate and protective. So, this Mother's day is the right occasion to help her to take a day off. Mother's day party and other such activities will add all the joy and happiness to her life. Taurus moms love rich and sumptuous food; therefore the menu of the Mother's day party should be left to her choice. A little sensory extravagance and your entire attention should be enough to please your mom's fondness for joy.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Mother's Day - Gifts for Arian Moms!

The Aries mothers are very active and therefore it makes great sense to present them something like membership of gym or billiards club etc. You can also present her with a gift certificate and a bunch of tiger lilies, which certainly match the energy level and vibrancy of the Aries moms.

More exciting gifts can also include shopping sprees, exotic traveling passes, scuba diving and even bungee jumping can do the trick!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Mother's Day - Arian Mothers

Having an Aries mom will probably keep you on your toes all the time. She is boundless and always raring to go.

You may be planning to give your mom comforting and relaxing gifts like spa treatments or scented candles. Remember that her's is a Fire Sign and she is going to be fed up soon by all that sparkling and flowery stuff! In fact your Aries mother loves a good dare because she finds conflict exciting, which would explain some of your tiffs growing up. She is full of energy therefore don't bother indulging her senses or offering her escape. The idea of challenging her to a day of power shopping or other such exciting activities will make her day. And believe it, her energy will surprise you!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Mother's Day - Gifts for Piscean Moms!

As Piscean mothers are daydreamers and live in the world of fantasy, they should be gifted something which is calming and soothing. It will help her to escape for the time being. The idea of going to a peaceful place can be a very good present for the lady. It can be a trip to the seaside o with gently waving palm trees or to a serene mountain view will be an added bonus.

Apart from this, presents like soothing water colors, gardening tools, potted plants will also make your mom happy. Another great idea will be to gift her a canvas along with her very own set of water colors, that would help her to create her own masterpiece in her tranquil world.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Mother's Day - Piscean Mothers

Having a piscean mother is an added joy. Pisces mothers live in their own world of fantasy, dream and creativity. Pisces mothers are good hearted and compassionate. They live their life in their own style. Fancy and creativity are their support systems and on this special day, you should help her to daydream and fantasize. Take her to a place where reality is on the edge for sometime, helping her to express her childlike purity and inquisitiveness. Make her feel that you truly understand her real nature and you will get to know that your mother is truly enjoying herself.

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Friday, March 9, 2007

Mother's Day - Gifts for Aquarian Moms!

Buying gifts for parents may be a tad difficult at times. What I mean by difficult is - you just have to make sure that you are not buying something that has already been given few years back. So, when I was reading up on sun signs, it struck me that I could actually get some ideas from the sun-sign traits. Check out these few ideas on Aquarian Moms that I found.

Even though she's an Air Sign, Aquarius mom appreciates being grounded in reality. She loves strange gifts, heartfelt surprises and almost anything that will augment her soul and keep her eager mind centered. Gifts can include art decors, gilded paintings, Ready-to Assemble kits, family collages, gardening supplies, plants and shrubs and of course jewelry which can be something different from the ones she usually wears.

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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Mother's Day - Aquarian Mothers

A few days back, I came across some interesting information on motherly traits in the zodiac world. All mothers born under different zodiacs display varied traits of motherhood. I will be covering them starting from the first sign of the zodiac circle.

If your mom happens to be an Aquarius, she probably has a large circle of unusual friends of whom she is very proud. Aquarian mothers also engage herself in the world, thereby extending her nurturing instinct. One thing is very peculiar about such mothers that they are more outwardly and different than other mothers but she's devoted and always gives you space and encourages your independence. The best idea would be to take her out for a lively dinner with some of her closest friends. The companionship and attention will make her day!

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Monday, March 5, 2007

Mother's Day - Stress-Busters for Mothers

Even the best moms turn into stressed moms when they feel there is too much on their plate. To help balance your busy life, here are a few great tips for busting stress. From jogging to blogging, to day planners for moms, these stress-blasters are all designed to take under ten minutes, so that you can easily incorporate them into your already busy life!

Get Physical -

Many women feel guilty about not getting enough exercise. This guilt, coupled with a perceived inability to do anything about it, causes stress. True, not every mom can afford a personal trainer, or a daily step-aerobics class. But the bright side is, even a short spurt of physical exertion can significantly help. In other words, just because you don't have a huge amount of time to devote to exercise doesn't mean you can't start improving your health today! Simply parking a few blocks from the grocery store and carrying your grocery bags by hand, playing sports with your kids instead of sipping lattes from the sidelines, or doing some yoga stretches in the morning can do wonders for your mental state.

Express yourself -

Madonna said it best! If exercise isn't your cup of tea, maybe artistic expression is. For some, a quick sketch, a watercolor, a journal entry or blog entry can be the means needed to vent, reflect, and move on. Art therapy can be used to help reduce one's stress level. Even going to a museum or looking at an art book can trigger this process. Art uses a language other than words, and this language can act as an important agent in helping us to reduce our stress level. It feels good to create something. It's true! Capturing an emotion in a picture or on a page can be a great stress-buster, so don't be afraid to indulge your inner Kahlo or Kafka, even for just a few minutes a day!

A little love goes a long way -

Connecting with the ones you love soothes stress and provides you with a positive start to your day, as well as keeping you focused on what's really important. Next time you start to feel stressed and overwhelmed, stop and write a loving letter to your own mom, telling her you appreciate how much hard work goes into parenting. Tuck a love letter under your husband's pillow, or treat your toddler to a big fat hug. You will feel less stressed out instantly when you remember how much love surrounds you, and how lucky you are to have your life.

Glamour shots -

Sometimes when we're feeling frumpy or uninteresting, a good dose of celebrity gossip from a tabloid, TV show, or website is all we need to cheer up. Terrible as it sounds, speculating about the fascinating lives of celebrities motivates us to get through our day. Same goes for soap operas or online diaries like those on There's nothing like a scintillating development in the life of your favorite celeb or character to take your mind off your own mundane problems.

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Play with your pet -

After all, that's what those furry friends are there for! Unlike kids, our pets are unrelentingly grateful and never complain. Since they are some of the few creatures on the planet you can count on for unconditional love, why not cuddle with your cat or treat your dog to an extra long game of fetch? You'll feel better in no time!

Get a vision -

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, but did you know visuals can also help relieve stress? Soothing, relaxing stress pictures are effective stress reducers, acting as natural stress relief. Creating a beautiful home environment to return to at the end of the day will help to soothe your daily stress. Putting up serene pictures of landscapes, beaches and sunsets are an easy way to create a calming peaceful effect in your home and help you relax and de-stress at the end of a hard working day. Sometimes an upbeat visual helps is all we need to be reminded of the beauty in life. If you work in an office, take a second to download a pretty screensaver that will make you smile every time you start to zone out. If you are a stay-at-home mom, make a collage of your own "favorite things".

Laughter is the best stress-reliever -

Sometimes stress is caused by taking our lives or ourselves too seriously. Studies show that laughing lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, increases muscle flexion, and boosts immunity. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and produces a general sense of well being. On that note, always keep humor handy, from funny coffee table books like the "Bad Cats," "Bad Dogs" series, a book of funny short stories like David Sedaris's "Holidays on Ice" in the bathroom, or a particularly hilarious picture of your children taped to your refrigerator. If all else fails, call up a pal for a funny reminiscent chat. Remember, laughter tears beat stress tears any day!

Mix it up -

Ironically, stress isn't always caused by added challenges. Sometimes it's caused by too much sameness. A great way to get rid of stress is, every once in a while, do something totally different and unexpected without any prior planning. Don't fall into a trap when you must do such and such thing a certain way, or at specific time or place. If you always put on a blue suit on Thursday, or go to an Italian restaurant on Tuesday, break the habit every once in a while. Even doing things you like can become stressful if you're stuck in the same old rut week after boring week. Even the simplest changes make the day feel fresh and new. Examples: take the scenic route when dropping your kids off, switch breakfast cereal brands, take a bath instead of a shower, or change your hair part. You'll be surprised how the littlest alterations can make you feel like a new woman.

Prioritize -

A million things to do in a day? If one of your main sources of stress is the sheer number of things that need to be done, being organized should help you feel more at peace. A good sense of organization will also make you more efficient. Simplifying will help you feel less overwhelmed. Indeed, one sneaky cause of stress is feeling you have a million things you "have" to do that day. Prioritize with a day planner for moms, that lets you see your entire week at a glance, from dinner menus to children's play dates. Planning out the big picture helps you budget your time better and eliminate day- to- day stress, and a day planner is a great way to do that.

On that note, enjoy your day!

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Friday, March 2, 2007

Mother's Day - Parental Love

'Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression.' Mother, father, and the feeling of mutual love that exists between them is the first lesson of love and sharing that one learns. Parents paint the child as if it were a plain canvas, shape him as if out of clay and bring it to life...

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There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Life is not fair but what is most important we do not value. We do not value what we have, we know not the worth of parents as we take them for granted like any other child. The instant a daughter switches roles to being a mother herself she witnesses the selfless acts of many years ago, forgotten and buried somewhere. Life is about learning to appreciate the love of the most important people on our live in these fleeting moments.

In the prenatal, natal and postnatal stages, at lactating times, nursing and feeding times, when she taught you to walk and run and speak and express she never kept count of the numerous acts of love enacted by her or the amount of work done by her in your favor. That is what we call a selfless, unconditional series of an act of love... From beginning to end, morning, noon and night, the one solitary soul that prays for that lone child is the mother because her love is unconditional and unaffected by any arising circumstances.

Love is all about sharing and caring and who but a Mother would know that best. 'There are too many mediocre things in life; Love shouldn't be one of them'. Rightly stated by someone love is a divine feeling and parental love is pious in every sense of the word. The mother who tends to all our needs and the father who so affectionately fulfills all monetary and circumstantial, often illogical needs are a Godsend.

When talking of the father, there are many unsaid acts that we witness. Right from holding his finger and learning to walk, to run and chasing him and play sport, then driving, mechanics, math, the list is endless! He teaches the child responsibility and the daily chores at home make the child self-dependent. Fathers make the child self-reliant while the mother teaches one the practicality techniques. The father is the head of the family while in the mother lies the heart. In all the ups and downs in life, parents always stay. Time may pass us by, but what survives is the touch and the care of a Mother and Father.

A Mother and Father are God's greatest gift to mankind.
A genuine love exists in a parent's heart for his child, for those who claim it to be a myth, there may now be doubts regarding it for love needn't be taught. Who taught Romeo to love Juliet? Whenever a heart is hit by Cupid’s arrow the Homo Sapient is automatically changed to a Homo Sentient. One starts acting in a definite as though “predestined” pattern, which cannot really be influenced or controlled by “reason”. Parental love is such, without reason and any control. All it knows is how fond it is of its child, a part that has been segregated and is now like an external growth.

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Mother's Day - Wishes for Step-mom

The love and affection that your Step mom showers on you and the hard work she puts behind in bringing you up is really praise worthy. On Mother's Day appreciate her for all the li'l things she does with our online ecards for Step mom. Make her Mother's Day a memorable one.

A warm ecard to thank your step mom for always being there by your side.

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Mother's Day - Step-Mom!

'Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them'. Rightly said by Antoine De Saint-Exupery in 'The Little Prince' there's nothing like an ideal parent. It is the children who make them what they are.

'She kept me in her womb for nine whole months going through enormous pain and sufferings. When the umbilical cord was cut and the offspring emerged, life changed for the woman for now she had become a mother, the creator of another life...'

As a natural mother, her rights over the child and all her actions owing to them are justified. The situation becomes dicey once the parentage becomes foster or step or adopted. Life as a step parent especially a step mother can be extremely difficult and challenging. Although there isn't the umbilical cord connection with step mothers but a soul stirring inkling is reason enough to consider this bonding as a Godsend. Life with a single parent is tough, not to forget those who live as orphans. The love that a parent bestows upon his child is more precious than a zillion dollars!

'Cindrella worked day and night,
Her stepmother was the cause of her plight.
She had to sneak off to the ball,
Lucky she had her Fairy God Mother to call!

Over these fairy tales some stepmothers grieve,
Even though they are only make believe.
Because these stories among others,
Are what gave a bad reputation to stepmothers.

I'm sure the authors didn't know,
How their tales of long ago,
Would effect stepmothers of today,
In sort a harmful kind of way'.

Indeed it is the so-called fairy tales that have spoiled the reputation of a stepmother. Not all of them are like Cindrella, Snow White or Hansel and Gretal's evil step mothers. More than often stepmothers are more caring and loving than a biological mother. It is tough to be the best and most successful stepmother but it is not impossible. On a very positive note, here are a few tips on successful parenting as a stepmother-

1. Communicate effectively.

2. Have patience, patience, and more patience.

3. Have an attitude of gratitude. Don't take anything for granted.

4. Forgive & Forget.

5. Don't expect and fantasize about the fairy tale relationship.

6. Let the biological parent discipline.

7. Go with the flow.

8. Have a sense of humor.

As a parent, life is tough and as a foster parent or single parent even more. As a mother who marries twice one's own biological child too deserves to be loved and be taken care of. Hence these tips for a widowed or divorced mother may help her relationship with her child go a long way-

1. Show love - tell your child, as often as possible, that you love him.

2. Chat - talking together gives the message that you enjoy your child's company.

3. Listen - show your child you find him interesting and worth listening to.

4. Play - join in your toddler's games, or if you have household chores to do, ask him to help, to show your child you enjoy spending time with him.

5. Praise - not just for succeeding but for efforts and attempts too.

6. Encourage - managing buttons or putting on his own clothes gives a great boost to self-esteem; be ready to step in if he gets into difficulties and gets too frustrated but don't solve every problem.

7. Emphasize good points - concentrate on the positives and try to ignore any annoying behavior as much as possible.

8. Celebrate family life - morning chats in bed or particular ways of saying goodnight not only celebrate family life, but also help your child understand that he has a special place within it.

Life is all about ups and downs and at these times the guiding force has always been and will always be a mother for whom her child whether biological or adopted is still the most precious asset. Here's to the ray of hope in all our lives-our mothers!