Mom’s Memories Basket

Remembering Mothers Day with a Giveaway

There is just something special about the relationship between a mom and her child. It is a relationship that most often remains strong long after the child has grown into adulthood. That is why we celebrate one day, Mother’s Day, in recognition of our mom’s. 

Mom's Memories Basket Giveaway



“Let your father and your mother be glad,And let her who bore you rejoice.” Proverbs 23:25 NKJV


A Little Mother’s Day History 

Did you know that the first Mother’s Day observance happened in my home state of West Virginia? It did, in a small town called, Grafton. It is there where you will find the International Mother’s Day Shrine

It is located in the church where the observance first occurred in recognition of Ann Jarvis, a woman who had served as a nurse during the civil war and had worked to promote better sanitation conditions, helping to save lives on both sides of the conflict. 

Following her death, her daughter, Anna, petitioned the church where her mother had taught Bible classes to hold a Mother’s Day Celebration as a way to remember the woman who had served others. They agreed and the first observance happened May 10, 1908. 

Following that observance Anna began the Mother’s Day Association having formulated a plan to expand the observance to recognize all mothers. On April 26, 1910, WV Governor Glasscock issued a proclamation declaring the first official Mother’s Day in the state. Later in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially declared Mother’s Day to be a national holiday. 


Here we are 100 years later, still celebrating the lives and love of our moms. 


Mother’s Day is Just One Month Away

In honor of Mother’s Day my friends from the +iHomeschool Network and I are hosting Our Favorite Things Gift Baskets for Mothers Giveaway.

In My Mom’s Memories Basket


Basket giveaway for mother's day

  • 1 Recordable Music Box, $20 value.
  • 1 Recordable “I Love You Forever” Keepsake Book, $30 value.
  • 1 Recipe Box, $15 value (Fill with your best family recipes, from your mom, grandma, aunts and your own.)
  • 1 Box of 10 Blank Notecards, $5 value (So you can send greetings to the mothers in your life.)
  • 4 Journals, $10 value each (For you to write your best memories to your children. Up to 4 journals, your choice of Boy or Girl.)

custom Art by Amanda Hilburn
  • 1 Original Mixed Media Art 10X8 Canvas from Art by Amanda Hilburn, $55 Value.(Photo shown is a snapshot of a customized piece . This item is completely customizable, Amanda will paint you a customized bird family on the branch next to mama and  te number of baby birds in your family. You can choose the colors, and add your name and family established date. (Shipped separate from other items, direct from Amanda.
  •  Total Basket Value: $165.

(Actual basket not included).

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    What is your favorite memory of your own mom?




    Be sure to stop in and visit iHN and join in on the fun of Our Favorite Things.


    (1) Jane Austen Giveaway from Amy at Milk and Cookies
    (2) Moms of Gifted Kids Book Basket from Colleen at Raising Lifelong Learners
    (3) Mama’s Tea Time Gift Basket from Jamie at See Jamie Blog
    (4) Bible Study Basket Giveaway from Sam at Sam’s Noggin
    (5) Mom’s Coffee Break Basket from Heidi at Starts at Eight
    (6) Spring Goodie Bag inspired by Epcot Flower & Garden Festival from Megan and Susan at Education Possible
    (7) Mom’s Just for Fun Basket from Lara at Lara’s Place and a Cup of Grace
    (8) Preschoolers and Peace Pampered Pantry Basket from Michele at Preschoolers and Peace
    (9) Homeschooling IRL Buzzkill Basket from Kendra at Homeschooling IRL
    (10) Mom’s Relaxation Basket from Stephanie at Harrington Harmonies
    (11) Healthy & Fit Mama Basket from Alisha at Flourish
    (12) Mom’s Memories Basket from Renee at Great Peace Academy
    (13) Trim Healthy Mama Basket from Judy at Contented at Home
    (14) Treasures for a Catholic Mother from Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures

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    60 Replies to “Mom’s Memories Basket

    1. I appreciate the way you take the time to write about meaningful reminders. I didn’t know the story of Mother’s Day and love to hear that it is so simple, yet has remained in place for so long. Thank you for all you share.

      My favorite mom memory would be the times that my mother has taken the time to come be with me for the birth of my children. She nurtures and supports and helps, making the transition to a growing family so much easier. – Lori H

    2. My favorite memory of my mom is shopping with her as a tween and teen… she passed away when I was 21… and my favorite mom memories with each of my children are their births… I’m due with our 8th next month!

    3. I’m not sure I can come up with just one favorite memory about my mom! I think lately it has been the time we’ve spent creating art together… it’s amazing to have a mom who shares your favorite hobby, you know?

    4. My favorite mom memory would probably be my first child’s birth, although all of them were special and amazing there is just something about that *first* birth that really sticks with a mom <3

    5. My mom and I took 4 young kids to the beach with us once several years ago. I don’t know what we were thinking, but that was a crazy trip! I still laugh when I think about all the shenanigans from that trip. I will definitely never forget it.

    6. My favorite mom memory would be when we would sit out on the front porch and talk about our days. I was a teenager having problems with the kids in school and she would listen and try to help me overcome my sadness of the day. She’s a great mom and I love her so much. If I can be half a mother like her I will be a great mom too.

    7. My mom and I have never been close, but I’ve enjoyed watching her bond with my daughters, especially my oldest. They’re both creative.
      This is such a precious give away. Thank you.

    8. Oh, I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one (whether I’m thinking of memories I’ve shared with my own Mom, or memories I have being a Mom to 6 busy blessings!)…but a recent memory is visiting my Mom and watching her play baseball with her 5 year old grandson…not bad for a 68 year age difference between the two!

    9. Probably when my mom and grandmother and I and my four kids went to JoAnns together. My grandmother was going to teach me to knit and we were picking out supplies. She asked me what I wanted to make first and I said “I don’t know booties or a baby sweater or something.” She said “are you trying to say something?” I didn’t know it at the time, but I was already expecting my fifth little one.

    10. My mom is amazing! Love all the memories of visiting them now and spending time with her now that we are both moms. She did and does so much for us.

    11. I don’t know that I can make ONE memory stand out other than the rest however I love our time at the beach more than anything. I love our picnics and hikes too! They are my favorites I guess!

    12. There are so many memories that I cherish that I can’t pick just one. All I can say is that every day with my family is a great memory.

    13. Rachel V.
      One of my favorite memories of my mom is her making my wedding dress. I was a true labor of love!

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