What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

In 1908, Anna Jarvis established Mother’s Day. The holiday was set aside to celebrate moms and make them feel loved and appreciated by their families.

In order to encourage the celebration, the greeting card and flower industries began a national campaign to promote their sales of cards dedicated to expressing love for all mothers: birth mothers, adoptive mothers, grandmothers, and friends who acted as substitute mothers.

Over time, cards were not enough, and gifts were purchased to show mothers how much they were loved and appreciated. But as time went on, the gifts became the same every year. There are many resources now to help people choose more personal gifts for their moms.  Continue reading

10 Frequently Forgotten Spring Cleaning Items Around the House

Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, and what better way to kick off the season than by giving your home a deep cleaning and taking steps to be more organized?

Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition that involves thoroughly cleaning and organizing your home, inside and out. It’s a chance to freshen up your living space, get rid of clutter, and make your home feel welcoming and comfortable. Continue reading

House Cleaning Tips for Animal Lovers

Staying on top of house cleaning can be a challenge, and for those who have indoor pets, it can be even more difficult. Statistics show that approximately seventy percent of US households, or 90.5 million families, have at least one pet. Of these 90.5 million, 69 million are dog owners, and 45 million are cat owners. The percentage of those who own pets has increased steadily over the years. Continue reading