Mother’s Day: Why not give back while you’re giving?

Our family has never been super involved in the rush of holiday giving.  We don’t do birthday parties and Calvin and I rarely get each other gifts.  Not that there is anything wrong with either of those things, we just tend to get each other little things here and there without a particular holiday attached.  However… I really like Mother’s Day.  Probably more than my birthday.  I love celebrating what I am to my family, my worth, rather than my state of aging.  Mother’s are really great, so I’ve come up with some fun ideas for giving to your mom or wife and giving back at the same time.  Enjoy!

I love these lightweight scarfs from Krochet Kids.  And while I’m at it, I love the Margot hat as well.  We support Krochet Kids for a lot of reasons, I suggest that you check out their website and mission to transform Northern Uganda.

Decisions, Decisions.

What Mom doesn’t want to wear a cute necklace with their kids names on it?

The Vintage Pearl has great stuff and they give back a portion of their proceeds!

Use coupon code: rsapr15 for 15% off

I L-O-V-E these funky bead paper bracelets from Noonday Collection which are made by women in Uganda.

Now on to the shoes!

I’m not sure my Summer wardrobe will be complete without these Toms Wedges.  And I’m thinking other moms out there might be feeling the same way too.  I won’t explain Toms, if you don’t know what they do you’ve probably been living under a rock.

And while we are on the subject of shoes, Ssekos are also pretty amazing AND you can change the straps to match what you’re wearing.  Not to mention they go a long way in helping women in Uganda gain an education and sustainable income.  Enter “aroadhome” when you check out and 10% goes toward our adoption fund!


I hope you found something your mom can’t live without!

Happy shopping!

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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