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An Awesome (and Frugal) Mother’s Day Gift

The perfect gift costs an investment of time, not money

The best Mother’s Day gift I ever received was a few weeks belated. It was given to me a few weeks after Mother’s Day by my mother when I had my first child in May of 2005. It wasn’t an expensive gift, but it was an incredible one.

My mother had filled out a Mother’s Journal book, and given me a blank copy to do the same for my children. It contained page after page of her stories, memories and details about her life growing up. Many stories featured my brother and I, and many I hadn’t heard before. The book contained her thoughts and dreams and aspirations and fears, and I felt like I knew my mother far better than I already did.

Since that day I’ve been diligently filling out my journal, and I’m in awe. It can take me up to an hour to record just one memory, and she recorded more than one hundred!

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I’m giving away a copy of For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom by Dionna Ford of To enter, simply add a comment and tell me your favourite memory you have of your mother (or stepmother, grandmother, or another cherished figure in your life).

For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom contains thought-provoking, fun, and creative prompts that allow mothers to share a lifetime of experiences. A copy is a fantastic gift for the mother's in your life, and it's certainly budget friendly.

To read more about the book, check out the author’s page.

Yummy Rules and Regs: You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until April 25, 2012. Contest open to Canadian residents. Winners will be picked using