As I’ve had my own children, I feel ever more gratitude and appreciation for mom.
I was born with such severe allergies that my finger swelled if it so much as touched a tomato. I couldn’t eat food cooked in plastic without getting a rash. Gluten, dairy, eggs, yeast, avocados — you name it, and chances are it caused some kind of allergic reaction.
My mom realized I couldn’t tolerate chemicals or fragrances when I had a severe asthma attack. To prevent another one, she cleaned with vinegar and baking soda. Doctors told her that I was an anomaly — that it is highly uncommon for someone to be so reactive to food and environment. Looking back, I think of my younger self as a canary in a coal mine.
I credit my mother, who walked out of countless doctors’ offices, convinced that there was a solution beyond a medicated breathing machine and high-dose prescriptions. My mom eventually found Theron Randolph, a forward-thinking doctor who believed that much disease could be attributed to food. He devised a natural plan for me that began with a rotation diet, where I ate only one type of food per day. My new diet completely eliminated the need for medication. I got healthier, and thrived.
Thank you mom for your tenacity, your dedication to my health and most importantly, for showing me how to listen to and trust my inner voice.
Motherhood is such an expansive and important concept, encompassing so many different types of people, including mother figures, people trying to conceive, and those who are a part of the larger tribe raising our children. It’s important to take the time to honor all mothers.
And if you’re a mother, please take some time to recognize how incredible you are.
It can be hard to shop for someone who means so much. I know for me, it’s really difficult to condense how I feel into just one day.
That’s why I’m sharing this 2023 Mother’s Day Gift Guide. These are all gifts that I feel facilitate connection.
But how do you choose a gift that properly honors such an important fixture in your life?
When you’re thinking of gift ideas, it’s important to consider this question: What does motherhood mean to you? Take some time for introspection and see what it is about the mother(s) in your life that feels so special.
Do you cook together, or does this person cook for you? Is this person the foundation of your strength, the family glue, the reason you feel loved and safe? Try your best to give a gift that evokes these feelings for you.
And use this opportunity to celebrate by connecting with plenty of quality time.
After all, the most meaningful gifts come from the heart.
Moms tend to give to everyone else before they give to themselves. This list of gift ideas can help you show the mom(s) in your life how much you appreciate their energy and devotion.
With all the Mother’s Day love,
2023 Conscious Cleanse Mother’s Day Gift Guide
The Gift Of Time: Moms dedicate every waking hour to taking care of everyone but themselves. One of the best ways to honor them is to give them the gift of time! Take care of the groceries, cleaning, and cooking for the day. Ask her how she’d like to spend the day!
Aurate Story in Gold Engraved Pendant: I love the idea of this pendant! A personalized piece of jewelry that expresses how you feel is the perfect thoughtful keepsake. Whether you write your own message or have one of the kids draw something up, this is a gift any mom will definitely treasure.
Letter to My Mom: I LOVE getting sweet notes from my kids and partner. These envelopes make it easy to express your love and admiration for the mom in your life. Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, these include small prompts to help you get started and make the writing process smoother.
Personalized Note to Mom Picture Frame: It’s hard for us moms to keep all the little notes our kiddos give us from getting lost or damaged. These cute picture frames are a timeless way to keep a note safe!
OYOY Stringa Mini Towel in Caramel / Rose: I use these in my kitchen and absolutely love them! They’re beautiful and high quality, so they make anyone’s kitchen more user-friendly while adding to the aesthetic.
Jones Road Beauty: Jones Road Beauty’s Miracle Balm is one of my all-time favorite beauty products. Tawny is my go-to shade to use on my lips and cheeks. It feels super luxurious and hydrating, and makes a great gift for any mom who loves a good balm!
Lumebox Handheld Red Light Therapy: Red light therapy soothes pain and inflammation, boosts skin health, and even helps mental health. The best part is, this isn’t a time-consuming part of a self-care routine. Anyone can fit it into their schedule, so grab one for the mom in your life for some daily soothing.
Aloe Herb Cleanser from AnnMarie Skincare: I love AnnMarie SkinCare and this Aloe Herb Cleanser is one of my favorite products! This cleanser is gentle and hydrating so it’s compatible with any skin type.
Modern Sprout Indoor Herb Garden: Help mom grow her own herbs with these beautiful indoor herb garden jars. Growing your own herbs makes cooking easier and grocery shopping less stressful!
Tech Wellness Ear Tube Headphones: I use these and swear by them for reducing symptoms of EMF exposure, like brain fog and blurry vision. They make a great gift for Mom if she frequently uses electronics.
Branch Basics Starter Kit: Branch Basics are one of my must-haves for a clean, chemical-free home. They’re completely safe to use around kiddos, so buy a starter kit and have the kids do the cleaning!
Conscious Cleanse Cookbook: Make your mom a recipe from our cookbook! She’ll love our Chocolate Molten Cake or Carrot Cake Bites. And if she loves cooking, this cookbook can facilitate a great way to spend quality time together.
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