Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mother's Day Gifts for Mothers of Many (you might just want to leave this open on your browser)

Let's face it, as awesome as it is to have all these kids, it does make some things more complicated.  Mealtimes, driving, traveling, okay, most things I guess.  But it's worth it, of course.  All my efforts are rewarded with love and laughter and jewels in my crown in Heaven.  And awesome Mother's Day presents.  Right?  Right?

But there's the rub.  While I was in labor with Frankie,  I got it into my head that I could not possibly give birth to my sixth child without having a necklace that proved that I had all these children.  If you read my blog regularly you will not be surprised to learn that Frankie's was my longest and most unpredictable labor.  So I had plenty of time to look around online and grow more and more dejected at the fact that all the whimsical and stylish Mother's necklaces are only available for two or three kids.  Lame!

However, like I said, I had plenty of time to look (like 36 hours of very cranky and halfhearted contractions) and I continued, undaunted, until I found this little beauty and special ordered it to have six eggs instead of four.  At which point I gave in to the increasingly strong recommendations of the husband and my OB and headed to the hospital, and had the baby almost immediately upon arrival.  My necklace arrived about a week later.

from Blue Dove Studios on Etsy,
a sold one is available to see here
and here is mine:

it's got six eggs,
and an initial each for my husband and me
There aren't any up for sale right now, and I can't remember exactly how much it was, but there are similar ones for sale between $15 and $40.

Since then, I have kept on the lookout for other mother's necklaces that would allow me to show my pride in my thundering herd (as they are affectionately known to my parents) without looking like a total goofball.

Etsy is a great resourse, especially since you can almost always have things customized.

$43 from Charm Accents on Etsy
The necklace below was customized for me by the friendly folks at Personal Creations.  In addition to my Mother's necklace they also offer some really lovely personalized baby gifts.

here's mine!
(it says LOVE on each side!)

You can have up to ten birthstones added, and depending on the metal you choose it is $75-$120.

AND my friend Heather (who you might remember from the Flexi Clip giveaway, still ongoing until tomorrow!) is also a consultant for a company called Origami Owl that makes these amazing customizable necklaces.  Head over to her website to look at all the beautiful combinations you can make, for Mother's Day or any occasion.

Aside from them being super hip, utterly customizable, and pretty affordable (lockets run from $20-$38 and charms are $5 each), the best thing about them is that you can just open it up and add a new charm if any more babies come along!

And since it's Sunday and I have a new necklace to show off, I figured I would link up with the ladies of Fine Linen and Purple for What I Wore Sunday!

Dress with belt: Target

Sweater: Anthropologie
Necklace: Personal Creations
Shoes: Steve Madden

Happy Sunday everyone!  Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a FREE Flexi Hair Clip, it ends tomorrow.  And let me know in the comments if you know about a great Mother's necklace I missed.



  1. Totally in love with your sweater and shoes! Cute! I might have to pass on your gift ideas to my husband. ;)

  2. Oh my gosh, that bird necklace is the cutest thing ever, and I need to show my hubby right NOW!

  3. Those necklaces are so pretty! And your shoes are the best, absolutely!

  4. You look great, so springy!! I can't pick a favorite on the necklaces. They're all great!

  5. A little off topic here, but: Wow! Frankie's birth story?!? I bet you are a WEALTH of birth stories. The Camp Patton link up carried me through my first trimester. Can we PLEASE PLEASE have some birth stories? They are very mother's day appropriate, right?

    1. I should probably do that. But it's all a bit hazy on the details for me. I'll have to ask the husband. Bobby's was the most exciting actually. Umbilical cord broke, blood spurting everywhere, a nurse slipped in it, it was like a Monty Python movie. Hilariously gory. And a happy ending of course.

  6. Beautiful mama, beautiful necklaces! Your sweater and shoes are adorable and you look great in the dress. I like the locket and the one with the names stamped on. I haven't been interested in mommy jewelry in the past, but maybe for next baby, God-willing :)

  7. I love the bird necklace!! And your shoes!!

  8. Thank you so much for the Mother's Day ideas. They are beautiful. I love your outfit this week. the color and pattern combination is quite lovely. Happy Spring my friend!

  9. I love your wedges and that dress! Those necklaces are beautiful too. Great gifts!

  10. Much more stylish than all of those baby shoe necklaces and bracelets. I still love my grandchild birth stone bracelet you gave me for Christmas which was eaten by a moving sidewalk and then remade.

  11. Love that little birdy necklace. I'm pretty sure my mom would love it too :)



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