In the Garden for Mom


Last May we contemplated the letter M in all it’s glory; the month of May, Mother’s Day, manicures and meditation too. This year we’d like to turn our attention to the middle child, the letter O.
O stands for open. Open hearted, open minded and open the window. With the snow finally melted, Mother’s Day is a perfect time to let the fresh air in. Better yet, get outside and into the garden.

Outdoor decorating is hot. Fortunately, it can be easy and inexpensive as well. It’s also more fun and you can easily get the kids involved. Think of the backyard as a blank canvas just waiting for your child’s creative brush strokes—and Mother’s Day is a perfect time to get their juices flowing. After all, a home made gift is priceless and timeless.

Stepping stones are functional and easy to make. Kids can add their own special touches like marbles, special pebbles, shells, stamped letters, hand or foot prints. Many craft stores such as Michaels sell kits to make stepping stones or you can craft your own stepping stone using hypertufa (even the word is fun to say).


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