Functional art for Mom's Day! Plus, GRAND Social No. 302 link party for grandparents

Functional art for Mom's Day! Plus, GRAND Social No. 302 link party for grandparents

Functional art for Mom's Day!

A few weeks ago I shared with you how fantastically artistic Brayden and Camden are, their school art show submissions proof of such.

Now my daughter Megan (mom to Brayden and Camden... as well as little bro Declan) has taken my grandsons' creativity a step further. She turned the boys' art into marvelous Mother's Day gifts for Gramma. Functional gifts.

To wit:

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Moms: the long and short of it... plus GRAND Social No. 256 link party for grandparents

Moms: the long and short of it

I hope your Mother's Day was as grand as can be. Mine was especially sweet, for varied reasons.

Considering the many mom-focused pictures and posts shared online in the past few weeks — and hitting a peak on Mother's Day — there were two that rose above all others for me, two that told, pretty much, the long and the short of what MOM means.

Here, the long (which I shared on Facebook a few days ago):

And the short, from Maria Shriver...

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Saturday movie brief: Movie moms

Moms come in myriad shapes, sizes, personalities, proclivities, each forever connected to dear ones by blood or other unbreakable bonds.

Grab a tissue, go full screen, then sit back and enjoy this movie montage dedicated to all who answer to Mom, folks who fill mom-shaped spots...

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The Saturday Post: Hallmark didn't invent Mother's Day edition

Mother's Day sometimes gets a bad rap as being a holiday created by greeting card companies. They didn't, my friends. History — and the History Channel — prove it (and prove the one who did create it, was actually none too pleased by greeting card peddlers taking it over).

Interesting stuff, this (note: it doesn't play on most mobile devices):

Happy Saturday!

Today's question:

What are your Mother's Day plans?