Mother’s Day: Inspiration And Advice From Famous Moms

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With Mother’s Day this weekend, I’ve been thinking back on great advice mom has given me over the years and about how motherhood has changed me personally. I really enjoyed flipping through this slideshow, chock full of inspiration from famous moms like Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, Natalie Portman, J.K. Rowling and many others.

Jena Pincott has just published a gorgeous new quote book for moms called Mom Candy: 1,000 Quotes of Inspiration for Mothers. The collection is filled with delightfully relatable musings from interviews, memoirs, poems and more by notable women.

What’s your favorite quote about parenthood? Share it with me on Facebook or Twitter. And Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day everybody! Every year, I always look forward to celebrating this special day with my family. We usually start off the day with a family brunch with cute little finger sandwiches, blueberry waffles, and coffee brewed from my favorite coffee beans.

I always feel that the best gifts are ones that come from the heart. Gift your own unique bouquet for mom – a bouquet of Linnea’s Lights newest scents Rose, Violet, and Wild Honeysuckle. Or feel free to mix and match!

What are you getting for Mom this year?

A Classic Pairing: Mother/Daughter Teams That Inspire

Mother’s Day is here and I can’t help but reflect on the powerful bonds between mother and daughter. I am fortunate enough here at Linnea’s Lights to work side-by-side with my own mother, Lynn, and today’s celebration got us thinking about some of our other favorite Mother/Daughter teams:

The Tough Cookies: Sophia and Dorothy, The Golden Girls
Sassy, smart and independent, Sophia and Dorothy make quite a pair! They may not always view life in the same way but they are, as the theme song goes, true pals and confidants.

The Country Crooners: Naomi and Wynonna, The Judds
One of the most successful acts in country music history, this passionate duo has always come out on top. Inspiring each other and their fans through the music, the message is clear: Give a Little Love.

The Eccentric Duo: Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, Grey Gardens
Eccentric and stylish, Jackie O’s quirky cousins were made famous in the 1970’s cult-classic documentary film, Grey Gardens. With big dreams and even bigger personalities, it’s hard not to fall in love with this pair of misfits who were all but attached at the hip.

No matter how you’re celebrating or which team you and your mom relate to most, we’re wishing you all a very Happy Mother’s Day!

Shopping for last minute Mother’s Day gifts?

Mother always told you not to wait until the last minute, but here you are again: Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you’re still waiting for inspiration to strike! Well, we’re here to help with great gift ideas from some of our favorite partners.

Mom’s green thumb may leave something to be desired, but that doesn’t keep her from planting her favorite perennials each season. Get her something that will remind her of you all year round with Terrain’s Heirloom Seed Collection, which happens to complement our very own Heirloom Tomato candle perfectly!

Since you’ve got her to thank for your baby blue’s, give her something that brings out the best in her eyes, with these stunning London Blue Topaz Chandelier earrings from AshBlue.

A personal favorite, Vosges Haut Chocolat has something special for any sweet tooth. Perfect for Mother’s Day, she’ll melt when she opens Vosges’ delicious Exotic Truffle Heart Collection.

And of course, Mom’s favorite flower is one of our latest Spring scents. The new Lavender and Mimosa candles are now hot off the press from Orange & Pear!

Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Linnea’s Lights!