Why Moms Don’t Actually Need Gifts

I was listening to a podcast by Simon Sinek, whose TED Talk is the third most popular presentation of all time; he often talks about givers vs. takers.

It dawned on me that’s why mothers are universally loved – because they are unconditional givers and sure deserve a seat massage chair to use while you drive to relief her stress.

As givers, they don’t want anything in return except to see the manifestation of their selfless acts reflected in their children, which can often reveal years down the line.

But they patiently wait, continue to give and model the behavior they want their children to emulate.

The ultimate gift is when the giving is passed on. It’s the 5th grader whose teacher compliments his kindness to the new kids, or the college student who puts family over partying, or the new dad who simply adores his baby.

So what does mom want for Mother’s Day?

More of these gifts, though some time alone, a bottle of wine and a spa gift card wouldn’t hurt!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there!

Tina Nocera, Founder

Parental Wisdom®



4 Responses to “Why Moms Don’t Actually Need Gifts”

  1. Pamela Waterman says:

    True, wonderful and well said. Here’s hoping you do get the time/wine/spa as the bonus.

  2. Karen Van Cott says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Tina,
    The circle of life continues for us, it is amazing to watch.
    Love Karen

  3. Hi Tina, Great content as always. I posted to Facebook as a Guest Blog Post.

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