When I was growing up, my family had a Mother’s Day ritual. Dad would bring the kids to a department store, give us each $10 and let us loose to find a gift for Mom.
One year, my 8-year-old sister — whose thrift was legendary even then — was overwhelmed by a display of pricey gold-plated bracelets. “But what will I have left when I’m old?” she lamented, before reluctantly handing over her whole $10.
As a mom myself, I know the best presents have nothing to do with price... Read More