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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 2013

May 06, 2013

Mother's Day is upon us this Sunday, May 12thand if you're still wondering what to get your mom, aunt, or grandmother, Kidzworld have rounded up a list of suggestions that will help make her smile. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make her day special, from serving her breakfast in bed to making a cool scrapbook of fun photos and memories, it's definitely the thought that counts!

 

Celebrated on the second Sunday of every May, Mother's Day is not just a Hallmark holiday, it's a celebration of mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds established by a woman named Anna Jarvis first in 1908. She then campaigned to make it a national holiday and succeeded - it was declared a public holiday in the United States on May 9th, 1914.

Make mum breakfast in bed!Make mum breakfast in bed!Courtesy of www.michaels.com

Easy French Toast Recipe

Treat your mom to breakfast in bed with an indulgent plate of delicious French Toast. Garnish with some strawberries and a fresh glass of orange juice and a mug of coffee.  A fantastic surprise any mom will love! 

Delicious French Toast!Delicious French Toast!Courtesy of www.culinaryarts.com

Ingredients

4 eggs

1 cup half and half

2 tsp sugar

8 slices of regular white bread

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 tbsp butter

Instructions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F

2. Beat eggs thoroughly. Whisk sugar, half and half and vanilla.

3. Pour the mixture into a shallow glass dish about an inch deep.

4. Heat your griddle or pan to medium-low and melt the butter into it.

5. Soak a couple of slices of bread (only as many as your pan can hold at once) and count to ten. Flip over and repeat.

6. Carefully remove the soaked slices letting any excess liquid drain out. Transfer the bread to the griddle. Flip it over and grill until both sides are golden brown.

7. Serve French toast right away with maple syrup and some sliced strawberries, blueberries or raspberries on the side.  Voila!

No one knows your mom better than you so  whether you treat her to a pampering beauty treatment, bake her some cookies, or get her some gardening tools, she's sure to love it because it comes from you!

Have Your Say

What are you going to treat your mom to this Mother's Day? Share with us in the comments section!

 

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-Gwen9--
-Gwen9-- posted in Debating:
"AlphaT" wrote: "donteatcarrots" wrote:​no. it's mainly the people who are given the guns that need to be properly checked. the guy who killed 49 people in orlando had mental health problems and trouble with the fbi was still given a gun. this doesn't make sense at all to me. yeah he probably has knives and stuff at home which could do just as much harm- so is the gun necessary in the first place? No one is given a gun. A person has to acquire a permit, and then has to buy a gun for themselves.  Okay, yes, mental health is an obvious issue. But it needs to be for specific mental health problems. It can't be just because someone has a mental illness, because many mental illnesses won't effect the operation and use of a gun, or make it more likely for a person to hurt someone else with a gun. I support background checks which would include mental health history, but only if it's done right. Similarly, the guy who killed 49 people in Orlando was taken off the FBI watchlist. This tells me that there are flaws with the way that the watchlist is currently being used. Once that system is redone, then we can restrict those on it from buying firearms. But at its' current success rate? Not a chance.  And it's not about what's necessary...well to an extent it is, but hear me out. Weapons are used for self defense. No matter how many gun laws you have, criminals will still use firearms in their crimes. Citizens require at least an equal amount of protection that criminals use to break the law.  In other words, if you were to be the victim of gun violence, would you rather have with you a knife or a gun? Would you honestly bring a knife to a gun fight?  First of all, I agree with you. Mental health is definitely an issue! But together these issues can be addressed!!!! And as I said earlier, we can control our weapons. The government can create a harder way to get a gun or any weapon. Look at criminal records!!!! Even before getting a permit, or a license, CHECK THE RECORDS!!! This will help prevent these mass shootings.
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Hoellu
Hoellu posted in Debating:
"-Gwen9--" wrote:The second amendmant in the United States Constitution is the right to bare arms. If they take away our weapons, then they take away the second amendmant. The amendmant is there for a reason. Weapons are useful for protection. Protection is going to keep us alive. The human population, as a nation, and as a world! If we take away our weapons now we are all dead! We don't want that.  Now, killing 50 people in the Orlando shooting. That is just not right at all. It was not the gun's fault, it was the person. Same thing with the death of Christina Grimmie. Now, I personally believe that we should not take guns away, but we should find a harder process into buying a gun or some other weapon, and we should be trained properly! Look at people's criminal records, look at their other records. I don't care! As long as we still have protection, but less mass shootings! Omg, so true.
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AdeleQxeen
AdeleQxeen posted in Electronics:
I have one. I got it for my birthday last year, it's a Samsung Core Prime.
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Hoellu
Hoellu posted in Debating:
If there are polices, why are there weapons for almost anyone?Or at least they should have an special permission.
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
"donteatcarrots" wrote:​no. it's mainly the people who are given the guns that need to be properly checked. the guy who killed 49 people in orlando had mental health problems and trouble with the fbi was still given a gun. this doesn't make sense at all to me. yeah he probably has knives and stuff at home which could do just as much harm- so is the gun necessary in the first place? No one is given a gun. A person has to acquire a permit, and then has to buy a gun for themselves.  Okay, yes, mental health is an obvious issue. But it needs to be for specific mental health problems. It can't be just because someone has a mental illness, because many mental illnesses won't effect the operation and use of a gun, or make it more likely for a person to hurt someone else with a gun. I support background checks which would include mental health history, but only if it's done right. Similarly, the guy who killed 49 people in Orlando was taken off the FBI watchlist. This tells me that there are flaws with the way that the watchlist is currently being used. Once that system is redone, then we can restrict those on it from buying firearms. But at its' current success rate? Not a chance.  And it's not about what's necessary...well to an extent it is, but hear me out. Weapons are used for self defense. No matter how many gun laws you have, criminals will still use firearms in their crimes. Citizens require at least an equal amount of protection that criminals use to break the law.  In other words, if you were to be the victim of gun violence, would you rather have with you a knife or a gun? Would you honestly bring a knife to a gun fight? 
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