7 Thoughtful Pieces for the Loving Mama in Your Life

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Moms are superheroes. They do it all, and they do it with grace. Sometimes they tell us they’re exhausted, but honestly, we’d probably never even know otherwise. They power through everything with finesse and expertise, and they always have an answer — not to mention any sort of medicine or snack you need in their purse!

Will we ever be able to repay the moms in our lives? We’re not sure if that’s possible, but we can certainly show them our appreciation and do all we can. Flowers and chocolates are always nice, but what about some clothing and accessories they can wear and use over and over again? We’ve picked out seven adorable, mama-themed pieces on Amazon we think any mom would love — whether for the holidays or just because!

This Mama Bear Crew Neck

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Mama bears are strong and fierce but also soft and cuddly. Gift this crew neck to a mama bear you know — they’ll love those adorable elbow patches!

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Get the Pink Queen Loose Crew Neck Batwing Top starting at just $11 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 6, 2020, but are subject to change.

This Minimal Sweatshirt

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This one is for the mom who likes things simple, sweet and pretty. This script “mama” crew neck is a casual essential!

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Get the ASTANFY Mama Letter Print Crew Neck Sweatshirt starting at just $20 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 6, 2020, but are subject to change.

This Face Mask

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This “Mom Life” face mask will become her new favorite accessory. It’s fabulous and protective, just like her!

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Get the Lizhide Half Face Mouth Cover for just $10 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 6, 2020, but are subject to change.

This Supermom Tee

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We said moms were superheroes, and this Batman-inspired tee embodies that. It even comes with stickers!

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Get the Popfunk Batman Bat Mom T-Shirt and Stickers starting at just $20 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 6, 2020, but are subject to change.

This Holiday Sweatshirt

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It’s like one of her beloved ugly holiday sweaters…but actually really cute. This festive sweatshirt is perfect for celebrating!

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Get the Tstarts Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt for Mother starting at just $20 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 6, 2020, but are subject to change.

This #Blessed Tee

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Gifting her a tee like this is exactly part of what makes your mama blessed. It comes in four colors!

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Get the LUKYCILD Blessed Mama T-Shirt for just $16 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 6, 2020, but are subject to change.

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Skin Loving Hand Sanitizers By Beauty And Wellness Innovators

At the start of the outbreak, the main concern was to spritz on hand sanitizers that contained at least 70% ethyl alcohol. I plucked out every single industrial-type, hospital grade alcohol bottle within reach, just to be sure I was safe from the virus.

Considering how often we are encouraged to sanitize our hands, it’s a miracle that skin has not yet fallen off completely. Thankfully, wellness and beauty brands have finally decided to apply their expertise in creating clean, sustainable, skin loving hand sanitizers.

GOOD ESSENTIALS is a wellness lifestyle brand created by entrepreneur moms, Michelle Chereque and Jenelle Kim. Both felt the need for healthier new normal essentials and thought to come up with sanitizing products that are 100% natural, organic and effective. Jenelle, who is a pioneer in beauty and personal care, then began working on an all-natural hand sanitizer that works wonders on skin. The result: HERBAL INFUSED HAND SANITIZERS. Its unique formula utilizes a combination of alcohol, aloe vera and aromatic herbs (like ginger root, licorice, Lonicera flower and Forsythia fruit). Essential oils were infused resulting in a wonderful new essential that feels a lot like a spa in a bottle.

Whereas constant sanitizing may sometimes become tiresome, GOOD ESSENTIALS brings forth a sense of wellness and relaxation. Soothing fragrance from essential oils make you want to keep spritzing on hands. Unique formula leaves a soft and supple feel on skin while keeping it squeaky clean. Through their hero product, GOOD ESSENTIALS has managed to create a sense of wellbeing in a time of pandemic. I’ve been hoarding bottles of their Herbal Infused Sanitizers in all variants—Rosemary & Lavender as well as Citrus. Depending on mood, there is a soothing scent to make all the woes go away.

Their newly launched Aromatherapy Face and Mask Mist is also something to add to your daily arsenal. The first of its kind, it soothes and refreshes both face and mask on days when you feel just a little to cooped up by lockdowns and too many layers of protective gear. I love spritzing this one on long days when I have to be out or simply, when I need an extra boost or relief to get me through. The team adds, “Our aromatherapy herbal blend will instantly revitalize your condition, while providing powerful anti bacterial properties that help to kill bacteria in the air and on your mask.”

HENRY ROSE is a 100% transparent, luxury fine fragrance label founded by award winning actress Michelle Pfeiffer in 2019. This year, they launched a new line of “radically transparent personal care products that include hand

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What Is Your Style Of Loving?

A style of loving is a manner in which one portrays himself based upon a set of beliefs developed over time. Their actions correspond with their style of loving and many times, without conscious understanding. John Lee (1974) proposed a theory that described six different styles of loving that characterize intimate relationships. My take on these styles of loving are: Romantic, Game-Playing, Possessive, Compassionate, Altruistic, and Pragmatic. The following article explains each style and how people with those styles tend to act.

1) People with a Romantic Love Style (Eros) tend to place their emphasis on physical beauty as they search for the ideal mate. Romantic, erotic lovers delight in the visual beauty and tactile and sensual pleasures provided by their lover’s body, and they tend to be very affectionate and openly communicative with their partners.

2) People with Game-Playing Love Style (Ludus) like to play the field and acquire many sexual “conquests” with little or no commitment. Love is for fun, the act of seduction is to be enjoyed and relationships are to remain casual.

3) People with a Possessive Love Style (Mania) are inclined to seek obsessive love relationships that are often characterized by turmoil and jealousy. These people live on a rollercoaster style of love in which each display of affection from the lover brings ecstasy and the mildest form of rejection produces painful agitation.

4) People with a Companionate Love Style (Storge) (STOR-gay) are slow to develop affection and commitment but tend to experience relationships that endure. This style is love without fervor or turmoil, a peaceful and quiet kind of relating that usually begins as friendship and develops over time into affection and love.

5) People with an Altruistic Love Style (Agape) are characterized by selflessness and a caring compassionate desire to give to another without expectation or reciprocity. Such love is patient and never demanding or jealous.

6) People with a Pragmatic Love Style (Pragma) are inclined to select lovers based on rational, practical criteria (such as shared interests) that are likely to lead to mutual satisfaction. These individuals approach love in a business like fashion, trying to get the best “romantic deal” by seeking partners with social, educational, religious and interest patterns that are compatible with their own.

So what happens then when two people who are in a relationship have very different styles of loving? According to Lee, he suggests that relationships fail to thrive over time because “too many people are speaking different languages when they speak of love” (Lee 1974, pg. 44). Even though two people in a relationship say that they want the same thing, their hard work is often thrown to the wolves when they try to merge incompatible love styles. In contrast, satisfaction and successful loving relationships depend on the ability to find a partner who “shares the same approach to loving and the same definition of love” (Lee 1974 pg. 44). This isn’t to say that opposites don’t attract, as contrived as that sounds, and …

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