For mother’s day, do we really want new mattresses, big screen TVs or shiny stainless steel appliances? This is what the mother’s day marketing madness would have us believe.
Well, I don’t. What I want is a sense of new. A day to regroup, recoup and remember that being a mom is the most important job of all.
I did ask for something – for my hubby to take an old bike I rescued from the landfill – and renew it. New tubes and a bit of WD 40 did the job. And I love my new-to-me vintage three speed cruiser.
It’s not about what is new – it’s about what is new to you. If you can change that definition, you can change the way you spend (or don’t spend) your money.
And as I ride around the streets of my neighbourhood this perfect spring mother’s day, I must say, I feel brand new too.