Mother's Day Wishlist

Mother's Day Wishlist
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Rest & relaxation beats out jewelry.

If you're scrambling to buy a Mother's Day present, keep in mind that in this case the thought might actually count more than the object. (As opposed to saying this to one's boyfriend on Valentine's Day when he shows up sans gift.) According to a recent survey of moms, the most desirable Mother's Day gift is a card. A chore-free day of rest is a close second. Jewelry falls somewhere well below the two. With women tackling more household duties than their male counterparts, it's no wonder a mother's best gift is of rest and relaxation. Reuters reports that stay-at-home moms work an average 94 hour work week while moms who work outside the home clock in an extra 55 hours of "mom duty."

According to a recent survey of moms, the most desirable Mother's Day gift is a card. A chore-free day of rest is a close second. Jewelry falls somewhere well below the two.

With women tackling more household duties than their male counterparts, it's no wonder a mother's best gift is of rest and relaxation. Reuters reports that stay-at-home moms work an average 94 hour work week while moms who work outside the home clock in an extra 55 hours of "mom duty."

Of course some children, Senator John McCain for example, go beyond card-buying and instead run campaign ads featuring him and his articulate, 96-year-old mother discussing the day he was born. Oh, politics...

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