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Weekly Chronicles: Mother’s Day Edition

This image just about reflects how it is with Moms and daughters.  Last Mother’s Day was only a few weeks after my mom had passed and it seemed not to be too hard a day.  In retrospect I was still in shock.

This year has been incredibly emotional as I hear and see all the ads for Mother’s Day gifts.  If you are lucky enough to still have your mom, don’t take her for granted and say all the things you want said.  You don’t always have as much time as you think.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

Around the Web

Here are some of my favorite articles from this week.  Enjoy!

Yesterday was a Virtual Vegan Potluck where 168 blogs participated.  Follow the chain for great recipes for courses from appetizers to dessert!

Beating Broke showed us what a week of food looks like for families around the world.  I feel so lucky after seeing the menu for families in Africa!

Is the internet tax upon us is the question asked by Frugal Rules.  It’s already here if you live in California.

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff shares how to get freebies by being a product tester.

Enjoy this recipe for spring minestrone soup from Laa Loosh.

Giveaways

The Balance Bar giveaway here is still running through Tuesday at midnight Eastern.

Two Savvy Sisters has two giveaways running right now.  First, we’re hosting a giveaway for Bertolli Olive Oil which ends tomorrow at midnight.  The Wahl Hot/Cold Therapy Massaging Gel Pack giveaway ends tonight at midnight.  Entries are low and it sure feels good on sore muscles!

Enter to win over $35 in cash from My Personal Finance Journey. Entries close May 31st.

The Healthy Voyager has a giveaway for an EZ tofu press that ends tonight at midnight!

Enter to win a Krups rice cooker at Allyson Kramer’s Gluten Free Vegan Recipes.  Entries close 5/18.

Surviving & Thriving is giving away a copy of Liz Weston’s revised and updated book, “Deal With Your Debt.”

That’s it for this week’s abbreviated round-up.  See you next weekend with more favorites and giveaways!

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