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Posts Tagged ‘holly pavlika’

Moms4Moms: The Collective Power of Moms this Mother’s Day

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I met Holly Pavlika in Twitterland last year. Then she asked to interview me in the fall. I recently heard from Holly again, asking me to be a part of something huge.  Something that could truly make a difference for all mothers around the world.

Did you know approximately $14.6 billion* was spent on Mother’s Day presents last year in the U.S. alone?

According to a study the National Retail Federation conducted last year, Americans spent billions at restaurants and on clothing, jewelry and flowers. Where did that money go? $1.9 billion went to flowers. $2.9 billion was spent on Mom’s favorite food. Another $2.5 billion on jewelry. The remainder went to clothing or clothing accessories ($1.3 billion), gift certificates ($1.5 billion), personal services such as spa treatments ($933 million), consumer electronics ($906 million) and greeting cards ($671 million).


The Mom Cave

Friday, December 10th, 2010

“A MAN CAVE”“A part of a home specifically reserved for adult male activities, such as drinking beer and watching TV; often a garage or den
(Definition Wiktionary)

If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Facebook this week, you know I have been ALL OVER a recent article I read about mom caves, the latest trend (thank you Holly Pavlika of for sharing). It’s all the rage. A MOM cave you say? We’ve all heard of THE MAN CAVE, where men go to decompress, have a bear, watch a porn, whatever. But a mom cave? And I’m here to tell you– yes, yes, yes!

Now the concept behind the man cave goes back many years, and stemmed from the idea that when a man came home to his wife and children, he first needed to go to his “cave” to decompress after a long day. But with more and more women in the workforce, contributing financially, and frankly, just downright exhausted and needing more “me-time“, more women are craving the same decompression time and cave time that men crave.