Mother's Day is the day we show our appreciation for the women who brought us into the world via gifts of flowers, perfume, candles and various other trinkets. But...what do mothers actually want for Mother's Day? We here at PORTICO put our journalistic natures to use and got the answer to that question straight from the source: our own moms.
Jo Ann Welch, mom of Karen Gilder (Owner/Editor)
"At this stage in my life, my only Mother's Day gift I want or need is that my children be happy, healthy and productive. I want them to be able to say at the end of their day, 'I made a difference.' And a bougainvillea from Wright’s Fruit Stand."
Mary Jane Hyer, mom of Mary Lee Hyer (Editorial Assistant)
"I want more days on the beach with you! Just being with my daughters is all I want!"
Vickie Williams, mom of Susannah Williams (Account Executive)
"My wish for Mother’s Day is that my children realize my unconditional love for them."
Bonnie Wiley, mom of Tarah Butler (Art Director)
"I really want to be with my grandbabies and kids, but if that can't happen, I'll take a mani and pedi followed by a day of shopping (at Lilly Pulitzer) with my daughter!"