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3- Special keepsake

Here's a chance to be creative! Make mom a special, homemade gift, one she can always hold onto for life. Make her a jewelry box with favorite colors and designs. Even if you aren't artistic, consider making her a card that includes a family photo. Create some kind of tangible item she can always… read more about 3- Special keepsake

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4- Kind words

Yes, a simple phone call will do. Do you live far from mom? Pick up the phone, wish her a happy Mother's Day and tell her you love her. If you like to plan ahead of time, mail her a handwritten Mother's Day letter. Speak to her through writing. Tell her how blessed you are to have her as a mother… read more about 4- Kind words

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5- Quality time

Spending quality time with mother is probably the easiest gift you could give her. And it's one that creates long-lasting memories. Go out for breakfast on Mother's Day. Have deep discussions in the car. Take her to a local park and go for a walk. Watch movies together and eat junk food. Whatever… read more about 5- Quality time

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6- Mini vacation

Send mom away for a mini vacation. And it doesn't have to be expensive. You don't have to fly her to a luxurious island for a week. A simple trip to the closest beach with one of her friends or with you is exactly what she needs. Rent her a boat on the lake. But perhaps, you want to go above and… read more about 6- Mini vacation

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7- Flowers

This one is a classic. When has mom ever turned down a beautiful bouquet of colorful, scented flowers? Never! Regardless of your plans, make sure you surprise her with her favorite flowers. You can never go wrong. If you are feeling really ambitious, purchase a decorative vase to go with her… read more about 7- Flowers

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8- Respect

Respect your mother. It's as simple as that. You may do this naturally, but do so especially on Mother's Day. Try to avoid arguments. Get along with her. Show her you mean well despite any differences you two may have. Respect what she has to say, listen to her and follow through with her requests.… read more about 8- Respect

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9- Mom-free day

Mom-free day means giving mom a day to forget about her everyday responsibilities and work. This might be just the perfect day to provide mom with every kind of spa treatment possible. Treat her to a manicure, massage and facial. What better gift than to feel even younger! PREVIOUS NEXT read more about 9- Mom-free day

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Summer Camps 2015

Check out a few of the exciting summer camps from the Herald Weekly's 2015 Summer Camp section: Academy of Dance & Fine Arts - Summer Camps Acrofitness - Summer Day… read more about Summer Camps 2015

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2- Bond with loved ones

Haven't spent enough time with family, friends or a significant other? Get that quality bonding time right on Lake Norman! Especially if you aren't a fan of fishing or water skiing. Perhaps you prefer to boat simply to get away from the television and instead, enjoy company with your loved ones.… read more about 2- Bond with loved ones

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3- A wave of rewards

Imagine how accomplished your children or friends will feel after catching a fish all on their own while out on the boat. Especially if there are plans to eat that fish for dinner! Boating promotes learning of all kinds and can be done to help others. Get out there and teach someone how to secure a… read more about 3- A wave of rewards

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4- Convenient

Residents are surrounded by Lake Norman, some closer to the lake than others. Get some fresh air and appreciate the water, even if it requires a little drive and time to transport the boat. Not to meniton, owning a boat means you and your family can take a mini-vacation last minute without having… read more about 4- Convenient

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5- Exercise

Are you tired of going to the gym? Is your daily neighborhood jog becoming routine? Consider a boat to help you stay healthy and physically active! Cleaning your boat, moving around on your boat and hanging out on the dock are great ways to get exercise. Water sports, such as water-skiing, tubing… read more about 5- Exercise

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6- Fame

Buying a boat means you have almost reached celebrity status. You will become nautically cool! Several of the rich and famous own boats and yachts, such as Rod Stewart, Steven Spielberg, Johnny Depp and Judge Judy.  PREVIOUS NEXT read more about 6- Fame