To buy or not buy for Mother’s Day?
We all have mothers, and this one day to honour our moms often starts much earlier in the mall - or 24 hour drug store. Do we buy this love? Why do we cave to the marketing to conform to social pressure?
Throughout its history there has been protest against this so-called holiday. How to stop fighting the tradition and consider new gooder options to show your favourite mother you care, and take a stand with your voting dollars.
Also on the show:
- Shopping the Buy Good, Feel Good Expo
- Toasting Closed Loop products.
- Kelly spends quality time with her girl on a Jane’s Walk
- And the Rise of precarious Employment, a wicked problem that needs new thoughtfulness to make the old economic model obsolete.
Photo: Urban living bouquet - Kelly Okamura
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