Spark! Great Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

*Looking for a great way to celebrate the moms in your life? We love this idea from Bluebell Giving, which lets you buy a super cute Mother’s Day card, then make a donation thcards-little-gift-lrg-wowmomat your lucky recipient can use to support a cause of her choice. There are many charities to choose from, including organizations that support causes close to our heart, like youth development, the arts and more.

*…speaking of Mother’s Day, we just read this blog on MomsRising.org about an online action being coordinated by Corporate Accountability International. To celebrate Mother’s Day, the group is organizing parents to pressure McDonalds to stop marketing to children: “…this Mother’s Day, let’s all ask for something we really want: for McDonald’s to stop trying to undermine our choices for our kids,” writes blogger and advocate Gigi Kellett. What do you think? Will you join this campaign?

*And here’s a straight-forward tool you can use to raise awareness about the consumer issues negatively impacting girls and women: The smart people at MissRepresentation.org is encouraging you to use the  hashtag #NotBuyingIt to “Let the media know: sexism won’t sell.” On the MissRepresentation website, you can learn more and take a look at the ads that other community members have already highlighted.
One last thing: We checked out Babble’s list of 16 of the Best Movies for Mother’s Day for a great list of movies to watch with Mom. Glad Brave, Makers and the original  FREAKY FRIDAY made the list. Tell us: What other fabulous flicks would you include?