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For Mom This Mother’s Day? Peace of Mind

by Employee ‎05-02-2012 10:02 PM - edited ‎05-08-2012 10:19 AM

NOTE: This is a guest blog from the woman I like to call our smart home guru, Ann Shaub. In addition to being an incredibly busy executive – she’s responsible for Verizon’s Home Monitoring and Control serviceand things like the routers we FiOS customers have in our homes. A mother of four children, three dogs, and a ferret named Garret, I couldn’t think of anyone better to help those of us still thinking through our Mother’s Day gifts. Ann’s also new to Twitter. You can follow her at https://twitter.com/AnnShaub.  

 

 

It’s that time of year again when mothers everywhere receive hand-painted picture frames made of ice pop sticks, heart-shaped cards, and macaroni necklaces. These are treasures that we moms hold dear.

 

For husbands and children out there still wondering what to give the special mother and woman in your lives, let me suggest something different this Mother’s Day: Peace of Mind.

 

As a mother of four children myself, I can tell you that I want to be able to make sure that my 12-year-old got home from school OK – and I want it to be easy. With a tap of my finger I can turn off my flat iron without having to go all the way back home.  

 

 

These are just some of the ways I use Verizon’s smart home service, and that I enjoy peace of mind thanks to anytime, anywhere connectivity. Your mom may as well.

 

Here are some other ideas that you may find helpful:

 

Creative gift ideas:  

http://framework.latimes.com/2012/04/26/mothers-day-photo-gift-ideas/   

 

Gifts on a budget:  

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/04/29/top-gift-ideas-for-mothers-day-without-breaking-the-bank/ 

 

Fun, family, make-it-yourself ideas:  

http://familyfun.go.com/mothers-day/mothers-day-cards-gifts/ 

 

Did you know?

 

Anna Jarvis of West Virginia is credited with starting the Mother’s Day tradition in 1907.    

 

 

If my family is reading this, I would love a day at the spa.

 

mom and daughter gift.jpg

 

Comments
by ejallen on ‎05-04-2012 12:47 PM

Hi Ann!

 

I think that the working mothers at Verizon and Verizon Wireless would like a fair union contract for mother's day. They've been working without a new contract since August.

 

You can leaern more about what's been going on at www.verigreedy.com

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