Dad alert! Mother’s Day is coming up!

Lisa Leonard Designs: Jumble of Charms Necklance

I’m not implying you’re thoughtless dolts who couldn’t care less about Mother’s Day. It’s just that no one should have to find themselves in the horrible situation of meaning to do something, but then forgetting till the last minute. Read on for gift ideas (most of which cost nothing) and more.

Kid takes swim vest off while in the pool?

Amazon: Speedo Kid's UV Neoprene Swim Vest

What happens when you combine the stubbornness of a toddler with the increased manual dexterity of a preschooler, then add water? You have a kid who can undo the buckles on his floaty swim vest.

Here’s how Jennifer staved off the problem (for the next few pool visits at least).