Mom's Shopping Sacrifice

Many moms will likely do without order to complete their children's holiday wish list.

A survey by consulting firm NPD finds 61 percent of mothers say they will shop less for themselves this year. The survey says fathers will sacrifice too, but not as much as moms.

A report by Master Card shows sales of women's apparel fell more in September and October than sales of men's apparel.

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  • by right on Nov 30, 2008 at 07:24 AM
    look i didnt even think about it, its way more fun to buy stuff for my kids than it is for me! i dont feel like im sacrificing anything. My kids dont have a lot of toys so Christmas time is fun since i get an excuse to buy them stuff i think they will enjoy. its like killing me that i have to hide these toys for a few more weeks!
  • by Anonymous Location: North Carolina on Nov 30, 2008 at 06:00 AM
    To Bullroot: I, for one, am very glad that you don't have any children. Children are God's gift to us and they are the most wonderful part of a parent's life. Children should ALWAYS come first and parents are rewarded with a lifetime of unconditional love!
  • by SGB Location: E on Nov 30, 2008 at 05:53 AM
    Maybe women's apparel took a nosedive, but what increased? Maybe in family-oriented stuff, like vacations, televisions, games, or whatever. Or, maybe the "women's apparel" line is just really UGLY this year. Have you seen some of the stuff that is out? :P Remember this, people: you can take numbers from surveys and make them say anything you want.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Nov 29, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    Have you seen that look in your child's eyes on Christmas day. It's almost like glitter. Then they say, "thanks mom" like you're some magical hero! Those hugs, and kisses are the only presents I need. I would fight Mike Tyson if I knew if would put a smile on my kid's face. I would lose...but I would still go in the ring. My children are my present from God.....funny thing about that particular keeps giving and loving me despite my imperfections.....I know..who knew I had any?
  • by Jessica Location: Chocowinity on Nov 29, 2008 at 04:29 PM
    My husband got a gift this year but I'd rather do without. My child is more important to me that some gift for myself. We agreed not to buy for each other and only for our son. I did buy for my husband but I'd rather give than get.
  • by Sarah Location: Fayetteville, NC on Nov 29, 2008 at 02:24 PM
    Um, I thought this is what parents do anyhow. Parents jobs are to put their kids 1st and then themselves. What a crazy survey.
  • by Bullroot Location: NC on Nov 29, 2008 at 12:29 PM
    Thats whats wrong with many kids today. They grow up thinking everythings all about them.I am kinda glad I dont have any.
  • by Carmen Location: NC on Nov 29, 2008 at 12:27 PM
    Yes it is what it's all about. I do that every year! I don't mind.
  • by C on Nov 29, 2008 at 10:21 AM
    For Connie : You said it. Moms make the world go 'round. I can't say enough about my grandmothers, my mother, and of course, the mother of my children. Somehow "I love you" just does'nt seem to be enough, eh ? Take care.
  • by Mom on Nov 29, 2008 at 09:43 AM
    I don't consider it a sacrafice at all. I consider a 'gift' to be able to see the surprise and happiness on my childs face. How is that sacrafice?!
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