There are a couple occasions a year where gifts are given to the Maulieu girls, Mama included. Christmas is a major holiday for us and our girls, they love presents, who doesn't? They also love to give gifts. With each child we have comes more and more gifts under the tree. It started with Mike and I in our one bedroom apartment with our Charlie Brown tree. We were lucky if we each got a book. Broke college students is what we were. Then Mike graduated college and grad school and we had Maddie, and so the gifts increased. Nowadays Christmas shopping is a strategically planned event that we must start planning mid October.
Birthdays are of course gift giving holidays. When Maddie was born and Mike got his first job one of his co-workers told him about "Push Presents" - a present a new father gives a new mother when she gives birth to their child. In our household Mama gets a present and so do all Mama's babies.
The girls got new American Girl Dolls and Bitty Babies from American Girl, I got a beautiful Tiffany ring with my birthstone, Baby Alise got a prefect Kate Spade diaper bag, and The Maulieus as a whole got a brand new iMac. My husband works his ass off so me and our girls can live the good life. We are so thankful everyday for our wonderful Husband/Father; we could not ask for more, and that is the truth!