This year kicked off with some of the most powerful women in the world taking to the streets and letting their voices be heard. That's right: moms. Though it's not over yet, 2017 may well go down as the Year of the Marching Mom. When someone is doing something they shouldn't, leave it to these leading ladies to call it like they see it. (They do have eyes in the back of their heads after all.) Between all that kicking butt and taking names, here are a few ideas she might love.


We'd all love to give mom a small woodland sanctuary, but let's face it, it's a seller's market, and millennials are still too busy paying down their student loans to buy their own home, let alone a well-earned cabin in the woods away from it all for ma. But maybe you can do the next best thing, and pair this hand-crafted mug by Bellingham artist Cary Lane with some soothing tea and a good book, and give her a sliver of that sweet, sweet serenity. $16 • Prichard Art Gallery gift shop or • 414 S. Main • Moscow


OK, so Eleanor Roosevelt may not have coined or said this quote (historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich did, originally using "seldom," not "rarely"), but she pretty much embodied it, and that's good enough for us. Get mom this powerful reminder to keep up the good work forging her own path forward. $37 • Lolo Boutique319 W. Second


When she needs something to perfectly offset her pink "pussyhat," look no further than this beautiful selection of handmade necklaces by small Spokane jewelry business Zōmi. The same creative minds behind Fringe and Fray bring you this hammered brass jewelry, full of perfect geometric and crystal pairings. Prices vary, roughly $16 to $40 • Fringe and Fray1325 W. First #102


If she isn't already a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, your marching mom would likely love to become one. On the daily, the organization fights for LGBT rights, reproductive freedom, racial justice, freedom of speech and more. $35, $50, $100, or up to you • ACLU of

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...