To All the Moms on Mother’s Day

Ten years ago this weekend, I had the worst Mother’s Day of my life.  A month prior, I saw those two blue lines on a pregnancy test, and started plotting and planning about how my life was about to change with a new baby and motherhood looming.  Then all hopes and dreams were dashed in a sterile doctor’s office, as I saw the baby but heard no heartbeat.  And two days before Mother’s Day, 2008, I was in the hospital[Read more]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide + Weekly Meal Plan

Has Mother’s Day snuck up on you too?  Can you believe it’s less than a week away?!  Well, never fear, I am the queen of the last minute gift!  I am the worst at having the greatest gift-giving intentions, and then, uh-oh, it’s three days before the big day and I haven’t bought a thing.  So if you’ve procrastinated too, I have some great gift ideas that you can order this week and have in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday.[Read more]

Happy Mother’s Day + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello Friends!  I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!  I heard a quote over the weekend, “Mother’s Day is not about letting mom relax, but acknowledging that mom never relaxes.” How true, right, haha!  My husband and kids gave me a wonderful day to top off a fun weekend. We wrapped up Ben’s baseball season on Friday night, and got some ice cream on the way home.  He loved baseball so much that I signed him up for[Read more]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Can you believe that Mother’s Day is only a week (and a few days) away?! *Anxiety kicking in right abouuuuut now* I am such a terrible procrastinator these days when it comes to birthdays and holidays, so having some ideas in my back pocket that I can get shipped pretty quickly are a MUST.  So, I have compiled a little gift guide of some ideas for all the awesome mamas in your life that will make it to you (or them,[Read more]

Thank You, Mom

When it comes down to it, it’s not the gifts that moms want on Mother’s Day.  It’s not the brunch, the birthstone jewelry, or the mani/pedis after church.  It’s not even the sweet fingerpainted handprint flower bouquets and homemade cards.  Though all these things are wonderful and are absolute treasures, it’s about a little bit more. I truly think that moms just want to know that they are appreciated. We just want to know that the little things, the day[Read more]

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