Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

Saturday: Pefect (Inexpensive) Mother’s Day Gift for Little Fingers

Saturday, May 5th, 2012 by by

This week’s Super-Saturday from crap-to-craft project is for Mother’s Day. Price to make? Depending on the bag, less than a buck! Win-win, right?

Potpourri Sachet Bag (for mom)

1. Send your kids out in the yard or to the park to collect various leaves and flowers.
2. Dry the flowers/leaves by either tying them together with string and hanging them, or else by pressing them in between the pages of a large, heavy book. (If you press them, make sure to put wax paper down first to protect the book.)



Mother’s Day, Surprises, Shots, and Flooding

Monday, May 16th, 2011 by by

(The title isn’t in order. lol It just sounds better that way.)

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I hate surprises.

Because of that, when John called me Friday and told me that all three kiddos would be doing sleepover – whether they wanted to or not – at my mom’s, I was on the suspicious side. John doesn’t make plans for the kids to do sleepovers; he makes plans for the kids not to do sleepovers. I tried calling my mom to find out what was up, and she had no clue.

Saturday, John woke me up at 8 am. He said we needed to get up, eat, and get ready for an early day. I’ve mentioned this several times before, but I doubt anyone appreciates the depths of what I’m about to say. I. Am. NOT. A. Morning. Person. Expecting me to get up and do anything is, well, stupid. lol Despite what John and my mom kept telling me about cheering up, that I was in for a surprise, I remained in a bad mood. I kept that bad mood up when the first part of the plan got cancelled due to rain, then I was in a worse mood when I first spent an hour in Taco Bell then an hour in Walgreen’s as John tried to kill time.

We eventually arrived downtown, and that is when John sprang his surprise. (more…)

Mother’s Day Craft: Hand-print Flower

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 by by


  • finger paints
  • large finger paint paper
  • 2 paper plates
  • green construction paper
  • white glue
  • large print-outs from the computer of the words “I” “LOVE” “YOU” and “MOMMY”
  • Black Sharpie


Mother’s Day Festivities

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 by by

What a fabulous day!
I got to wake up late.
Have breakfast in bed w/ my 3 munchkins.
Got some new pj’s that are super comfy.

Minnie Mouse if you are wondering.
From Gabi cuz she has a Minnie fascination.
AC/DC from Sofi.
Cuz it had serious rock bling on it.
And my Sofi is all about being girlie. (more…)


In Appreciation

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 by by

“Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality especially while you struggle to keep your own.”
- Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons

This is a thank you.
To my children for teaching me more than I could have ever learned on my own.  Every day I wake up and feel lucky.
To my mother.  You set the bar high.  I hope I am doing half the job that you did.
To my grandmother.  Anything kind, loving, creative, or wonderful that my kids see in me is because of you.
To my husband.  You give me the space I need to be an individual and the support I need to be a good mom.  I couldn’t do any of this without you.
To my friends.  Thank you for helping me survive those moments of boredom and exhaustion, and for letting me know that I’m not alone.  You all help me keep my head above water whether you yourselves are mothers or not.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day–2 In 1

Monday, May 9th, 2011 by by

Part I:
Today is a very special day and one that all Mother’s look forward to each year. For some, it’s the only day of the year they feel appreciated. For some, it’s a day of pampering–sleeping in, breakfast in bed, a day to do whatever. For others, it’s a day to spend with their family and just enjoy being a mom. For me, today was a tad frustrating, but only from my own doing. I had thoughts of how I wanted today to go but just never planned anything. I did not care about the gifts although what I was given was very appreciated. I honestly didn’t even know what I *really* wanted. Part of me wanted a day to spend doing nothing but enjoying my family. Another part wanted to go out and do something different. Unfortunately, I realized too late what I trulywanted to do and so I am frustrated because I didn’t think of it early enough. I wanted to do something with my sister–something that would make her realize how amazing she is and how wonderful she’s been while my brother in law has been in Iraq. If anyone deserved a day of pampering and being made to feel like a princess, it’s her. Not only is she parenting her 2 young children (ages 5 and 2) alone, she’s a phenomenal 2nd grade teacher. This means, all day she’s “on”–she’s teaching, organizing, grading, mentoring, and disciplining. Even after the children go to bed, she’s having to do more of the same as any other teacher knows–when the school day ends, teachers are still working. It’s been a hard year for her and she truly deserved something special this year and I am kicking myself for not making it happen. I only hope that she knows how much I admire her and am in awe of her. I have always thought she was a wonderful mother, a fantastic teacher and a great person, but watching her over this year…..well, I don’t even have the words to express how much I respect her. Happy Mother’s Day to the most wonderful sister! (more…)

Day – Mothers day weekend

Monday, May 9th, 2011 by by

This weekend I hit a wall. My house is a complete disaster area. My OCD ensures that if my house is a chaotic mess so is my mood. My anxiety has been through the roof, and therefore it’s been hard to get up and get it done – which just makes it this never ending circle of messiness! Friday I had enough! I was so beyond stressed out and I was being the mother I swore I’d never be. So Friday evening I went out to dinner with some girlfriends and it was exactly what I needed. On Saturday we watched my best friends kids so there wasn’t much in the way of cleaning that happened – although all the kids got the playroom back clean! Woohoo! And today the kids insisted I not clean at all so I insisted we get out of the house so I could stop looking at the mess. We went shopping, I bought some nice new bras (I hate bra shopping with a passion. Do you know how hard it is to find a 32G?), and then we went out to eat dinner. I made Chris rearrange some furniture first and I’m hoping to get my office corner completed here soon. I need some paint first. Pictures off all the craziness coming soon.


Mother’s Day as a Mom of Two

Monday, May 9th, 2011 by by

Even though today is just another day, it also has the title of Mother’s Day.  I’m not complaining!  This is the one day of year, other than my birthday, that I get special treatment.  I am guaranteed the option of sleeping in, I get gifts, and my husband is a little extra helpful around the house.

My two boys (oh my- I really have two children!) are both too young to understand Mother’s Day.  My toddler keeps saying “Happy Birthday Mommy, Happy Birthday Daddy, Happy Birthday Rhett, Happy Birthday Fletcher” since he associates gifts with birthdays.  He does keep giving me extra big hugs though, so he must know it is my special day. (more…)

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 8th, 2011 by by

Mother’s Day is really bittersweet for me.  Cora’s due date, May 14th, was Mother’s Day that year, so whenever anyone asked when I was due, I always answered, “On Mother’s Day!”  I was so thrilled.  Of course, that day ended up being really hard, because it was just a reminder of what should have been when my loss was so fresh.

But the truth is, Cora made me a mother, r.egardless of the fact that she didn’t stay for me to actually mother.  I am a mother, first and foremost because of her.  Even if I didn’t have my other children, I would be a mother because of her.

So I celebrate her on Mother’s Day.  I wasn’t a mother before she came along, and I was after.

A day for YOU!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 by by

Don’t think I could make the image bigger! A few years back I found out that there was a day of the year, besides Mother’s Day that was dedicated to Mom’s…. National Mom’s Night Out! I took advantage. But to be honest, I made it a day about relaxation and getting some ALONE time, without the girlies or Hubs. I really don’t have that many “girl friends” anyways. Anyways, when I found out about it, I researched it a little. I mean, they have Family Night Out events and such, I wanted to see what there was for me to do! I found Rachel! It was right about the time that I became a Mommy and started looking for deals and how to save some money. Well… Rachel Hamman was her name and I submitted something about myself and some other information about being a mom and a few moths later I got a copy of the book, Mom’s Night Out! Even inmates get time off for good behavior, and some invites to have a National MNO Book Party! That was a blast! (more…)