mother’s day surprise

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I really appreciate how my kids always make the effort to make me feel special during the special days of the year like my birthday or mother’s day. They are not extravagant, it’s usually something simple that they make themselves but it is always enough to put a smile on my face. This year for mother’s day they prepared breakfast for me. They decorated our dining area with pink ribbons, made me a crown and prepared a special chair for me to sit on. I truly felt appreciated. My kids are not perfect but they are the only kids I have and I love them for everything they are. Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms!

a person of contradictions

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Many mothers would agree that motherhood has changed them. It has changed me. If for the better or worse, I can’t say yet. What I know is it has made me a person of contradictions. Let me try to explain. Motherhood has made me more patient, yet so impatient. Patient with my child while he puts his clothes on all by himself but not with the ER attendant who’s taking so long while I hold my sick baby in my arms. Motherhood has made me more calm, yet more hysterical. Calm in the midst of 4 kids running and shouting around the dining table, yet hysterical when my son doesn’t show up on time when I pick him up from school. Motherhood has made me more organized, yet so disorganized. I can remember details about my breastfeeding schedule, kids’ medicine and school activities yet forget so many other things like […]

before i was a mom

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Happy Mother’s Day to all my mom friends and to every mom reading this! The world won’t be the same without you! I hope you’ll feel loved and appreciated on your special day! This was sent to me by my own mother and it brought tears to my eyes. I’m sure it will do the same to you. Please take time to read it because I know you will be nodding your head in agreement to every word. Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom – I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a Mom, I never held down […]

a mother’s day request

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I was thankful for the gifts and cards I got from my husband and kids for Mother’s Day but I just had to make one simple request… a decent studio family portrait. We haven’t had one since Janina was a baby. After some hesitation from the kids, they don’t really like photo shoots, they all agreed to make me happy and give in.