I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend. Those things are my top priorities and they are not always in that order. Typically I am a mom first which means I’m a boo boo kisser, a referee, a taxi driver, a tutor… you get the point. Aside from those roles I am a blogger, a freelance writer, a wedding planner, and a member of an events team for a wedding magazine. In addition to those responsibilities I am on the board of my daughter’s school PTA, I volunteer in her classroom weekly, I assist in the planning of two large events at her school. I’m also a co-team parent for both of my kids soccer teams. As you may gather from this list, I’m what is commonly referred to (mainly by me) as a stay-at-home-mom. But my largest descriptor is someone who doesn’t know how to say no.
I will be celebrating my birthday this weekend. I don’t have anything exciting planned… I will have a family dinner that will include Corti’s Ravs and homemade cake and vanilla ice cream from my fave ice cream shop. Visiting friends, having some family time, a soccer game. That’s about it. I opted to wait to celebrate with friends for a little while.
You know you’ve experienced “The Facebook Effect” if you’ve ever scanned FB only to see THAT one particular mom/friend/acquaintance (c’mon you all have at least one each day) and started to feel bad… about yourself. THAT mom is looking camera-ready, as always it seems, and today she’s posted a collage of her kids doing one million season-appropriate crafts followed by another collage of Sunset Magazine worthy outdoor adventures. There’s one of her and her kiddo taking a “twofie”. It’s cute, sure, but all you see is perfectly done hair, a gorgeously beaming smile showing off the whitest teeth, and supermodel-worthy glowing skin. Then, that glow makes you wonder…
Did she get a facial today too? Maybe she just got shagged… But how could she have done that in the barrage of crafts and outdoor adventures she’s been doing?
Yesterday, I spoke a little about my own mom, she was, obviously, my first experience with motherhood. She is an amazing mom and a selfless person, she always has been. I love her and am blessed to have her as my mom. She’s fun, funny, smart, caring, compassionate, loving, an excellent listener, and a great advice giver.