What we really want: A Mother’s Day Party for US – VIDEO

What we really want: A Mom's Day Party for US

What we really want: A Mother’s Day Party for US

How many moms out there feel like Mother’s Day is stressful and not a relaxing day to celebrate you? From the grandmothers, to aunts and mother in laws it could be a crazy holiday to organize and make memorable for all the moms in our lives.  So why not throw OURSELVES a party with all our best mom friends?  I’m inventing an occasion about celebrating all the mothers I love that didn’t raise me or birth me.  Instead, it’s the village of moms I’ve collected that help me be a better mom each and every day.  THEY are definitely worth celebrating.  So here’s my take on What we really want: A Mother’s Day Party for US.  I was on Good Day Sacramento over the weekend talking with Melissa about this party.  The videos are below.

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Easter Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas

Easter Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas

Easter Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas

Easter is just around the corner, today I’ve got a round-up of the best Easter brunch, lunch, and dinner ideas to make your family’s day extra special.  They are broken up in to types to make finding the perfect dish easier.  If you are stressed out and need to laugh read this.  If Easter Baskets are tripping you up read this.  If decor is causing you some drama read this.  You can find these pins and many more on my Easter Pinterest Board.

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That’s Pinteresting…. and a holiday confession.

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This will be my holiday motto when times get rough, “that’s life”.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching I’m getting super excited, but also a little stressed because it’s just a busy time of year.  This year, there’s the shortest amount of time in between the two holidays than there has ever been before. (Not sure if that’s an actual fact, but it seems pretty true.  I think we lost like a whole week compared to last year.) Oh yeah, did I mention that my daughter’s birthday is December 28th?  Yup, that just adds a degree of difficulty to the season.  But she was due on Christmas day, so I feel like I dodged a bullet there.  We were joking about naming her Jesusina or Kris Kringle or Spirit.  Fun times.

This time of year for “Memory Makers” like us is like tax season for accountants.  We’re working overtime and dealing with grumpy customers.  And, we have to make sure we have all the receipts.  (You know, because of all the gift shopping and getting.)

I loved Christmastime and Christmas as a kid, my parents were really awesome at making it special.  But as I got a little older and responsible for my own things, I stopped liking it so much.  Maybe the magic wore off, maybe it had to do with my finances getting stretched too thin, or my time getting stretched too thin.  Well, the first year after my daughter was born, everything changed.  I began to love the holidays again, like instantly.  So eveytime Halloween is over I start to plot and plan our holiday adventures.

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