Her’s Day Thursday

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On Her’s Day Thursday, I highlight incredible women. And guess what? Today, I’m highlighting YOU. Yep, you, momma! The hard-working, diaper changing, soccer uniform washing, tear wiping, teenage sound board that is YOU. You are amazing!

So many times in this journey of motherhood, we get wrapped up in the stress, worry, and hardship. We think we’re not good enough and spend our evenings before we fall asleep telling ourselves we should’ve been more patient, should’ve read that fifth book, or should’ve allowed our teen to go to that party. We think we’re doing a terrible job and wonder what our kids think of us.

Your kiddos love you exactly as you are, where you are. They don’t care if you didn’t make a Pinterest-worthy snack for after tee ball. They don’t even notice if you haven’t lost the baby weight. And let me tell you that they probably rejoice when you’re too tired to cook and opt for pizza instead.

Don’t believe me? Check out this inspiring video from Care.com:

 

See yourself the way your kids do!

Mommy Monday

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Motherhood is simultaneously full of so much joy and so much stress. It builds you up one minute and can break you back down the next.

I want to tell you, Momma, you’re enough. You’re more than enough. You are enough for your kids, your home, your husband, and your world. You are valued, you are loved, and you are amazing.

Still need more of a pep talk? Watch this, Momma, and be inspired and encouraged!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Her’s Day Thursday

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This weekend is Mother’s Day and, even though I touched on it during my Monday blog, I want to say again how great moms are. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom wiping noses/butts/hands all day, a working mom who juggles car pools and staff meetings, a stepmom that is searching for her place in her new bonus kids’ lives, an older mom looking around at her empty nest, or an aunt that loves her nieces and nephews as though they’re her own, I salute you. You do the grunt work: the kissing the boo-boo’s, the driving to and from school events and practices, the searching your kid’s head for lice, cutting crusts off bread, wiping tears from your teen’s face (and holding back your own) because of something that happened at school, and countless other tasks that may seem menial, but to those you are serving it means the world.

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This weekend, sit down, put your feet up, and get pampered! You deserve it! And, on the off chance you’re able to go to the bathroom alone, watch this hilarious video and try to smile at the beautiful chaos that surrounds you!

Her’s Day Thursday

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Today’s Her’s Day Thursday BAMF is not just one woman, but many: mothers everywhere. 

The stay-at-home mom who home-schools her kids and needs a break from being Mommy AND teacher. The working mom that drops her kids off at daycare and wishes she could stay home. The mom with little ones, bleary-eyed and covered in spit up. The mom with pre-teens and teens, navigating a world of hormones and eye-rolls. The mom helping her baby pack up his room for college and wondering what she’ll do with an empty nest. The mom who has now become Grandma and is helping her child walk through this wilderness we call motherhood. I salute you. Happy {early} Mother’s Day. 

 

Fan Girl Friday

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Its Friday! Most people are happy, however us Okies are battening down the hatches because its about to get all kinds of crazy up in herrr… We’ve got tornadoes, hail, flash floods and a 100% chance of tigers! Its been a crazy week! Almost crazy enough that some of us may have forgotten that Sunday is Mother’s Day! If you still need last-minute gift ideas, I’ve got you covered!

 

For the Bookworm Mom:

banned book shirt

 

For the SuperMom (who is powered by caffeine):

supermom mug

 

For the Mom with The Force (and style!):

Vader purse

 

And, for the Writer Mom:

typewriter necklace

 

Still need some help picking out that perfect gift? Here’s Jimmy Fallon with some tips!

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms, grandmas, aunts, dog moms, and cat moms!