Mother’s Day 2020: The Year Every Mom Deserved…
Mother’s Day 2020: The year every mom deserved a one-way ticket to Tahiti, favorite snacks in hand, and unlimited spa credit upon her arrival. While you’re at it, cue the iced, fruity drinks with cute umbrellas delivered to her poolside, too. K? Thanks.
Sound about right, mama?
Though I’d miss my little ones clinging to my legs within the first 18 minutes, I would be lying if I said that this fantasy hasn’t crossed my mind 497 times in the last 50 days during our shelter-in-place quarantine. (okay, maybe more.)
But, if I am being honest, I’d settle for sending them to a sleepover at grandma’s, or even just taking a solo stroll down the dollar isles at Target. Maybe some Frozen Yogurt that I don’t have to share with anyone? Yes PLEASE!
While we are still sheltered-in-place here in Michigan for Mother’s Day, Mother’s Day is most definitely not canceled (just like Easter).
The mamas in the thick of quarantining at home with their offspring, deserve to be CELEBRATED MORE THAN EVER (can I get a big-fat AMEN!?)
I will never forget one of my first Mother’s Days as a new mom. MY mom made ME a “coupon” book with things like:
“Homemade dinner by grandma, delivered anytime.”
“Playdate with grandma while mommy and daddy nap.”
“Weeding the garden and planting new flowers.”
“Pick up and deliver groceries-my treat.”
all the things…ALL THE THINGS!
Now, my kiddos and husband absolutely SPOIL me on Mother’s Day. My husband IS one of those hopeless romantic types. He picks out the best cards, remembers things I said I like from what seems to be decades ago, and surprises me with them alongside a cute (usually handmade) card from my kiddos!
But this Mother’s Day I remembered the coupon book because it’s what I needed most. What I needed most from my mom, who had been in MY shoes, and now saw her daughter playing that role of a tired new mom. And now, the year where we ALL need that.
In the last 3 months, we’ve become the CEO’s of our homes, personal chef’s for every meal (even Kraft Mac & Cheese doesn’t cook itself!), stay-at-home boss mom’s, school teachers, study time enforcers, recess managers, after school tutors, grandparents, friends, school mates…We’ve had to play so many roles, and wear so many hats, and the bottom line is – you are NOT doing it wrong mama! We were not meant to fill all these roles, and we were certainly NOT meant to live in parent isolation (even if our husbands are killing it with the stay-at-home working dad thing!)
You see, that first Mother’s Day as a new mom, I needed someone to:
offer help in the things I was too prideful to ask for help with.
Very similar to this Mother’s Day…In uncertain times, where money may be tight, patience is running on E, and nerves are playing the piano in our minds, we need a day, a week, A NIGHT OF HELP. So, from one hot-mess-mama to the next:
While Prime shipping, fancy spas, and our favorite restaurant are likely not on our kids or husbands side this Mother’s Day, we’ve got you covered!
(No, really, we do! We even have free Mother’s Day printable cards 👈🏻over here if you missed them last week!)
* digital download * print-at-home * guaranteed to love! *
And of course, a little love from yours truly, as I began working on these a few days ago while my littles snuggled next to me in bed, watching none other than Peppa Pig! And a reminder that you, YOU mama, are AMAZING, valued, and LOVED!
x0 from one hot mess tired mama,
We’re Matt and Dayna. Life Enthusiasts in the pursuit of a life enriched in God’s sustaining grace, empowering others to pursue the same. Two very imperfect people who wake up with bad breath, have days (sometimes weeks) of losing our patience, modeling to the world, each other, and our children, a life that points to Christ through our imperfection.
Most days you can find us chasing after our little heartbeats, Luella and Chase (4&2) This dynamic duo plays a big part in the heart behind The Pause Pursuit; a ministry empowering couples and families to slow down to pursue God and each other. In a media-saturated world, the comparison game is real, but so is real life. The Pause Pursuit is a safe place that combines the two. Where real life meets the sustaining power and pursuit of a real Jesus.
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