With Mother’s Day in a little more than one week, my daughters started asking me what I’d like as a gift. As a single mom, my first response is “Please bring me coffee and be nice to me all day.” My kids are genuinely good kids, so the “be nice to me” is basically a request to not ask for anything more than, “what would you like to do?” It could happen one day out of the year.
We will actually enjoy a Mother’s Day weekend, beginning with a Moms’ Run (it’s the 9th annual!!) to support the Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation, dedicated to educating and supporting mothers and their families with postpartum depression, which can be seriously debilitating and is often misunderstood. Please visit the web site to learn more. The event takes place on Saturday, May 12, starting with the race at 8am and family fun afterwards. My oldest will run the 5K with me (I’m very excited! This will be our first run together) while my youngest, who opted out this year, will do some volunteer work. After the race, we will stay for some family fun (here are some pictures from last year’s event).
After the race, we will likely spend the afternoon resting and relaxing before a dinner somewhere outdoors, weather permitting. It’s been in the 80s recently, so as long as it doesn’t rain, we’re good! On Sunday, I’ll opt-in for breakfast in bed, then perhaps a run (although I may want to take the day off), and then to the beach! Living on the coast has its advantages, one being close proximity to some of the best beaches.
All in all, I know it will be a good weekend because I’ll be spending it with my two favorite people in the whole wide world: My daughters, who are the reason I get to celebrate this holiday of Mother’s Day in the first place.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner…
I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that if you know an expectant or new mom, that organization is the key to a new mom’s sanity and making the most of her time with baby and family. Remember your expectant and new mom friends this Mother’s Day by giving her The Organized Mom: Simplify Life for You & Baby One Step at a Time to help her start of motherhood on the right foot. Although it’s not medically proven, organizing can reduce anxiety associated with being a new mom. As a new mom, there’s so much to manage. When a new mom can feel at ease, it creates a more serene environment, which helps ultimately helps baby relax!
If you’d like a personalized gift-wrapped copy delivered in time for Mother’s Day, email me at staceycrew at gmail dot com by Tuesday, May 8th at 3pm.