A Mother’s Day: Jodi Murphy

No flowers. No candy. No brunch. I’m not a fan of what I like to call the “Hallmark Card” days as they seem forced and insincere. But I do love being a mother and a wife. My family is essential to my well-being and I celebrate them every, single day. Some days are stand outs and a ‘dream’ mother’s day would start with a hike with my son, a chance to hear his latest thoughts and insights—I just adore his Asperger brain and point of view! Then we’d meet up with my husband and daughter for a homemade ‘American’ breakfast, meaning the full … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day: Julie Brusio

Dream Mother’s Day: It happens every year, actually.  I get real honest-to-goodness “me” time.  I get a pedicure and massage.  This year I added in a bonus facial to the mix. My family all pitches in when I’m sick in bed.  My hubs does the job of both of us, which is no small feat at all.  I get hugs, kisses, and “I love yous” all the time.  Every now and then I get flowers too! The song that reminds me of being a mom is 'You’ve Got a Friend in Me' from Toy Story.  Both of my kids loved this movie and Toy Story 3 has a special place … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day: Liz O’Keefe

My dream Mother's Day? That's an easy one to tell you about, because I already lived it—the last day of our recent family holiday... We were staying on the North Cornwall Coast in England. It was a warm day in late spring, no clouds in the sky. We packed the beach essentials—sunscreen, blanket, windbreak, snacks, bucket and spade—and off we went. We were on the beach for 5 hours, just happy to be there with each other. There were no phone calls, no interruptions, no deadlines, no pressures. Hubs and I dug deep holes in the sand for the … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day: Jessica Wade

My dream Mother’s Day would be somewhere with my family where I would have no worries that Micah could run off and get lost…somewhere we all could enjoy ourselves and relax as a family without a dirty diaper or room to clean. Pure relaxation. My family shows me they love me by allowing me to ramble, listening to me talk about randomness, and supporting me in my journey to health. I have a goal to lose weight and get healthy this year and part of that is through my running. I know this takes away from family time but I love that my family … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day: Jennifer Marie Dirks

What would my ideal Mother’s Day be? Similar to my ideal birthday as Mother’s Day falls the closest weekend to by birthday, always. Let’s start with, I love my extended family but I would love to have a quiet Mother’s Day with my close little foursome. I’d call them and have a pleasant conversation, but just having that down time and no pressure to feel like everything has to be perfect. If they were there, I’d manage. I’d want the day to be quiet and peaceful. The sun would be shining with a nice gentle light breeze and around the … [Read more...]