The Way I See Her Now (What Hindsight Taught Me About My Mom)

 On a certain day in May, I decided once and for all to stop rolling my eyes at my mother....more

A Legacy of Love

Love never fails."It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."1 Corinthians 13:7I've been thinking a lot about who I am as a mother. Am I a good one? Do I do enough? Most of the time I think I am and I do, but every once in a while......more

Mother's Day Tribute: For those that call that go by the name, Mother

What do you think of when you think of the term Mother? I think of it as a noun and an adjective. When I refer to the lady, THE WOMAN who gave birth to me, and use the term mother; I am saying this is who and what she is. To say, ‘She’s a Mother’, when you refer to a lady with children, says to me that she encompasses the ability to give tender love and care. She gives of herself to her children who are biologically hers or not. Her work as a caregiver extends beyond her own home and deep into the community. She expends herself in ways that are unimaginable and unconditional....more

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Maine Mom in Your Life!

Happy Mother's Day week to all of you moms out there.  I thought it would only be fitting to talk about Mother's Day gift ideas.  While most of us moms would be thrilled with a big hug and some handmade art from our little ones, if you're looking for an extra special treat for the Maine mom if you're life, I've got some great ideas!  ...more

I'm Not a Motherless Daughter - She's Just Not Here

My social media feeds have been flooded lately with ways to handle the loss of a mother on Mother's Day. Although not all have said it, some have referred to me as a motherless daughter. I understand the title, after all I am someone's daughter and neither my mother or grandmother are with me. However, I disagree with this title. [I am not a motherless daughter, my mom simply isn't here. ...more

Mother's Day is Around the Corner and Ethiopia is on My Mind- an adoptive mom's perspective

As Mother's Day approaches my heart grows heavy because as an adoptive mom this holiday is bittersweet.You see adoption is born out of loss.  Two of my munchkins lost their first mothers before I earned the right to be called their mom.   So, while I love all the mother's day sentiments hung in all the stores and broadcasted all over the media I can't help but think of my children's birth moms and the loss they endured to share that title with me.  So, in honor of them I would like to take a moment and share our first adoption story....more

Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's Day is Sunday! Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th! If you are running a little behind like I am, I have some gift/craft/food/fun/freebies ideas below! Just click on the links for the recipes or directions:) ...more

8 Gifts the Mom in Your Life Is Sure to Love

It's that time again: Mother's Day is around the corner, and it is time to figure out what to get that special lady in your life. I know what I'm getting mine (she doesn't read my blog regularly so she won't find out). I am getting her a Fitbit Flex so she can track her steps and sleep patterns. I can also monitor her from afar because she isn't getting any younger, and I want to make sure she is mobile. ...more
Mindful Memory Keeping I am so sorry to hear that.  I am happy to hear you have another ...more

Mother's Day Made Easy!

Sunday, May 10th is right around the corner. I hope you haven't forgotten the occasion... Mother's Day! The day when just about everyone will be posting pictures with their mom including reasons why she is the best mom in the entire world with some cute heart emojis. Am I right or am I right? I'm no exception to the cliche sappiness. Even if your mom has passed away or you aren't super close with your own mother, I believe we ought to recognize all motherly figures on May 10th. They deserve some extra lovin' and gratitude, don't you think?...more