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Twenty-nine years ago, my sister-cousin-BFF was born and since then, we have been inseparable, sharing a brain on just about everything you could possibly imagine. She has been there through thick and thin when I was trying to have my own baby and I am so thrilled that she joined this journey five months ago after going through her own getting pregnant struggle. Being able to share in this experience together makes being a mom that much sweeter.
For Mother’s Day, I wanted to share a bit about why I loved her and give her something to celebrate her first-time mom status. I’ve put together a few ideas for celebrating that first-time mom (and really any woman of motherly significance in your life) this May.
She is beautiful inside and out. She makes most of my days that much better and her little man is a ray of sunshine to everyone he meets – a true reflection of his momma.
She was my maid of honor and gave probably one of the best speeches ever. I am SO blessed by her and her generous heart.
So it’s time to turn the tables a bit and celebrate her. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity – starting with an American Greetings card. I love being able to select the perfect card for the occasion and sharing just how much a person means to me. Cards give you the opportunity to say how you feel, even in a comical way, to the people make my world go round.
A first Mother’s Day is always memorable – a reflection on your journey there and celebrating those sleepless nights, stained shirts and heart over-flowing with love. It’s an opportunity to help your friends, sisters, moms and grandmas to have the best Mother’s Day ever. It’s also a unique opportunity to have “MOM” time. This year will be no different. So I’ve put together a little Mom ReCharge Kit for Sarah to enjoy when she has a few moments to herself.
When putting together the perfect gift, always take into account this “mom time” essentials. Using a little gift box is a great way to put these ideas together and treat her to an at-home spa for when she’s running low on time to herself. A quick afternoon recharge can be just what she needs to get through an afternoon of caring for little ones.
American Greetings tissue paper
Small decorative Gift Boxes
Decorative nail stickers (Nail polish would also be a good choice, but aim for quick drying)
Tea bags or K-Cups (a hot cup of relaxation)
At-home face mask
Small bar of chocolate/candy/deliciousness
Once I snagged everything I need from Walmart to make a perfect mini-spa for the home, I assembled the items into a decorative box found in the American Greetings One-Stop Shop section near the greeting cards.
Another element to her gift this May is a Happy ThoughtsJar. Using scrapbook paper that I already have, I wrote out a variety of pick-me-ups for her to read when she’s having a bad day. A few examples, “SMILE! You’re beautiful!,” Michael Scott quotes, “I am Beyonce always,” and things like “Take a three minute dance break.” Little reminders that she’s a beautiful person inside and out and that when motherhood gives her those difficult moments, that I love and care about her. If you create a happy jar for someone, speak from the heart and handwrite – the personalization makes all the difference. We could all use our own happy thoughts jar for a little extra love.
Happy First Mother’s Day, Sarah Cupcakes! If you’re reading this, act surprised.
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