Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday so start planning now!
7 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day:
- Browse through family albums. Young kids love to see photos of their parents as kids and older kids will be thoroughly embarrassed with their own baby pictures 🙂 And all kids enjoy looking at old pictures of grandmas and grandpas when they were young.
- Make some scrapbook pages. Use photos or mementos from activities of the past year. Children can express what “mom” means to them with stamps, stickers and markers.
- Read some books about mothers. Cuddle up with your small ones and read about other moms and their young ones. My family always loved Are You My Mother by Dr. Seuss.
- Get outdoors. Go on a picnic, hike through a state park, take a bike ride or go to the beach. Spending time together and outdoors will make lasting memories to scrapbook about next year.
- Honor your own mother and grandmother. Enjoy a light lunch together or a massage at the spa. If your mother or grandmother has passed away, you can write a message on a balloon and release it or plant a tree or flowering bush in their honor.
- Help other mothers. Donate any slightly used children’s items to your neighborhood thrift store to help other mothers struggling to support their families.
- And don’t forget yourself. Be sure to reserve a little time for yourself. Take a luxurious bath without interruption, chat with a friend, take a nice nap, whatever will serve to recharge your batteries in order to survive until another mother’s day 🙂
I wish all the mothers out there a wonderful and happy Mother’s Day!
Be sure to tell me how you like to spend Mother’s Day.
To me everyday is Earth Day. So this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is an easy one. Earth.
Here are a few photos of our beautiful Mother Earth.
Remember to recycle, reuse & repurpose to help protect our Mother Earth.
This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Dense. The word dense makes me think of the woods I love to camp and hike in.
Cooper’s Rock State Park, WV
Dense boulders in the Allegheny National Forest, NY
A dense waterfall at Letchworth State Park, NY
Past photo challenges:
Scenes From Atop
Let’s Hear It For Tiny!
Do you enjoy a warm cup of tea?
Do you enjoy reading books of mystery and romance?
Then you would enjoy reading Laura Child’s Tea Shop Mystery Series.
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This book series has Theodosia Browning, former advertising executive now owns the Charleston’s Indigo Tea Shop. Theo and the Indigo Tea Shop staff of Drayton,master tea taster, and Haley, college student baker, solve local mysteries. Theo also has an adopted dog, appropriately named Earl Grey, and Jory Davis, a lawyer and sexy love interest.
There are currently 18 books in this series and Laura Child also writes a scrapbook mystery series and the Cackleberry Club mystery series. Check out her website for all her books.
I highly recommend the books, along with a cup of tea and a pet by your side 🙂 Have you read one?
This Valentine’s Day my husband and I gave each other two warm hearts – nestled inside two soft, furry bodies with twitchy ears and little noses. That’s right, we gave each other the wonderful gift of adopting two sweet kittens.
This is Quinn…she’s a bundle of energy with a loving purr and the most beautiful soft, gray and white coat.
This is Harley…she is the less brave of the two, with white feet and a more tortoiseshell coat. You have to wait for her to come to you but once she does she will shower you with love.
Their names are separated parts of the word Harlequin. Harley and Quinn. Cute, huh?
Have you rescued/adopted any pets?
Wishing everyone a love-filled Valentine’s Day!
This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is all about solitude, enjoying time alone. I not only enjoy my times of solitude, I need solitude to stay sane. To me, everyday life responsibilities are like riding a roller coaster and sometimes you just want a break from it all and get off to recharge your batteries. My times of solitude let me do just that.
I love being in the woods, the more remote the better. It’s like you’ve stepped into a different world. Time slows, you breath deeper and you treasure every minute.
We love to go camping at the state parks. They tend to be more wooded, with more spacious sites than the private campgrounds. Some of our best camping trips were when the park was less crowded. You could pretend all the woods belonged to you and civilization was miles away.
Any other camping-lovers out there? Campers are some of the nicest people we’ve ever met.
Miss my last weekly photo challenge? Click Photo Challenge: Graceful