All week long we are honoring Mothers! I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting the bloggers and much as I’ve had sharing them with you.
I’m so excited about our next guest blogger. You will LOVE her. She is a professional organizer and her blog is full of tips for homemaking and organizing!!!
Drum roll please……..meet Mary from Mary Organizes!
Thanks so much to Kim for asking me to be here today! What an honor! Kim offers such great ideas on her blog here and I’m delighted to have my post included in the mix. Normally I blog over at Mary Organizes, I’d love for you to stop by and say hello. Come join me on Facebook too!
My mom has been my best friend since I can remember. She is the kind of mom they write about in fairy tales – fresh cookies after school, homemade dinners, and my own personal laundry service. The most important thing she taught me was that I was awesome. She also taught me a few other things.
Important life lessons I learned from my mom —
- You should vacuum every day. I said she taught me, not that I learned.
- Everything is funnier when you’re not supposed to be laughing, like at church.
- Service is not always convenient, and you get more blessings when you give without strings attached.
- Sometimes you just have to leave a Weight Watcher’s meeting and drive straight to the donut shop. And by sometimes, I mean every time you leave Weight Watchers.
- Lock your doors every night.
- Love your children and do your best. Everything will be okay.
For mother’s day, I found these precious journals called “Mom, Tell Me Your Story”. The journals are full of cute pages with journal and story prompts that serve as a guide for our moms and grandmas to write some of their personal history. I can hear my mom’s voice in my head pointing out the irony of giving a “gift” of work. But seriously, what an awesome thing to have handwritten answers to these questions in the records for generations to come! I am going to offer our moms and my grandma that I will scan in the books and give to our siblings, so that they know their work will really matter to a lot of people.
Now, what I really want for Mother’s Day is a clean house with clean kids, to not have to give a thought to what anyone is eating, and a five hour midday nap. How about you?
Happy Mother’s Day!
Have you missed any of the posts in the “Honoring Mothers” series? Take a few minutes to catch up…..
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Recipe Towel from Mary Grace at Live Like Grace.
“Why I Love You” Scrapbook from Lori at A Bright and Beautiful Life.
”What I Learned from my Mother” from Andrea at J&Aand Co
Lessons from my Mother from Mallory at Ode to Simplicity.