Mother with child

I can’t believe it’s already May. That we are already into the 5th month of the year and that Mother’s Day is upon us yet again. Last Mother’s Day was my first with my son, Ryne, who was 9 months old at the time and quite a healthy little chub. We enjoyed a pretty uneventful day at the house and took some photos together in the front yard on a blanket that was once my grandma’s. 

This year the plan is to head down to my hometown about an hour and a half away and celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom and attend my brother’s son’s baby dedication at their church that morning.  My brother’s son is Landon and he is only about 9 weeks old.  He’s a tiny little thing.  Ryne loves to play with him by giving him kisses and tickling his belly.  It’s incredible to see how much Ryne has grown over this past year, how much he has changed, and how much he is able to do now that he couldn’t do then.  Part of the fun and joy of Mother’s Day for me is noting those things about my little boy that I don’t often have time to reflect on as a busy, working mom.  And what about the goodies for Mother’s Day?  This is what this paleo mom wants for Mother’s Day!

  • Time!!  Time to just rest and be with the family.  We will have a busy day on Sunday by attending the baby dedication an hour and a half away so that afternoon I want to be able to just veg and spend time with my husband and son.
  • A great dinner!  I’d love to be able to have a delish crockpot meal ready when we get home after a long day so we can again maximize that time with one another with neither myself nor my husband having to spend part of the night cooking!  If we don’t have time to plan for the crockpot meal, I would love to defrost some of our Paleo on the Go Gyro Meatballs, one of my faves!!
  • I don’t need much materialistically but if I had to choose some material gifts to receive I would love to receive some great dark chocolate, Apple Pie Cocoroons, Yum Earth Gummy Bears; a unique necklace maybe – I love jewelry with meaning, not necessarily anything expensive; or some flowers from our yard picked by my boys.

If you’re a mom I’d love to hear what you’d love to receive, material or not!  These are the true things that I would be completely content with receiving on Mother’s Day!  What special plans do you have for your mom or special lady in your life?


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