Happy weekend all! It's crazy to think that Monday is already May 1st - seriously, how are we already nearly half way through the year!?!? And that means that Mother's Day is only 2 weeks away!
Do you all have any plans for mother's day? We don't yet, but I'm hoping to just have a relaxing, low-stress day with N and the girls. I think what almost all mothers want for mothers day (and obviously I'm over-generalizing here - there are all types of moms who want all types of things) - but for moms like myself and others I know well, what moms want most of all is acknowledgement and appreciation.
Being a mother is a thankless job. And it's not even a job - on a job you get breaks, weekends, vacation time, all things that are basically imaginary for moms. Many of us work tirelessly making sure bellies are fed and clothes are washed and messes are cleaned - and the work. never. stops. All of these things need to happen every. single. day. So it's understandable that no one says thank you every day - moms do so many things that go seemingly unnoticed on the daily that it's hard to always say thank you. We get that. But a little acknowledgement goes so very far.
So in this next week I pose to you this challenge if you're lucky enough to have your mom still in your life - pay attention to everything she does. Take note of the meals (even if they're store-bought or fast food), take note of the bills that get paid, take note of the clean clothes you have folded in your drawer, take note of the text message checking in to make sure you're ok, take note. And this mother's day maybe you can write a heartfelt card (or make a photobook, or something creative - I love this site and all of the beautiful gift ideas there) that lets her know that you see everything she does, and that you appreciate it. And then spend some time with her on Mother's Day! Like I said, I don't know what we'll be doing, but hopefully it's something fun with all of us!
I'm wearing my Sofft Somers II in this post - yes I loved my first pair so much I had to get a second! These are a little bit darker than my original blush Somers - I went with the Plover Grey color this time (although the Somers II also comes in the same blush I have for my original Somers)! I love that these are another easy neutral that go with anything (and are a tiny bit more forgiving than the blush when it comes to dirt and whatever other messes the girls through my way - like spilled bubbles the day we took these pics)!!
Cardigan (I'm so sad it's sold out now, but here is a very similar option!)