Being a mother is an awesome experience. All of my life I dreamed of being a teacher, writer and mom. While I got all three I realize I may not be the best at each but I sure can make the most of each while I can. For example, I use to be a full time teacher now stay-at-home mom that teaches preschool at church and substitute teaches elementary schools. I wrote two novels in my middle school thru high school years, now this blog. Then I am a mom. A mom to four lovely little kiddos.
Being a mom to four sure isn’t a picnic. I get told all the time by mom’s of one or two children that I must be super woman or something as they have a hard time with their only child, or two children, however smaller amount they have to my four. Most days I am a wreck and wish they would stop getting into things, stop being stubborn and disobedient. Then there are those days and moments where I relish holding them or hearing them sing songs, talk about their interests and things learned, laugh or hugs and kisses.
I also realize that it is VERY expensive with four. Most of my kids clothes are hand-me-downs, thrifted or given as gifts, we don’t eat out but once a week ( McDonald’s to let them play) and we go to the library for books and movies, and for walks or hiking to save on the once gym membership we use to have.
Every once in awhile my husband and I like to buy our children new shoes or clothes here and there (normally on a good sale and at the beginning of the school year) as we realize this is something we didn’t get much of growing up in our big families. It was a treat for us, and so we hope to treat them.
As my hubby and I like to get our kids new clothes or things on occasion I must tell you about a time where my mom splurged a bit and made me feel special.
When I was entering a four year college for teaching, my family and I took a weekend trip to Williamsburg, VA to get away for a few days. We didn’t do much as my family didn’t have extra spending money nor did we really do vacations but this weekend was a treat. I don’t remember what all we did in Williamsburg but I do remember my mom and I hitting up the outlet malls and browsing.
Mom and I came across the Michael Kors outlet store and I beamed from ear to ear with excitement as I had been quite the Michael Kors fan and had plenty of thrifted Michael Kors items back home. To my amazement my mom did something I would never forget…
She took out her credit card and bought me these shoes (after forcing me to try them on, and to our surprise they were marked down to $20). Now mind you my parents are and were good with credit cards and always paid them off each month but they really didn’t like to use it except for gas or emergencies. But I remember this was a “I love you and know you love Michael Kors gift.” I felt very special that day and still wear these shoes often (even if they are past 10 years). These flats still hold up well and only show minor wearing or discoloring at the tips, but are otherwise just as good as they day I got them.
As I mentioned above, my mom made me feel special and I hope that somehow I can make everyday and Mother’s Day special for her. (I shared more about my mom in this recent post).
Why am I telling you about the shoes and my mom? Because, I am sharing in a collaboration with a few other stylish ladies who thought it would be fun to gather up items that make us think of our moms for Mother’s Day and so without further adieu please meet and read about the following ladies and learn more about their moms (their links are included).
Have a Happy Mother’s Day and if you aren’t a mother yet hug your own mom.
Ann of Krembdelakremb, shares a little on her grandmothers ring and the matching tunic to her mothers.
Sheela of Sheelagoh (the mastermind behind this collaboration) shares a bit on motherhood as well.
Tell me in the comments below. What item that you own reminds you of your mother? Any special Mothers Day plans?
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Outfit: Shoes: Michael Michael Kors, similar//Shirt:via Schoola, use my link and get $10 off for free here//Pants: Target, similar//Watch: c/o JORD, same//Bracelet: c/o My Arm Charms//Purse: Michael Kors, same on sale from $358 to $288.07