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Mother of the Year & Making Mom Memories

Mother’s Day is an interesting holiday. It’s so built up that it can be hard to live up to. But it’s good that we take the time once a year to be thankful for our mothers and pause to reflect on our own mom-job.  
When my kids were very young, I used to rush through the days to get to the evening when they were asleep and I could get a moment to myself. Honestly, I remember figuring that out one day and making a conscious effort not to “wish the time away.”
It took effort.

The Mom-Mode Flip

Today, my daughter is in 8th grade and my son is a junior. Unbelievable. This spring, I know a lot of parents of graduating seniors. “It went so fast,” they all say, without fail. That’s scary.
To me, I’m now in Mega Mom Make Memories Mode. It’s like a new panic. I feel I have only 4 years left to soak it all up, before they’re both on their way…and only calling home once a week. If I’m lucky. I’m trying to write things down. Be the extra nice mom. Pack them lunch even (occasionally). Plan events…

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