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Friday, April 29, 2022

 Simple Pleasures #37

Ready or not we are zooming into May. 

Just where does the time go?

We are a week away from Mother's Day and that brings about thoughts of all of the mothers that have been in my life and what it means to be a mother. 

mother hands baby feet

"A mother is a selfless, loving human who must sacrifice many of their wants and needs for the wants and needs of their children. A mother works hard to make sure their child is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make it as a competent human being. Being a mother is perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job a woman will ever experience." (source)

I remember growing up and wishing to be a mother and when I became one I remember all of the feelings that went with it. 

Love, fear, and wonder were all mixed in together.

Being a mother to my two daughters has been the greatest honor of my life.

Mother's Day is a celebration of mothers, but we should celebrate mothers every day. 

Simple Inspiration

mother quote

Lovely Reads

tea and a book

How to create a cozy kitchen in five easy steps

how to create a cozy kitchen

20 easy and fresh spring cocktail recipes

20 spring cocktail recipes

8 un-put-down-able books

8 great books to read

Gift basket ideas for women

gift basket ideas for women

Small acts of self care for mid life women.

mid life self care for women

Gluten-Free Cooking

Few mothers don't love chocolate and I have to admit that I could live off chocolate if I hadn't learned restraint. (okay I have to put on blinders when walking past the chocolate aisle)

Mother's Day means that we should be able to indulge.

Chocolate and ice cream? I am definitely in.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

I have my fork ready if anyone out there is paying attention.

Catching Up

Some past posts you may enjoy.

What I'm Reading

Last week I read Call Your Daughter Home.

I loved it and couldn't put it down. 

This week I am reading Apples Never Fall by New York Times Best selling author Liane Moriarty.

Apples Never Fall book

If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father?

This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings.

Apples Never Fall is a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.

Shopping For Mom

mom gift ideas
Find these and more gift ideas for mom with one click at Amazon

Mother's Day thoughts

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  1. Beautiful post. Those little baby feet. I miss my mom. This is one of the hardest days for me. Happy Mother's Day

  2. You always share so many good ideas. I was actually thinking about putting together a bath basket for myself. lol Enjoy your day sweet friend!

  3. Lovely post and lots of things to choose from! I've saved a few of those book that are "un-put-downable"!!! I love keeping them and when I go to the library, I can find them or order them. I love the quote at the beginning about mothers. It is SO SO SO SO TRUE! Hugs.. Marilyn

  4. Have a good weekend Laura. I agree with you my greatest joys and blessing are when I had my two daughters. As we head to Mother's Day next weekend I feel so lucky and blessed to be the mom to them and MiMi to my two grand girls. Enjoy your sweet girls. xoxo Kris

  5. Happy Mother's Day, Laura! That ice cream pie looks delish!

  6. These ideas are all fabulous, Laura! I'm totally with you Mothers should definitely be celebrated every day. Can't wait to dive into these links. Hope your week is filled with all good things, CoCo PS I've heard so many good reviews on the book you're reading!


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