Every year on Mother’s Day, my daycare provider (I hate calling her that because she is practically family!) does crafts with all the kids for us moms, and they are the most adorable things anyone could ever make that sometimes includes pasta, and so thoughtful.
My husband sets them aside until Sunday, and she joyfully hands me these treasures with so much pride; I inevitably tear up and try to hold her squirming, little three-year-old body for more than the 4 seconds she usually allows before tearing off to make a mess that I will inevitably have to clean up (along with the mess from breakfast!).
Mother’s Day is special to me for so many reasons. After the loss of my stepson, my husband and I let go of a lot of holidays for a very long time. We felt we had lost our identity as parents, and the days held no meaning for us anymore.
When our daughter was born, we began to see the world through her eyes and we slowly began to see the holidays through her eyes instead of through the lens of loss; we began to live again.
We get so much joy with her on these days, but if I am being perfectly honest it’s on those days that I really want some time to myself and to feel the joy of being a mother to my daughter and being the caretaker of my memories of my stepson.
Sometimes we need time alone to remember the joy, let the happiness wash over us and melt away the stress of the everyday grind, especially when our children are small; we all know how draining toddlers can be, physically and emotionally.
Sometimes what we need is to just take a break from caring for others, and take care of ourselves.
Flipp, an amazing shopping app for busy moms like us (click the link to download the app, it has saved me money and SO much time!!!), has decided to give us a whole month. For the month of May, they have launched their #FlippForMoms campaign, and each week on their Facebook page they are having amazing giveaways, just for moms.
And to you, dear reader, they want to give a $100 SpaFinder gift card!!! Take the time you need to remember why we do it
Take the time you need to remember why we do it every day and make the time to take care of YOU; an empty jug fills no cups. Before you can give of yourself, you must look after yourself.
Enter the giveaway today, and let your next trip to the spa be on Flipp!
This sounds awesome! I would love a spa day!! ?
I love the Flipp app and would love a spa day!! 🙂
Very nice giveaway!! This would be perfect for a nice day spa!
I love what you wrote about time away from our kids gives us time to not only rehearse but let the happiness sink in and wash over us- beautiful post! Thank you 🙂
Here’s my comment from the post that I posted on
Thanks for the chance! I’d love the opportunity to pamper myself!
I commented on this post http://mommiesdrink.com/bereaved-mama-living/#comment-231
I would love a spa day
I have heard so much about the Flipp app , it sounds very helpful. Thanks for the giveaway.
I’ve been using Flipp for about 1 year now for price comparisons. I’d love to win this spa gift card!
Would love a Spa Day!
I seriously just tweeted that I needed a break and then your tweet about this giveaway popped up! It’s fate!
Then good luck to you, girl!! 🙂
I’ve heard lots of good things from people about the Flipp app so I think I need to check it out for sure. Also, a spa day would ROCK!
I have Flipp on my phone and it’s great. I always use it to get the best deals.
Great! Would like to win this for my wife.
This would be a wonderful belated birthday gift for my Mom 🙂 Thanks for the chance.
I love using the flipp app! It has a really nice shopping list feature that keeps everything consolidated and handy for weekly shopping.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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we love the flipp app, makes shopping alot easier!
I have been using the Flipp app for 6 months and love it. Don’t know how I managed without it.Thanks for the great giveaway.
Love Flipp and spas ☺
Would be great! I think if I won I would surprise my sister with it!
This would be perfect for my daughter and myself
Ive never been to a spa , sounds so fun !
Oh I would love this!
I would gift it to my mom
My piggies sure need a day at the spa 🙂
thanks for the chance to win 🙂
We all wish to win but I wish all good luck and thanks for the chance.
Thank you so much. This would be lovely.
How I would love to spend a day at a spa,,I`ve never been to a spa before,,I need some pampering me time!
This is a great giveaway.
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