Even though Mother’s Day isn’t until May, it’s not too early to start thinking about what to gift your mother this year! Okay, so I may be a little bias when it comes to Mother’s Day as I’m a momma myself… but why not plan ahead? Moms always cherish gifts from their children, no matter what. So after chatting with some fellow moms, I’ve compiled a list of fun ways to treat Mom this Mother’s Day.
Love is in the air! Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, the oh-so-awesome Social Fabric Community, which I’m lucky to be a part of, has put together the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Round-Up!
This Round-Up is here to help you prepare for the season of love. From tutorials to crafts to delicious recipes, we have something for everyone. We dare you not to fall in love with these ideas! Take a look…
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I admit, I’m one of those moms who likes to look good – the idea of leaving the house in sweats and an old tee just doesn’t appeal to me. I always like to ensure that I look presentable when I go out, as in this beauty-obsessed world, appearances matter.
That being said, sometimes when I am in a rush, leaving the house looking good isn’t always an option. School runs are the absolute worst for this; after getting the my son ready and everything else done, I have little time to focus on myself. Plus I don’t think work would be too happy if I showed up unshowered, looking a mess!
Fourteen years ago I still remember getting ready for class when I heard of the attacks. Living in the Washington DC area, I can’t event being to explain the fear and panic took over. My heart was absolutely broken for New York City. It still seems to fresh in my mind as we silently walked into the classroom, and then the professor decided to move us to the local “pub” on campus so we could watch the coverage on the big screen TV. While watching the news coverage, we witnessed live, on air, in shock and disbelief, as the second plane hit the second tower.
Today we remember the innocent lives lost, the first responders who fought so valiantly to save them, and all those who volunteered and jumped in to help this country recover from such horrific attacks. Though I have a request today… while you take your moment to remember what happened on September 11, 2001, please take a moment to remember the lives lost September 11, 2012. (The attacks began on September 11th. Even though Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty’s time of death is 5:15 AM September 12th, America EST is 6 hours behind Benghazi’s time zone. Therefore it was 11:15 PM on September 11th that they took their final breathe. If you can, please light a candle, or take a moment of silence to honor these fine gentlemen).I don’t think I could ever express enough my gratitude and appreciation to all those who are brave enough to protect, fight, and defend our country, overseas and Stateside. The armed forces, DoD civilians, LEOs, firefighters, EMS… all of them. These individuals put their life on the line and work to no end for us, America. To say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU never seems nearly enough…
How do you honor the lives lost on September 11th?
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This morning I woke up to an email from GORUCK containing this infograph. I couldn’t help but share it with you, and all the amazing events GORUCK has going on right now!
There are numerous rucks across the nation honoring the events of 9/11, as well as other special events you’ll want to check out. I actually was suppose to be doing the Mogadishu Mile with friends of mine next month. However, I will be on a press trip for Disney. I look forward to the day I can participate, and I wish the best of luck to my friends participating in GORUCK events tomorrow and in the future.
In the mean time, please take a moment to read and really take in the facts below. Please don’t forget to take a moment of silence tomorrow, and please please please, never forget the sacrifices made for our country.