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Queen for the day: Mother's Day

Queen for the day: Mother's Day

As my son summed it up in his Mother's Day card to me a few years ago (pictured above), Mother's Day means we Moms get to be "queen for the day" or better yet "me and Dad have to work while Mom is lazy". While I am looking forward to the chance to kick up my feet and have my husband and the kids cook and serve me breakfast in bed, I have a different reason for appreciating this upcoming "lazy Sunday".

What I'm looking forward to most is an excuse to slow down, be present and not multi-task. Being "lazy" will force me to take time to appreciate the little things in life like how my daughter sucks her thumb and pulls at my leg and how my son still hugs me in public. I'm telling myself not to worry about what needs be done around the house or how I'm going to juggle it all in the week ahead. A good friend just shared this picture on Facebook and it perfectly sums up my new mantra, not only for Mother's Day but for every day.

mother's day reminder sign

These are great words to live by on Mother's Day, and every day. I wish the same to my friends who are mothers and especially my own Mom.

To all Mothers in our House Party community, the happiest of Mother's Day wishes to you! And - if you need some last minute gift inspiration, check out these suggestions!

About our Guest Contributor, Renee:

Renee is a Campaign Strategy Director here at House Party. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, Trent (10) and Delia (3). Renee's Party Tip - Make sure everyone gets a parting gift or favor to remember the good times you had together!(function() { var _fbq = window._fbq || (window._fbq = []); if (!_fbq.loaded) { var fbds = document.createElement('script'); fbds.async = true; fbds.src = '//connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbds.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(fbds, s); _fbq.loaded = true; } })(); window._fbq = window._fbq || []; window._fbq.push(['track', '6024378080474', {'value':'0.00','currency':'USD'}]); <img src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?ev=6024378080474&cd[value]=0.00&cd[currency]=USD&noscript=1" alt="" style="display:none" />

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