Mother’s Day is May 13: how do you want to be appreciated?
The moms we know and love weigh in.
“I would just want to be acknowledged, because every mom needs some recognition! Sometimes I think my kids don’t understand what mommy does all day for them. Who would feed them if I didn’t? You can’t survive on PB&J all the time!” – Angela Roy from PRMommy
“I would want them just to behave and get along for the day, and help me out with the cooking and cleaning. Yes, it’s Mother’s Day, but I still have to work as a mom. It’s important to be appreciated because as a mom, I do need a break from the kids fighting and it’s nice to get some help around the house. It would be nice for a day to have less stress and have some ‘me’ time.” – Brandy Walleshauser from NoTimeMommy
“Thankfully, my children are so gracious when showing their appreciation for me on a regular basis. I would like to be able to honestly just spend time with them doing something fun without worrying about what’s for dinner or having a schedule to keep. Them sharing in their day with me would show me that they appreciate me and would be sufficient! It also wouldn’t hurt to have sibling rivalry take a hiatus for a day, too! I see my kids growing up each and every day and just want to cherish these moments. We don’t always have a relaxed routine and schedule so it would be nice to be able to have it just for one day. As a busy mom, it seems like each day is spent just preparing for the next “thing”, so it would be nice to just have one day where I didn’t have to think about things like preparing dinner, etc.” – Candy Tai from Mommypalooza
Teacher Appreciation Day is May 8, and we know parents are always looking for special ways to recognize their children’s teachers. So we went to the experts and asked them what would make their day extra special!
“With ages I teach, I’d just be happy with a card, sign or verbal thank you. But a treat or gift card to coffee shop is awesome!!! It’s nice to be thanked or to be reminded that I’ve made a difference or had some impact in the child’s day/year/life/etc. I like coffee and at the HS level, we hardly ever get thank you’s of any kinds or treats, so that would be something fun (and relatively cheap/simple from families end).” – Laura Hensley, grades 8-12, Art, Mound Westonka High School, Mound, MN
“I’d like my parents & students to show me they appreciate me by giving me handmade pictures put together in a book.” – Michelle Thiele, Kindergarten, Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School, Cuddlebackville, NY
“I would love for my students and parents to thank me for all I do with a simple hug and thank you. A Build- a-Bear with a heart warmed and kissed by them would be great to have, as it would remind me from day to day that I am appreciated. My students brighten my day when I’m down and the parents that are active in their students’ lives gives me the encouragement to keep going even when I feel like I can’t go any further.” – Teralyn Butler, Career & Technical teacher, Dillard High School, Fort Lauderdale, FL
by Maricris of ZensibleMama
When my husband and I decided to start our own little family, we took it upon ourselves to start living green to ensure that our child will grow in a healthy environment and grow up learning the values of being green. I must reiterate though, that living a green life takes dedication and discipline. It a challenge inundated with several factors that can easily derail your best intentions, but one worth all effort and perseverance. After all we only have one planet, and we need to preserve it for our children and future generations. Thus, raising our children in the green ways, to me, is essential. The earlier you start this lifestyle, the better off they’ll be.
by Angela Roy from MommyPR
April is the month all about our beautiful Earth.
I am lucky to have grown up the way I did. My parents were all about nature, gardening and compost. Recycling was new to me, just coming into our lives a few years ago, but we embrace it full force. Everything has a purpose and it’s actually easier than most people think. Little things can make a big difference.
By Brandy Walleshauser from Notimemommy.com
Every time you visit Build-A-Bear Workshop® and buy a cuddly friend, your new furry friend goes home with a Cub Condo®. The question is what to do with the condo after you get home. Well, after having so many Cub Condos, my family came up with a few ways to reuse them.
1. First, there is the simple idea of using your Cub Condo as a home for your new Build-A-Bear Workshop furry friend.
2. Using it as a garage for your die-cast cars.
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