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Mother's Day wrapping

Okay, I know we're all busy getting ready for Mother's Day - clearing off space atop our dressers for a new 64-ounce bottle of eau de Dollar Store parfum, hiding the waffle iron to prevent a breakfast-in-bed related ER visit, and applying extra moisturizer to our necks in anticipation of macaroni necklace chafing. So I'll make this quick, and full of stuff for moms - stuff you'll actually like. Maybe you won't like it as much as a hug from your kids, but I think you'll enjoy it more than one of those glitter-encrusted books of coupons that nobody ever honors anyway.

All you mamas deserve to have the best Mother's Day ever! But in case you don't... no matter how far Mother's Day falls short of your already meager expectations, keep things in perspective with these reminders:
At least you aren't hosting a nightmarish kid's birthday party like the one on As The Dollhouse Turns this week (though happily, you can now be a part of their plastic neighborhood by checking out their brand-new As The Dollhouse Turns Facebook page!). 
And keep in mind, you probably didn't a gift as bad as this ridiculous best worst Mother's Day gift I got for my mom when I was 13.

To keep the Mother's Day pep in your step, get a good laugh at a bunch of Mother's Day cards like this one. Then you can share 'em on social media to give your friends a giggle AND help moms in need!

I have your Mom's Day covered on CraftFail too, with advice about how to keep your kids occupied with slime - then send them into the kitchen to make you a treat, and see if they can do better than these Nutella cookie and chocolate cupcake fails.

From other mamas around the webz...

Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva puts us in touch with the minds of our kids by listing these 10 easy steps to being a toddler.

Your kids aren't toddlers anymore, you say? Katrina Willis (with whom I happened to share the Listen To Your Mother stage last week in Indianapolis) is a mother of older kids and shares her funny but true hopes for parenting's second half.

If you just need a few minutes away from your children, no matter what their ages, lock yourself in the bathroom and read the cover of this Real Moms magazine by Let Me Start By Saying - and wish it was actually a real magazine.

Still not feeling better? Raising Wild Things explains you might be suffering from Post-Kid Stress Disorder - her 20 question quiz will get you diagnosed and  make you wish you'd written it yourself (yes, it's that  spot-on).

That's all, folks! Brace yourselves for Mother's Day - I'll see you back here next week, when we'll either be rested and relaxed, or we'll just be glad it's over.

I hope you enjoyed yourself while you were here - and I hope you come back! Please share inappropriate giggles with me on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, or subscribe via email so you don't miss a thing!


The Dose of Reality said...

The story about your mom is LAUGH OUT LOUD funny!! That is just awesome in every way! Happy Mother's Day to you...and thanks for the reminder to hide the cookware! ;)-The Dose Girls

RobynHTV said...

Thanks so much, Dose Girls! Happy Mother's Day right back. :)

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