There was a point here...
Oh yes! Over the past week or so, we have gotten these
Finally, because we didn't get a chance to write back to each one of you, we'll take a little time here to do what you probably wish we would have done in private and personally...but as you know us, you also know that's not going to happen.
I'm currently 35 weeks pregnant and was in the midst of putting together my hospital bag when I read our Mother Pucker post and it brought me to tears. I'm here wondering about how many nursing bra's to pack and there are women in exactly the same 'condition' as me across the world wondering if they and their baby will even live through birth. Talk about perspective. I made a donation to the Clean Birth Kit project and posted it on my Facebook wall pointing it out to all my mommy friends. Only a small gesture but I hope it helped. Thank you for sharing this problem and charity with us and giving us the opportunity to help other mamas, and also for reminding a pregnant lady just how damn lucky she is. Happy Mother's Day ladies!
Hey Kelly! First, understand tears are part of pregnancy. Mostly for the fact that you'll never really see your feet properly ever again. Also, we want to warn you about the nursing bras, and that at some point you will most certainly pinch your boob in the snap. Just be prepared. That's a whole new level of tears...xoxo K,L & GL
Yay!! So, I put together a Mother Pucker survival kit for the mama you lovelies hooked me up with...I've attached a pic of the contents and a description. I'll be sending it out in the am, along with a nice note.
Thanks ladies for all that you do to keep life in the MommyHood a little more awesome!
Mother Pucker Survival Kit
Advil- For all of life’s “headaches”, whatever or whoever they may be
Baby Wipes- Because they are ah-freaking-mazing. Hello, I mean, what else can you use to take off your make up AND clean the toilet?
Ear Plugs- Because sometimes Calgon can’t take you away and you NEED a few minutes of peace, or because if you have to listen to DJ Lance on Yo Gabba Gabba one more time you might have to open up a fresh can
Dark Chocolate- Because Mommy needs her antioxidants!
Lip Gloss- To remind you of your inner sexy…bonus, the watermelon scent should mask the fact that it’s 4pm and you haven’t had a chance to brush your teeth
Individual T-Box- Because, obviously!!
WE LOVE IT! We think the only thing that's missing is a copy of USWeekly or something equally Kardashian-ized. And possibly a mate for the individual t-box, because one should never drink alone. And that one t-box would be so lonely...xoxo K,L & GL
PS We have an inner sexy? There's medication for that, right? Because now we're hearing the bow-chicka-wow-wow music, and those earplugs are not helping. Also, what is this "clean the toilet" thing you speak of?
Your blog inspired me to help one of my son's teachers at mothers day out (the only mother of the his two teachers). I realized she NEVER gets a kid-free hour because she has 2 small children and a husband who works alternate hours. I arranged things with the director for her to take a paid day off while I filled in for her (I'm a certified teacher). I told her about her day off in a mothers day card that I made her open after I left and I described your blog about helping other mothers. The director called me and said the teacher just cried and cried because she hasn't had 5 kid free hours since she became a mother and her husband had to work on mothers day so she had been really down.
Thank you for the call to reclaim mothers day. I asked her to pay it forward to another mother by words of encouragement or any means
Lydia wants to hug you, and Kate wants to know where in the name of Maude were you when Lefty was in pre-school and Guru is slack jawed and shaking her head because she can't even fathom five minutes alone, let alone five HOURS. We think you're probably made of glitter and ride around on a unicorn and also can you come live near us?? Please?
xoxo K,L and especially GL
Though I am still waiting to be matched up, I couldn't contain my excitement any longer so I went out the day you announced the project and picked up a few things. You said to share what we did if we'd like, so here it is. So far I bought a cute coffee cup that says, "Good Morning Let the Stress Begin," a packet of Starbucks coffee that fits inside, along with some Buckeyes candy (kind of the signature candy of Ohio). I also purchased drink coasters with the saying "It's 5 o'clock somewhere" on them and a cocktail mixology book. And just in case the mama I'm matched with isn't a coffee drinker or a drinker, period...I included a $20 Walmart gift card, a "Worry Stone" with a little guardian angel inside and a Mother's Day card in which I wrote a heartfelt message. I'm not sure if I'm done yet, or if I'll add a couple more things. Any suggestions for what else might go well with what I already purchased? Maybe a blinged out wine/cocktail glass...hmmmm. Or maybe another gift card? If you have information about what grocery stores are around the mom who will receive my gift, can you include that in the email? I hope whatever mother receives it feels the love, and truly knows she is deserving. Is it weird I'm so excited about giving a gift to someone I've never met? Well, if it is I enjoy being weird. :) Thanks again for providing the opportunity for me to pay it forward. Hugs to all you wonderful ladies at RFML.
Whoa, Nelly! We think we speak for EVERYONE when we say, "I hope she's pucking me for Mother's Day!" But in all seriousness, this is exactly what we were hoping for. That warm fuzzy feeling that comes not from realizing you just stepped in a nice big puddle of WARM in your socks, but from doing something awesome for some mom you'll likely never know. We hope she writes you, or writes us, or hires one of those planes to write THANK YOU MOTHER PUCKERS in the sky (oh! we should TOTALLY do that! Lydia? Guru? C'mon...we should do that! Do we have money? Ohhhhh......) xoxo K,L & GL
On a side note, can we please make sure we did in fact match Jen up with someone? I would, but I just stepped in a puddle of warm. Again. Where's McLovin? I need his face for this.