Mother’s Day, for me, has changed in its meaning over the years. It wasn’t until I was adopted that I had any concept of Mother’s Day. I remember pancakes for mom in the morning, lunch out on a day full of sunshine and allowing mom to relax the rest of the day. As the years have passed and I have become a single mom of three amazing daughters myself, the meaning of the day has changed once again. The meaning is so much more about time with my girls and less about flowers and breakfast in bed. The picture- perfect Mother’s Day, to me, is feeling and looking my best as my kids and I enjoy the day away with laughter and fun. No gifts are needed, though the handmade ones are the best, and nothing but love is shared all day long.
It dawned on me about seven month ago that I really needed to take better care of me. I hit the gym, falling head over heels in love with CrossFit and pulled out my dusty make-up case. I took some time to really survey the image I was putting out into the world and how it was making me feel. I’ll be honest, I didn’t like it. So I headed to the store to discover what was new out there to make me the best me with as little effort as possible – remember, I am a single mom with a busy business, after all. I added new make-up, Garnier® Whole Blends™ hair care and even some new clothes to motivate me to keep up the working out!
Since that day, I have made a real effort to make myself more presentable, showing off the hard work I have put into taking care of me from the inside out. Making my Mother’s Day picture-perfect is just an exercise in putting that best me out there to celebrate and wonderful job of being ‘mom’!
Creating the picture-perfect Mother’s Day, for me, means just waking up to see the smiling faces of the children I have. It also includes taking the time to look my best and celebrate the efforts I have put into making myself healthier, more beautiful and more confident as a woman. I will get up, wash my hair with Garnier® Whole Blends™ Smoothing Hair Care with Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter extracts so that I don’t need to worry about the natural curl that will increase as the humid, Texas weather attacks it, and wear something that makes me feel pretty.
I will relish in little arms around my neck, hide and seek with my kids and the simple things that make us all feel great joy! Because the picture-perfect Mother’s Day is all about little kisses, sweet smiles and the reminder that you, as a mom and woman, are most beautiful when you are just there.
Now for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, tell me, how will you celebrate Mother’s Day this year?
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