What Moms Need For Mother's Day

Gift ideas for Mother's Day

I love a good excuse to tell someone the things that I need or want in life. Like, I need chocolate really bad right now. But I want to be skinnier. But if we're being honest here, I'd likely ignore my want and go straight to my need and grab me some dang chocolate. 

So what do moms NEED for Mother's Day? There's many things probably. There's also probably many things that they want too. But let's just stick with the needs...

  1. A full 10 hours of sleep. Yes, I know the recommendations are for only eight hours but considering how little we have slept since becoming mothers, let's just settle for ten hours, mmmkay
  2. A pat on the back. Seriously. Appreciation is a beautiful thing and I don't necessarily mean from our kids when we wipe their butts and they say "thank you." I mean from the husbands, the baby daddy, the boyfriends, the partners, etc... We need to hear that we are actually succeeding at this motherhood thing because chances are we have our doubts. Hearing it from you is just a beautiful thing. 
  3. Alcohol. I'm just being real here. Let me enjoy some wine or vodka, or something. It's been a rough few years at times. #seepointone
  4. A long hot bath, in the middle of the day while you watch the little ones. I'm not sure if it's just me, but there is something super magical about taking a bath while the kids are running around and I'm not the one watching them. Kinda like "tag you're it, I'm off to the spa." I find this to be even more enjoyable with sunlight streaming through the windows, a good book and maybe some alcohol. #seepointthree
  5. A foot massage. Because um, the expression "running around after your kids" is accurate. 
  6. Personal care items. There's a good chance that while at the store and making sure our kids got new socks, toothbrushes and stuff like that, that we forgot to stock up on our things. New mascara, new socks, some of the soap we love and the body scrub that may cost a bit but smells divine. We will probably need tampons too soon, so just throw that in there so we're not sending you out at 8pm to grab some at the corner mart. But if we're being honest here, I may not speak to you for a few days if you just get me tampons for Mother's Day. 
  7. Chocolate. This is obvious. We live daily thinking about our figures, our appearance and the postpartum baby weight that we're still holding onto. Even when we snack with the kids, we are probably having a mental war with ourselves over this. So how about today give us all the cookies, cakes and chocolates and it's ALLLL calorie free. #goals
  8. Lavender and all the calming oils. Yes, have you met our children? They are cute as can be but dayummmm they can be a little cray cray. I need bottles of all the calming oils and emotional support. #zenplease
  9. Pajamas. Because every few months our children out grow their pajamas and they need new ones. Yet here we are wearing the same pjs we've had since college. Time for some self care. And I don't need all of the nipple tassels and G strings. Like, just give me the soft stuff that I can wear all day too. Hit up the Pink section at Victoria's Secret if you really want to get on our good side. #fancyjammies
  10. A chef. Okay, or takeout. Point is -- I don't want to touch a dish on Mother's Day other than the ones that come into my bed at 10 am with bacon, eggs and mimosas. #dreaming
  11. A robot vacuum or mop. If you gave us a standard broom for Mother's Day, there's a good chance we'd smack you with it. But if you give us a robotic broom that does the work for us, it'll be like the best thing ever. #rosietheroomba
  12. Something homemade. As cliche as it really is, these things truly warm our hearts. Whether you make something, write us a long card or have the kids make us something, we'll love it. Lawd knows that getting our kids to paint their hands and make pictures on paper can be a messy, stressful job...so kudos to you for trying! 
  13. A good book or devotional. Because this is just thoughtful and mamas need Jesus all day, errryyyyday. 

Okay, so maybe that was a bit demanding; but we can all dream right?

 There are a few other things I need. I need my children to come and snuggle me and tell me they love me. I need time together with those that I love so I can relish in what this day is actually about and I need hugs and kisses because there's never enough of those. 

I also need a moment to myself just to thank the good Lord for all he's blessed me with, especially on this day. A moment to say thanks for making me a mother and a moment to pray for all of those hoping to one celebrate this day too. Because he's blessed me big time and no matter how little sleep I've had since becoming a mother, it's totally worth it day in and day out. 

So here's to all of my mamas out there. Whether you want a fun filled family day or a day relaxing and recovering from the trenches of motherhood, I hope you enjoy your day. I hope you also remember just how amazing you are, even when you feel you're at your weakest. I hope you remember to find grace in the hard days and to cut yourself some slack. 

You're doing a wonderful job. And I hope you feel wonderful each and every day, but especially on Mother's Day. 

Happy Mother's Day to all of our readers! 

P.S. It is totally acceptable to tag and share this post with your boo. Nothing wrong with dropping some hints. #ilikediamondstoo #justsayingbae

 

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Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos. 

Home Sweet Home Housewarming Party

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
— Joshua 24:15

I occasionally love to hop on here and share more personal, lifestyle photos with my readers. I'm a little late with getting this post up, but that's just life these days. Pretty sure I washed the same load of clothes more than once today...#momlife. 

Our close friends and family put together the most adorable and perfect housewarming party for us last month. I could not have asked for a more beautiful and cozy gathering with our loved ones. 

From the details of simple, fresh flowers and cozy cookies that tasted amazing, to having our house blessed by our priest and having mimosas to pass around, it was perfect.

Owning your first home is so exciting and so rewarding. You feel like you're truly adulting (HA) and the excitement of that "new home" emotion lasts for a really long time. And of course, you really want to show those you love (especially when it's all clean!). If you're about to embark on a journey of owning your first home, then here's a big congrats to you! Here's also some fun inspiration for a "Home Sweet Home" housewarming party. We kept our guest list simple and didn't do anything overboard. I wasn't in charge of anything and I am so grateful of that! It was nice to sit back and get somewhat surprised over all of the simple details that were so perfect and quaint. There's not a thing I would have changed! 

I wasn't the best at getting pictures with our guests, but we are so grateful to everyone who joined us and came visit our cozy little home. We are especially grateful to my mom, sister in laws and my dear best friend for hosting this beautiful party for us. And we are so grateful for our wonderful priest and friend who came to bless our home and visit with us. That was perhaps the most special part of the day. 

If you're planning a housewarming party, keep it simple and small. Make it cozy and don't feel the need to go over the top. Simple finger foods, decadent desserts and good company (and wine) are all you truly need. 

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Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos. 

Spring Mantel

Spring (Easter) is my second favorite holiday to decorate for. It's just so fun, colorful and simple in so many ways. The sunshine after a gray winter, the blooms after the bare trees, and the resurrection after the tears...all of it is just a sign of a fresh start to me. 

With this being our first Easter in our new home, I wanted to decorate our mantel and jazz it up for the kids. My oldest daughter appreciates and adores holiday decor. Luckily for me, I had a stash that didn't require me having to go purchase anything new. When people tell you to purchase holiday decor on clearance AFTER the holiday -- well, those people are really on to something!

As usual, most of my decor comes from the Target Dollar spot (all of the wooden signs and the wooden bunny banner). The beautiful bunnies are gifts from my mama and we have a few sprinkled throughout the home; and the egg wreath you see is from Kmart years ago. We also have a few cookie jars in the kitchen that are from you guessed it, Target. 

Really, Target should make me their go-to blogger if you ask me! ;) 

I enjoy keeping it simple for the holidays. I don't like to go over the top with anything and simplicity is my jam. Find treasures that speak to you, that you adore and use those. Go antique shopping and find some vintage bunnies (that would be so fun) or head to Target and check out their mix of modern/vintage looking decor. 

If you have little ones at home, I have learned that it truly doesn't take much to get them excited about the holidays. Just a couple of little items and they will be giddy as can be! Top your Spring decor off with baby's breath or fresh flowers, a good wreath and lots of sunshine! 

Get outside and plant something. Get outside and run in the yard with your little ones and enjoy this season. Put out a few beautiful bunnies or your favorite bible verse and celebrate this beautiful time with your little ones. 

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
— Job 19:25
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Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos.