A Mother’s Love is something that no one can explain, it is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may, For nothing can destroy it or take that love awayHelen Steiner Rice
I don’t think anything quite prepares you for being a mother. With each new development as your child grows and with each new child, you are always learning. It is the most demanding job, yet the most rewarding. My children are my greatest accomplishments. They have taught me to slow my pace, to appreciate the simple things, to find humor in everything, to practice patience, to make the world a better place one day and action at a time and to live life with purpose, love and appreciation for each new day and moment. They don’t have college degrees or an elite elementary education, yet they already know what makes life special and how to live it to the fullest. They teach me something new about myself everyday, only when I slow down and have eyes to see it. I am forever grateful for the gift of being a mother.
My children are always crafting and creating. Two of my favorite Mother’s Day crafts they did for me at their nature preschool when they were four years old. They are simple crafts able to be done independently or depending on their age, with a little help from older siblings or mom.
Rainbow Tissue Paper Bouquet
- Mason jar or glass bottle
- Tissue Paper
- glue/modge Podge
- paint brush
- Pipe cleaners
- Apply tissue paper strips to glass mason jar with glue/water mixture using a paint brush
- Cut three different size circles out of tissue paper to make your flower. Layer each circle biggest on the bottom. Twist them together at the bottom and then wrap a pipe cleaner around the bottom twist.
- Make as many flowers as you like!
Sculpey Clay Thumbprint Necklace
- Sculpey Clay
- String/yarn or twine
- Create a small, flat circle out of Sculpey Clay and have your child push their thumb into clay to create a thumbprint. Create a small hole at the top using the point of a pencil for string to pass through. Follow direction on clay to bake in oven.
- String some beads and Sculpey Clay Thumbprint onto string!
This year my kids are planning a Mother’s Day Brunch Tea party. After watching a cooking program and interview with famous French Chef Jacques Pepin, Lily was inspired to make her own handmade menu book for the occasion. She is watercoloring pictures and creating the Mother’s Day menu with some of my favorite meals and desserts. I am so excited to see it on Mother’s Day! Here’s a link to Jacques Pepin’s handmade Menu book. It’s a great inspiration for children of all ages to put a little art in their cooking! https://www.amazon.com/Menus-Book-Your-Meals-Memories/dp/1328497666/ref=asc_df_1328497666/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312068104930&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=831608690098316942&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001635&hvtargid=pla-524293585900&psc=1
Wishing all of you mother’s and grandmother’s a beautiful Mother’s Day! Take some special time for yourself today to appreciate the amazing woman and mother you are and to nurture yourself with love. You play a priceless role in our world, raising happy, confident, successful children who will make our world a better place just by being in it! We may not get a day off, but we sure can take a day or everyday to celebrate the enormous importance of the job that we do!