Summer is almost here! As we count down the days until summer vacation, I am reminded that I need to plan activities for my son. In previous years we have sent him to Taekwondo and Swim Camps for him to learn valuable skills. However, this year he is interested in Science. In order to give him an opportunity to explore his new interest, we have registered him for Science Camp. For southern NH and MA, there are Mad Science Camps https://register.madscience.org/nhma/. I can’t wait to see what he does this summer! Where are you sending your children this summer?
When I think of our fallen military, I am reminded of a speech by Colin Powell. Answering his critics, he said “Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.” This is our hallowed ground. And, tomorrow we honor the soldiers buried oversea and within our borders. Thank you for your sacrifice.
A year ago today, I launched this website www.i-am-a-mom.com on Mother’s Day. It began with some funny stories about being a Mom, making all of my friends laugh. When I joined Twitter, I began to reach a larger audience. With the story “Peanut Meets Ronald McDonald” in July 2014, my site became global when MacDonald’s tweeted the story as a most read. In the following month, I had another surge when “My Captain, My Captain” was published on the Tribute Wall for Robin Williams http://www.robin-williams.net/tributes.php. Through the laughter and the tears, this site has continued to grow to 5000 followers in 48 countries. I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for supporting www.i-am-a-mom.com. Happy Anniversary to www.i-am-a-mom.com!
Tomorrow is our opportunity every year to say thank you to our mothers. Mom we thank you for all of the late nights, early mornings, homemade costumes, birthday parties, Christmas stockings, serving as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, chaperone for field trips, cookies and cupcakes for bake sales, break up comforting, rides to dances, rides to dance and gymnastic classes, working extra hours to pay for our braces, watching all of our football, soccer and lacrosse games, all day support at dance competitions, waiting up to make sure that we came home safely, meeting with our teachers, getting us help in school when we needed it and most of all never giving up on us and our dreams. Thank you Mom for loving us unconditionally and always being there. Happy Mother’s Day!
- When he looks up at me with his big blue eyes and says “I love you Mommy!”
- When he says, “You’re the best Mommy ever!”
- When he screams, “This is the best Christmas ever!”
- Going to Disney World
- When his friends call me the fun Mom
- Hosting awesome Birthday Parties
- Easter Egg Hunts
- Leaving jelly bean piles around the house for him to find, so that he thinks the Easter Bunny pooped in our house.
- Comforting him when he is hurt or sick
- Going to kids movies