Mother’s Day creates a certain tension every year. I waited for so many years to celebrate. I endured so many years of hating the day. A couple years we even skipped church because I just couldn’t stand to be there and see everyone else celebrated. I know I’m not alone in that last one.
Now that I am a mom it is still pretty tense, but for other reasons. This biggest reason that Mother’s Day is stressful is expectation. I expect things to go a certain way, certain things to happen – or not – and they don’t. Worse yet are the things that DO happen.
Can I get an “amen” from the ones who have gone out to eat with a picky or unruly toddler? Fun, right? Exactly why you wanted to be a mom, right? Not hardly!
Guys (assuming your wife is having you read this): the whole gift idea is pretty stressful too. Flowers are pretty – until the vase gets broken, petals and pollen fall on the furniture, and you’re left with a mess. Let’s not even go to the place where you are considering buying a new vacuum as a gift.
What I want is to be able to make sense of all my life, and if it makes the daily not be such a grind, then let’s have it. If you want to buy maid service for a year, I say GO FOR IT. If the budget isn’t quite that big, then I have another suggestion.
My suggestion is the UltimateHomemaking eBook Bundle (affiliate link) that is on sale just through 11:59pm EST, Saturday May 4th. I have a list of everything included in the bundle here. This offer is no longer available.
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I already have several of these books in my collection (Tell Your Time, The No-Brainer Wardrobe, Frumps to Pumps, Truth in the Tinsel) but there are quite a few others that I’ve been meaning to buy. Two that I am really excited to see included are Hula Hoop Girl by September McCarthy and Embracing Beauty by Trina Holden. Seriously, this is just two. I’ve written a ton lately, and I’m too tired to list them all. J
So, here you go: the perfect solution for Mother’s Day. You can even gift books from your library to others as long as you don’t keep the original (please read the fineprint). Know someone having a baby, trying to change their eating habits, looking for general spiritual encouragement, a homeschooler? What about a whole bundle as a wedding gift? It’s all here.
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