Happy Monday! Hope that you all had a great weekend. I did! In fact I had a very busy one….but I can say I learned something valuable from each day.With all that was going this weekend, I truly learned that I am a “Sucker for Mothers”. Last night as I was reflecting on the weekend and my Mother’s Day, and I realized that I am a great mother because I am surrounded by other great mothers. I received some really great Mother’s Day cards this weekend and this year I really “READ” them and took the words to heart, and I know that I wouldn’t be able to read those words about myself, if it wasn’t for my mother, my grandmother’s , aunts, cousins, friends, and YOU (yeah You). Some people may say “well my Mother wasn’t such a good Mother, but I am determined to be a great one”. We didn’t only learn from things our mothers verbally taught us and good things we observed them doing, but we also learned from their silence, imperfections, and mistakes to be Great Mothers….Haute Mommi’s.
On Thursday, I attended the 2012 Good City Gala. Good City is an organization that provides resources to non-profit entrepreneurs that seek to make a difference in communities that desperately need it. My takeaway from this event is that there is so much more that each of us can do to change a community. This is why One Haute Mommi is so important to me because I know if I can empower a mother than fathers, children, and households can be enhanced and pushed to operate on a greater scale. Check out their site at goodcitychicago.org
Friday, I had the opportunity to attend a concert with my besties, I love these women, and they are crazy just like me! They are a great group of women and mothers, and every time we get together we laugh a whole lot and learn so much from each other! I also learned that FREE isn’t always good (insider, lol).
Saturday, I attended a Mother’s & Daughters Brunch at Hickory Hills Country Club with my Mom and Morgan. This place brought back so many great memories because this is where my husband and I took our vows, it looked as beautiful as I remember four years ago when we viewed the property for the first time. The brunch was a great time for bonding between Mother’s and Daughters, many Daughters shared words of Thanksgiving for their Mom’s and Mom’s shared “Word’s of Wisdom” for their Daughters.
Finally! Happy Mother’s Day! Sunday my family and I continued our family tradition of participating in the Y-Me Breast Cancer Walk. We walked 3 miles aside of 30,000 + people walking for breast cancer survivors, themselves, and family members. My leg is still sore from all that walking! That evening we spent invaluable time with our family.(Learn more about Y-Me at y-me.org)
How was your Mother’s Day?