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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day! I am so grateful for my own mommy. Even now that I’m a mother of two, I still go to my mommy for the answers. She knows everything. I don’t know how I’ll ever know as much as she does. In fact, just yesterday she gave me some advice on breastfeeding that has made it go a bit quicker the last few feedings!

I don’t know how I’m going to raise two kids… and she raised eight of us. I don’t know how she did it. The last few years I’ve experienced more of motherhood and known other mothers and friends who experience some of what she must have experienced raising us, especially after dad died. We all came through it well with her help!

And of course she’s a great grandma! We have lots of awesome things in our house that she’s made for us. Our re-upholstered furniture and beautiful cross stitched pictures commemorating Doug’s and my wedding and Allie’s and Peyton’s births. We will treasure these items forever!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the new mamas and mamas-to-be I’ve met over the last year. A friend from one of my online groups had her babies on Thursday night, twins just in time for Mother’s Day! What a great gift!

I love being a mama. There are still times when I miss being single, or just being married without kids. Things were easier and we could do more. But really I wouldn’t trade being a mama for anything. I love seeing Allie and Peyton grow and learn about the world.

I had one thing I really wanted to do today, run. I did that, and more! Its been a nice day from the start. Both kids slept in! Of course its because they both stayed up too late, but that’s OK. So we all slept in, and Dada woke up first and went to get coffee and doughnuts from Dunkin’ Donuts. Then we spent time watching My Little Pony upstairs together while I fed Peyton.

I ran 2.5 chilly miles and then we went to brunch at the Mariner’s Inn. This was our view from our table!
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After brunch we drove around a bit and then came home, where Doug and the kids gave me my presents. I feel so spoiled! A giftcard for the spa and a giftcard for Starbuck’s from Dada, and a necklace and earrings set from the kids!

But this might be the best present of all:
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Author: Jessica

I am a running working mama. We work hard and play hard and I have a lot to share along the way.

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