Motherhood is hard, I think we can all agree. It's certainly the toughest job I've ever had. Moms need some help along the way while they navigate through their parenting journey. I have been blessed to know some great women who I look to for advice and to lend and ear to when I'm ready to throw in the towel after a hard day. Every mom needs supportive women in her life! You can't do it alone, and whether it's a friend of the family, aunt, cousin, grandmother, co-worker, neighbor, or friendly face at church, we all have an "other mother" who has impacted our lives in a positive way and has helped us through the highs and lows of motherhood. With Mother's Day just around the corner, I've teamed up with LovePop cards to help honor the other mother in your life.
For me, my other mother is an obvious choice. My mother-in-law, Donna, has been not only a fabulous grandmother to my children, but she's also someone I'd consider a friend. I've known her for about 13 years now and she's always been there for me and my family. She's the first person to offer to help with the kids- whether I need to go out of town, or I'm sick, or there's some type of emergency, her first response is always "What do you need me to do?" I can call her when I'm at my wit's end and need another mom's advice, and she'll laugh with me and have a funny story about a similar experience she's had and tell me how to deal with it. When I had Harper, she dropped everything to come stay with us for a week while things were super hectic. She cleaned my house, took care of the big kids, did all of my laundry, grocery shopping, dishes, and even cooked dinner every night without even being asked. She raised two kids as a single mom, so she can definitely do it all. She's funny, sarcastic, incredibly generous, and she's definitely a blessing in my life. I can say anything to her- sometimes all it takes is a look and we both know what the other person is trying to say. I genuinely love spending time with this woman, and my kids adore her.
This picture is from one of my favorite memories with Donna. It was from the summer of 2012, and the kids and I spent a weekend with her and my sister-in-law at this gorgeous house on the river in Idaho. My husband had to stay home and work for most of our Idaho trip, but he surprised us by joining us for 2 glorious summer days together with the whole family. It was so much fun. I was lounging on the dock reading a book while the kids explored, and I caught this sweet moment where my husband and his mom were deep in conversation, watching the kids play. I remember thinking it was the perfect day!
Honor the #OtherMother in your life
Nominate the special woman you consider your other mother here and she'll get a FREE Mother's Day card from LovePop! LovePop cards are intricate 3D paper sculptures that are made with cutting-edge software designed by naval engineers. These aren't just any old card- each card is hand-assembled in the Asian art from of sliceform kirigami. If you want something truly special, send her a LovePop card!
Not only will every #OtherMother submission receive a FREE LovePop card for Mother's Day, but LovePop will select three winners to receive a LovePop gift basket as well!
I love the cards I selected from LovePop. The Floral Bouquet ones are gorgeous and the cuts are so intricate- look at the flowers and the teeny, tiny hummingbirds! I thought it was so pretty that I got it in both colors.
I also chose this Cat Mom card. I love how the mama kitty is smiling while carrying her naughty kitten! I know a few moms who would love this card for Mother's Day.