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"Welcome to Mommy Magic! An interactive community of real moms, founded by a real mom, to give support and tips to make the chaos of motherhood easier and more fun! I am Mary Susan, an author, a columnist, a life coach for moms and a I have Mommy Magic TV segment too! Most importantly, I have three beautiful (and very busy) daughters! I am a real mom managing the daily insanity of motherhood just like you!"

Sunday
May092010

Happy Mother's Day

Ten years ago for my first official Mother’s Day, one of my dear friends gave me a beautiful handmade baby journal. It was so beautifully made and special, that I decided to use it to record what I did on Mother’s Day each year.

Reaching for it again this year I am reminded through my own journal entries how much I have grown and evolved through the journey of motherhood. I have learned that like most things, when you are passionate and committed to something, most likely you will be good at it as well. I started out passionate about motherhood a decade ago and continue you to be to this day.

Like they say, anyone can live in a house, but creating a home takes work. The same goes for motherhood. Anyone can do carpool and fold laundry, but what makes a mom is the passion we put into not only the mundane, but growing and evolving ourselves while still managing the chaos. Afterall, you have to be interested in order to be interesting, right?! I cannot expect my children to grow and pursue their goals and passions if I do not lead by example.

So with that, I have been reading between the lines from the past to the present of my Mother’s Day journal and in the process realized that the celebration of Mother’s Day is not only something I look forward to each year - breakfast in bed made by my children, homemade cards and all that attention for an entire day, but it is an opportunity for me to reflect on who I am and how I am doing in my own journey of motherhood.

What I have gathered thus far, is giving yourself certain gifts is important.  First and foremost, the gift of friendship. Give yourself the gift to enjoy and celebrate with those who lift you up and make you feel good about yourself. Surround yourself with those who are striving to be the best version of themselves in motherhood and outside motherhood as well.

Another gift to give yourself this Mother’s Day is that of time. Take time to recharge and pursue the things that make you feel like you are growing and evolving as a person. Chances are if you are taking time to “reboot” it will only make you feel more energized as a mom.

One of my favorite gifts that I have discovered in my own journey of motherhood is that of  the gift of giving and volunteering. Look for something that interests you and excites you to learn while you help and volunteer. Personally, I love education and wellness causes therefore, the Conner Prairie Alliance, Ovarian Cancer and Hear Indiana are organizations that I have looked into and asked for the opportunity to get involved and volunteer. Look into causes or organizations that you admire or are interested in and see how you can help and get involved.

Like many of you, this Mother’s Day I will be celebrating with my family and counting my blessings. I will record in my journal once again what we did that day and try to continue to discover new ways to grow while managing the daily chaos of motherhood.


Monday
Apr262010

Check Out 3 Great Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day!!

Check out Three Great Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day

 

Are you in the Indy area? Come by the Mommy Magic Carmel Book Signing May 6th!!

 

Come & celebrate National Mom's Nite Out from 6-8pm at Old National Bank Clay Terrace.  Be one of the lucky guests to get your copy of Mommy Magic signed while enjoying scrumptious desserts & beverages!

 

Old National Bank

 

Clay Terrace

 

14179 Clay Terrace Blvd.

 

Carmel, IN 46032
Tuesday
Apr132010

Fun Family Tips for Spring Cleaning!

Fun Family Cleaning Tips for Families!

Wednesday
Mar312010

Fun and Affordable Tips for a Spring StayCation!

"Fun and Affordable Tips for a Spring StayCation!"

Friday
Mar192010

Check Out the Latest Mommy-Magic Segment on Indy's Fox 59