I already know I’m repeating myself a lot this week, but it’s a message worth repeating. A few days ago, I made this little graphic to try to get moms to look at Mother’s Day a little differently.
Then today, I have a piece up over at LDS Living that highlights some of the reasons why moms should give themselves permission to be celebrated. It’s called “Hey, Moms: George Washington Wasn’t Perfect Either.” Go check it out and then pat yourself on the back for a minute.
LDS Living is also offering a free e-book for moms that you can download right here.
So do me (and yourself) a favor, and tell me in the comments one thing you do well as a mom, or one good thing you think your children will remember about you. (If it’s really that hard, just ask them. You might be surprised.) I’ll celebrate that with you this Mother’s Day.
We’ve got something really great to look forward to. Behold:
(Eventually I’ll have a button over there on the sidebar with a code you can grab –>)
I will be teaming up with these fine folks:
to celebrate this:
We will have a Proclamation-related post every day from September 17-30th at all four blogs. I have some fantastic guest bloggers lined up, so you won’t want to miss it. This proclamation was written “to the world,” and we hope to share it with as many as we can. Here are a few ways I would love to have you participate:
There will be three “Blog Hops,” which is simply a cute name for an Internet Block Party. We’re inviting you to write a post on your own blog about a topic we’ll all share that day, and then leave a link in a central place (to be announced) where we can all see what everyone has to share. The scheduled Blog Hops are as follows:
Wed. September 19 – Share an FHE lesson or craft about The Family Proclamation.
Sun. September 23 – Share your personal thoughts, testimony, or faith-promoting experiences with any aspect of the Proclamation.
Wed. September 26
– Family Proclamation Photo Essay – pair photos of your family with different phrases from the Proclamation (as many as you choose). There are examples of photo essays from past celebrations here
Also, I invite you to give away a copy of Family: A Proclamation to the World
to someone who maybe has never seen/read it before. Why? Because it’s awesome. And it’s true. Anytime we can help people to love and honor and promote family, it’s a good thing. I’m hoping that on the last day, Sept. 30, you can come share with us how that experience went. You can order them in brochure form (perfect for giving away) right here
for FREE, even with shipping. So please hurry and order some copies and start giving them away because I want to hear all about it.
Hooray. (And all kinds of other celebratory exclamations.) !!! You ready for this?