Weekly Tips


 Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you.  Before you were here an hour I would die for you.  This is the miracle of Mother’s Love ~ Maureen Hawkins

My Feelings on Motherhood

Since Mother’s Day is this Sunday, my weekly tip is about how I feel on this special day. Also included are some easy things that will make Moms smile and feel loved.

My beautiful daughter was born in the fall of 1987. Maureen Hawkins’ quote perfectly describes my feelings before, during and on the day she made her debut.  She was and continues to be the light of my life.  Motherhood has been my most important job.

Ashley and I

Last fall, my daughter was married and now I also have a wonderful son-in-law.

Ashley and Tyler

These are the simple things that make me happy on Mother’s Day.

Spending time with my child:

The most important thing for me is to spend time with my daughter. Once your children leave the nest, this is often difficult.  I am truly grateful that my daughter does not live far away.

Cooking for Mom:

On Mother’s Day, as well as on my birthday, I do not want to cook.  This may seem odd for a “foodie,” but I like to be pampered on both of these days.  I think all Moms love a day off.  This year, as well as the past few years, we are going to brunch. My husband’s repertoire is very limited and my daughter likes to eat out.  Dad’s little girl wins. Yeah!! This is what I have to look forward to at the Point.

Sharing the love:

Finally, this is the perfect opportunity to let my loved ones know how much they mean to me. Family makes all the hard work worthwhile.

I wish all of you a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Patricia Rio
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