Every year when Mother’s Day is approaching I love to reminisce about motherhood here on TheBoxQueen; both as a mother myself and as a daughter of an amazing woman; my own mom. Although I’ve always had a very close relationship with my mom growing up, I think I’ve fully started to appreciate every little thing she does for me, and our time together, after I had kids of my own. I think walking in my moms shoes has made me love her a million times more. (if that was possible haha)
We live so far away from each other, but Skype every single day, and we plan our vacations around seeing my parents. I wish I could take my mom out this Mother’s Day; as I can’t, I’ll do the next best thing and write 5 things I enjoy the most doing with her. Raising my Butter Chardonnay glass to you mom!
5 THINGS I LOVE TO DO WITH MY MOM
1) GO SHOPPING & DISCOVER NEW RESTAURANTS
I know it’s funny (and maybe fitting) that I start my list with this one. I promise my mom and I have a lot of deep, philosophical conversations about life, and all. 🙂 Its just that we enjoy shopping, and even better we LOVE shopping together. My mom chooses everything classy, high quality, and timeless. I love trying new trends, and making different pieces work in colorful outfits. Our styles are completely different, and we both learn a lot from each other trying on new things at our favorite stores & boutiques. There is nothing we appreciate more than finding a great new restaurant or cafe after to relax and rest.
2) COOK AND BAKE ( OK I ADMIT ITS MORE LIKE I WATCH MOM COOK & BAKE 🙂 )
I cook every single day for my family, and make all the different dishes my kids love. Whenever I find time I love to try my hand at gourmet recipes too. Truth be told though, between my mom and me she is the chef for sure. The best part is she makes super healthy, good for you things taste unbelievably yummy.
When we are together, I LOVE to watch her cook her light dishes ,and bake her signature cookies, and I am not much of a help to her either. ( When I say watch, I use the word literally) On the other hand, I am GREAT at eating every single cake she bakes, and food she creates. I could get a medal for that.
3) BUTTER UP OUR EVENINGS WITH A GOOD CHARDONNAY & ALL NIGHT LONG CONVERSATIONS AROUND A BIG TABLE
When we are lucky to be in the same city, my mom and enjoy getting together with extended family, and long time friends for dinners that go on for hours, cheered up with the faces of people we love, and uninterrupted conversations spiced up with tasty food, and of course great wine. I only drink once in a while, in social settings, and when I do, I always choose a good, quality wine.
Recently, I was introduced to JaM Cellars which makes three easy, everyday California wines including Butter Chardonnay, Jam Cabernet, and Toast Sparkling. As my moms choice of wine is Chardonnay, this mothers day I’ll virtually toast her with Butter, a bold, rich, luscious white. (and its under $20!!) It’s a melt in your mouth, easy to drink wine that is perfect for a light Mother’s Day lunch.
We love to take trips with my mom. My parents instilled a love of seeing the world at a very young age, and they’ve always taken me to everywhere they went. This has stayed with me as I became a mom, and now I try to take my kids to as many places as possible. My mom and I still try to escape on little vacations whenever we can, be it to beaches, European cities, or to nature adventures. Whatever place we go, my moms company makes it fun, and interesting.
5) WORKOUT, PARTICULARLY YOGA & RUNNING
I love moving, and being active. I had an amazing role model in my mom as she is a true fitness nut. She has always been one of those ageless women who loves to keep her body healthy, and fit. Our common interests are running, pilates & yoga, and we exercise together all the time when she is around. Actually now that summer is right around the corner, I wish she was here to motivate me to go that extra mile. <3
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What do you enjoy to do with your moms lovelies? ( or with your kids)
On special days, If you also love to Sip, smile and share your relationship with your mom too, check out JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay here @JaMCellars #JaMCellars You can also find them on Facebook here.
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