A Mom’s Day Mashup


Unless you’ve been living in a cave (without wi-fi), you know that Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Seems like the perfect time for a Mother’s Day post!

But Amazon let me down this year, in terms of its rockin’ Mother’s Day gift suggestions. If you don’t know what I mean, check out the Pole-Dancing Lessons, or the Boudoir Photo Session/Air Duct Cleaning Combo, just a sampling of the out-of-the-box gift ideas the ‘Zon thoughtfully dropped in my email last year. Hey, Mother’s Day isn’t all about flowers and chocolates, you know.

Over the years, I’ve also talked about the history of Mother’s Day, and shared 19th century advice for mothers, by the incomparable lady of all things domestic (no, not Martha Stewart), Mrs. Isabella Beeton.

I’ve related personal anecdotes of me and my mom, such as the time I botched the butterscotch haystacks; I’ve included favorite recipes handed down by my mom, such as butter spritz cookies and sherry chicken mumsey.

So this Mother’s Day, I’ve decided to step outside the Cozy Thrill blog and compile a list of awesome Mother’s Day-themed posts from other folks. Hope you enjoy them!


Mother’s Day posts, in no particular order:

A Judgment Free Letter to a Mom on her iPhone, by RealLifeParenting. This post is written as from one mom to another, and gives us a different perspective about that lady on the playground who’s on her phone as her kids play.

Common Core and Vegan Zombies: Confessions of an ADD Mother, by Kristen Lamb. Kristen shares with us the occasion which strikes terror in the heart of every mom: the parent/teacher meeting, along with the issue of a child’s individuality vs. expectations of conformity.

When Your Baby Scares the Stuffing Out of You, by Jenny Hansen. Jenny’s hysterical post talks about the first time as a new mom her baby fell and hit her head. The dialogue of the visit to the doctor is a hoot, and something that every mom can relate to!

Did Your Mom Give You “the Look”? by Kassandra Lamb at Misterio Press. Kass, a former psychotherapist-turned-mystery author, discusses the significance of “mother guilt” in early childhood, and constructive ways to deal with guilt in adulthood.

The Joy of Embarrassing Your Kids, by Julie Glover. Julie talks about the “embarrassment factor” that shows up in the teen years, and how a parent can use it to her advantage. Way to go, Julie!

…okay, I’ll stop there, just in case you need time to run out for a card or some chocolates before Sunday.


To all you moms out there, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

To my mom: crush hug! I miss you.

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Until next time,


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12 thoughts on “A Mom’s Day Mashup”

  1. Julie GloverJulie Glover

    Thanks for the shout-out (and the reminder to get a gift for my mom already!). Love the pics with you and your mother. Hope your own Mother’s Day is lovely!!!

  2. PatriciaPatricia

    Oh man, those were some great posts.

    Like you, I really miss my mom.

    Happy mother’s day to you my friend. May it brings much joy and relaxation.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  3. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    Like Patrica and Julie, I have to say those are great posts Kathy! I went through and read them. Of course, Kristen’s post was recent. And wow, did she knock it out of the ballpark, in my humble opinion. It totally resonated with me. And yes, it can be payback time when we seize the opportunity to embarrass our kids. Yeah, I like that one too. Enjoy your special weekend! 🙂

  4. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    Oh, this is so SO sweet, Kathy! And I got all misty because I miss my mama too. Mother’s Day is always kind of bittersweet.

    May you be spoiled A LOT. And thanks so much for spoiling us. 🙂

  5. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    I feel so honored to be in such illustrious company. I loved all of these posts!! Great mash-up, Kathy!

    • Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

      (And it inspired me to write a totally mushy Mother’s Day post for the msiterio blog.)


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