Tips & Recipes for Dad about Mother’s Day

Yes, that’s me. I am in front of the hospital going in to deliver baby #3, my Princess. There’s no other way to say it: I wAS HUGE!! It’s only normal for me to think about my own babies as Mother’s Day is approaching. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to write something up for Mother’s Day this year. I’m still recovering from being gone last weekend at Camp Blogaway and even worse, catching up after having had two weeks of sick kids. I suppose those rascals gave me an early Mother’s Day present this week because I now have their cooties. Their dad, too. Thus, the joys of parenting!

On Twitter this week, people were sharing their favorite Mother’s Day memories. My most vivid memory was when Middle Child was barely a year old and he had just recovered from a nasty stomach bug. After a week of being cooped up, we decided a family picnic by the ocean was a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day. On the way to the beach, we stopped for sandwiches. And that’s when the stomach bug hit The Professor, then 4 years old. In the back seat, in his car seat, all over himself.

The hubby and I cleaned him up as best as we could, while Middle Child continued to nap in the car. The Professor sat in his Batman underwear, curled under the picnic blanket and cried, “I didn’t know I could choke!” I sat next to my sad  Professor, holding a bag close to him during the endless drive home. This is what a mom does.

Now if you are a dad, and you are like my husband, you may be asking, like my husband, “Why do I have to celebrate Mother’s Day for my wife? She’s not my  mother.”

The answer is simple. Mother’s Day comes before Father’s Day for a damn good reason.

And, if you are also like my husband, you won’t give much thought to what to do for Mother’s Day until the very last minute. And for you procrastinators, I have this advice.

  1. Keep it simple.
  2. Keep it fresh.
  3. Show some love.

If you do that, whatever the outcome will be welcomed by the mother in your life.

If you are cooking for this special mom, I’m featuring some simple recipes that anyone can make.

Breakfast Recipes for Mother's Day

For breakfast, how about:

Lunch Recipes for Mother's Day

For lunch, we have:

Dessert Recipes for Mother's Day

Want to shower her with sweets? She’ll adore:

Drink Recipes for Mother's Day

How about a toast for Mom? Bottoms up with:

Notice I am not posting dinner recipes, guys? Trust me, just take her out to some place special!

Happy Mother’s Day to the wonderful moms of the world, and to the wonderful dad’s that make our job easier!


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5 Responses to Tips & Recipes for Dad about Mother’s Day

  1. I’m drooling over your quinoa salad and plum cake…yum!

  2. Terrific photos – I need you to tutor me – Happy Mother’s Day and hope your family is all healthy to enjoy the weekend.

  3. Eha at #

    Looking at the above: ‘fresh’ and ‘love’ I’ll buy, looking at a veritable feast I don’t know about the ‘simple’ 🙂 ! Have to dig my ‘preggers’ photos out – I think we would have made a good pair: I was huge both times!! Happy Mother’s Day 3x over!!

  4. Great post! And great photos. Happy Belated Mother’s Day to you — I hope you had a really good one.

  5. I haven’t had a chance to come here to comment before Mother’s Day. Happy Belated Mother’s Day Laura! I hope you had a good day with your family, and had some relaxing (I hope) time after the camp blogaway.

    Every family have those moments, but we cherish our family. It was a wonderful post. 🙂 And I never thought about Mother’s “Day comes before Father’s Day for a damn good reason.”!!! So funny.

    Lots of great dishes here that makes me hungry at midnight…

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