About a month ago, my friend and fellow blogger and I had the idea of hosting “Momsgiving”. It’s like Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, but with the theme of getting together with other Moms to support and empower each other. I will speak for myself (although, I think I speak for all of us) when I say that this time of year can bring the most stress and guilt as parents. Can we afford to get the kids everything they want for Christmas? Do we have time and money to visit all the relatives this year? Are we still good moms if we don’t sign up for every holiday event imaginable? What if we forget to move the elf? Did we get a picture with Santa? Are our family Christmas cards ready to be sent? …and the list goes on…and on… and on…
I am passionate about encouraging other moms to remember that they are #doingood all the time, but I challenge you to take the extra step. This holiday season, we’ve partnered with Minute Maid to help you shine a light on the perfect imperfections that go along with parenting, and to remind parents they are doing much better than they might think. One way to do this is through hosting a Momsgiving celebration for your friends. First, we set a date, time and kid friendly location (my house). We invited a handful of our friends and their kids to come over for some honest chatting, food, and play time. We sent out this cute evite to our friends.
Then, we planned the snacks and drinks we would offer. Claire planned a craft for us to give to a random stressed out mom. We all wrote a little note on the back of a cute coaster and included it in a little bag with a Minute Maid drink and some candy. We talked and ate and had a blast!
I made these cute gift bags to give to our party guests. I included a very “Mom Life Appropriate” mug, an adorable note pad to keep track of our endless tasks, and, every mom’s vice while hiding in the bathroom- CHOCOLATE. I also included a Minute Maid individual lemonade in the bag.
It’s so easy to support another mom! Whether or not you throw an entire themed party, there are always ways to encourage another parent that they are #doingood. I’ve found some other ideas on Pinterest and pinned them to my “Minute Maid #doingoodcontest” board. Have you entered the contest? If not, you should! A gift basket worth $500 is up for grabs! The full details and rules are in my original post, here. Good luck!