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What moms really wants for Mother’s Day — April 13, 2015

What moms really wants for Mother’s Day

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Obviously we adore those macaroni necklace. And, who wouldn’t need another mug?
Cheerios and syrup for breakfast? In bed? Bring it on!

Moms really cherish everything those sticky hands make for Mother’s Day.

In any case let’s be realistic here. Here’s what we truly need for Mother’s Day?

We need to make tracks in the opposite direction from you. Every one of you.

“I simple. 60 minutes alone will do the trick. Simply an hour to rest in. That is the thing that I need,”

This isn’t a motion for a white tea pedicure or ocean -clean facial. Not a ladies’ night out with margaritas. Not even a shopping spree.

Just. Some. Peace and Quiet.

It’s a sweet thought, this Mother’s Day thing. Why not set aside one day to praise the person who conceived and watch over us?

It’s simply the execution that is all screwed up. Take, the Mother’s Day breakfast myth.

Gracious, I’ve done these. In the early years, I wound up outside, strolling and bouncing my daughter here and there down the walkway outside the fancy cafe. He erled on my nice shirt and sucked on my macaroni necklace while whatever remains of the family stayed at the table, appreciating their meals.

“The thing I despise most for Mother’s Day is going out to eat, Mother’s Day is straight up there with Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve — days I dodge going out if I can help it, on those particular days most dine-in places are busy and the wait time is ridiculous”

What about a surprise night out at a restruant in the middle of the week without the kids? Spare me from only one night of supper/dishes/and bath time.

On that night, you imagine I’m out for a top secret meeting and you deal with things at home.

Only thing is there is no meeting. Table for one, please.

Easter Egg Hunt Party Ideas — March 23, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt Party Ideas

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Do you plan the same old Easter egg hunt for your children year after year? Maybe it’s time for a new approach. Take Easter up a notch from boring green Easter grass and tired plastic eggs.

Tired of the same old hunt? Easter egg hunts can be fun for all ages, especially when you put a new twist on the festivities. We’ve got a few new ways to outsmart the Easter rabbit this year.

Dusk hunt

Why not send your kids hunting for Easter treasures at twilight instead of first thing in the morning? Even though it won’t yet be dark, hand them flashlights, and send them on their way. They’ll be sure to love this new twist on the traditional egg hunt. If it’s highly unlikely your child will be able to wait all day to search, either set up the hunt the night before or give your children a little something from the Easter bunny in the morning with a note that explains they can’t search for their loot until dark.

Treasure egg hunt

Aye, aye mateys! A fun spin on an egg hunt is to send your kids searching for “buried” treasure. Give your children eye patches and maps to follow to find their hidden treasure eggs.

Leave clues along the way from the Easter bunny (“fur,” paw prints or even carrots) to let them know they’re on the right trail. You can hide fun-filled eggs along the way and when they reach the end of the hunt, they will find their treasure. Burying the treasure is optional.

Color-coordinated eggs

To make sure each child gets the same number of eggs, assign them their own color. But to instill a little friendly competition, tell the kids there is one color they can all search for: Gold. Hide one golden egg in the bunch. Whoever finds that egg gets an extra special prize. Just don’t forget where you hid the eggs or how many eggs the kids are supposed to find. Make sure the eggs for younger hunters are easier to find.

Egg puzzle

Tell your children the Easter bunny left them a puzzle, and they have to locate all of the puzzle pieces to find out what the grand finale prize is. To set up the puzzle, on a large sheet of paper, write a message to your children. Then, divide up the paper to look like puzzle pieces and cut out the individual pieces. Hide each piece in an egg. Once the kids have found all of the puzzle pieces, they can lay them out on the floor to read their special message and find the big prize the Easter bunny left for them.

Creative (and sugar-free) egg stuffers

Mix it up this year and take the candy out of Easter. Yes, you read that right — ditch the sugar. The kids are already “hopped” up enough on their natural energy anyway. Fill the eggs with fun surprises the children will never expect.

  • money
  • movie tickets
  • stickers
  • gum
  • IOU notes (Example: One large banana split to make up for all the sugar lost on Easter!)
7 Legitimate Reasons Why The Only Valentine You Need Is Your BFF — February 13, 2015

7 Legitimate Reasons Why The Only Valentine You Need Is Your BFF

Valentine’s Day can be a rough holiday for a single girl. There is so much pressure placed on this one day, which, for f*cksake was made up by Hallmark to sell more merchandise.

You’re somehow branded with a proverbial plague if you’re not celebrating this day of love, if you don’t have a boyfriend to spend it with — someone to buy you jewelry and someone for you to spend an absurd amount of money on lingerie to be sexy for.

Honestly, Valentine’s Day is kind of bullsh*t. Why should you feel pressured to be in a relationship just because of some stupid holiday conveniently placed in the middle of the most depressing month of the year?

A happily single girl shouldn’t have to feel guilty for being single. Nor should she be made to feel inadequate for not having an SO to buy a card for.

After all, she already has the best SO on the planet: her BFF. Why can’t Valentine’s Day be just as special when you’re spending it with your favorite person on the planet?

Isn’t this day even more important when you celebrate it with your true other half? Can’t this be a time to celebrate the most stable and real relationship in your life?

F*ck boyfriends and f*ck Valentine’s Day. Here are 7 reasons why the only Valentine you need is your BFF.

1. You can eat the whole box of chocolate without judgment.

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While you might feel guilty and gross for scarfing down the entire box of heart-shaped chocolates that’s lying in front of you, your BFF is either taking half of them to the face, or mauling her own box in its entirety.

Why daintily eat your Valentine’s chocolate when you can be the equivalent of The Cookie Monster with zero f*cks given?


2. You can get completely wine wasted.

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Wine might make you feel “sexy” (or whatever) with your boyfriend, but when you’re with your BFF, the two of you have one goal: to get completely wasted.

Nothing says true romance like two bottles of $3 Cabernet and a lot of chick flicks.


3. She’s the best snuggle you’ve ever had anyway.

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Why the hell would you want some sweaty, hairy dude all up in your business when your best friend is the snuggliest snuggler on God’s good planet?


4. She’ll watch “The Notebook” with you and actually enjoy it.

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It’s Valentine’s Day and all you want to do is watch Noah and Allie fall in love in the most unrealistic, mushy manner possible.

Your boyfriend would bitch and moan at the insistence of watching this romantic clusterf*ck, but your BFF is in her in pajamas and has the tissues ready.


5. She listens to your problems and actually gives a sh*t.

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She doesn’t just listen to you out of obligation, she legitimately wants to hear you bitch and moan — and she’ll give it to you right back. Sounds like the best night ever, amiright?


6. She actually knows what you’d want for Valentine’s.

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A bottle of cheap wine, some chocolate and a whole lot of gossip. Duh.


7. You actually enjoy spending time with her.

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You would gladly spend all of your free time with your BFF. You feel no obligation to see her, you want to spend time with her.

You hate everyone, but you definitely don’t hate her.


8. You’re on the same episode of “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix.

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You guys are on the same Netflix flow and, if that isn’t love, I just don’t know what is.

Here’s How You Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You Have Kids —

Here’s How You Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You Have Kids

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Valentine’s Day can be a struggle for new moms. Your husband actually wants to celebrate for once, but you’re not sure you want to leave the 21-month-old baby with a sitter just yet. I get it. So I’ve come up with the perfect solution: a “stay-date.” Put on your little black dress (by which I mean your college T-shirt and yoga pants), follow this stay-date itinerary, and get ready to fall in love all over again.

1. Have some wine and cheese.

Boxed wine and Polly-O string cheese, of course. Nothing says romance like looking into each other’s eyes and peeling some cheese. It’s like when you used to serve exotic wines and fancy cheese platters to guests before you had kids … except not at all.

2. Dance to music.

Turn down the lights and put on Pandora. I’m aware that your only stations likely have the words “Elmo” or “Kids” in them, but your husband won’t notice. He’ll be too busy wondering what that lovely smell is (spoiler: it’s boxed wine, and some perfume he got you back when you were dating).

3. Reread your marriage vows to each other.

Re-declare your love by adding vows that actually make sense now that you’re parents. For example, “I promise to love you even when your mother tells me that Gogurt isn’t real food.”

4. Cuddle on the couch and watch a romantic movie.

Just kidding. Obviously if you do that, you’ll fall asleep, and your romantic evening will be over at the premature hour of 8:00.

5. Share the chocolate your husband got you.

Nothing puts you in the mood for romance like an internal monologue about how skinny you used to be, and berating yourself for not sticking to your New Years Resolution to actually eat green things this year.

6. Read each other poetry.

By which I mean, The Cat in the Hat. Hey, it rhymes!

7. Look through old pictures.

Oh, look! There you guys are on the beach! Look how hot you were! Look at your waist. Look at your naturally blonde hair. Well, maybe this wasn’t the best idea.

8. Tell each other you love each other.

And then just when things are really getting romantic … What’s that? He’s not asleep? Well, you go put him back to sleep and I’ll just sit here on the couch and not … fall … asleep …

Thus ends your magical Valentine’s Day at 8:45 PM. Maybe next year you’ll actually get a sitter and go out. Or, more likely, you’ll just buy another couple boxes of wine

Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Chicken — January 19, 2015

Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Chicken

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Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Chicken
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into 8 slices
1 12 oz jar of roasted red peppers sliced into 1 inch pieces (about two whole red peppers if you roast your own)
1 bunch of basil, whole leaves
1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper for seasoning

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9×12 casserole dish. Butterfly chicken breasts by slicing into the long side of the breast, stopping just about 1/4 of an inch from the opposite side. Lay chicken breast in casserole dish opened up. Sprinkle the exposed insides of the chicken breast with 1/2 of the Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Stack the roasted red pepper, basil, and 1 slice of the mozzarella on the bottom side of the chicken. Fold the top flap of the chicken over, tucking in the mozzarella, basil and roasted red pepper as necessary. Sprinkle with the remaining Italian seasoning. Bake chicken for 30-40 minutes (until chicken is no longer pink). Pull chicken out of oven and turn the oven to a high broil. Top chicken with remaining mozzarella slices and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Broil until cheese is browned and bubbly, about 5 minutes.