This past Saturday was the New Orleans Moms Blog's Egg Hunt to benefit the March of Dimes. Preparation for the hunt was lots of fun and some hard work too. I ordered 2,000 eggs from Oriental Trading but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that they would come needing assembly. As a public service announcement to anyone hosting an egg hunt, please note that Oriental Trading eggs do not come as they do in Target. You have to put together every, single, blessed one, of those eggs.
A few years ago when my husband asked me what my dream life looked like I told him that I hoped to stay at home (mostly) with my babies, work PRN (as I want to), and host events for The March of Dimes. The reality of that dream is that I know NOTHING about hosting events or how to go about doing so. This past couple weeks I really enjoyed learning from others about hosting events, handling the logistics, and even how to announce things tactfully and with grace. There certainly is an art to all of these things! While I may never personally host an event, 2,000 egg assembly aside, it was a really fulfilling week! The culmination of all of our work was the hunt itself which brought crisp air, warm sunshine, 150 smiling kiddos, and TONS of eggs. I am so proud to be a part of this fun and dynamic group group of women! Together with the help of our wonderful local sponsors, we were able to donate over $1,000 to the March of Dimes!
Even though I have not been blogging here as much as I would have liked, I have been a blogging maniac over on the New Orleans Moms Blog page. It isn't that I planned on posting over there three times last week its just kind of how the chips fell. I really put a lot of time and effort into all three of my posts over there and would love to hear your thoughts on these very important topics!
My Posts On The New Orleans Moms Blog Last Week
A Local Mompreneur Feature- I love learning more about multitasking Moms who unknowingly inspire us to do more and be more. Heather, a local Mom entrepreneur who owns The Palm Tree Playground, answers questions about family life, business, and the art of handling it all.
Celebrate Your Birth Experience- I have recently discovered through talking with other women that MANY feel guilty about their birth experience or breastfeeding journey. I honestly find this so sad. I feel like I am beating a dead horse but I want to jump and down and scream over and over again, "Embrace your story, it is your own, be proud, your an amazing Mom!" The New Orleans Moms Blog partnered with a local birth hospital to celebrate each of our birth stories. I LOVE this idea and can truly say that I cried reading each and every one of these stories. Check it out to read about the thought process and issues which lead my to decide on a c-section!
To Work Or Not To Work?- Continuing on the subject of "Mom guilt", many Mothers, including myself, struggle with the decision to go back to work or not. Being that I have experienced life as both a working Mother and a stay at home Mother, I thought it would be fun to compare my own personal pro's and con's of both situations. The grass is not always greener folks and no choice is an easy choice!