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May 8, 2012 by Leanne Vogel March 29, 2017
Mother’s Day has always been special at our house. Wait, let me try that again… We’ve always tried to make Mother’s Day special, whether that’s been the case for the past 26 years is another story. This especially holds true for the 3 year period Christina; my sister, and I were teenagers together. Our hormones were raging, our attention span was short, and making plans that didn’t revolve around our social circle was next to impossible. During this time, Dad took it upon himself to plan a fun filled day to celebrate Mom only to end up frustrated when the three women of the house – my mom, sister, and myself, would start an argument halfway through the festivities and end up ruining the day. Darn those teenagers. Our poor Dad, even our dog was a girl. Over the years I’ve come to realize how important celebrating this holiday is to my Mom. It’s just unfortunate that it took me growing up to realize just how lucky I am to have the family I have. Now, Mother’s day is all about celebrating our Mom and putting as much effort as possible into showing her just how much we appreciate her. Christina is really good with planning events and I’m good at making sure people don’t get hungry during them. Together we’re a Mother’s Day dream team. This year, we’re celebrating it with a morning of gluten-free cinnamon buns (new and improved recipe coming tomorrow), light lunch, and an evening of Indian food. Instead of buying presents, my sister and I agreed to do the homemade thing again this year. My Mom loves chocolate, is allergic to dairy, and is a sucker for peanuts. Of course I had to make truffles for her… what Mom wouldn’t want homemade truffles for Mother’s Day?
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.