Mother’s Day kind of sneaks up on me each year. It’s hard enough to remember each kid’s birthday much less a day that those said kids are supposed to treat me- their hardworking, loving mama! I have low expectations for Mother’s Day in general; a handmade card and some dandelions picked in the yard make me as happy as can be. But in all honesty, there have been some years when I wished desperately for a day alone. An entire day without my kids, being pampered somewhere other than the house where dishes, vacuuming, cooking and breaking up fights would fill the time on my “special day” has held a special appeal to me in the past. Granted, most of those years when I desperately longed for some alone time were the direct result of having a baby who needed non-stop mama time.
Have I ever taken myself up on that offer of escaping for a day (or even a couple of hours) without my kids on Mother’s Day? No. Hello, guilt. I somehow have a hard time separating myself from my kids on Mother’s Day.
This year, one can rejoice in all things motherhood by attending Listen To Your Mother Austin on Mother’s Day weekend. There are actually two shows this year: Thursday, May 8th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 10th at 3 p.m. With those options, it’s possible to get your alone time to fill up your motherhood cup while spending Mother’s Day with your darling children!
Listen To Your Mother is the guilt free Mother’s Day solution.
Celebrate motherhood, celebrate yourself and your mama by listening to 15 fabulous local writers as they read their stories out loud. You will be inspired, you’ll laugh, cry and want to hug your mama by the end of the show! You can read all about this year’s cast in a special feature that we posted here on LiveMom last week.
As a special treat, we are giving away a pair of tickets to one LiveMom reader!
What do you have to do to win? Leave a comment or fill out the form below. All entries must be received by midnight on Friday, May 2, 2014.
The fine print: Only one entry per household. The winner will be contacted via email with 24 hours to respond to claim the prize. If the winner does not respond within the 24 hour time frame, a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents. The giveaway holds no cash value and cannot be switched for any other products. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. By leaving a comment below or completing the form, you are agreeing to the above terms and conditions.
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