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10 Kinda Funny but Very Real Things I Actually Want For Mother's Day

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  Slide 1 of 11: There is a ton of hype surrounding Mother's Day, and when you're a new mom, it can be overwhelming. The first years of motherhood, I had unrealistic expectations about "my day" based on Hallmark cards and social media. I envisioned my children and husband surrounding me and gazing at me with love and adoration. I envisioned myself napping, laying around reading books, and getting pedicures in the middle of the day. My visions were heaven. My reality was . . . not.After a few rough years that often ended with me in tears at the grocery store or in the laundry room, I've toughened up and lowered the bar on my Mother's Day expectations. I have also come to realize after a cool decade of mothering that the "things" I thought I wanted for Mother's Day fall very    low on my priority list. I don't need anything extravagant. My requests are easily attainable. I grew humans in my uterus and have kept them alive for years, so I think I deserve some of the life's basic (but still very magical) pleasures. Keep reading for 15 things moms really want for Mother's Day, most of which won't cost you a damn thing (you're welcome).Related: A Letter to My Mom on My First Mother's Day as a Mom

There is a ton of hype surrounding Mother's Day, and when you're a new mom, it can be overwhelming. The first years of motherhood, I had unrealistic expectations about "my day" based on Hallmark cards and social media. I envisioned my children and husband surrounding me and gazing at me with love and adoration. I envisioned myself napping, laying around reading books, and getting pedicures in the middle of the day. My visions were heaven. My reality was . . . not.
After a few rough years that often ended with me in tears at the grocery store or in the laundry room, I've toughened up and lowered the bar on my Mother's Day expectations. I have also come to realize after a cool decade of mothering that the "things" I thought I wanted for Mother's Day fall very low on my priority list. I don't need anything extravagant. My requests are easily attainable. I grew humans in my uterus and have kept them alive for years, so I think I deserve some of the life's basic (but still very magical) pleasures. Keep reading for 15 things moms really want for Mother's Day, most of which won't cost you a damn thing (you're welcome).
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