with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
I’m not talking about the Moms reading this. I mean, I sure hope that you aren’t in charge of organizing your Mother’s Day, unless you like it that way. We don’t make a HUGE deal about it, but I love the presents that the kids make at school and the cards and the “bigger” present my husband always gets for me. He always asks for my input but it’s up to him to make any arrangements. This year he asked if I wanted to go out for dinner and I suggested that we go to a Mother’s Day brunch instead. In over eight years of being a Mom we’ve yet to go to a traditional Mother’s Day brunch and I’m a little bit excited about it.
What I am talking about, after that rambling paragraph, is who is in charge of covering Mother’s Day for your Moms. In nearly eleven years of marriage, my husband and his siblings have always organized Mother’s Day (and birthday and Christmas) presents for their Mom. I know that some wives seem to inherit that responsibility but I have no desire to take that over. It’s not that I don’t like my Mother-In-Law (I call her Mom) but she has particular tastes and her kids are pretty great at getting her just what she wants. Besides, I have two Moms of my own to worry about.
How does it work in your relationship? Do you cover your own Moms, or do it together, or does one of you do it all?
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