The Many Hats of Mom | Give Her the Day Off With Honeybaked

This post brought to you by Honeybaked. All opinions are my own.

1750_41874023099_9360_nI have been a mom for 23 years now. Yes, 23 years. We just celebrated my daughter’s birthday last weekend, actually.

Having four children ages 5, 7, 17 and 23 has been a huge blessing in my life… and it’s taught me many things.

The biggest lessons include:

  • A child’s laughter brightens the cloudiest day.
  • A child’s “I love you” can cause goose bumps & bring you to tears.
  • A child’s hug & kiss is like no other.
  • A child’s gaze can leave you breathless.

Over the course of my career I have worn many (many) hats.

  1. coach
  2. chauffeur/taxi
  3. chef
  4. caterer (for parties)
  5. cake decorator (again for parties)
  6. counselor/psychologist
  7. drill sergeant
  8. house keeper
  9. personal shopper
  10. janitor
  11. laundry machine operator
  12. financial advisor/planner
  13. nurse
  14. computer operator
  15. teacher

I’m sure there are more, but those flowed off the top of my head. Mom’s are expected to be available 24/7 and to also be their children’s “all”… and most do so without complaint (well, most of the time). Heck, we rarely even have time to take off for a “sick day” of our own!

According to my job as a stay at home mom would net me around $118,000 a year in the work force. But yet we, as a society, have dedicated only one single day of the year to show our Moms just how much they mean to us.

My family has learned that although the flowers and candy are welcome, I personally enjoy having a day off to enjoy my family. No meals to prepare, no housework or laundry… no worries in general.

You could start simple by taking care of the meals for the day. Pick up her favorite take out or maybe bring home a Honeybaked Ham? Set a beautiful table with all of the fixings and invite her to sit down and relax.

That’s what it’s really about… relaxing and enjoying your day surrounded by the people you love.

So what are you planning for YOUR Mom’s “day off”?


  1. courtney b says

    good idea! my mom hates to cook so whats better then making her a fresh meal ?!

  2. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I agree that most moms would love a day off and not just one day a year, but being a mother is a full time job. I think that buying a Honeybaked Ham is a great idea and buy some sides and dessert too!

  3. This Mother’s Day my mom is going to be treated to a home cooked meal, flowers, a movie of her choice, and chocolates. Haven’t quite figured out what to fix her yet so ham might just be what’s for dinner. Nice and easy 🙂

  4. Tammy S says

    This is good idea for not only Mother’s Day but also for Birthday’s and Anniversaries. We also love their sandwiches. They are amazing! Great place to go for lunch.

  5. Rosie says

    oh boy does this ham look good. And ham is an easy and much appreciated entree for any occasion, any time of year! And such yummy leftovers!

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