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Happy Mother’s Day!

Bri_Peg

Dear Mom,

Thank you for always reminding me to eat more vegetables, bring a jacket and go to bed early. It took decades of nagging reminders (especially during the tumultuous teenage years), but now I do all of these things regularly and I feel a whole lot happier and healthier for it.  I love you to the moon and back!

Bri

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Mary_Anne_Kris_2

Dear Mom,

Modern culture has popularized the term “Super Mom” and you truly fit that mold. From gardening tips to troubleshooting health ailments, cooking recipes to travel tips—you are my go-to person for many of my questions.

Not to mention, you inspire me to stay fit and healthy! From completing a sprint triathlon to running a 10K after fracturing your foot, your accomplishments make me want to do more! One of my best memories was training to do our day-hike of Mt. Whitney, while we didn’t summit exactly at the same time, we were both able to check that off our “Bucket lists.”

Happy Mother’s Day, Super Mom!
Kristi

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Marianne Mere

Dear Mom,

I am thankful that you introduced me to popovers, afternoon tea, and JCREW cardigans. But even more, I am thankful that you instilled the value of education in me. You inspired me with your pursuance and I grateful to have followed in some of your footsteps. Thank you for putting me on the path for graduate school and encouraging me to shoot for the stars. And most of all, thank you for believing me – even when I doubted myself. I love you so much!

Happy Mother’s Day!
Meredith

stepop

Dear Stepmom,

Thank you for the years of laughter. You have a contagious laugh—one that makes others (myself included) laugh along side and this is a special and admirable quality. Thank you for creating lasting memories from everyday moments, special occasions, and family travels. They will be with me forever!

Happy Mother’s Day!
Meredith

Signature 3 (Mar 2016)

#bakeitforward: Baking for No Kid Hungry

Even though I’m not the primary chef in our household’s kitchen, I love watching the Food Network. The different episodes inspire me to try new cuisines and flavors—and I’m majorly addicted to all their cooking competition shows. If my husband and I aren’t rushing off to do something on Saturday morning, I curl up on our sofa with a cup of tea and watch an episode of The Pioneer Woman, while my awesome husband whips up a big weekend breakfast. This is really one of my most favorite parts of the weekend!

This November, I was in the process of completing this Saturday morning ritual, and came across a commercial for the Food Network’s #bakeitforward campaign. It’s pretty simple. You bake a treat, post a picture to your social media page, and tag the campaign’s hashtag AND a friend of your choice. For each share, Food Network donates $1 (the equivalent of 10 meals) to No Kid Hungry…and…your tagged friend is challenged to bake something.

It took me all of five seconds to know that I wanted to jump on this bandwagon—I mean an excuse to bake sugary treats AND contribute to a great cause? What a match made in heaven!

Throughout the campaign, we fired up 4 treats baked in 4 different cities.

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Thank you Food Network for putting together such a fun activity which raised awareness for such an important cause!