It’s Mother’s Day Already?

is it mothers day already? blog header from lilhelper.ca blog - photo of a mom hugging her toddler who is standing, wearing an orange lil helper cloth diaperI can’t believe how much more quickly time passes as a parent. It’s crazy that Mother’s Day is less than a week away!

I swear it was just yesterday my oldest was born but she’s almost eight, so I know my perception of time is warped. Days blur together in the best way where I can only remember all the sweet moments. The moments where my girls will come up to me out of the blue and tell me they love me. Conveniently, I don’t remember the time that they flooded their bedroom with soap and water when I asked them to clean it. Oh wait, I do remember, but I look back on it and laugh.

There are some days where I am so eager for bedtime. Days that I’m fixated on the clock to see if I can finally get a break. Parenting is HARD!

mothers day photoshoot - mom holding her baby in her lap. baby is wearing a mint lil helper cloth diaper.

Long nights with a fussy newborn who only wants to snuggle on your chest, standoffs with a  toddler who refuses to drink out of anything except the pink cup, battles with your child who only wants to wear velcro shoes because they refuse to learn to tie their own shoes.

Each stage has a different struggle, but deeper and richer rewards too. The happy coo of your newborn as they smile at you for the first time, when your toddler runs up to you in the middle of playing just to give you a hug and a kiss, a million pictures to hang on the fridge that are signed,  “I love you”.

mother's day photoshoot - baby wearing a mint lil helper cloth diaper lying on a charcoal lil helper change mat

I’m still in the stage where my younger kids don’t create cards for me without guidance from daddy. We are obsessed with their tiny little hands, even when they’re coated in whatever they’re eating.

So we created a quick and very easy craft to make for Mother’s Day.

As time speeds past us, unconcerned with our desperate desire to cling to every moment, we take a few minutes to record their tiny fingers.

I did this craft with all of my girls and then my oldest and I made a quick video for you guys who want to watch her make it herself, scroll down to watch!

Supplies:

Mother's Day Craft Supplies

  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Markers or crayons
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors

 

How To Do It:

    1. Trace your little ones hand on the construction paper.
    2. Close off the hand and draw a line (stem) from the bottom and draw a planting pot.
    3. Tear up tiny pieces of different colored construction paper. Glue them in the hand at random.
    4. Cut pipe cleaners to the size of the stem and glue them on the paper.
    5. Color in the plant pot.
    6. Let dry.

 

  • Hang in the place of greatest honor for your little ones beautiful gift!

Watch my little cutie making this craft here:

I hope you all have the most amazing Mother’s Day and enjoy every moment with your little ones.

Do you have a favorite Mother’s Day gift?

Please let us know if you enjoyed the craft and if you and your littles try it out post it below so we can all see!

 

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