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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift- a Career!

The official Hallmark Holiday named Mother’s Day is approaching quickly.  I tend to believe that we should be celebrated every day rather than one lone Sunday during the month of May.  That’s just me.  Last year I blogged on Butterfly about giving ourselves the gift of time- time off and time out as opposed to our 24-hour TIME IN!  But, if you’ll recall, my time turned into my daughter’s time, as we shared the most perfect bike ride – while serenading one another to our own rendition of Taylor Swift.  What I realized last Mother’s Day is that when my daughter is older than her 8 years, she will want and even demand time of her own… alone (meaning not with me!).


This year I’ve vowed to give myself a NEW gift- the gift of work-life fit. I will continue to allow myself to dabble in ventures that I love- without fear and void of any guilt.  Because, as my mom would say, “You have NOTHING TO LOSE!”  This Mother’s Day I encourage you to give yourself the same gift, the gift of a new venture or adventure if you will, with the belief that you have EVERYTHING TO GAIN. 


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Go on… Gift to YOURSELF this Mother’s Day,


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Post Mother’s Day. I Have Something to Admit.

As a follow-up to last week’s Weekly Wings, where I came clean about wanting the gift of “time” for Mother’s Day, I have something further to admit. The gift of time, I realize, is a gift that we must give to ourselves… when the time is right. What I thought I wanted on Mother’s Day, to spend some much-needed time alone at the gym, was trumped by my daughter’s sweet request to bike alongside me while I ran, so that we could have some “girl time.” Venturing off to exercise solo no longer seemed like the ideal gift rather, my daughter’s desire to be with mom was actually the best gift I could have ever received. Perhaps I will save my gift to myself for when both kids go off to college or for when being with mom is no longer deemed cool (although, I assure myself this will never happen). However you chose to spend your Mother’s Day, I do hope that it made you happy as well.
To follow are some wonderful new blogs, recently posted by fellow Moms and women alike:

Next, take a moment to meet June’s Mom Mentor, Paige Rien. Paige is the star of HGTV’sHidden Potential and has worked on such notable shows as Curb Appeal. A self-described “serial renovator”, this awesome mom of two boys juggles tools and toys. Watch our interview here!

Until next week,
Co-Founder and Work/Life Advocate

My Mother’s Day Bitch-fest

What I want for Mother’s Day doesn’t come in a pretty blue box. You can’t bottle it, touch it or determine its worth in cents or dollars.

The week before last was Spring Break around here, which meant that my two kids were off from school while my husband remained at work. (You catch my drift?) The night before my children were to return to school from break, my son came down with a horrid stomach virus.  One week with two offspring by my side was followed by another week with one who remained home.  Throw in a trip to the hospital for IV, night terrors and the consecutive waking of offspring number two (all while working from home) and you have one mommy who knows exactly what she wants for Mother’s Day.

This is my B!tch-fest and I know you each have yours.  Are we allowed to complain? Does complaining of sheer exhaustion and the desire for two kids to be in school make me a bad mom? HELL NO!!! It makes me, like most, yearn for the one gift that the words “I love you Mom!” written in crayon font, simply cannot offer. And that, my friends, is the GIFT OF TIME!

So if it’s time that we’re after this Mother’s Day, let’s take it! How will we achieve the gift of TIME?

  1. We will not ask, rather, tell.  Tell our husband, boyfriend, mom or friend that we need TIME. TIME to go for a walk, TIME to read, TIME to get a massage, TIME to go for a bike ride, TIME to hike, sleep, or TIME to bury ourselves in a box of cookies without being judged!
  2. We will not fold, rather, ignore. Let’s skip the laundry, not waste TIME making the beds or cleaning the house. We will go out when the kids are at school. It’s okay if we do something for ourselves and not for them this TIME.
  3. We must simplify, rather than multiply.  Multiple sports, carpools, birthday parties and commitments leave us with little to NO TIME!  Let’s designate one sports free, non-carpool driving, birthday party singing day and get someone else to do it so that we can have TIME.  We’ll lean on a friend, neighbor, class mom, sibling, and ask (beg if we must) for them to pitch in to help stop the insanity at least for one day.  This will give us the much-needed TIME to do anything other than food shop.

What I want for Mother’s Day this year is TIME. It’s the best gift we can give to ourselves and in turn, to our families. The gift of TIME may make us better Mothers (I know… hard to imagine) and for some, better lovers.  (Wink-wink!). Have a wonderful Mother’s Day because you, WE, deserve it!



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Mother’s Day Gift; What You Want

Mother’s Day is the day that we are officially thanked for all that we do. It is the one day where the tables are turned; a chance for us to weigh in on what we might like to do with our day. Please use this day wisely because an opportunity like this doesn’t come around so often. Allow your children, your husband, or significant other, to pamper, to cater, to fawn and to appreciate you for all that you do. Then, take a moment to tell yourself that Mother’s Day is a HALLMARK holiday and that you deserve all of this praise and attention throughout any given day of any given year. We’ve got a few unique gift ideas to help you do just that:

1. The Gift of Employment: Personal Risk Management Solutions, a boutique personal insurance brokerage company is actively recruiting women in NY/NJ/CT who have a minimum of 5-10 years of professional work experience (does not matter if it was 20 years ago); ideal opportunity for someone returning to the workforce. Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred

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2. The Gift of a Soap Star-Studded Gala: Bid now to win: Two complimentary tickets to the soap-star studded attended event “Angels for Hope Gala; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, May 21st, at 7pm at the Pearl River Hilton in Pearl River, NY (just outside of Manhattan). Mix & Mingle with a dozen of the hottest soap stars including: Martha Byrne, Terri Columbino, Jon Hensley, Kelley Hensley, Michael Park and others. A signed script by many notable soap stars. Winner’s choice to sit with favorite soap actor at the gala.Domestic Round-trip JetBlue Airfare for Two to NY. One night hotel stay at the Pearl River Hilton for you and guest. Hair & Makeup by a celebrity stylist. Exclusive event gift bag.

3. The Gift of Organization: Label Your Stuff is an amazing business started by two moms providing personalized name labels. This must-have product is perfect for your little campers or children going to daycare and school. Imagine being able to avoid the lost and found? The labels are waterproof, dishwasher safe AND microwavable. Do yourself a favor and check out their allergy, book, bag and gift labels too!

4. The Gift of Entertainment: Tell us who your and your child’s favorite Sesame character is to be entered to WIN FOUR TICKETS to Sesame Place!

Enjoy your Mother’s Day and thank you for our gift. Watching the Butterfly community flourish has been a gift in itself.

Bradi and Terry, Co-Founders, Mothers, Wives and Workers

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