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September Series: What Does Being a Mom Mean to You? – The Tall Mom

We are so excited to share that Jelly Bean Journals, Prairie Wife in Heels, and The Tall Mom are teaming up to bring you some special September posts on our blogs. We will all be writing for each other, as well as ourselves, on a topic relevant to our regular content. Here’s what you can find during the month of September:

We hope you are ready for another powerful perspective on what being a mom means, because The Tall Mom has shared her sentiments and she will leave you in a swirl of emotions…

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Thank You Casper Executive Car & Limo!

We wanted to make sure we gave an extra shout out to our Mommy Juice Margarita Tour sponsor, Casper Executive Car & Limo (previously Lynn’s Limos)! They gave us a fabulous rate on a bus and worked closely with us to make sure all of our guests had a wonderful time and were shuttled around and home safely. Continue reading

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Margarita Tour & What Does Being a Mom Mean to You?

This is a special week at Jelly Bean Journals. Two of our series are meeting up! For the month of September, we are sharing a special series in collaboration with Prairie Wife in Heels and The Tall Mom. We have been writing for each other on a topic relevant to our regular content. Here’s what you can find during the month of September:

Here at Jelly Bean Journals, being a mom means honoring our very purpose as a blog by celebrating all things sweet and sour about mommyhood. We openly and honestly talk about the good, bad, beautiful, and challenging things we have experienced being mommies. Being a mom also means finding other moms to lean on for support, sisterhood, and fun! Thus, enter our ongoing Mommy Juice Series and a recent night out with 40 awesome moms!

We took a lighthearted approach in creating our Mommy Juice series. Along with loving the term, we hope this group of posts will help fellow moms to sit back, unwind, and enjoy a cocktail. We have a deep love for mocktails, as well, so this series is sure to have something for everyone. After all, we absolutely love enjoying a favorite drink with a great friend. So, here’s to you, girl! Cheers!

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What Does Being a Mom Mean to You? – Prairie Wife in Heels

What does being a mom mean to me?

To answer this question I had to take a moment and reflect on my last decade of motherhood, and ask myself…when did I most feel like a mom?

It wasn’t when I was pregnant, or giving birth. Those experiences made me feel strong and empowered but more as a woman, not Continue reading

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September Series: What Does Being a Mom Mean to You?

We are so excited to share that Jelly Bean Journals, Prairie Wife in Heels, and The Tall Mom are teaming up to bring you some special September posts on our blogs. We will all be writing for each other, as well as ourselves, on a topic relevant to our regular content. Here’s what you can find during the month of September:

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I Choose to Let Him Go

It happened. I finally had to pick. I had to make that age old parenting choice between my emotional comfort and Kiddo A’s next big thing.

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I am at the crossroads of a new preschool and our familiar early childhood learning center; staring down the road of my little boy’s destiny. Do I  cheer as he spreads his wings, or protectively insist that he stay in his safe cocoon one more year?

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As I Send You Off to Preschool

Trust me, I know “sending my baby to preschool” posts are a dime a dozen. I have read and loved so many over the years. As I process this big step with my first born and prepare to send him to preschool in a couple of days, I am flooded with emotion. So, I understand why this is such a common topic. The contradiction between wanting our babies to stay little forever Continue reading

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Mommy Juice: Join Us on a Margarita Tour

Friends, it’s official! We are hosting a Mommy Juice Tour! We’ve received so much feedback from friends and readers on our Mommy Juice Series that we are inviting you to join us for  a Margarita Tour through Casper on Saturday, September 10!

What better way to enjoy margaritas than while meeting and spending time with old and new friends! We’re calling this a Mommy Juice Tour in honor of our series, but you don’t have to be a mommy to join us! Your night will include great company, three margaritas at different venues, appetizers, a ranking card to provide feedback, and transportation! Have your ride drop you off at our first meeting point. We will take  you to the other venues and then to your home. You must be 21 years old to join us.

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Mommy Juice Tour Agenda:

4:45 pm     On the Border Drop Off

5 pm            On the Border (Margaritas)

6 pm            Fire Rock (Margaritas & Appetizers – Dinner Available at Additional Cost)

8 pm            Keg N Cork (Margaritas)

9-10 pm     Home Drop Offs

Cost:

$40 – This price includes three margaritas, appetizers, ranking card, transportation, and a hoot of a time. Payable upon arrival.

To Register

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 10 and register by emailing contact@jellybeanjournals.com.

To Sponsor

If you’d like to sponsor our tour, contact us at contact@jellybeanjournals.com.

We can’t wait! We hope you’re as excited as we are!
Photos from Pexels and Pixabay.

Here are other posts in our Mommy Juice Series:

Mommy Juice: Strawberry Lemonade Spritzers

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Bloody Mary Drinks Tour #2

Mommy Juice: 3 Classic Margarita Mocktails

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Bloody Mary Drinks

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Dear Soccer, I Win!

Dear Soccer,

The rumors you have heard are true…I don’t know a damn thing about you. You see, this mama played just about every other organized sport out there, including collegiate volleyball. But, you? Soccer? No, not so much. Look, it’s nothing personal, it’s just the truth. Yet here we are, forced to be friends all because Kiddo A has decided to give you a try.

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Dear Village

I truly agree with the sentiment, “It takes a village to raise a child.” While Seano and I are the primary caregivers, we have so much love and support surrounding us and participating in N’s rearing. I say “thank you” on a regular basis, but I’m not sure if these people really know how grateful we are. So, I wrote an open letter to my village. (I’m sure I did not cover every single person that love and support us in this note, but you’ll get the gist.)

Dear Village,

Sweet, loving, understanding village of mine, thank you for all that you consciously and unconsciously do to make our life so blessed. You are the reason I can claim any form of sanity at any time. Continue reading