Unforgettable Mom Moments & Little Acts of Love: Mother's Day with CK & GK
So anyway, fighting with your kids. It's Mother's Day. - Caitlin K
Do you want to make your mother feel cherished and valued in a unique way? As mothers, we understand the desire to feel appreciated and loved. That's why we're sharing some of the special things that moms do that might get overlooked or forgotten about.
Join us in this episode as we explore the remarkable qualities of mothers, the trials and triumphs of parenthood, and so much more. Moms, it's time to feel seen, heard, and appreciated.
Key takeaways from this episode:
Admire the quiet strength and devotion of mothers in their day-to-day interactions.
Spark joy in children's lives with imaginative and playful activities they will cherish.
Traverse the multifaceted world of parenting, offering understanding and encouragement.
Appreciate the remarkable qualities of mothers through everyday acts of love and care.
Recognize the inspiring and often unnoticed ways moms contribute to the family's well-being.
Caitlin & Jenny are creative and lively moms. Jenny has a gift for finding joy in the little moments, and Caitlin has a talent for finding little ways to make her son feel loved. They're always looking for ways to make their children feel special, from bathtime surprises to heartfelt lunch notes. Caitlin and Jenny's background in teaching has given them a unique perspective on the importance of nurturing connections between parents and their kids. When they aren't concocting fun family activities, Caitlin & Jenny enjoy sharing their experiences and ideas with fellow moms who appreciate the beauty of small gestures in daily life.
Some "mom things" mentioned in this episode are:
Have a happy hour or secret lunch date with your child.
Make fancy mocktails with sparkling water and other juices or liquids.
Develop a secret wave or gesture with your child for a special connection.
Have glow stick dance parties or use them in the bath for a fun, unique experience.
Carve little hearts into peanut butter or other spreadable foods to make meals special.
Tuck away items that your children love so they can pass them down to their own kids.
Just A Few Personal Stories
Made our beds first after a move
Sends funny cards in the mail
Some things I do for my kids:
Racing kids home from the mailbox
Glow stick dance parties (midnight dance party)
Lunch/happy hour dates and fancy mocktails
Uses Christmas carols to request Christmas lists from the kids with her own words
Puts undies on teddy bears and other lovies
carves hearts on PB crackers
Some things I do for my son:
Carve hearts into PB sandwiches
Draw pictures on snack bags
Affirmations, including “be nice to everyone” and “try”
Special Thanks To:
Julissa Sahm: Instagram @julissa.sahm
Make a new birthday plate for every year! Here's the reel explaining how she does it!
Caitlin's Ride or Die Ladies:
Ariella: affirmation “Be brave today” and turning the pillow over when there are nightmares
Brenna: got each of her kids their own little mugs and they all have “coffee” together on the weekends
Joey: gives three types of kisses every night to her boys (regular, Eskimo, and butterfly)
Some very special podcast friends:
Kay from F**k My Work Life @fmwlpod: My mom would make us our lunches for school everyday and she’d write a little note on our napkins.
Tessa & Nicole, Doom Generation Podcast Twitter @DoomGenPod
They're almost grown now but when they were smaller I'd yell “cHiiiiLDRENnn!” in a warbly call and they'd come running for cuddle time in my bed. I miss it.
My mom and I used to sing "Goodnight Sweetheart" to each other at bedtime after seeing 3 Men and a Baby.
Amber, Witches Talking Tarot Podcast: Twitter @ClassiestWtches
I could take a million lines of text telling everyone how wonderful she is and in how many millions of ways, but like it's so much easier to say my mom is love. She is pure love. 💙
When my daughters were little we didn't have much money, but I wanted them to have a childhood they could look back on fondly.
So at least once a weekend, but usually multiple times we'd have party evenings I have all daughters, so we would do Dance parties (everyone picked songs and we crazy danced in the living room for like an hour or 2), Make over parties, Nail painting parties, tea parties. We would have a blast
They now range from 16-21 years old and they do not remember 🙄🤦♀️ but we did it 🤷♀️
Tabby from Gray’s Taproom Podcast: Twitter @TaproomTab
We watch sand and slime videos before bed. I let him play the DJ in the car on the way to school and listen to the same wellerman song in 14 different ways.
Just to name a few: My mom homeschooled my brother and I. She got up at 6am even though she worked until midnight to make her coffee and us breakfast. She taught us to always be creative and nothing can stop you if you don't let it.
Mother's Day Appreciation
Mother's Day is an opportunity to express gratitude and love towards mothers for their relentless efforts and sacrifices. This day provides a chance to celebrate the extraordinary qualities and skills that mothers possess, allowing them to nurture, care for and raise well-rounded children. It is crucial for mothers to be appreciated and acknowledged not only on this special day but throughout the year. With that in mind, it is important to find creative and thoughtful ways to express gratitude that goes beyond just a simple card or gift.
In the CK & GK Podcast Mother's Day episode, both Caitlin Kindred and Jenny GK emphasized the importance of celebrating this occasion and making it memorable for moms. They mentioned that even simple gestures, such as breakfast in bed, a heartfelt note, or a day at the spa, can significantly contribute towards showing appreciation for the wonderful women in our lives. They also discussed how moms deserve quality time for themselves and should feel comfortable asking for it when needed.
Little acts of love and kindness can mean a great deal and often hold more value than expensive gifts or grand gestures. Small tokens of affection, like regularly writing encouraging notes, taking an extra effort to make a meal special, or setting up surprises, go a long way in making someone feel cherished and valued. Such sweet gestures help build stronger, more meaningful relationships, which can positively impact a family's dynamics and create lasting bonds. In their conversation, Caitlin and Jenny recounted their experiences of sweet gestures from their mothers. These anecdotes included thoughtful touches like meaningful notes in lunchboxes and creating exceptionally small celebrations, which helped create delightful memories of their childhood. The heartfelt sharing in the podcast fosters a sense of camaraderie and understanding, encouraging listeners to appreciate and practice small yet significant acts of love for their loved ones.
Unconditional love is the cornerstone of a strong parent-child relationship, enabling children to grow and flourish under the steadfast support and care of their mothers. This unwavering love serves as a constant source of guidance, strength, and encouragement throughout different phases of life, fostering an enduring bond that transcends even the most challenging circumstances. During the podcast, Caitlin Kindred and Jenny GK shared their own experiences of the unconditional love they received from their mothers. The personal stories and insights they provided effectively conveyed the importance of this powerful emotion in shaping their lives and those of their children. As listeners, this reinforces the knowledge that despite the multitude of challenges parenthood presents, the unwavering love of a mother remains a driving force, with the power to inspire, uplift, and strengthen future generations.
Childhood memories are the building blocks of one's personality and foundational experiences. Those precious moments we cherish—embracing their mothers, witnessing their acts of love, sharing laughter over little inside jokes—engrave an irreplaceable warmth and affection into our hearts. Caitlin Kindred and Jenny GK took a nostalgic trip down memory lane, sharing stories of their childhood memories with their mothers, from receiving hand-crafted care packages to enjoying creative home-cooked meals. Their conversation encourages listeners to recall their own memories and appreciate the love, attention, and care they received from their mothers. By doing so, it not only brings a sense of gratitude and happiness but also serves as a reminder of the importance of creating cherished moments with our own children.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mother figures we know and love.