Saturday, May 7, 2011

Motherhood Is Like A Cupcake

Mother's Day is a cupcake kind of day.
Wishing all the moms a sweet day!

The first thing I learned about being a mom is- 
if there's only one cupcake, you don't get it. 

 Yesterday, I had a little pity party in honor of myself. 
Should have celebrated with cupcakes but didn't think of it. 

I was thinking of the "sacrifices" I'm making for my family. 
That sounds greedy, just like hogging an entire plate of cupcakes to myself. 


 I can't say I've completely snapped out if yet, but the guilt is there.

I guess sometimes guilt is pleasurable.

It helps to remind yourself that life is not all about you.  If you look hard enough, you'll find little sprinkles of joy all around you.


My wonderful hubby has been reminding the kids that it's Mother's Day weekend.  So, early this morning my 5 year old climbed into bed, snuggled next to me and began to sing, "Happy Mother's Day to you.." to the tune of the birthday song. Talking about melting my heart and making me feel small all in one moment!  
This little cupcake could not contain all the sprinkles.

Being a mom has those moments of unexpected happiness.  Small sweet surprises that fill my heart, just like a nice pop of delicious cupcake filling.


Today, I'll have my motherhood with a cherry on the top, please.

Speaking of sweets, I just won a very sweet giveaway by Stacy's Shabby Shoppe!  Two Mary Englebreit flags.

She also sent me a vintage ballerina cupcake topper!  I love it. Thank you Stacy!  

 According to Stacy, I can have my cake and it eat it too!  
I think I will.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Enjoy your special weekend! It's more fun with little kids around...believe me! I'm doing my best NOT to have a pity party! But I sure do miss my grown up boys! HAVE FUN! EAT CAKE! ♥♥♥

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Good Morning,

I just cannot get over all the things they do to these cupcakes and the cakepops. I just love them, well maybe toooooo much; I have the pink cakepop at Starbucks at least once a week:-/

Happy Pink Saturday and Have a Blessed Mothers Day!!!

Enjoy a Beautiful Sunday filled with Special Memories of years gone by.

Hugs, CindyLew

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Tammy...enjoy your kids. Mine are off living their own lives. I'm glad about that but I do miss them. The time you have with your kids is so precious...and it goes by so quickly. Happy Mother's Day! ~Ann P.S. I was having my own pity party yesterday...I'm a bit better today. I just keep telling myself life is good. Sometimes it's better than others...

Karen said...

Those are the most yummy photos! Whenever I see cupcakes I need cupcakes. :)
Happy Mother's Day to you!

Donnie said...

Besides making me hungry I loved your sweet blog today. I know you will have a wonderful Mother's Day and congrats on your win. That ballerina is adorable.

Pamela said...

Wonderful post Tammy!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Regina said...

Happy weekend.


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

have a great mothers day Tammy, and remember there is only one mom to your kids~YOU!
You made some pretty cupcakes in the end~bravo. Eat 'em up!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh honey we have all had these thoughts. I have had babies in my twenties, thirties and one in my forties and when you are in the thick of it, it gets overwhelming sometimes. I used to say they were sucking the life out of me at times. My little leeches. Now I am more mellow and laid back about things. Oh well. Like wine, we mellow with age. I look back and realize with my older ones that all the time and things I gave up were worth it. They really need you to guide them at all stages. Let them spoil you this weekend and have a wonderful Mother's day.

Blondie's Journal said...

You wouldn't be a good mother if you didn't feel guilt sometimes. We all do it. Sometimes we have to take instead of give because we are giving all the time. I remember how hard it was with little ones {and it doesn't get easier once they are big ones}, but they always manage to brighten our days one way or another.

Your cupcakes are beautiful and I love your win. Happt Mother's Day, Tammy!


La said...

I'm hungry....


Karen said...

Wishing you all the best on this Mother's Day Weekend!!

LDH said...

Your little guys singing, Happy Mother's Day to you is so sweet! Beautiful photos! I do love cupcakes!

Susan said...

Ohhhh, that was cute. Loved your photos! How did you ever get those sprinkles in mid-air? Wowsers. Susan

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

So lovely Tammy!
Those images are gorgeous.... my heart fell for the purple blue hydrangea ones.
Wish I was a baker.


I loved this Mother's day post, its my favorite so far.
Happy Mother's Day Tammy.

Lisa xx

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Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

Love the analogy!!!!

CHH said...

Dear Tammy,

Congrat's on the win.

Happy Mother's Day!


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His Way or Her Way said...

When I saw all the different varieties of cupcakes, I had an overwhelming desire to lick my computer screen. Wow! They are amazing! Thanks for following our blog. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Shirley said...

Dear Tammy,
Happy Mothers Day...enjoy tomorrow as Monday it's all back to the "same old same old" and Mothers Day will be forgotten just like Christmas..and all mom's must go on...LOL!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a sweet post. Enjoy your kids they will be grown before you know it. Have a great Mother's day.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I just ate a Skinny Cow and was feeling satisfied until I looked at this post. I hope your funk lifts soon! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Vicki @ Curly Willow said...

Ah, your little one singing Happy Mother's Day... SO SWEET! Treasure that moment especially when you are feeling sad. My boys are 18 and 16... and my 18 year old handed me a Starbucks card one day this week and said, "Happy Mother's Day Mom, I don't remember when it is but didn't want to be late!" That melted my heart too!!

Vicki @ Curly Willow said...

PS: that hydrangea cupcakes are from I am a Baker blog.. she is amazing. I am going to try to do that on a cake! wish me luck!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Cute post...makes me want cake :)...but do enjoy these moments...they are gone so quickly...HAPPY Mother's Day!
THANK YOU for the oh so sweet words you left for me :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a cute post! I love to make cupcakes but they're NEVER as fancy as these delicious looking examples. So much easier than making a cake! And more fun to decorate!
I wanted to say thanks for following Pish Posh Couture! That's my daughter!

Gail Peterson said...

Happy Sweet Mother's Day*
I love your post, so true I hope I get a cupcake this year!
Enjoy your Day..

Natasha said...

Beautiful analogy here! Thanks for reminding me to relish the whole package when it comes to being a mother!

Happy Mother's day!

Blessings and best wishes always,

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I would just adore a dozen of those hydrangea cupcakes... so perfect for spring and Mother's Day. I hope that your day is filled with love!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Mother's Day Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share today. You know being a Momma, some days we just need those little pity parties, and that is okay. Then when the sprinkles stop by, they are that much sweeter to us.

I love the 5 year old waking you up and singing. How priceless is that? Just precious sweetie.

I hope you enjoy that cherry on top day today. You SO deserve it sweetie. You are one of the most loving and giving bloggers I have met.

Happy Mother's Day. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's day. Be selfish today, you deserve it.

Manni said...

Happy Mothers Day Tammy:)
What a beautiful post!!
Have a wonderful day

rosarod said...

Hi Beatrice, I hope you had a happy day! as giving a tour of your blog and see these beautiful photos of the wonderful cupcake, my mind my taste associated with my desires (cravings) to eat a delicious cupcake, even one! and to my surprise Mother's Day today they gave me a box of strawberry chesse cheese cupcake, the enjoyment as ever, because of your visual! ja, ja, ja. Complete influenced by your beautiful photos! hugs, Rose Marie (ah, I ate 2 of 6)

podso said...

So sweet (no pun of course)... and I hope you had a special day today!

Atelier de Charo said...

So sweet!!!

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Mallory said...

Happy Mother's Day! Those pictures look delicious! :)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Happy Mother's day!

Sarah said...

Definitely a sweet post! I may have to have a cupcake today! That last photo is pretty incredible. ;-)
~ Sarah said...

What a sweet post about motherhood - I think you really hit the nail on the head! Thank you.

It's nice to know I'm not alone in having days where I feel it's all about my "sacrifices" and then something happens and puts everything into perspective...I guess that's just being human.

Hope you're having a lovely week. :O)

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful photos! I hope you enjoyed your special day. It's difficult when kids are older and have their own lives, etc. Of course, that's the way it's supposed to be isn't it? :-)
I had a wonderful day and feel so blessed!

Enjoy them while they're small ~ time flies.