I was honored when I received an email asking me to participate in a Mother’s Day Q & A with Draper James. While I won’t be celebrating with my precious mother in person, she makes an impact on me and my family on a daily basis. I’m sure yours or a special aunt or friend does for you as well. I’m glad we can honor them this weekend.
You know that I love this Southern brand from Reese Witherspoon. It was fun to share my Dallas Favorites with a Draper James Road Trip last fall. Their classic styles are truly great for all ages as you can see on us! From time to time, they make girls and teens items. I hope they will again soon! I’ve included a boutique of spring favorites at the end of the post.
Mother’s Day Q & A with Draper James
- What is the best advice your mother gave you? There are two things that I think of most as advice from my mother. One is how she lives her life serving her family and always putting us first. From a full-time working mom who never missed anything and cooked a great dinner every night to a loving grandmother passing down all the family recipes, she loves us well with her actions. The second is actually spoken advice: Everything is always bigger when you are tired. Get some rest. I tell my girls this all the time! I recently heard one of my girls saying that to another who was overwhelmed with school. It truly warmed my heart!
- How are you handling parenting during this time? We are all taking it one day at a time, extending a lot of grace to each other, and finding ways to celebrate things big and small. We’ve celebrated two of the girls’ birthdays and our anniversary in quarantine. We’ve also celebrated just being together on a sunny day! This has been an interesting time because my girls in college, high school, middle school, all doing online school. One one hand, I’m happy to have my girls home with me all day but on the other I know they miss their friends and especially the college experience. We are also finding ways to help others whether it is making sandwiches for a church ministry or collecting food for a local food pantry. Taking the focus off of ourselves has been good for everyone.
- What are you telling your kids about what we’re going through? Because of my girls ages, we are able to talk openly about what is happening in our lives and in our world. It is a good learning opportunity for each of them about personal responsibility, sacrificing for others, financial hardships, health, local, national and world politics, what is most important in our lives and finding God-given talents and purpose.
- What is the one piece of advice you hope your kids remember? I hope my girls remember that rest is important and nothing is more important than our family and faith.
What is the best advice your Mother shared with you? What do you want your family to remember about this time? What advice are you hoping your children will remember? I’d love for you to share them below.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there and to all the women who serve as a loving female role model for a child in their life. You are all important to us!
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Favorite Spring Styles from Draper James
Photo with my iPhone and a tripod. It was hilarious trying to get this done as you can imagine but my girls were awesome!
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