The perfect I-don’t-want-to-be-the-Mother-day gift

April 19th, 2009

When talk turns to Mother’s Day, I get a wobbly tummy. I’ve always been remembered nicely, but I’d really rather be forgotten totally.

And although I’m often ignored around here, I’m hardly ever completely overlooked.

When my husband spends $75 for a bouquet of flowers, I inhale deeply, and then I just about wilt. Because what I really want for Mother’s Day is a day when I don’t have to be the Mother.

That’s why the Momma Zen Mother’s Day Gift Guide has just one thing on it: You. Coming here. For an I Don’t Have to Be the Mother Day. Surrounded by my very best friends and fellow mothers at the Mother’s Summer Plunge one-day retreat on Saturday, June 20.

Everything you’ll need to make it happen is right here.

I know, it can be hard to imagine your family getting by without you, but they probably won’t give you a single second thought.

Whether you are treating yourself by your presence or treating your family by your absence, it’s an all-around treat just the same. So sign up by May 31.

Use this downloadable gift certificate and tell your husband that this year’s Mother’s Day shopping is just how he likes it. Done.
Mothers Plunge Gift Certificate


  1. brilliant brilliant woman.
    i’m coming no matter what. becuase if nothing else, I am giving it to myself. : )

    Comment by traceyclark — April 19, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

  2. i’m so glad i’m not the only mother who just wants a day to not be a mama. the guilt! it burns! ;-D

    Comment by jenica — April 20, 2009 @ 12:36 am

  3. I have my tickets! Woo hoo! My bag is packed, my sunscreen is on and … oh wait, it’s not till June.

    Mary C.

    Comment by Mary Castillo — April 20, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

  4. Since I can’t afford to get tickets to see my brother graduation, I can’t afford the flight to Cali either … but I’d be there in a heartbeat if I could. Please enjoy!!

    Comment by Shawn — April 20, 2009 @ 6:15 pm

  5. Think my husband will take the hint?

    Comment by Mama Zen — April 20, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

  6. MZ, if you could see the fabulous group who will be here your husband would definitely put you in their league. But he’d want you back.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — April 21, 2009 @ 12:07 am

  7. Blogger Shugetsu said…

    Hooray for being something bigger and more spacious than The World’s Most Important Job!

    For Mother’s Day my mom and I are going for a night on the town. I’ll free from motherhood for those few hours–but will she still be a mom? Probably.

    Comment by Shugetsu — April 21, 2009 @ 3:56 am

  8. I am repeatedly learning the lesson I can’t give my son what I don’t have. Thanks for the reminder. I cannot wait for the retreat!!!!

    Comment by Sheryl — April 30, 2009 @ 5:58 am

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