Happy Mother’s Day. I’m Leaving.

This year for Mother’s Day, I am breaking all the rules – no breakfast in bed, handmade cards or foot massages. I am packing up my bags, grabbing Louis and heading to my favorite city – New York.

The plan? Well, for fun’s sake, I don’t have one, other than the New York City Ballet – Louis’ one request. Other than that, we’ll be staying up late, sleeping in and enjoying each other’s company over the city sites and New York style pizza dinner dates.

I don’t open up very often about being a mom, and what it’s like to balance Seven Sundays (often referred to as our first born), my family and my life, of which there is little left of after everything else. Like most moms, I wear a lot of hats and, as a natural multi-tasker, I rarely treat myself to JUST being a mom. There is no real maternity leave as an entrepreneur, and so juggling several demands at once has become my normal state of affairs since day 1 of becoming a mom. 

So this weekend, in celebration of Mother’s Day and Louis’ 4th birthday, away from emails, dirty laundry, baby bottles and even Emry and Brady, I am going to be hanging in the Big Apple with my #1 inspiration, Mr. Imagination, lives-in-the-moment-every-moment, best buddy. I can’t wait!

To all you mommas: What you do, all you do, is super human. Whatever your plans are this weekend, I wish you some time to “shed it all”, distract yourself from the usual distractions and live in the moment. Happy Mother’s Day!


I will not teach or love or show you anything perfectly, but I will let you see me, and I will always hold sacred the gift of seeing you. Truly, deeply seeing you.

- Brene' Brown, Daring Greatly


Hannah Barnstable
Hannah Barnstable