Sometimes expectations of a delightful, carefree and easy Mother's Day can get in the way of enjoying what Mother's Day is all about. I will be the first to admit I have missed the joy of Mother's Day all together because I was busy checking off my to-do list. So, this Mother's Day we celebrated early with the help of Minute Maid. 

Instead of having brunch or dinner or even breakfast in bed, my kids prepared a picnic of yummy snacks with the help of my husband, Ryan. They washed fruit  and veggies and placed them on a platter with some baked ricotta cheese. It was simple and delightful. Watching then prepare everything made me realize all of the good I'm doing as a mom. 

Sadly, it's not often that I take a step back and realize that I'm doing a great job, so Minute Maid has started a campaign to help parents remember all of the good they are doing. I shared more about my experience over on the Minute Maid blog. You'll also find a delicious lemonade granita recipe you won't want to miss. 

If you're wondering what to do this Mother's Day or if you are even finding yourself stressing about it, try having a picnic outdoors or indoors with your kids. It's an easy no fuss way of celebrating.

Photos by Rennai Hoefer.