The Season of Hope



March was trying. Uncertainty. Frustration. Aggravation. Followed by Calm, Reassurance, and Hope.
I think all of us feel that way sometimes.  We get a leg up, and the wrung on the ladder gives out.

Being a mom is definitely like that.  Labor even tries to prepare us for these times. It’s hard, uncontrolled, and usually unscheduled. Uncertain, sometimes frustrating, even aggravating at times. Those feelings are often countered by Calm, Reassurance, and Hope.

That’s what I like best about spring.  It’s hopeful.  The explosion of rebirth and new life around us.  The spirit of Easter resonates all season long.

If you’ve never read the Easter story, it’s the perfect parallel to spring.”  Matthew 26-28

Cute & Quick Ideas to Spread Some Joy at Easter

I have become the queen of throwing things together at the last minute. With small children, special dates and holidays seem to always be creeping up on me. Here are some very cute and very time crunch friendly Easter ideas!

Good Fridaysharing the spirit
Follow tradition and pick up some hot cross buns at a local bakery to deliver to a friend on the way home.

Choose a flower with symbolic meaning like pansy, dogwood, or Easter lily and give it to someone this weekend who might not be able to get out to a church service or who needs extra comfort this year. Other spring flowers such as azalea, daisies, and mums also have symbolic meanings. There are some sweet and pretty arrangements if you want to the floral shop route.

While you are preparing for your brunch or Easter dinner, make a little extra and take it by to someone you know who has a new baby at home, has been ill, or is recovering from surgery.

Fun little something’s for this weekend
Check out all of the precious ideas on my Pinterest board.

Make a bunny breakfast , bunny cinnamon rolls, or this scrambled egg bowl.

If you are heading out and need to bring a dish, these little chicks are too fun! If eggs aren’t for you, create these carrots, or these, or even these! Wow, carrots are popular this time of year!

These butterflies are C-UTE! You could combine them with this Easter jellybean message, or this one, or attach the message card to a jar like this.

Sorry all, I’m not big into Easter baskets and egg decorating. Maybe next year… I think this is AWESOME and we just may have to try egging some houses.