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A Mother’s Day Giveaway with Sucré

A few weeks ago, I started thinking about Mother’s Day. What I wanted to do to celebrate my mom. And then suddenly, I had this realization that I’m a MOM. To another little human! A little person who wakes up in her crib and stares up at me with her big eyes every morning, and gives me a toothless, slobbery grin (usually). Once I got over the wild fact that I did, indeed, give birth to a little person earlier this year, I went back to thinking about how we were going to celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom, as we have every other year of my life.

Since becoming a mom, I’ve found a completely new respect for moms everywhere. Stay-at-home moms? Bless you for having the patience to take care of another person ALL DAY (and all night) LONG. Working moms? You go on with your bad self, juggling two, sometimes three jobs that can at various different times be all consuming (…when do we ever sleep?) Moms with multiple children? I am not even going to begin to try to understand how you do it. Because, let’s face it, if I ever have another kid, I just want it to kind of sneak up on me because the idea of having TWO or THREE little people running around makes me want to down a cocktail, immediately.

Last year, I pulled together a little tribute to my mom, and an inspirational Stylish In the Kitchen for a Mother’s Day Brunch. This year, I’ve teamed up with the folks at Sucré, a delicious bakery in New Orleans, to give away a fabulous box of sweet goodies to one lucky winner.

What do you have to do to win? Leave a comment on this post and tell me why your mom (or a woman who has taken on a motherly role in your life) is awesome. One winner will be selected on May 5th and will have the opportunity to send Sucre’s Mother’s Day Box (value: $79.00) to their mom, just in time for Mother’s Day.

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Posted by Kasey

Kasey is the food editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. She loves dark chocolate, warm crusty bread, and traveling to new places. She speaks Russian, but does not like vodka.

  • lizzie

    I have come to appreciate my mom more and more with each year – each day, sometimes it seems. I am the oldest of five so we shared a lot of the day-to-day duties like changing diapers and making lunches. On top of that, though, she maintained a wealth of knowledge (not only on where the matching sneaker was or how to make a ponytail with NO bumps) but of how to heal burns, how to settle arguments, how to instill confidence in a nerdy english nerd, how to create a closely-knit group of kids who sometimes seem like they have nothing in common but would do anything for one another… She holds the family together; we would all be literally and figuratively lost without her. I am a twenty-year-old college student and would LOVE the opportunity to treat her to something nice while it is not in my budget to do so. Fingers crossed!

  • rachel

    I’m thinking of my mom and Grandma. My 87-year-old grandma is a strong woman — my grandpa died about 7 years ago but she’s continued to stay active and alive, traveling, running our family business and figuring out all sorts of new duties (bookkeeping, etc.). I admire her strength and hope to live a long, healthy life like her!

  • Katie

    Hi Kasey, first off congratulations on your little on. You are going to be one of the best mom’s out there. My mother taught me everything I know (including my sarcasm, which I fully embrace, despite complaints from others…) and was/is my best friend. When I was 16 and she only 46, she had a massive stroke that paralyzed her and her speech. She somehow remained the positive witty strong woman that she is and has worked around this. She still can’t walk or talk as fluently as she one did, but has adapted herself. Even so much as cooking and chopping entire holiday meals for our family, planting and maintaing her beautiful garden and every card for every holiday is handwritten by her in her non dominant hand! Whenever I feel down about myself, I need on tly to look at her for a light in the crack. I would love to salute this woman, this amazing woman, with something special this year. This just may be a start!
    You and Matt keep on keeping on! You guys do such a great job & love each other and your family everyday!

  • Last year, my first mother’s day as a mom, we went to the Oakland Rose Garden to celebrate with my mother in law. It was the perfect thing to do after brunch.

    My mom is awesome because she’s honey badger tough, strong and determined, but she is also soft, tender and creative. I’ve been so lucky to feel my mother’s fierce love for me my entire life.

  • My grandma – she’s totally awesome because we can talk for an hour every day and somehow still find things to talk about! Plus, she has the biggest sweet tooth ever!

  • My mom is awesome because she is easy to talk to, has a good sense of humor and is open minded.

  • Joline

    My mom is awesome because she is so supportive. She’s a strong lady and has doen’t her life as a dedicated registered nurse, the majority of the time helping cancer patients. I don’t know how she does it. Plus she makes the tastiest chocolate cake!!

  • Joline

    That would be SPENT her life as a dedicated registered nurse…..autocorrect – ugh.

  • Kara

    My mom is awesome because she taught me how to be strong and stand on my own two feet no matter what life throws your way. My dad passed away in November, and instead of crumbling under the weight of doing everything on her own for the first time in 32 years, she decided to see life as a new, different chapter. It’ll be her first mother’s day without a present from him, and I’d love to surprise her with this awesome gift as a way to brighten her day and say thanks for being an incredible example, friend, and mother.

  • Mabel

    My mum is the bomb because she taught me everything about my roots. The country where I’m from by making home made foods and crafts and making sure I learn the language. Since elementary school, I have never gone to school with less than a 3 course meal in my clunky Japanese tiered lunch boxes. Even when she visits me, she’ll pack me lunch to work! In my mid twenties!! I love you, mum.

  • My mom is incredibly generous in all ways. Now that I have my own child, I have an even greater appreciation for all that she does. In these first few months of motherhood, she’s watched my daughter while I nap more times than I can count. That alone is praiseworthy, but she does so much more.

  • My mom is my best friend, and best friends are hard to come by.

  • Kelsey

    My mom is just so great. She taught me to cook, she’s funny (every card she sends me for every holiday is wine themed), she helps my sister raise my nephew, she visits me in Denver to go see shows, and we like to eat cookies with our coffee on Sunday mornings.

  • ellcoolj

    While my mother is fantastic, the way that she raised me to be a good caring fair person, this prize would be wasted on her as she does not like sweets (if I had not seen the birth photos I would demand genetic testing). So instead of her, I am going to write about my wife, and the mother that she is to our children.
    She is the glue that holds our family together, the compass that guides us around the world and our daily lives, the music that we dance and sing to, and the warmth of the fire to snuggle and fall asleep with. As one of the few female judges in our state court system she is giving our daughters a sense of empowerment of what strong capable women can accomplish. As an athlete she is being a role model of fitness and pride in the strength of our daughters bodies (although she is now being outpaced by my 10 year old). As a citizen of the world she is exposing our daughters to so much more than our tiny corner of the US, as she plans globetrotting adventures for us all. As a bringer of joy she sings songs and breaks into impromptu dance parties. I could not ask for a better mother for my daughters then my amazing wife.

  • ellcoolj

    I’m going to cheat here and add a second entry, this time for my mother-in-law.
    When I first met her I had 1/2 a beard (It was college and well… yeah…) and she still accepted me. From then on whatever I did, as long as I kept her daughter happy, was just great. She let me be me and loved me for it. As a teacher she was my unofficial mentor and in the early days of my teaching carrer she guided me and helped me navigate the education profession. She takes my daughters so that my wife and I can go away on vacations, or duck into NYC for concerts and times with friends. She validates all of our choices, regardless if she agrees with them or not. All in all the perfect-mother-in-law and in much need of sweets from New Orleans.

  • AnnaZed

    People don’t believe me but my mother-in-law is all about the awesome! Not only did she raise my sweetheart but she had another three boys – triplets! And this was back when multiple births were not a common thing at all. So, four boys and she’s still as gracious and ladylike as June Cleever. I have no idea how she does it.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Kathleen

    My mom is incredible because she has had the patience to be the best thesis editor that I ever could have asked for and I love her for it!

  • Hilary

    My brother had a life-threatening disease, discovered when he was 18 months old, and even at 20 years old, he continues to suffer from related problems (seizures, etc., but he has been in remission from Histiocytosis for a long time now, thankfully). My mom has always been so brave and supportive with everything he went through, as well as trying to provide a normal childhood for me, his older sister. She has remained positive throughout her life, and has the best sense of humor, which has made a huge difference in all of our lives.
    I went to Tulane, and whenever my mom would come visit, we would take a special trip to Sucre. It would mean a lot if I could send her a box like that, especially because I could never afford to buy it on my own (I’m a PhD student studying autism and have a LOT of loans).
    Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!
    x Hilary
    hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

  • Angie

    I am a mother and this is the first ever Mothers’ Day I will spend without my daughters, one having graduated from LSU (in 3 1/2 years, mind you) and now gainfully employed in DC and the other one completing her freshman year at Kent State University in Ohio and on Dean’s List. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Sucre macaroons…. and if my girls were here, I know I would be getting some… which still may…. 🙂

  • My mom Tootsie is awesome, because she has always been there for me no matter what. When my two boys were babies, she would take them every Wednesday so I could have a “Mom’s Day Out”. I actually just cleaned house in peace, and got to go to the bathroom by myself. lol Everytime we go out of town, she comes to my house to watch her newest grandson, our dog Max (he’s a 3 yr old Westie). She lives on the Westbank, and calls “Coming to Metairie” her vacation. She is the best!

  • I do not even know where to start when it comes to describing my Mom’s awesomeness!! Btw first, congrats on being a Mom yourself– amazing huh?! It’s crazy how we can only begin to appreciate motherhood once we become one ourselves! I mean, of course, we appreciate our Mom’s, but it’s the little things that we become aware of once we enter motherhood. Like when my Mom always threw her arm over me if she had to slam on the brakes! I would always wonder, “Why in the world does she do that?!” Like, “does she think her arm is going to stop me from propelling through the windshield if we did crash?” It was always a joke between us, and she would always say, “It’s just a habit I developed once I had you.” And, then……. I become a Mom. And, my little girl has yet to even begin sitting in the front seat, and guess what?! I ALREADY do the arm thing!! And, I’m just protecting a front seat, because she is in the back! Haha! It’s a crazy little “Mama instinct.”

    Anyway, my Mom is simply amazing! She isn’t rich, or some successful career lady. She is simply an amazing woman who would me or my sister the world if she could. She sacrificed so many of her own wants (and even needs) while she and my Dad were raising us. There was simply nothing we ever needed that she did not make sure we had. She taught me my morals and values, and taught me to never stray away from who I was. No MATTER what! She taught me to always be kind to others, even the ones who wronged me. I would not be the woman I am today without her, and I truly cannot imagine my life without her. Mother’s Day is simply a day that was chosen to recognize motherhood. However, I celebrate my Mom every day. There is not a day that passes that I do not call my Mom to see how she is doing, or if she needs anything. The time has come that I am now independent, and although she does not need it yet, I make sure that she knows that she can always depend on me for anything– just like I still can depend on her! Love that lady! She has made me the mother I am today!

    Thanks for asking me this question. And, sorry for such a long-winded answer. I LOVE to share the love I have for my Mom, and hope my little love feels the same about me when she is grown. 🙂

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