Friday Follow – Happy Mother’s Day! – Frugal Novice

Friday Follow – Happy Mother’s Day!

I’ll be honest – it’s highly unlikely that I’ll post anything Saturday or Sunday – we have company coming, birthday parties to go to, errands to run, and heaps and HEAPS of laundry to do. So, I thought it would be nice to do a Mother’s Day post for Friday Follow. It’s especially fitting for blogland because my mom is the one who first encouraged me to start a blog aside from the family one I started after J was born. She blogs over at Healthy Home Blog and has since 2007, so she’s been able to give me a lot of advice especially as I start out.

Here’s a photo of the two of us together from a couple of weeks ago:

My mom is kind and patient and fair, and I hope to exemplify those qualities to my boys as they grow. I am so blessed to be a mom to my sons. I forget sometimes in the day to day moments, when we’re caught up in getting out the door or when I’m surrounded by fussiness, but every day I thank God for these little boys with big personalities that bring so much joy to our lives.

I thought I’d close out this post by sharing a couple of quotes about moms. Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms and moms-to-be out there!

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan

Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
~Ann Taylor


  • Traci66 May 7, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I am here via Friday Follow and decided to follow you. I hope you will check me out. I am #112 Traci66 on Mr. Linky or I am having my first giveaway aldo, it is on my right sidebar at the top. I hope you will join in on the giveaway. I also have several more giveaways lined up. Happy Friday-Traci
    .-= Traci66´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday =-.

  • Carol May 7, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Hey Happy FF!!!! I’m a new follower and I’d love if you followed me too!!!

    .-= Carol´s last blog ..Don’t be fooled… =-.

  • Shirley Rempel May 7, 2010 at 6:04 am

    I am a new follower from FF! Love your blog and would love a follow back!

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Shirley Rempel´s last blog ..Friday Follow – May 7th Edition =-.

  • debbie May 7, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Happy Mothers day weekend to you too! What a nice picture of you and your Mom. Found your blog through Friday follow. Following now and hope you do the same in return…this is how i have found the best blog rolls!
    .-= debbie´s last blog ..A little home made ViNo anyone? =-.

    • Christi May 7, 2010 at 7:52 am

      Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I’ll return the favor. Have a great weekend!

  • denise May 7, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Following you over from Friday Follow!

    Stop by and enter my giveaway:
    .-= denise´s last blog ..Eco-friendly Peter Rabbit Organic products Review and Giveaway =-.

  • Jennifer May 7, 2010 at 8:30 am

    HI I am a new follower from Follow Friday, please follow me too! I am a newbie!!!Happy Mothers Day!!!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog .. =-.

  • Brandi May 7, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Hi! Stopping by from Friday Follow. I am now your newest follower. Please stop by my little corner of the bloggysphere when you get a chance! I am co-hosting an amazing fundraiser and you could win a week in an Orlando Vacation Home just for donating!!! Plus lots more goodies are being auctioned off.
    .-= Brandi´s last blog ..Friday Follow time again! =-.

  • Laura E May 7, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Here from FF and wanted to say hi.
    Take a minute an check my blog out if you haven’t already.
    I have lots of great giveaways going on.
    Thanks :)

  • Thrifty Canucks May 7, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Happy Friday Follow. Following you now on GFC as thrifty canucks.

    Please check me out

  • Nan May 7, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I found you from FF; I’m following you,

    would love to get follow back at;

    Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Nan´s last blog ..Friday Follow May 7 =-.

  • Teri H May 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Visiting from Friday Follow.
    We now follow you publicly through google friend connect. Please visit Mom to Bed by 8 and do the same.
    .-= Teri H´s last blog ..Friday Follow #1 =-.

  • Heavenly Savings May 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Cute Blog!!! I’m a new follower! Feel free to check out my blog as well!
    Happy Friday Follow! Hope to Blog with you again soon!

  • HSUper Parents May 7, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Happy FF! I follow you on GFC, FB and Twitter. Feel free to visit and follow (SKOY Cloths & Teething Bling giveaway).
    .-= HSUper Parents´s last blog ..Happy Friday Follow – 05/07/10 =-.

  • Ron May 8, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    I’m now a Friday-follower! Please follow back.

    My latest postings are, “Simple Gesture,” “Smiles,” “Spring,” “A Feast,” “Love Lifts,” “Wake Up to Serve” and “Soul-itude.”
    .-= Ron´s last blog ..Simple gesture =-.

  • Charla May 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to my dear daughter who is such an awesome mother to J & C. :)
    .-= Charla´s last blog ..Mother & Daughter, Now & Then =-.