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Mother’s Day Celebration With Natalie At School

THIS is why I ended up missing out on interviewing Nicole Richie last week. And it was SUCH the right choice. I knew I was doing the right thing when I said no – but it stung nevertheless. As soon as I walked in and saw Natalie with her book and crown and sash for me – all that nonsense I was holding onto disappeared.

So, we walked in and immediately our kids crowned us with a “#1 Mom” drawing they made. Natalie then threw this sash made out of construction paper around my body and yanked me down in her seat. She was HYPER! So EXCITED! I just followed along not speaking because she was whipping me around and I was enjoying her bliss.

Then she read me this book she made for me. Here’s the video.

CUTE!! The kids then sang a few songs for us and served us tea and cookies.

I glanced over and saw this board – and again was flooded with emotion. She recognizes that the thing I say the most to my kids is “I love you”. And that’s exactly what I’m hoping for as a mom.

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. you’re a great mom, vera…..when you read these notes 12 years from now, they will still bring tears to your eyes!

  2. Such a precious moment with your daughter! Clearly she knows she is loved and that she comes first 🙂
    So beautiful! thank you for sharing it!

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