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Holly Smith

Wonderful idea! I pray it is very special for Audrey (and sometime Emma).

BTW, I have had to re-renter my info every time I post a comment, even when I click on remember personal info.

Praying for your day, Joanne!


Hi Joanne--
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. How did you know I've been reading your blog for months? I'm afraid to admit I've been a lurker.
Love this idea, by the way. My daughters are 3 and 8 mos. so maybe when they get a little older.


This is AWESOME! I hope your day was beautiful and most special. I think any time we can have alone with our children is an opportunity to just "be" with them.

You have inspired me to get some alone time with my boys. Have a wonderful weekend with your family.



I do that with Lisa (not necessarily on a Sat though) and we both love it ! have fun ! and a happy weekend to you all XO


Sarah and I love to head to the mall together or run errands together. We also try to get out together (just the two of us) to eat. Our favorite mom/daughter outing, however is that once a month we go get coffee and then next door to the nail place to get pedicures. What could be better...a cup of coffee, pedicure, chat time with the girl!

Marla Taviano

Livi had coffee this morning at my Mom's. Sigh. She thought she was big stuff. I'm going to e-mail you...


There is nothing better than one on one time. I have such special memories from my pre-teen years when my mom and I had season tickets to the theater. For each show we dressed up, went to dinner and saw a show. Looking back now, I see those dates as the formation of my mom and I's friendship. The beginning of us being more than just mom and daughter - but true friends. So why do I not do this with my girls! Thanks for the reminder Joanne!


Wonderful! I love this idea. I really need to be intentional about these kind of things. We'll blink and these girls will be grown up. Thanks for the encouragement!!

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