Delicious Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

by Tonya Staab
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These delicious brunch ideas are the perfect way to start Mother’s Day. It’s a great way to get the kids into the kitchen to help make the day special too.

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Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
― Alexander Pope

Before I share with you some yummy brunch ideas for Mother’s Day, I want to share a little about expectations for Mother’s Day.

a collection of mother's day brunch ideas

I don’t open up very often on here. Yes it’s my personal space, and readers like it when we keep it real and honest, but my life right now is complicated. It’s messy. It’s lovely. And it’s full of ups and downs. Every. Single. Day.

Mother’s Day expectations

I was married for a long time and although I shouldn’t have expectations of what came with being married I did. Because I had these hopes and expectations I was almost always disappointed. I would often spend Mother’s Day and birthdays crying by myself, watching black and white movies. I did this not because my children and ex-husband weren’t with me, they were, they were just busy doing their own thing. It wasn’t their birthday, it wasn’t their Mother’s Day. There would be handmade cards and hugs, but then everyone would go about their day as if it was just another one.

There was the time I was at such a low point of expectation that when asked what I wanted for Mother’s Day I said please don’t buy grocery store flowers, just mop the floor. It didn’t happen of course, and then I was asked why I looked sad on the day. I explained why and for the next 30-minutes heard the mop slamming into every wall, door, and step, out of frustration of ‘having’ to do something.

I tried many times for a few years to organize a fun family day, but each year my ideas were greeted with new plans. Plans that usually suited my ex-husband. I remember one year asking if we could walk along the trail to the beach and have a picnic. I was so excited for that day. Until I woke up to find that the kids were told they could swim in the pool all day. Of course, I would have been the ‘bad guy’ if I forced them to go do what I wanted, so I headed back to my bedroom and cried. I wanted to spend that time with them, doing something as a family.  

This year I’m letting go. Not because I’m single, and not because I don’t think that this is a day worth celebrating.

I’m going to choose to embrace the fact that my children do love me with every ounce of their being. That no matter what we do, even if I am watching black and white movies alone, that this is my choice and they don’t love me any less.

This year I will make a big brunch just like I do every Sunday, and whatever the day brings will be wonderful. Because I will be with my children.

Brunch recipe ideas

Scroll through the recipes above. You are sure to find something to make on your special day, or that the kids can help you make. Enjoy!

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1 comment

Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife} May 1, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Tonya, I hear ya, I’ve been there. Sometimes we have to let go of expectations and just enjoy what IS. Happy for you! xo


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