Zooventure: A Struggle To Design My Mother’s Day


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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. As cliché as that sounds, that quote captures our Mother’s Day weekend perfectly. Weeks prior, I planned a road trip that would span through Mother’s Day weekend. For once, I was taking control of my day, getting away from the usual pressures I feel around this time. Well, those plans came crashing to a screeching halt when things, weather included, started to misalign at the last minute.

Defeated and heartbroken watching my perfectly planned trip crumble, I decided to make the best out of the day. My day. Without an ounce of energy left, I sighed to Greg plans of taking the boys to Lincoln Park Zoo. As it turned out, it would rain here too and the temps would only reach 45 degrees in the windy city. I was convinced that I was being trolled, but I decided that enough was enough. I was determined to enjoy my Mother’s Day, rain or shine. Road trip or no road trip.


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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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