Things have been a little crazy around here this past month, so as you can imagine, I’m looking more than forward to celebrating National Chardonnay Day on May 25th. If I’m being totally honest, my life as a mom is always pretty hectic, and I never really need an excuse to enjoy a good glass of wine… which is why I’m super excited about teaming up with Wente Vineyards to raise a glass, of their amazing wine, to motherhood. It only seems appropriate, seeing as we just celebrated Mother’s Day this past weekend.
As moms, it’s no secret that we put our own needs last. Our days are often spent ensuring that our children’s needs are being met, long before we even have the chance to think about ourselves. It’s not uncommon in our house, for me to not have a moment to myself until the very end of each day, after all of my kids have been tucked into bed for the night. Our days are chaotic and exhausting, but in the best kind of way. Before I became a mom, I never could have imagined that I could give so much of myself to someone else, yet feel so satisfied in doing so. Motherhood is, without a doubt, one of the toughest and most selfless jobs there is, but it is also one of the most rewarding, and I’m loving every minute of this journey.
One of my favorite ways to reward myself at the end of a busy day with my kids, is with a glass of wine. Once all of the baths are done, they’re snuggled in their beds, and the goodnights have been said, I like to sneak back downstairs and pour myself a glass of Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay. This wine has become a favorite of mine. It’s smooth on the palette, and I really enjoy the hints of vanilla paired with fruit, in its flavoring. Once I finally get the chance to sit down and relax, I like to drink my wine while reading a book, or flipping through a magazine in peace. This has kind of become a ritual for me, and a positive time for me to reflect back on the day spent with my children, while also doing something for myself. It’s my own little way of saying “cheers” to my kids for teaching me about patience and selflessness, and for making me the mother that I am today.
Is their something that you do to treat yourself at the end of a long day? Or someone who you would love to raise a glass to for supporting you or for changing you for the better? I’d love to hear about it!
You can find out where to purchase any of Wente Vineyard’s great selection of wines here. A special thank you goes out to them for sponsoring this post, and for helping me celebrate motherhood!