Each year this is the most youthful twenty-four hours I spend, pretending I’m famous and glamorous and girlfriend-laden only. But it’s not all for me. My friend also collects at least $10 a mom (and generally about forty of us come) for some local mom who is struggling. This year the money will go to a mom who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and who has no health insurance.
All in all this yearly tradition makes me feel vibrant, reconnected with my girlfriends, and deeply good for utilizing a party gathering to help out a fellow mom-in-need. Of course, I’m also generally quite tired the Monday and Tuesday after the Oscars. But, hey, if there’s one thing we moms are used to, it’s fatigue. I can handle it.
I’m curious how other moms reconnect throughout the year, doesn’t have to be a big party. I’m interested to hear how!