When I was in school Mom worked for Ford Motor Company. So did Dad, but it’s Mother’s Day so we’re not focusing on him.
Though all the unhappiness I felt as a child, very little of that was directed at Mom for working. Sure there were times, plenty of times, when I wished she could help at lunch regularly or chaperone field trips. I wanted her to take me to school and pick me up at the end of the day instead of baby sitters. I was human. I was a kid. And I wanted what the other kids had that I didn’t.
But I never threw fits about this. It didn’t occur to me until much much later that some kids would have been up in arms about their mom having to work when the others didn’t. It might have caused fights and stress. This was not the case for me. My mom worked. Though it wasn’t always ideal (for her as well) and there were plenty of before school tummy aches, it was how things when in our house.
And even now, I wouldn’t change anything.
Having Mom at work forced me to be brave and find some independence. It allowed me to meet different parents at school and make connections that lasted years. I also interacted with baby sitters. Some of them definitely weren’t the best but there are others who taught me life long lessons and are still fondly in my memories.
She showed me how important it is to work hard and fight for yourself. Things weren’t always perfect for her at work, but she loved what she did in general and always put her best effort into her job. Even if I didn’t always understand that at the time, I saw it, I heard about it, and it stuck.
Now Mom has a much worse paying job always helping me with editing my writing. it’s frustrating for both of us, but she sticks to that never give up attitude and instills it in me. The lessons Mom taught me just by being true to herself are the ones I appreciate the most. It’s really amazing what can be said without saying anything at all.
When I think of Mom, I think of lemon. Of happiness and spring and sunshine and all good things in the world. So I made Paleo Lemon Curd. It’s fast, easy, and healthy. A little bit of indulgence to feel good about. Plus, it only dirties one dish, and we all know moms don’t really like doing dishes.
Your probably thinking paleo lemon curd can’t be good. But it so is. Its thick and luscious and packed with lemon flavor. You would never be able to tell the difference in taste between paleo and traditional lemon curd, except you won’t crash from the sugar and you know you are eating real food.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! You deserve all the lemon curd in the world and then some.
Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom I know. She’s there for me through good and bad, tears and laughter, and even reads the first pass of everything I write. Writers you know how painful that is. She’s my hero and continually teaches me life lessons about working hard, staying positive, and having fun. She often says she always thought I would turn out like her but better and I can’t see how I could be any better than her. Love you Mom today, tomorrow, and forever 💗💞💕 #mothersday #momsofinstagram #mom #familytime #family #likemotherlikedaughter #mommyandme #motheranddaughter #bffs #fashion #style #outfit #ootd #ootdshare #fancy #designer #luxury #fashionista #fashionistas #inspired #girlswithgoals #dreambig #workhard #letsdothis #girlpower #womensupportingwomen #twinning #lookgoodfeelgood #myhero
- 4 egg yolks
- Zest of 2 lemons
- ¼ cup honey
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- ½ cup coconut manna aka coconut butter
- Place all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Cook, stirring or whisking constantly until the mixture begins to bubble and thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Pour into a heatproof bowl and allow to cool about 30 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap, putting the plastic directly on top of the curd, and refrigerate. Curd may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes