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Covered Bridge: No One Like a Mother

We all know one, or you may even be one, and if you were blessed to be raised by one, then you know exactly what I am talking about. You know, a mom—otherwise known as mommy, momma, mother, and a slew of other nicknames that come with her role.

Some of these moms are different, though. Not all may be flesh and blood. Some adopt, some took on roles to be a team mom, and some may care for 4-legged creatures. While it doesn’t matter what kind of mom they are, they all deserve to be celebrated.

One of the neatest things to watch is someone become a new mom. The instant change of realizing how much love there is to give and how your heart hurts with happiness is indescribable.

May is the month we celebrate mothers, and though I mention not all moms are the same, one thing they have in common is LOVE! We celebrate all moms for giving birth, feeding, clothing, playing, crying with and for you, and loving you through good times and tough times.

To those who have lost your mother, my heart hurts for you, and I send my deepest condolences to you. Please know there are resources out there for you, like this.

I hope you are able to remember the special times and celebrate her. There is an unspeakable bond between a mother and child, and the idea of losing that is simply devastating.

Please remember this Mother’s Day to tell those moms you know just how special they are. Take a little extra time out of your busy schedule to plan ahead and treat them with the love and care they’ve treated you with for you all those years. There is really no one like a mother.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!

 

Morgan Gunder is a community and broker liaison for Reid Health Alliance. Born in the South and raised in the Midwest, she is a wife and mother with a passion for traveling, learning, and technology.

Awesome Asparagus Recipes

Healthy Asparagus Recipes

This week in food, we helped you take advantage of fresh, spring asparagus with healthy asparagus recipes.

Make this easy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and Potatoes for dinner any night of the week.

This Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad is the perfect spring lunch or side dish.

Avocado and Asparagus Egg Sandwiches elevate your go-to breakfast to something special.

Avocado and Asparagus Egg Sandwiches
Image and Recipe via Lauren’s Latest

 

This Creamy Goat Cheese Asparagus Quinoa Salad makes the perfect light lunch.

Creamy Goat Cheese Asparagus Quinoa Salad
Image and Recipe via Joyful Healthy Eats

 

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus couldn’t be easier.

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus
Image and Recipe via Cooking Classy

 

Bacon-Wrapped Caramelized Sesame Asparagus will be everyone’s favorite spring side dish.

Bacon-Wrapped Caramelized Sesame Asparagus
Image and Recipe via How Sweet Eats

 

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce is a simple version of homemade takeout.

Healthy Dinner Dates

Healthy Dinner Dates

Valentine’s Day was fast approaching this week in food, so we helped you make healthy dinner dates for date night.

First up is a stunning (vegetarian) Ratatouille for two.

Try this entire French-inspired menu, featuring Bistro Roast Chicken, for your Valentine’s Day.

Bistro Roast Chicken
Image and Recipe via My Recipes

 

This Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Wine Sauce is quick and much healthier than the steak house.

Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Wine Sauce
Image and Recipe via My Recipes

 

This fancy Pomegranate Duck is perfect for your romantic, homemade dinner date.

Pomegranate Duck
Image and Recipe via Eating Well

 

These Coconut and Basil Steamed Mussels are impressively elegant, but still just 308 calories.

Coconut and Basil Steamed Mussels
Recipe via My Recipes