Girl Mom Series: MacKensey, Macaroni And Mascara

I’m MacKensey, a working wife and mom to two spunky girls who spends my days keeping it real and trying to make everybody happy, including myself. I have good days and bad, successes and failures, but I always have my family. I love wine, Netflix, running and Target. I’m the voice behind Macaroni and Mascara, a blog about finding balance between being a good wife, a good mom and a good woman.
I’m not at all surprised that I was chosen to be a girl mama. I am the only child of a single mom so I was never around the males that much as a child.
While I always pictured myself having a boy and a girl, I don’t really know if I would know what to do with a boy to be honest. And yes, I did cry when I found out that my second child was a girl (because I was so convinced she was a boy) but I wouldn’t change her for the world.
I have big plans for these girls. I hope they become strong and independent and outspoken (they’re both well on their way to being all of these things). There are also a lot of experiences I want to share with them as a mom.
I’ve started putting my bucket lists (yes I have more than one) down on paper in an effort to start making plans to do the things on the list. I started with my own personal bucket list and then sat down with my husband and created our couples bucket list.
Here’s the start (since this is a ever changing document) of my mother-daughter bucket list:
  • Get manis and pedis at a fancy salon
  • Shop for prom dresses
  • Get matching mother-daughter tattoos (when they’re older obviously)
  • Dance in the rain
  • Take a road trip to a place we’ve never been
  • Teach them how to put on makeup
  • Secretly buy them the dress/jeans/shoes that dad doesn’t want them to have
  • Run a race together
  • Make a quilt
  • Attend the Nutcracker Ballet
  • Eat pastries at a fancy cafe in Paris
  • Make Great-Grandma Pulliam’s cinnamon rolls
  • Take them to their first concert
  • Ride horses on the beach
  • Play hookie from work and school to go shopping
  • Read a book series together (let them choose)
  • Shop for their wedding dresses
  • Get all dressed up and go to a fancy tea party
  • Watch ‘Steele Magnolia’
  • Make Great-Grandma Savage’s chocolate cake
  • Take a trip outside of the United States
  • Create a family cookbook of all our favorite family recipes
What other items should be on our mother/daughter bucket list?
Thank you so much for sharing your mother/daughter bucket list with us today MacKensey. I love working on seasonal bucket lists with my girl, but this may be even better. You have definitely inspired me to make a list of our own.
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  • Love this list!!! Fabulous idea. I'm SO going to start a mother daughter bucket list too! Heck, I can even just print out yours and copy it!!! Hahaha

  • Becky B

    Awwwww!!! This is a wonderful list 🙂 I want to make one now!!

  • A mom daughter bucket list is a fabulous idea! Love the matching tattoos haha.

  • Ashley

    My mom and I played hooky all the time for special Momala and Ashley days. She started it in elementary school and we continued all through my senior year!! Such fun memories.

  • Becca R

    I love your list and the idea of a cookbook is brilliant

  • Great list! I love the riding horses on a beach. Might need to try that one with my girls! Just when they are all a little older. I am not sure I am ever going to be ready to try on wedding dresses with them. That will be hard to say goodbye to one era and onto a new one 🙂

  • Isn't this a great idea? We really should make our own lists… or just hijack hers :).

  • Me too Becky! I haven't started it yet, but soon!!!

  • This may just be one of my favorite ideas in a long time. I am a huge sucker for bucket lists. Can't wait to start mine.

  • Ashley that is so cool. Those are such awesome memories of time with your mama. I hope to make several memories like that with my girls too.

  • It is brilliant isn't it?! I saw something on Pinterest about making a cook book and adding photos of you making the recipes with your kids then giving it to them when they are older…. LOVE!

  • Let's just not think about that stuff for a LONG time, lol. UGH, why do they have to grow up so fast :(.

  • A mom daughter bucket list sounds great! Such a fun idea! Love the idea of running a race together!

  • You know I am completely crazy about that idea too. I keep wondering and wondering what age Marissa will be when I am able to do a 5K with her 😊!