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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