With Mother's Day right around the corner, I felt the need to thank the two amazing mothers in my life; my mom, Diane Kutzer and my mother-in-law, Pat Nicholson. One birthed and raised me, while the other got stuck with me after her son fell for me...ha. For the past few years, I've tried to do it all; following in the steps of my own mom, but never really grasping her endless energy and flawless ironing technique. I do my best to raise two active kids, be a domestic diva, chase a deadline-driven career, be a good friend, wife, mom, and daughter - but it's never easy...
... I'm starting to find ways to make my life more manageable though, like not buying shirts that are prone to wrinkles. Finally, nearing the age of 40, I came to terms with the idea that I can't do it alone; and frankly, I haven't been. The only magical mom powers I have, are them. My mom and mother-in-law are the infinitely wise glue that keeps my life together. I'm not ashamed, I'm grateful. Without my small village of moms, I wouldn't be able to pursue my other great love, this magazine.
Each week, we get a personal tour of some of the area's most amazing homes, galleries, businesses, restaurants and public space endeavors; then we use our pages to show you the images that are destined to inspire. I can assure you that the only thing better than flipping through magazine pages of stunning spaces, is touring them. Luckily, the HBA's Spring Parade of Homes starts on May 4, so you'll have three weekends to step into the homes of your dreams. With over 75 homes on the tour, this is your chance to experience the area's most intricate builds, in-person and up close.
As a reminder, Junk Market's Spring Edition starts Mother's Day weekend, so make sure to grab your mom (or your village) and head to the Red River Valley Fairgrounds for three days of fantastic shopping with over 100 vendors, food trucks, and live music all weekend.
Wishing our readers a wonderful May and Mothers Day!
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