Call it International Happy to be Alive Day.

Or I love and Cherish My Children Day.

Call it whatever you want…I made chocolate cake, with chocolate cream frosting and sprinkles today because I wanted to.

I wanted to watch my children squeal and see their eyes light up.

I want them to know that Mama will do nice and wonderful things for them ‘just because.’

I’m tired of the ‘good parent formula’ that says that I shouldn’t let them eat sweets or stay up late or watch too much media.

Instead I am reveling in following my own heart and instincts and giving them plenty of freedom to make their own choices and enjoy each and every day. Just because.