May Madness

Patti Kaminski and Suzie Beyer at the inaugural Sugar Land Arts Fest hosted by The Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation and The City of Sugar Land. Congratulations to the organizing committee on an amazing event!

For years I have professed that the months of May and December are by far the busiest and most hectic months of the year.  In our house, it has just always worked out that way.  By June 1st and January 1st, I let out a collective sigh of relief and vow to take a minute of much needed R and R.  And it’s looking like the same is holding true for this May.

For many of us, May brings the milestone of graduations – for our babies, for our family members and even for ourselves in some cases – and all of the pomp and circumstance that goes along with the commencement celebrations.  In the Kaminski household, our baby boy graduates from college, and it’s a bittersweet moment for this momma.  I’m sharing my “Momma Trauma” in On the Porch with Patti on page 27.  I hope you enjoy it.

Another May milestone is Election Day.  May 7th is Election Day for our Municipal Elections.  If you haven’t voted already, please take a moment and exercise your right to vote.  These local officials are the ones who touch your lives on a daily basis, and it’s important for you to have a voice in who they are.  For a poll location near you, see the complete list on page 6.

Mother’s Day is by far the Super Bowl of days in May, and you best get busy preparing for the big event. To help you make mom feel special on her day, we’re sharing a video recipe for a brunch treat mom is sure to love.  Don’t worry – it’s an easy one.  Even I could do it!

From Cinco de Mayo to Derby Day, there’s so much to keep your calendar full during May, so choose and choose wisely.  As Henry David Thoreau said, “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?”  Be busy about the things that bring you joy this May and every day.

As always, stay focused!