This Mother is MIA on Mother's Day this Year

Kristen Marks

by Kristen Marks

Kristen Marks is a travel enthusiast, empty-nest mom to two young adult children, athlete, attorney, author, speaker, proud wife of almost three decades (to the same wonderful man!), and the founder of My Pink Lawyer®, Florida Estate & Legacy Planning attorneys. Kristen has been crafting professional estate plans for Floridians and their families for over 28 years.

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“Do you want to do something special for Mother’s Day?,” Andrew asked me as I was throwing my hair into a ponytail, gearing up for my first training run for our Colorado Springs 30K with Crazy Amy this summer.


I poked my head out of the bathroom. I did have a very fun day planned indeed for myself.


“Uh, I AM doing something special tomorrow. The Hilton Sandestin.”


“That’s right. Are you SURE you don’t want us to join you and keep you company?”


Hmmm, I thought to myself. I knew my husband was joking but I also didn’t want to seem too overly excited about my plans—an entire 24 hours by myself at an upscale resort on the beach.


I paused a beat.


Mothers Day Card“That’s ok, honey. Someone should stay here for the kids.”


Good cover I thought. Legitimate reason why I should go over to Sandestin alone.


As a busy working parent, I relish my time alone. After all, we need to recharge our own batteries once in a while before we can effectively give ourselves to others, whether that’s family, friends or even clients.


So, let me ask you, “What are YOU doing today to recharge YOUR batteries so you can better serve the loved ones in your life?”


Well, time for me to skedaddle. My massage is in an hour and I think I’ll treat myself to an early mimosa while I’m at the spa.


Don’t expect a return phone call or email from me today. Yesterday and this morning is all about me!


Kristen “Happy Mother’s Day to Me” Marks


P.S. Even though I will be incommunicado today, I do have you covered with the Free family succession planning guides I’ve written just for you. You can download them immediately from our website here. These are perfect if you have young children, a disabled loved one, or even just don’t know how to get started with effective succession planning to save yourself and your family time, money, and unnecessary court intervention.

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