Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown

April 19, 2016 17 By EngineerMommy

As a mom with two young kids, everyday life can be messy, stressful and busy! That’s why for Mother’s Day, I want some time to relax and enjoy some Butter. Have you ever heard of Butter?! It’s a delicious, creamy Chardonnay that melts in your mouth! After all, when it comes to unwinding at the end of the day, nothing is as perfect as a hot bubble bath, my favorite magazine and a glass of Butter!

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown

Butter is a rich, creamy chardonnay that melts in your mouth! The 2014 Butter Chardonnay is bold and luscious! The wine is actually cold fermented and aged in a unique blend of oak, which gives this wine a wonderful vanilla finish!

Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


I love that Butter goes well with just about anything! It’s the perfect beverage for any occasion.
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


As a mom of two young rambunctious kids, I spend a lot of time cleaning up messes and dealing with screaming toddlers! I figured I would document a typical day around here… and show you what really goes down in a home with two young kids!

So, after the kids wake up, we usually have breakfast. My girls have been loving cereal & milk recently, so I poured a nice bowl of cereal & milk for my younger daughter (since the older one was still sleeping). I placed the bowl on her little table and told her to be very careful not to spill it…

Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


About three minutes later, this happened!
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


I didn’t even have my morning coffee yet and I already had quite a clean-up ahead of me. My daughter just sat there staring at the mess for a few minutes! After breakfast, we decided to do some coloring together. I set up our favorite coloring book and some crayons.
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


We had fun coloring and making our masterpieces for a while… that is, until my daughter’s favorite crayon broke into two pieces.
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


The shrieks that came out of her mouth must have been heard by the whole neighborhood! Now, I had to spend about 15 minutes convincing a two-year-old that we can go buy another crayon in that same color tomorrow! She eventually calmed down. After the storm of the broken crayon passed, we had some lunch and then set out to bake some cookies together. I gathered all the ingredients that we would need on the countertop.
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


After turning my head for about 2 minutes to get the milk from the fridge, my daughter found the measuring cup with flour. Why wouldn’t the flour land on the floor?!
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


At this point, she thought it would be fun to do a little dance in the flour puddle! After all, flour makes the perfect surface to slip & slide!
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


Yes, I had another big mess to clean up! But really, how can you be mad at this little face?!
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


The answer is you can’t! So I cleaned up the flour splatter and we finished baking our cookies! Later in the afternoon, we set up a little painting station. I knew she would love to create some artwork. So I gave her a paintbrush to use and crossed my fingers that this wouldn’t get messy…
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


But using the paintbrush only lasted for two minutes. Soon, it became more fun to get the hands involved in the painting action!
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


Then, it was decided that getting the hands fully covered in paint and then dipping those hands in white glitter would be loads of fun!
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


Here goes another mess to clean up! This is just a typical day in the life of a mom with two young kids! There is an endless series of messes to clean up and raging tantrums to quell! Luckily, these kids are precious blessings that make it all worthwhile in the end!

However, when it comes time to relax and unwind, I love nothing more than a glass of my favorite Chardonnay! Butter is made in the long-standing tradition of Californian winemaking. The fruit used to make the wine has juicy, ripe aromas! A lot of people are fans of Butter! In fact, the 2014 Butter Chardonnay and 2014 JaM Cabernet won SILVER at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Awards!
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Add in a hot bubble bath & my favorite magazine, and Mommy deserves some quality relaxing time!

Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


The company behind Butter, JaM Cellars has been crafting premium Napa Valley wines for years using time-tested winemaking traditions. Did you know that “JaM” is actually short for John and Michele, who are 2nd-generation vintners who own JaM Cellars? JaM Cellars is also proud to present BottleRock Napa Valley 2016. Be sure to follow JaM Cellars on social media for more info and a chance to win tickets!
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


Butter Chardonnay is grown in sunny California and offers the perfect balance between a rich, creamy texture and juicy, fruity notes. As they say, Everything’s Better with Butter!
Avoiding a Mother's Day Meltdown

Avoiding a Mother’s Day Meltdown


Look for Butter Chardonnay at select stores throughout the country, such as Whole Foods, Bevmo, Total Wine & More and Kroger. And be sure to sign up for The Scoop! It’s a monthly newsletter that offers news & promotions on Butter.

Now, look for Butter Chardonnay in a store near you with the JaMCellars WineFinder here and tell me: How do you unwind at the end of the day?

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