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Jackie Hyland: Hanging with mom

A Mother's Day gift of a hammock comes with some unexpected benefits.

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Jackie Hyland and Sophie
Jackie Hyland

I celebrated my 15th Mother's Day this month. It is one I will cherish for a lifetime!

The day was truly perfect in every way. I woke up to breakfast and gifts. My husband always goes all out when it comes to gifts. He is very generous, always has been.

I like to say it's the little things in life that make me happy like an unexpected hug, or an "I love you." Still it was nice to be showered with gifts!

My favorite gift has to be the new hammock. I have always wanted one. However it just wasn't possible while we were living in New York City.

My husband and daughter set it up between two huge pine trees in our back yard. It looks awesome in our backyard. To be honest, I had no idea it would be such a big hit!

All day Sunday, someone was relaxing in the hammock and, at times, three of us were swinging in it with our dog Sophie! The best part, it was nice to be away from work, school and technology just relaxing with my girls and catching up on life!

Gosh, if I had known all I needed was a hammock to get my girls to hang out with me, I would have asked for one sooner!

Jackie is the mom of a tween and a teen. She is an anchor for WRAL-TV. Find her here on Go Ask Mom monthly. Click here to follow her on Facebook.


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