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Here’s to the Mom’s

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and my heart is so full.  I am blessed with these little beings that have me running in every direction.  I also have a tribe of moms and non-moms who go through this roller coaster of life with me and I am grateful for every one of them.

As both a daughter, and a mother, Mother’s Day gives me a chance to celebrate & honor those before me.  There is my mother, the hippy iconoclast who loves to walk on the wild side, never fitting it, but why fit in when she was born to stand out.  She was quite the gypset trendsetter who always was one step ahead with fashion and home design.  Her style wasnt book learned, it was certainly innate. If we could jump into her dreams she would be wearing gowns from runways sipping on Champagne cocktails, sailing off the coast of Monaco.  Oh Yeah, she would also be on the cover of Vogue Magazine.

Her sister, my Aunt Carol, who loves family life, her kids, and certainly has her own Noah’s ark saving all the animals that walk the earth.  She is a strong woman who tells you the truth, who will tell you exactly like it is.  She’s pretty much my voice of reason and has been one of my go-to moms to many many years.

And of course the legend, Grandma Lucy, who everyone knew in New York City.  She walked to the beat of her own drum, but always putting her kids and grand kids first.  She taught me what it is to be a selfless human being and to be kind to others.  She was a stellar role model and certainly my rock.  She left us this past December, but still lives on in me, as I am her legacy.  Lucy loved me as I loved her.

This weekend will be bitter sweet with her gone, but I will look into the eyes of the little beings that are mine and try to do at least half of the job that she did with all of us.

But it doesn’t end here.  There is a long list of moms that impacted my life throughout the years.  We all go through this day thinking of the mother’s in our life.  I certainly think and appreciate the role models, those that stood in as mothers taking me under their wing.  I hope to be a mom like that, where my kids friends can look up to me and always know they can eat at The Schaffer’s.  There are handfuls of moms that treated me like a daughter during every stage of my life.  I know I will certainly be calling them to tell them thank you for always making me feel like I was family.

I get it now that I am a mom.  We look at all children as if they are our own, so we become mothers away from home for them.  I may have one biological mom, but I am grateful for the community of moms that did so much along the way.

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the great mom’s in our lives.  Enjoy some time dedicated to YOU!

Aunt Carol, My Mom, Grandma Lucy
My fashionable mom and me in my stellar stroller on Bleeker Place in NYC
Me and Mom
Mom in Central Park, NYC
My mini’s in Julienne, California
My Rock Grandma Lucy


happy mothers day


With a denim skirt


Balmain skirt

STELLA McCARTNEY leather handbag
$1,365 –

Gold earrings

Free people dress
$255 –

Fedora hat
$23 –


MAC Cosmetics lips makeup

Market Style


H&m shoes
$23 –

H&m shoes
$23 –

Canvas tote

Home Trend - 2015


Louis Poulsen colored light
$750 –

Menu porcelain bottle

Office accessory

Kelly Wearstler white home decor
$700 –

Home decor
$89 –

White home office desk
$835 –

Copper furniture

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Sur La Table serveware

Cookie jar

Blue silverware
$15 –

Wood table
$1,000 –

Belize Please!


Restoration Hardware beach towel

Restoration Hardware patio umbrella

West Elm outdoor

Metal Topped Outdoor Storage Unit
$255 –

Holmegaard outside lantern
$44 –

Garden Trading outside patio furniture
$105 –

Outdoor plant pot
$355 –

HomArt quote wall art

Bungalow Life


Normann Copenhagen modern lamp
$415 –

Woven rug

Animal throw pillow

Green accent pillow

Roman numeral clock
$220 –

French Connection ceramic vase
$53 –

Upholstered sofa

Reclaimed wood trestle table
$900 –



Modern pendant lighting

Peugeot serveware
$83 –

Wall art

Wire basket

Glass table
$320 –

Black chair

Baby's Room




Vince oversized cardigan
$240 –

Crystal necklace

Mint Fresh Office


Fabulous Clogs


I would love to hear from you. Comment below and let me know what your doing this Mother’s Day and how many moms helped raise you along the way?




  1. You must have had some outstanding ladies helping you grow into the wonderful mother you today! Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!!
    I love the boards you posted today! I want it all!!

    1. Danielle Lucia Schaffer

      thanks renee…. i certainly did have a tribe of moms raising me (who was equivalent to a village) hahaha love ya

  2. Happy Mother’s Day to you Danielle. My, my, my how things have changed since that first day that I met you when you, Bobby, and Peyton were so young and being a Mom or Dad was the farthest thing from your mind because you guys had education and careers on your mind. Then you got it all together and became responsible adults ready to welcome your brood of children into the world. Now as I look at my girls and you as Moms, I feel so thankful to know that all of the children are so blessed to have mothers like you. Being a Mom and now grandmother are the most rewarding experiences of my life. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. I love you, Mama Dona

    1. Danielle Lucia Schaffer

      love you too…. I thought about you a lot when I was writing this piece…. Miss you so much! You are an amazing human being! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to one inspiring mom!

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