For most of my life, I have considered Fridays to be a big party! Who doesn’t love making it to the end of the week so you can kick back and enjoy your weekend? Fridays were for happy hours, hanging your business suit up in the closet, forgetting about your work email and enjoying life. And the excitement over Friday starts buzzing Thursday night. “Hey, what are you doing tomorrow?” “Got any plans for the weekend?” We start reaching out to our friends to celebrate this special day of the week to leave behind the workweek grind and enjoy a relaxing two day holiday.

I continued to feel this way and hold on to this American tradition after getting married, becoming Catholic and even after having my first baby. Babies do really ruin your sense of happy hour Friday celebrations but I tried my best to recreate the fun at home with Netflix and hard apple cider with my husband.

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