Mother’s Day



This year Mother’s Day falls on May 10. Will you be celebrating (with) your mom? Will your kids be celebrating (with) their mom? What do you do for this special day?


Growing up in England, Mothering Sunday fell in March and the religious people we associated with didn’t really mark it at all. Here in North America many of the religious around me also don’t celebrate it, but its not a religious holiday, so why the heck not?! Any excuse for a party!


Here, in this house, I would love it if it were celebrated more – but the truth is that the kids show me their love and affection every day, and they often tell me how much they appreciate all that I do for them. (they mean it too). They don’t technically need ONE day in the year to say thanks Mom.


However, flowers are nice, cards are nice, especially when all the other moms are getting stuff. I know husbands that are married to the mothers of their kids sometimes go all out – “thank you for birthing and raising my kids, here is breakfast in bed, take it easy, I will do the laundry”. I wish this kind of thing would last for those mothers – one day a year is great, but it needs to happen more often. We have a different dynamic here, so that wouldn’t happen anyway. the kids and KoD spoil me in other ways, so no complaints here!


I think its lovely to have a day to fete our mothers and later in June our fathers. There should also be Brother’s Day and Sister’s Day too.


So what are your plans?


7 responses to “Mother’s Day

  1. How do you raise your children to be so appreciative and loving? I know too many who aren’t, and I’d love to raise my children better.

    We certainly celebrate Mother’s Day. Why not? Moms do so much, they need to be pampered, and we use every excuse to do it – birthday, anniversary, mother’s day. Especially now that my brother and I are grown, we make sure to do something special. I bought an artsy card, which my husband and I will fill out and then send to my brothers, who will add their own messages. And we’re ordering a Godiva arrangement online, which I hope will arrive around the right day.

    Last year was my first Mother’s Day and I was deeply touched by everyone who send an email to congratulate me. It made me feel like a hero, that what I was doing was worthwhile and worth celebrating – and which mother doesn’t need a boost like that?

  2. Rina- since the day they were born i have smothered them with love. you cannot spoil a child with too much love. as they got older and wanted to help, i made sure to thank them for carrying their cup to the sink, or lying still so i could change them. I praised and praised – not empty praise. they have all learned that it takes a family to run a household – and being raised by a single mommy for three years, they learned a new found appreciation for all that i do.

    and they just so happen to be good kids…..

    I hope you have an awesome mothers day – you deserve it!

  3. I can attest that H’s kids are great kids. She really lucked out there. BUT, I also know the years of hard work and attention to detail that goes into her mothering. She is too modest, of course.
    Her kids were taught through love and patience, but also through discipline. It helps that the kids know it hurts their mom more than them to have her punish them.
    As for Mom’s day, I’d like to at least call. Maybe, if I get my act in gear, I’ll send her a card this year.

  4. aw Z! your comment brought a tear to my eye. we all miss you round here….but R is so lucky to have you. (and just so you know, your mom totally rocks!!)

  5. lady lock and load

    hadassah, Z is a true friend, what a lovely thing she wrote.

  6. Lady LnL – i hope some day soon you will get to meet her. she is awesome. (even if someone once thought she was my little guy’s mommy….!)

  7. Well, with kids like yours I’d be CRAZY NOT to claim them as my own!

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