Mother’s Day is nearly upon us. Children and partners or husbands are preparing plans, making gifts or buying the perfect present. Yes, it’s certainly nice when our loved ones dote on us mamas for our special day, but I have one wish for moms everywhere this Mother’s Day and it’s this: take a moment to celebrate yourself!
It’s my firm belief that throughout the year we don’t give ourselves enough credit, pat ourselves on the back or toot our own horns, if you will, and we should! Ladies, we work hard for our families; sometimes without notice, sometimes without even a “thank you,” and often without giving ourselves a break.
Hands up if you were asked what you would like this Mother’s Day and your answer resembled something along the lines of “oh, you don’t have to go to any trouble. I don’t need anything.” And while the not needing anything part may be true, it sure is nice to feel appreciated by our children and spouses. I think I can speak for moms everywhere when I say that when our kids take notice of everything we do for them it really does mean a lot.
So why is it hard for many of us to stop and recognize all the amazing things we do as mothers? Day in and day out we fill the role of chef, nurse, chauffeur, teacher, coach, a referee (if you have more than one child), therapist, assistant, personal shopper, maid, entertainer, and storyteller — the list goes on! — all in part of our motherhood responsibilities. We do it all because of our deep love for our children and we wouldn’t have it any other way. But let me ask you when was the last time you told yourself “I’m a good mom” and truly meant it?
Perhaps I speak for myself here, but I know I spend much more time stressing over what I think I’m doing wrong, that I fail to see what I’m doing so remarkably right as a mother. And I’ve seen many others do this too.
That’s why this Mother’s Day I want all you moms out there to hold your head up high and tell yourself (bonus points if you say it out loud!) that you are an awesome, beautiful, wonderful mother, and you deserve to be recognized on your special day.
Hope you have a fabulous Mother’s Day!