congratulations on Mother's Day at the background of the spring landscape

It’s Mother’s Day! Yay!

It’s our day to celebrate the super important, might I say irreplaceable, role that moms play in our world. We do that by honouring our own mothers and those women who mothered us, by letting ourselves accept all the love that we deserve for mothering others, and passing that recognition and love down to our own daughters who are mothers.

My mom is no longer here but I always take time to be grateful for her influence on me and the kind of mom she taught me to be. I know she watches over all of us, especially the little ones, with love and pride.

While Mothers Day is pretty sacred in my life, it’s clear that this particular celebration can screw with us just a tad.

Sadly, most women are not used to being on the receiving end of all that recognition and attention. We are usually too busy paying attention to all those people we mother.

Today we are celebrated, thanked, and told just how grateful people in our lives are for us, and that is simply lovely. By accepting the messages and letting them soak in, we have the chance to truly make the day meaningful.

Sometimes we forget that we are in control of our actions and reactions. Every day we make choices about what our mothering looks like, and have every right to be proud of the job we do, even if we don’t do our best work.

To truly be present on this day, the voices in our heads may need to be told to sit this one out. We may need to change the message to one that leaves us proud of ourselves. If we don’t do that, we might not fully believe all the amazing feedback we get today on how we impact our families.

It’s one day, ladies. And it’s a day to treat OURSELVES with love, respect, and celebration!

For as long as we can this fine day, lets honour ourselves for the work we do to raise great kids. Lets decide how we can truly show our own mothers the love, thanks, and respect they deserve. And lets make it our mission to be independent, strong women who always get our own needs met first. Oxygen mask on first, remember!

Because we deserve every sweet mention, every hug, every cupcake we encounter on the one day of the year when our contribution is recognized.

Make this day count, make it truly about you.

Feet up, feeling proud, open, and grateful.