I’ve seen so many Mother’s Day posts about suggestions for families on what women want…or what they expect to happen on their special day of recognition. There have been so many posts across all platforms I have seen that just have me thinking…what have we come to? Moms wanting to be alone, wanting to go away or have the family leave the house so they have it. Girls trips, fancy vacations etc. You get the point.
While I am not knocking any of these requests at all, I am thinking wow we have come a long way from where and why Mother’s Day was even formed. After the Civil War, was originally formed and meant to be a day for women to protest against war, also known as Mother’s Day for Peace. I think we’ve come a long way from the original vision of Mother’s Day now. And nothing (to me) is wrong with that…but it’s also something that I stop and reflect about. I never want to allow myself to get to the point where I am sucked into what society thinks and envisions for Mother’s Day.
I am definitely the type of mom that enjoys having her family all together for a holiday. I think as a stay-at-home mom I do try to be more aware and have my self-care days or moments, I don’t need to wait on a holiday to request that. That’s just me, that’s not everyone and I know can’t be everyone. We all have our own circumstances and situations and at the end of the day we are all navigating the best way we can. There’s one study I read that said American’s spend over 28 billion dollars on Mother’s Day. That’s a lot!!! At the end of the day, whatever a momma wants to do to celebrate her day is her choice and it should be up to her, not something that falls in to what society expects and wants to see us moms do.
So regardless of if you want to go grab a drink with another momma, take a staycation by yourself or enjoy your family at home…do whatever YOU want to do for you mommas!!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, stepmoms, grandma’s, great grandmas, aunts, moms that lost their children, moms that are in the midst of a war, moms that are struggling…I am thinking about all the mommas out there, praying for each and every one of you!