Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This Sunday, May 13th is the perfect excuse to have a day completely dedicated to spending time with your family. While moms should be celebrated every day for all their hard work, compassion, and patience, Mother’s Day is all about moms! And as moms, we all want to spend this special day with our sweet families. Here are a few ideas of … [Read more...] about How to Spend Mother’s Day as a Family
Mother's Day Gift Guide
There are many different types of mothers, did you know that? There are moms like me – frazzled beyond belief most days just trying to hold it all together and corral the kids and the dog and hubby all at the same time so everyone gets where they need to be. Then there are the moms who appear to have everything together. The moms who are in their designer clothes, hair, makeup and nails absolutely perfect, and their kids all where they said they would be when they needed them to be. She makes being a mom and keeping everyone organized and on point as easy as pie.
Then there are our moms – the women who came before us and paved the way for us to be whomever, whatever, we wanted to be. From the celebrity moms to the political moms, from coastal moms to mountain moms and every mother in between. The moms who give their all every day to raise their children knowing right from wrong, who teach them that love and compassion will serve them better than anger and hatred as they grow older, we wish each of them a Happy Mother’s Day.
We also want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to the moms who became moms much too early, the moms that know they are not capable of raising their child, the moms who are fighting a drug or alcohol addiction, or mental illness, or post partum depression, or dealing with a special needs child or multiple special needs children on your own – all hours of the day, all hours of the night, on sometimes nothing more than sheer adrenaline and 45 minutes of sleep – we understand. We understand, we see you struggling, we see you fighting to do right by your children, and we want you to know that you are not alone and wish you a Happy Mother’s Day as well.
To all of the moms who have adopted, we know that Mother’s Day is an extremely precious day for you as well now that your family feels complete. Finally, to the moms that no longer have a child to hold in their arms, that no longer have a child to sing to sleep, to kiss the tears from your child’s face, we offer a gentle embrace and a Happy Mother’s Day to you as well. Though your child may have been taken from this earth much too soon, you are still a mother, and we understand that Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet day for you.
And finally, the surrogate moms. The women who love children but have none of their own who take care of all the neighborhood kids. You know who I mean – the women who are always ready with a snack for a child who is hungry, the women who help a neighbor child out with needed school supplies. We can’t forget our actual surrogate moms either, who endure nine months of pregnancy to carry the child of another couple. What an amazing testament to moms everywhere and the capacity to love unconditionally like they do.
Celebrating These Wonderful Moms
Moms are one of the few creatures that give of themselves above and beyond their normal capacity, sometimes to the detriment of their own health and mental well-being, just so that they can provide for their children to give them what they need to be safe, warm, dry, and fed.
There are some mothers who are showered with love on a daily basis, still others are abused, beaten, raped and left for dead. Ignored by their children, screamed at by their spouse or partner, some mothers have just given up and Mother’s Day is nothing more than just another day for her to cook, clean, and cater to her ungrateful family’s every whim.
Whatever stage of “Mom” you may currently be immersed in, embroiled in, embraced in – remember that you matter. You are raising our next generation of leaders, scientists, teachers, astronauts, a Supreme Court judge, perhaps even a President.
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Mother's Day is May 13, 2018 here in the United States, so for this week's edition of Friday Finds we are focusing on gifts that moms would love to receive - and we should know - because they are all gifts that this mom would love to receive! The only wine-ing that Mom will approve of this Mother's Day is the vino. (Yes, I totally stole that from the latest Yummly … [Read more...] about Friday Finds #8 – Mother’s Day Edition
Friday Finds is a day late this week, sorry about that! It's been a crazy week here friends! There has been lots happening here at Life in a House behind the scenes, and much we have to share with you, so I'm going to spin my tale while I enjoy a delicious Iced Turtle Macchiato from McDonald's - have you tried them yet? OMG delicious ... I'll be bouncing off the walls in no … [Read more...] about Friday Finds #7
Christmas may have flown by in a flash, but for most of us, this doesn’t mean that we can put our feet up until the festive adverts appear again. Today, there are more occasions to celebrate than ever before, and this means that we’re constantly buying gifts. If shopping stresses you out or you struggle to be creative when it comes to sourcing gifts for the special people in … [Read more...] about How To Be A Gift Buying Guru: Simple Strategies For Every Occasion
First, I'd like to wish all of our moms out there a very Happy Mother's Day! My heart is heavy this year, knowing of at least three women who no longer have their children with them to celebrate Mother's Day after their tragic deaths last month. I cannot imagine the pain that they feel every day, today especially, and I've prayed that God grants them the peace that they so … [Read more...] about For Our Moms and No Newsletter This Week
I have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating National Mom's Nite Out over the past several years, and this year is no different! #NMNO2016 is May 5, 2016 - just in time to kick off your Mother's Day weekend in style! Have a movie night with your BFFs, maybe pop in to All Fired Up and make a pretty ceramic keepsake to commemorate this year. Since we know how hard our #RVAMoms work and … [Read more...] about Celebrating Virginia Moms: 2016 Mother’s Day Events and Festivities
Life in a House of Testosterone was selected to host a National Mom's Nite Out (#NMNO15) Party by Mom Select and received a Mom's Nite Out party kit with promotional items from MyPrintly, Bicycle Cards, Entenmann's, and Mom's Nite Out as a thank you and in exchange for this post. All opinions stated are my own. Mom's Night Out hit movie theaters last year on May 9, 2014, and … [Read more...] about Celebrating National Mom’s Nite Out #NMNO15
Life in a House of Testosterone received a promotional item in exchange for this posting. All opinions stated are my own. Did you have a great Mother's Day? I hope that you did. I was blessed to be able to spend it not only with my family, but with some very dear friends as well. My own mother passed away in 1992 when I was just 25 years old. Over the years, I have had the … [Read more...] about We #CelebrateEveryMom with ProFlowers
Life in a House of Testosterone participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Moms Rule. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. All opinions stated are my own. I couldn't wait to have children when I was 20. I imagined having three or four kids running around, being each other's best friend, worshiping the ground that I … [Read more...] about Moms Rule – Surviving Motherhood with Laughter Instead of Prozac