As we get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day this year I thought I’d shout out to all the Moms that I see in passing (or have often been myself) and never received acknowledgment in their moments of “glory.” Being a Mom is the toughest job in the world, but in every moment of chaos and insanity is the pull on our heart stings that reminds us why we work so hard to be our best for our children. Sometimes it comes from that heart-melting smile, a cherished 30 seconds of silence, or even a glass of wine after bedtime. 🙂 Either way Moms, you rock and deserve a big “we appreciate you” everyday of the year!
Ode to Moms
Ode to the mom at Lake Murray that is shlepping a 50lb Bob stroller to squeeze in her workout for sanity, trying to pretend her 2 toddlers aren’t losing it in there. 😂
Ode to the mom who I silently give that “you got this mama” supportive nod to that’s desperately attempting to get their screaming toddler into the car while holding her other baby in her arms.
Ode to the mom that’s aimlessly wandering around Target in bliss without kids, thinking she’s on vacation. 😂
Ode to the mom that’s pumping on lunch break, sending emails, scarfing down lunch, and praying that she remembered to lock the office door.
Ode to the new Mom that wakes up constantly to make sure her newborn is still breathing, and smiles at their peaceful slumber.
Ode to the helicopter mom that is determined to protect her kid (#1) from everything!
Ode to the Mom who by kid #2 knows that as long as she can account for all bodies in the household, it’s all good and the rest will work itself out.
Ode to the mom whose kindergartener won’t let go of them at drop off and knows to cherish this, but needs to let her baby grow up😢😊.
Ode to the Mom who is now a Grandma and gets to spoil her grandkids, pump them up with sugar, and send them home.
Ode to the Mom who has lost her way in “mommyhood” and needs to know she’s not the only one, and there is help.
Ode to the Mom who is gettin’ it done with baby hanging from the breast, while wiping the bum of her toddler screaming “I’m done!” down the hall. 😂
Ode to the Mom who races to get the kids up, fed, ready and keeps the peace, while attempting to get herself ready to look half decent for work.
Ode to the Mom who is walking out of school drop off, thinking that this morning was surprisingly easy, and realizes that her shirt is on inside out. 😂
Ode to the Mom whose kids are now adults and wants to be “cool” and not call too often and interrupt their busy lives. (Call, bug, they owe you their lives!)
Ode to the Mom who surrenders to being human and asks for help to raise the village.
Ode to the Mom who learns to embrace and love her body so she can set a positive example for her daughter to love hers too.
Ode to the Mom who teaches her son to respect others, especially his sister (since he will soon find a girl to respect and love in that same way).
Ode to the Mom who will always be a partner in crime, to laugh, cry and ignore piles of laundry with.
Ode to the Mom who is keepin’ it real!
We’re all in this together so let’s lift each other up. Raise your glass and cheers all the Moms in your life!
Happy Mother’s Day!