The Inaugural Mother’s Monday officially kicks off May 11! Celebrated on the day after the traditional Mother’s Day, Mother’s Monday looks to redefine the relationship between motherhood and work. One of the major storylines emerging from the global pandemic is just how significant the impact has been on women, especially working moms. The group behind the celebration, The … [Read more...] about Honor Mom on Sunday… and on Mother’s Monday Get Her What She Really Needs: Childcare and Workplace Improvements
Here I am, on day 3,674 of stay at home orders. It’s my official first day as the associate editor for Modern Mom, and I’m typing from my bed with the TV on in the background and a 5-year-old by my side. My how times have changed. Or have they? The pandemic is an unprecedented global event, but our ability to adapt and thrive as mothers is not. This Mother’s Day, we don’t … [Read more...] about There is power in writing; it can inspire action.
Mothers can have bad days - kids misbehave, work gets on top of you, the house is a dump, your husband is being useless, etc. Mothers often tell me that when they are having a bad day, they think of me and they instantly feel better. The chaos in my life provides them with some comfort in those manic mama moments. But I have to let you in on a little secret: it’s not that … [Read more...] about The Mother’s Day Gift to Give Yourself
Mother's Day has become one of the most important days of the year: You take your mom to lunch, get handmade cards from your kids, breakfast in bed -- the day is special and it brings with it memories of our moms and childhoods. Especially being moms ourselves now, we realize the deep importance of our mothers, and how much they mean to us. But what if your mom is no longer … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Without Mom? Some Tips…
How will you be celebrating your Mom this year? In 2016, Americans spent $21.4 billion dollars on Mother’s Day (1). And this year, that number is expected to hit an all-time high of $23.6 billion. (2) And while celebrating mom has certainly taken different forms over the centuries, it is safe to say that we spend big to spoil our moms! Officially, Mother’s Day started as a … [Read more...] about How And How Much Will You Spend This Mother’s Day?