Motherhood is an action, a thing you can see and feel. If a child is part of your life, in the glow of your love, on your mind, in your care or heart, you have mothered. She is a shoulder to cry on or the hug you didn’t know you needed. She is a trusted ear, or a co conspirator of laughter to whisk troubles away. To the grandmothers, aunts and women who step up regardless of bloodline, we thank you. You show us a mother’s love is broader than genes and wider than geography. Sometimes it is them who raise us, stepping into the role again, out of love. To those of you making the journey alone, shouldering dual roles, we surround and honour you. Even when our mothers are no longer here, the imprint on our hearts is forever, because there’s no forgetting profound love.
Mother. Mommy. Mama. Mère. Ina. 母亲. Ahm. Maji. Madar. Mai. Mae. Ema. Madre. 어머니 Whatever way you say ‘mother,’ the definition is love.
Today, I hope that you’ll add yourself to that extensive list of people you care so deeply for and love to the moon and back. You know, the one where you’ve listed the needs of your family, friends, job or career, and community. Add yourself to the top spot. The physical and emotional labour of motherhood is real, and just as muscles require rest and treatment to replenish, so your soul does too.
This Mother’s Day, and every day, I wish you contentment, peace, wisdom, patience, strength, resolve and, most of all, love.
💝 Thank you moms, for holding it down, all day, every day.
Treat Yourself like the Queen you are
(or, yes, put down the laundry basket or laptop and do one of these things instead)
👑 Have your favourite meal or treat delivered. When kids are very young...or let’s face it...even when older, it can be a pipe dream challenge to get a great meal that you didn’t have to make or supervise. And since we can’t go to restaurants for the time being, just go on ahead and get what you want, already made, delivered to the door. And we said to get what YOU want, in case others have suggestions. 😉
👑 Treat yourself to a virtual wine tasting or watch party. For the tasting, just use whatever wines or spirits (or juice!) you have on hand, schedule a call with your mom or your friends and let the fun commence! For the watch party, try Netflix Party or Facebook for super easy setups. Pick a movie you all love (or love to hate), and watch in harmony.
👑 From the hilarious to the sublime, here are 11 books that should be on every mom’s bookshelf
👑 Since we can’t travel right now, Airbnb is offering one-of-a-kind virtual experiences. From cocktail-making classes to cooking with a family on the other side of the world, you can have a unique experience right from the couch or kitchen counter. With many reasonably priced options, you can gift this to yourself sans guilt.
👑 Get an early Spring fix by taking a virtual tour through the world’s most beautiful gardens:
👑 Have a virtual bingo night using MyFreeBingoCards.com. Bonus experience points for combining this with that wine-tasting.
We’ve created a hub for all online events! Go to lifewithababy.com/online to find the list of upcoming events and links to past videos.
Pregnant? Questions about your health? Dr. Cecilia is back Wednesday, May 13 to chat and answer questions about:
What naturopathic medicine is and how to access it
What foods to eat and avoid
Key vitamins and minerals
Blood test markers to look out for
Acupressure points & homeopathic remedies for labour induction and pain
C-section preparation and healing
Things to consider for your birth plan
Our friend Adrian Drew of Investors Group Wealth Management is making a special series of COVID-19 related financial seminars available to Life With A Baby members.
Check out the schedule below, and register for as many as you like here. Be sure to list Adrian Dew in the “IG Advisor” field on the form! (It’s how we say thanks!)
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