Mother’s Day reflections

Mothers DayI think Mother’s Day means something different for every single one of us. What does it mean for you?

This is my second Mother’s Day since I became a mom myself, and for me it’s a day to reflect on how lucky I am to be my little girl’s mommy.  My husband and I fought infertility and had two pregnancy losses, so for this year’s Mother’s Day I plan to spend a quiet day celebrating at home with my little family.

However, I know there are lots of moms-in-waiting out there battling infertility and losses (infertility affects 1 in 8 couples) and many others have said goodbye to their own moms.  For those of you who find this day a painful one, my heart goes out to you, and I wish you strength and hope on Sunday.

For those of you who are moms, from all of us at HaltonParents, Happy Mother’s Day! Please take the time to give yourself a pat on the back. Sure, you’re not perfect (none of us are), but in the eyes of your child you are amazing.

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About Andrea Scott RN

I’m a public health nurse with the HaltonParents team – you'll find me on Facebook, Twitter and on this blog, writing about all things parenting. I’ve been working for the Halton Region Health Department since 2006 and my focus has been on supporting parents with babies and little kids. I have two little ones myself, “Pumpkin” and “Monkey” who give me plenty to write about! :)
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3 Responses to Mother’s Day reflections

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  2. Anna West says:

    Don’t forget to think about any single mothers you know when it comes to Mother’s Day. I spent 3 years as a single mother and when you’ve only got (especially young) kids to rely on, Mother’s Day can be a bit quiet. If you know any single parents, try to help out by organising their kids to do something special for their parents on Mother’s and Father’s day. I found some great ideas on the Huffington Post website:

    Don’t forget step-mothers too… make sure they don’t feel left out of the celebration 🙂

    Happy Mother’s Day and don’t forget – Mother’s Day can certainly be hard for some people – think about your friends and family and how you can help make it a special day for them too.

  3. Paula D'Orazio says:

    And a very Happy Mother’s Day to you , Andrea! And to all mothers who have lost a child of any age, as a good friend of mine did recently…I wish you all peace and love.

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