Friday, May 08, 2009

To mothers everywhere

Sunday May 10th we celebrate Mother’s Day, a wonderful tradition first introduced on May 10, 1908, by Anna Jarvis and six years later made a national holiday by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. This holiday is a licence to print money for any telecommunications company (it’s the busiest phone day) and any greeting card company (50 per cent of households give Mother’s Day cards). Mommy bloggers the world over are probably also going to see a spike in readership, too. Here’s a very good round up of top mommy blogs.

I became a mother more than eight years ago, so I really love this special day. It's nice to be recognized at least once a year for all the good deeds of motherhood I do each day! Raising a girl isn’t easy. Rachel is a lot like me so some days we spend time head-butting over the most inane issues. Being a very busy working mom complicates the motherhood thing even more. You basically live an existence of pain and guilt with almost every decision you make. Attending clients’ events are critical, but missing your daughter’s first recital because of it is heart-wrenching. Those are the decisions you have to make and then live with them without regret. It’s a fine balancing act that requires some nerves of steel … and a double martini on some nights! It reminds me of a saying I once heard: “By the time you think your mother is right, you have a daughter who thinks you’re wrong.” How true!

So to all the stay-at-home moms, working moms, CEO moms, entrepreneurial moms, blogger moms, young moms, cougar moms, menopausal moms, prison moms, celebrity moms, soccer moms, MILF moms, millionaire moms, pill-popping moms, and single moms ... I wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day.

Remember this is your day. Don’t cook, don’t take out the garbage, don’t take “no” for an answer. If you don’t like the robe and slippers your significant other bought you, tell him to return it and to get you a box of those new Titleist Pro V-1 balls you’ve been asking for… got that, honey?

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