Top ten reasons to celebrate Mother's Day

Top ten reasons for celebrating Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms! And let us thank the ancient Greeks who honored Rhea, the mother of gods for starting this holiday. The holiday, however, didn’t become official until President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday in 1914. It is reported that a woman named Julia Ward Howe tried to set it up earlier, but due to a lack of time in the colonial days, it never took off…mmmmm sound familiar.


what does Mother’s Day really mean to moms, kids, husbands, and the community?

Here is my top 10 list 

10           It is a day to spoil moms with a gift they wouldn’t buy themselves

9.             It is a day that helps the economy (as we buy gifts)

8.             It is a day when moms don’t have to do the dishes, make the bed, or cook

7.             It is a day when everyone can smile a little more, laugh, play, and enjoy each other a bit more

6.             It is a day when a picnic is the perfect outing

5.             It is a day when kids get creative with drawings, poems, and objects of art

4.             It is a day when the house looks like springtime with a bouquet of flowers

3.             It is a day of love and sweet kisses

2.             It is a day when coffee is served in bed with whipped cream on top

1.             It is a day to remember why we became moms in the first place and to be

                grateful for our beautiful little children.                

Unlike the colonials we can make the time and life will not stop if we don’t do the laundry, wash the dishes, or check our emails.  As a mom take this day to indulge yourself and be treated. Decide what you really want to do that will celebrate your Momhood and let your family know. Tell them what you want and ask them to give it to you as this is the one day it could truly happen.

 For me, I want coffee in bed, a long walk, a picnic at the beach, time to read a good book, and a wonderful dinner. Oh, and I want flowers, a surprise present, and lots of hugs and kisses.


Sounds like a perfect day to me!