I was pregnant with my oldest son on Mother’s Day eighteen years ago. I hadn’t even felt his first kicks, but I knew I loved him. I couldn’t have known then how deeply that love would grow…… Read More What I Didn’t Know on Mother’s Day Eighteen Years Ago
I remember a year (could I have been 6 or 7, 10?) when my sisters and I didn’t get anything for my mother for Mother’s Day. No mug, no painting, no craft, no card. Worse, my Dad didn’t do anything either. On the way to a brunch buffet, the car was quiet, tense. The feeling… Read More Mother’s Day Fail.
The children shall be with the Wife on Mother’s Day and the Husband on Father’s Day. I never thought an official document would dictate how I spent Mother’s Day. Truthfully, I never thought any of the events over the past year would be my reality. But, here I am. A single mother of two boys. … Read More Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Single Mom
Hi, my name is Wilder. Do I have a sign on my head that gives you permission to talk about my body? I do not know you, and you do not know me. We had a quick exchange at a fundraiser, but only because your friend was being a B, and felt the need to… Read More Dear Rude Complementary Lady
Hey fellow mamas! As you already know, Mother’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday, May 8th. Each year CT Working Moms organizes a kindness campaign leading up to this special day. I personally love doing random acts of kindness any time of the year but doing something around Mother’s Day feels extra special to me. I… Read More Moms Are Kind: A Mother’s Day Kindness Challenge
This past Mother’s Day several of our writers embarked on our second Mother’s Day kindness challenge with their kids. We attached some of our hug statements to beautiful roses donated to us by our friends at Whole Foods in West Hartford Center, and each went out to different locations where our children handed out flowers to… Read More Kids, Kindness & Mother’s Day
A few weeks ago my husband asked what I wanted for Mother’s Day. Oh that’s right! I get to celebrate Mother’s Day! Even though this will be my third Mother’s Day, it still comes as somewhat of a surprise that it’s now my day too. But a day that’s all about me? Yeah, I could get… Read More The One Thing I Really Needed For Mother’s Day
We are fortunate to have a sea of mothers in our life. Multi-generation Mom’s, two-Mom family friends, social work co-workers, and of course, Mom-bloggers. The exuberance of store clerks, drive through attendants, and other customers offering, “Happy Mother’s Day!” was pretty exciting this weekend. As I waited in line with last minute purchases, I overhead… Read More The Other Mother on Mother’s Day!
I’ve been a mother for almost twelve years. Most days I still feel like I’m winging it but when I think about what I knew about motherhood twelve years and three kids ago, I know I’ve definitely learned a thing or two. So, with Mother’s Day this weekend I thought I would take this opportunity… Read More Motherhood…#Unfiltered
Yesterday wrapped up 11 days of kindness here at CT Working Moms and what a wonderful experience it was! Each day for 10 days we gave readers a new random act of kindness idea on our Facebook page and yesterday, on Mother’s Day, we performed over 100 random acts of kindness with our children. For… Read More Teaching Our Children About Kindness on Mother’s Day [Photos]