Thank you Culver’s for sponsoring this post.
Typically we think about celebrating our own mom for Mother’s Day but what if we took it a step further?
What if we celebrated each other and the diversity in our motherhood, parenting style, diaper choices, education philosophy, feeding choices… this Mother’s Day?
I know it sounds radical but can you imagine a day or a week of us moms believing we can all be beautiful moms in our own way.
Let’s do this for each other this Mother’s Day!
Let’s be the positive voice. Instead of critic.
Let’s celebrate each other’s accomplishments. Instead of staying quiet.
Let’s learn from each other. Instead of thinking our way is the “right” way.
Let’s notice the good!
Let’s treat each other to a quick bite or Culver’s frozen custard.
Motherhood is hard and as moms we are our own worst critics so the last thing we need is more critics watching and waiting for us to fail.
Let’s embrace the differences!
Sincerely, Another Mom
Celebrate a Mom
I will start us off by celebrating another mom! Today I want to celebrate my sister who is an amazing, hardworking, talented woman, and wonderful caring mother. She is teaching her daughters through her example that hard work makes dreams a reality. She is pursuing her dream of owning a successful photography business while staying home and caring for her girls.
She always has a smile on her face which is why I nicknamed her “my sunshine” when she was younger. Even when life is hard and it hits her hard, she finds a way to look on the positive side. Her smile and enthusiasm for life is contagious.
10 Ways We Can Celebrate Each Other
- Write the women in your life who have influenced you and tell them “Thank you!”
- Go on a moms night out! Invite your mom friends out to eat! We recently had the opportunity to do this at Culver’s friendly and welcoming restaurant.
What mom doesn’t enjoy a great meal, no cooking involved, relaxing and best of all nothing to clean up. Culver’s is a great place to celebrate Mother’s Day.
- Open the door for another mom who is struggling with a stroller and walking toddler.
- Give warm smiles and thumbs up to the mom who does things a little different from you!
- Tell a mom whose child is having a meltdown in the store “You got this! This will pass.“
- Send your mom friend a just because you’re an awesome mom treat.
- Leave a friendly note on a mom’s window that says, “I can tell you love your kids! You got this!
- Offer to watch your friend’s kids or give each other “kid free errands” where you watch each other’s kids for 2 hrs so you each can run errands without kids.
- Write a quick email to your mom friend that says, “I can tell you love your kids from the way you... (and name some ways)“
- Give an online mother words of encouragement. We can be so harsh with each other online.
Instead of giving out glaring looks and judgmental eyes let’s celebrate the difference.
I remember so clearly the day my son was having a complete meltdown in public. I was exhausted and I was just trying to make it to the car when an older lady started walking towards me.
The first thing that came to my mind was, “Not today lady!”
I immediately assumed she was going to judge me or give me advice on how to be a better mom. Instead she gave me a warm compassionate smile that said “You got this!”
Moms, I’m not sure what your day holds but —
You got this!
I have to give a shout out to Culver’s for encouraging me celebrate mothers from all walks of life! Remember Culver’s is a great place to celebrate Mother’s Day with your kids.
Culver’s is a hit with the kids and mom will love it because she doesn’t have to worry about her food getting cold. Culver’s menu is cooked-to order, they don’t start cooking your meal until after you’ve ordered it.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.