How The MPB’s Do Mother’s Day

I just became aware of the fact that Mother’s day is right around the corner.  It’s funny, after years of wishing I’d one day get to celebrate mother’s day with a child of my own, and having a mini-celebration last year, I’ve basically completely forgotten about it this year!

Now that I’m part of the club, I could truly careless about the club – funny how that works.  When my mom died 20 years ago I pretty much entirely wrote Mother’s day off anyways.  And, obviously, thanks to Little MPB, mother’s day no longer makes my heart ache for what I cannot have and I no longer attempt to hide from the world in quite the same way.

And you know what, I’m totally okay with being back to my old ways and not caring about the day.  Honestly, in my humble opinion, it feels like a made-up hallmark day (as does father’s day and valentines day).  I just think that we should all make the people we love and appreciate (I.e mothers/fathers/siblings/friends/children/teachers/doctors/nurses/etc.) know we love and appreciate them every single day.

So, I personally don’t need flowers, or some sort of pretty jewelry or really any sort of gift to recognize me as a mother.

But that doesn’t mean we’ll completely ignore the day.  So, what will we do this mother’s day (assuming I’m not working as I have a critical deadline on Monday)?  We will do the same thing we will do on father’s day:

We will spend the day as a family. 

We may go to the park for a family play, we may go to the mountains for a hike if weather permits, or we may just go grocery shopping.  Simply, whatever we do, it will be a day as a family.  And, both Mr. MPB and I will cherish the fact that we are a family of 3 and spend the day in awe of how fortunate we are to be parents.

And, if I have to work, we’ll just postpone our family day until the next weekend (although I will absolutely pout about having to work through yet another weekend).

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12 Comments on “How The MPB’s Do Mother’s Day

  1. I love it. I hope you don’t have to work and it ends up being a fun day for the whole family ❤️❤️

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  2. I totally and completely agree with this. We have no plans at all for family day besides probably just spending the day around home as a family or likely trying to get chores done that didn’t happen during the week lol. I think, as long as you have a husband and child(ren) that show their appreciation for you lots of other times of the year, the day of “mother’s day” just isn’t that important in the grand scheme of things.

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  3. I have never been a big fan of Mother’s Day because my mother and I have always had a complicated relationship that doesn’t lend itself well to Hallmark cards. Add in my stepmother (with whom I do not have a good relationship but who expects me to commemorate the day for her as though I were actually her child) and infertility and UGH.

    This Mother’s Day will be my sixth, and I have spent the first five with my sons. My plan for this year’s Mother’s Day is to SLEEP IN, read most of the day and then go out to dinner with my parents-in-law in the evening.

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  4. Ugh. I feel you. This holiday is filled with such a mixed bag of emotions for me. On one hand I want to celebrate on the other hand it is a reminder of all we’ve been through. I didn’t realize how much of a trigger it would be until the day was here last year. I was extremely emotional and like many other holidays that seem to be triggers for me I just wanted it to be over.

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    • Totally mixes emotions and absolutely a trigger day!! Actually Mr. MPB commented last night how he thought it was off that this post didn’t make reference to that element of our lives (no idea why I didn’t write about it).
      I hope you find a bit more peace on mothers day this year.

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  5. My wife has to work on our first Mother’s Day as a family of 3, so we’re celebrating on the Saturday. I also don’t really care about the date itself being some special event – totally a Hallmark Holiday. But we do use it as a reminder to spend the day together, like you, and to take a step back and appreciate all that we do as mothers. I hope you have a fantastic day together as a family, soaking it all in 😊

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  6. Wow. Where are those mountains? I live in one of the flattest places on the planet. It myst be so cool to have them round the corner.

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