No one understands the joys, the challenges and the overall crazy journey that is motherhood like other moms. If you want to treat yourself to some laughing, validation and back-patting this Mother's Day, grab some mommy friends and make a night of it.
Dinner, drinks, bowling, shopping, whatever -- just get together and share. Especially if this is something you rarely get to do, you'll probably find it leaves you with a warm, confident, connected feeling that lasts for quite a while. Not a bad gift to give yourself.
Maybe all of these sound perfect, and you can plan your next 10 Mother's Days and always have something to look forward to. Or maybe none of them sounds just right. In that case, sit down and ponder what you'd love. It's not selfish, it's Mother's Day. It actually is all about you.
For more information on Mother's Day, look over the links below.
- "17 Ways to Treat Yourself on Mother's Day." Baby Center. (April 19, 2011)http://www.babycenter.com/0_17-ways-to-treat-yourself-on-mothers-day_1127813.bc
- "Mother's Day Central: Mother's Day Activities." (April 19, 2011)http://www.mothersdaycentral.com/mothers-day-activities/
- Ord, Holly. "A Little Mother's Day History." Woman Tribune. May 5, 2008. (April 19, 2011)http://womantribune.com/little-mothers-day-history
- "Treat Yourself on Mother's Day!" Mom Logic. May 7, 2010. (April 19, 2011)http://www.momlogic.com/2010/05/top_5_treat_yourself_on_mothers_day.php
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