Celebrating The Mother Who Raised Us
Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate and honour the mother who raised us! Mother, grandmother, aunt, friend, or any person who filled that maternal role in your life – let them know how appreciative you are of their love and support.
For many of us, we don’t realize how much our moms did, or still do, until we became parents ourselves. It doesn’t matter how old your child may be, they are still your child whether they are two or 22. You still beam with pride over their achievements, fuss over them, and worry when things do not go well. Being a mom, or parent for that matter, doesn’t end when your child becomes an adult – it’s a lifelong journey. And while both parents are equally important, this month we are focusing on moms. You can check out our blog on dads here.
Mother: parent, cheerleader, teacher, mentor, friend, role model, storyteller, cook, maid, peacemaker, secret keeper, doctor, ouchie kisser, protector, taxi service, therapist, comforter.
Mothers juggle many roles and seamlessly slip from one to another without so much as batting an eye. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom – we are all equally busy, make sacrifices and parenting with the best of intentions. Yet, from time to time, “mom-guilt” creeps in and we question if we are doing enough.
From all the moms and parents at Knowledge First Financial, we are here to tell you – you are enough – and to share these words of encouragement:
You Are A Mom Rockstar
We want all of the moms out there to stop being so hard on themselves. Let go of any mom-guilt that might be trying to make a home in your psyche. Being a “good mother doesn’t mean being a perfect mother.” Can we pause? Let’s take a moment to let these words sink in. You don’t have to be a perfect mom to be a good mom. Well, that’s a load off.
Self-care Is Essential
As you shake off the notion of perfection, we encourage moms to create time in their day to do something that energizes and recharges their spirit. We all know self-care is essential for a mother’s well-being yet according to one survey, many moms were unable to see how they could fit time for themselves into their days. Taking care of yourself is not selfish. In fact, the opposite is true. If you are striving to be a good – not perfect – mom than you need to practice self-care consistently. Not only will you benefit but the ripple effect will extend to your children and family. It’s a win-win situation.
Motherhood Is A Journey, Enjoy The Ride
It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day activities and never-ending to-do lists which can you leave you feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, and too “busy being a mom to enjoy being a mom.” Being in the moment or “mindful can increase mental and emotional well-being.” Take the time to savour the moments and appreciate your children, whatever stage they may be in, and enjoy the ride!
Moms fill a special role in making their families and communities better. Let’s time to honour and give thanks to the mom or mom-figure in our lives. And for all of the moms out there, we hope you feel loved and celebrated this Mother’s Day, and throughout the year.