The day is almost here when people will be posting images on social media of flowers and chubby-cheeked hugs and all kinds of joy for Mother’s Day. When we are feeling awesome about our parenting and our daughtering, and when we’re feeling like our cups are full with support from loved ones, our community, or something greater, these images warm hearts. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to see past the laundry and runny noses and night wakings.
So, as in 2014, I asked some local moms who work with or on behalf of moms to share their reflections on this holiday. Some shared two years ago, and some I’ve only met since then. What I wanted to know was: What does Mother’s Day mean to you? How do you hope to celebrate it and how do you expect to celebrate it? Here’s what they had to say!
Pleasance Silicki, founder of lil omm yoga and author of Delight: Eight Principles for Living with Joy & Ease
Danielle Larkins of Typed blog and one of the 2016 Washington Family Magazine Moms of the Year
Pamm Werthman Fontana of More Green For Less Green blog
Katie Kuchlbauer Cavanaugh, an organizer of Creative Chicks with Babes , contributor to Mindful Healthy Life and blogger at The Life Adventures of Mrs. C
Jaclyn Perovich, Au Pair Consultant and organizer of Baby Talk: Pre/Post-Baby Event May 7
Tara Casagrande, owner of Ease Yoga & Cafe
Cathy Burke of Evolve Yoga Beyond the Mat
See the Mindful Healthy Life 2014 Mother’s Day post for more from local moms.