Moms do a lot. They are the ultimate multitaskers. They are exhausted playmates. They are schedulers and organizers. They are often parters in a relationship. Whatever the situation may be, mothers deserve to be reminded of their worth and be appreciated for all they do.
The following coffee-drinking mamas share their thoughts on why all moms should be thanked for the “invisible” or “silent” work they do. Everything mothers do isn’t publicly visible. The hardest work is often what no one but that mama and her little one experiences. If you don’t feel that appreciation you truly deserve, know that your hard work is being recognized by the motherhood community.
Your Thought and Preparation is Appreciated
Photo credit: Stacy Michaels
“Thank you, Mom, for putting a lot of thought and preparation into everything you do...I know I do a lot for others and not a lot for myself. This was me kicking back and relaxing (with coffee, of course) the morning after the ‘Binky Fairy’ came. The girls received presents from the Binky Fairy to show how much they are ‘big girls’ now. I chose some toddler activities and games for them to represent this new milestone for us all.” – Stacy Michaels, mom of two
Your Brave, Loving Face is Appreciated
Photo credit: Megan Burdick
“Thank you, Mama, for putting on your brave, loving face, and tackling the day, even if you have one hundred things on your mind [that are] stressing you out as you think about each one of them. Cut yourself some slack and focus on what you can do in a day’s time, not what you can't. Today isn't going to last forever, so make it through the best you can and try to worry less about what you cannot change. There's always tomorrow.” – Megan Burdick, Mom of one (almost two)
Your Energy, Scheduling, and Work Ethic is Appreciated
Photo credit: Jennifer Aline Graham
“Mama, you deserve appreciation. You wake up with your little ones, bring them to activities, feed them, schedule their life, put them to sleep, and still find the energy to work from home and stay (somewhat) sane. You deserve to hear that you are appreciated. You deserve to be thanked for all you do. Being a mom isn't easy. Dropping everything to bring up children isn't easy either... and damn, girl, you are doing it.” – Jennifer Aline Graham, mother of two
Jennifer Aline is a coffee addict, mama of twins, and a passionate freelance writer and author. She writes for Moms.com on a regular basis and has had articles in publications such as the NY Daily News, NY Post, and In Good Health Newspaper. Aline received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies from Keuka College and worked in the Human Services field before her two little girls entered her life. Aline now focuses primarily on writing, teaching aerial arts classes in the evenings, and caring for her twin daughters – all while continuously chugging coffee, of course.
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