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Motivation Mondays: Celebrate Mother’s Day! #mothersday

08/05/2017

“Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes

Motivation Mondays: Celebrate Mother's Day!

Motivation Mondays: Celebrate Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Our mothers are our first motivators and they help us achieve our goals and unimaginable dreams … learn to Celebrate yours! One of the best gifts our mothers have given us is the gift of life and that is important to remember. Our mothers also leave us memories that add to our narratives of their lives. My Mother was a woman ahead of her time. She was vocal, adventurous and very brave. I remember once when my Mom entered a singing competition on TV, something to do with who could make the sound “ohhhh” the longest, and I believe she either won or came a close second. My siblings and I were mortified yet thoroughly fascinated by her daring nature. It was something that might seem innocuous today, but not so common for a married woman, back in the day.  One thing I can say for sure is that there was never a dull moment around my mother as she made sure to sprinkle our lives with lots of memories… and her special brand of love. On another note, Mother’s Day has always held bittersweet memories for me; mainly because it often falls either close to or on the day my dad passed away. So while I find moments to reflect on my mother and her life, I also find time to reflect on the life of my dad. It is quite an interesting lesson to be reminded that we can celebrate both life and death in the same breath.

For Mother’s Day, I send happy cheers and blessings to all Mothers everywhere. If your memories are happy, so-so or sad, know that your life is a celebration and for that we must be thankful to our Mothers.

 

My Mother by Ann Taylor
Who sat and watched my infant head
When sleeping on my cradle bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed?
My Mother.

When pain and sickness made me cry,
Who gazed upon my heavy eye,
And wept for fear that I should die?
My Mother.

Who taught my infant lips to pray
And love God’s holy book and day,
And walk in wisdom’s pleasant way?
My Mother. Cont’d below

 

“The babe at first feeds upon the mother’s bosom, but it is always on her heart.” Henry Ward Beecher

Motivation Mondays: Celebrate Mother's Day!

Motivation Mondays: Celebrate Mother’s Day!

As a child, I was fortunate to have a few “mother figures” around me; from Mommy Bates in Essex, to my own mother, grandmothers, and all the great women who added their wisdom to my life, I learned how much work it takes to manage a household and keep kids fed, everyone loved, and endless bills paid. My Mom was an active mom who also had a side business; she was always running around attending to her clients, managing the staff at home who managed us when we came back from school. It was not an easy job at all and there were challenges that did arise over time. I still admire my mom’s willingness to take on the enormous challenges that came her way, and part of her can-do spirit has stayed with me and it inspires me whenever the going gets tough. What are your memories of childhood days with your mom?

 

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APRIL

04/03 –    6 International Day of Sport, 7 World Health Day
04/10 –    9 Palm Sunday, 11 Start of Passover, 14 Good Friday
04/17 –    16 Easter,  22 Earth Day,
04/24 –    24 Remembrance Day

MAY

05/01  – May Day, World Lyme Day, 02 National Teacher Day, 03 World Press Freedom, 04 National Day of Prayer,
05 Cinco De Mayo, 06 Kentucky Derby
05/14 –  14 Mothers Day, 20 Armed Forces Day
05/21 –  22 International Biological Diversity, 24 National Brother Day, 25 Ascension, 27 Ramadan starts
05/28 – 29 Memorial Day, 31 World No Tobacco Day

 

 

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“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” Honore de Balzac

Motivation Mondays: Celebrate Mother's Day!

Motivation Mondays: Celebrate Mother’s Day!

What are You Planning for Mother’s Day? This Mother’s Day, I will celebrate all the Moms in my life and spend time with my kids sharing stories and creating new memories that I hope will inspire them down the road too. Some moms will probably be working on that day and others might be attending to ailing parents as caregivers. No matter what role we play at home, we must take a moment to honor ourselves too and acknowledge that we are doing the best job we know how. Motherhood is not a popularity contest and, at the end of the day, what folks and family will remember is how much care and love we shared.

How have Mothers motivated us throughout the ages?  Many women juggle multiple demands in their households and, to the untrained eye, it might seem magical or even easy to watch how many mothers run their households, some even on shoestring budgets. But, around the world, Moms perform endless chores and time consuming tasks to accomplish their household goals daily. For this Mother’s Day, I want to give thanks and praise to all the Moms in the world; they come in all shapes and sizes, do the heavy lifting as chief executives of their homes, and carry on even when their efforts aren’t always applauded. Wishing all of you a very happy, healthy and productive Mother’s Day! Do celebrate it. You’ve earned it.

Affectionate and kind to thee,
Who wast so very kind to me,
My Mother?

Ah, no! the thought I cannot bear,
And if God please my life to spare
I hope I shall reward they care,
My Mother.

When thou art feeble, old and grey,
My healthy arm shall be thy stay,
And I will soothe thy pains away,
My Mother. Poem by Ann Taylor via poemhunter.com

 

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Have a Happy, Healthy 2017!

 

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Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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154 Comments leave one →
  1. Robin Rue permalink
    08/05/2017 5:34 pm

    I have to be honest, my mom passed in February and I am DREADING Mother’s Day this year. It’s going to be so hard. I will get through it with my family, but my stomach is already in knots over it.

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  2. Karen Yannacio Morse permalink
    08/05/2017 5:37 pm

    Love how you acknowledge all moms in your life. And for anyone, all the strong female role models who felt like moms are important to recognize. I am taking my mom/parents out for brunch on Sunday. Hope you have a peaceful day, despite the closeness of this date to your fathers passing !

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  3. Janel Berchielli (@JanelB) permalink
    08/05/2017 6:08 pm

    What a beautiful poem to share on Mother’s Day. For me and my birthday always falls so close to Mother’s Day which could be nice but sometimes it’s not as I get my day combined into one instead of two separate days for myself. This year I’m not sure what we’re going to do probably I will just relax .

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  4. Kristina permalink
    08/05/2017 6:10 pm

    Loving these Mothers Day images. Everyday for me is Mothers Day. Except on this special holiday I definitely feel grateful for having my kiddos and my mama in my life.

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  5. darmarq permalink
    08/05/2017 6:24 pm

    I can’t wait for mother’s day this weekend to spend some much need time with my mom and my wife’s mom.

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  6. Chei Pangan permalink
    08/05/2017 7:15 pm

    I love celebrating Mother’s Day because it’s the day that My Mom, i and my sibling are having our bonding all together. It’s a way of showing that we love and appreciate our mom.

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  7. Marcie in Mommyland permalink
    08/05/2017 7:47 pm

    I’ve been so fortunate to have many strong female role models in my life. Mother’s Day is for all who inspire and shape children into productive beings

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  8. thecoffeemom0617 permalink
    08/05/2017 8:26 pm

    as a mother myself, I think it is so important we honor our mothers. I wouldn’t be who I am today without the strong women (mom and step mom) who raised me.

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  9. themomnoms permalink
    08/05/2017 9:24 pm

    I never appreciated my mother enough until I became a mother myself. Sacrificing everything for this little bundle that you will bring up to be something special. It’s hard work.

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  10. sincerelyophelia permalink
    08/05/2017 9:45 pm

    Ah mother’s day! Awesome motivational monday kinda thang. And just in time. Thank you!

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  11. Blair Villanueva permalink
    08/05/2017 11:57 pm

    They say that being a Mother is a blessing. It is also means sacrificing for the love one. Mothers are tough and can bear anything just for the family.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

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  12. Eileen permalink
    09/05/2017 12:04 am

    Happy Mother’s day to you, your mom and to every woman blessed to be one. I would have chosen career over starting a family but I am glad to have chosen otherwise. My life became complete with these three angels God entrusted me to care for.

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  13. Carmi Joice permalink
    09/05/2017 12:42 am

    What really is beautiful is that, even all of these sweet words combined about our mums, they are all an understatement. Our mother’s love is beyond what these words can mean.

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  14. wonderlingblog permalink
    09/05/2017 12:58 am

    A lovely tribute to mothers. They really are inspirational people, that put themselves before others. I do believe as a mother myself, when you become a mother you do have a higher purpose and other things seem so much less significant.

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  15. 조이 Czjai (@RebelSweetHrt) permalink
    09/05/2017 1:17 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, and to your mom, too! I am thankful that I will be celebrating this occasion again with my husband and son. Hopefully next year, we can celebrate together with both our moms here in Korea. 🙂

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  16. Rosey Everyday permalink
    09/05/2017 3:10 am

    I cannot wait for Mother’s Day. I am going to do something special and nice for my mom to show her my appreciation for all that she has done for me.

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  17. SaraD. (@saraassistsyou) permalink
    09/05/2017 4:34 am

    Lovely. I’m really drawn to that center portrait of the Mama carrying her wee one on her back walking boldly and proudly as the mother of her land.

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  18. The Glitter Gospel (@laceyannedoutha) permalink
    09/05/2017 5:07 am

    Even though my mother has passed away, I always try to do something in her memory for mothers day.

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  19. maria criselda maquiling permalink
    09/05/2017 5:11 am

    I’m pregnant on mother’s day so i get a lot of chance to dwell on what it means to be a mother 🙂

    On a serious note, good mothers need to be celebrated on mother’s day for all that they do for their family.

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  20. Amanda Love permalink
    09/05/2017 5:23 am

    Mothers are the best gift! I think it’s amazing how they do it. I didn’t understand at first and now that I’m a mother myself, I realize all the sacrifices and the hardwork that my mom poured just so we could have a lovely life. I miss her everyday and I miss her even more now that she’s gone.

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  21. travel blogger permalink
    09/05/2017 5:48 am

    Such a great day to honor the women that have helped shape our lives. My mother has always had a great sense of humor, and I know that has helped me get through a lot of rough times in my life, and never taking myself too seriously.

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  22. Amber permalink
    09/05/2017 5:51 am

    I love these poems. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. I’m glad I can spend mine with my mother! Usually we’re not close to her since my husband is in the military.

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  23. Jessica Taylor permalink
    09/05/2017 6:23 am

    Happy early Mother’s Day! This is honestly one of my favorite holidays because my mom doesn’t get nearly as much credit as she deserves. I plan on showing her that lovely poem by Ann Taylor! I believe she will really enjoy it.

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  24. Angela Ricardo Bethea permalink
    09/05/2017 6:27 am

    I can totally get where you’re coming from. It’s really hard to celebrate while you are also remembering a sad part of your life. We really have to cherish our moments with our loved ones. Your Mom sounds so awesome.

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  25. Katja Knox permalink
    09/05/2017 6:39 am

    “The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father” said Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and could not be more right! Love my mama.
    Katja

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  26. reesa permalink
    09/05/2017 6:48 am

    Perfect thoughts for Motivation Monday! I love all of the quotes and poems! I will have to check out your other Motivatoin Monday posts!

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  27. Ana De-Jesus permalink
    09/05/2017 7:06 am

    I am sorry to hear about your fathers death. It is strange to think that life and death are often interconnected and woven into a tapestry that can often be bittersweet. x

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  28. keepupwiththejonesfamilyblog permalink
    09/05/2017 8:39 am

    Mother’s day is earlier in the year over here in the UK, but my memories of my mom when I was little are that she was always busy cleaning or working for us – but never too busy for a tea party with us either! The older I become, the more I appreciate what she did for us.

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  29. Jay Colby permalink
    09/05/2017 8:51 am

    Great post. I love reading your post they’re always inspiring.

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  30. Veronica@inveronicascorner permalink
    09/05/2017 8:57 am

    Awe this was beautiful. I especially enjoyed the poem. 🙂

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  31. Lily@militaryfamof8 permalink
    09/05/2017 9:26 am

    We celebrate Mother’s Day for we, Mom, to honor all mothers for all the sacrifices for her children! Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms!

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  32. Melissa Jellie permalink
    09/05/2017 9:30 am

    I love this post! I especially loved that quote in the middle.

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  33. Jennifer Pilgrim permalink
    09/05/2017 9:37 am

    Your poems here are truly beautiful. What a great gift of words you will be able to give your mom this year.

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  34. Marceline Dementori permalink
    09/05/2017 9:41 am

    I have nothing but respect for mothers. I grew up with strong women in the family, all of them are independent and would never rely on anyone to survive. They are definitely my inspiration when it comes to raising the twins.

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  35. MyYellowApron permalink
    09/05/2017 9:47 am

    I always feel that, I know more smart women then men. I think, we women are amazing, resilient. Happy Mothers Day.

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  36. Keeping Up With Candy permalink
    09/05/2017 9:59 am

    The ‘My Mother’ poem is beautiful and true. It’s Mom who teaches and nourishes us and shows us how to love. Cliche but so true…Nothing like a mother’s love. Absolutely NOTHING!!!

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  37. everydaythoughtsbybrittany permalink
    09/05/2017 10:03 am

    I think Mothers are such great motivators because in the face of adversity they can gain strength from the love they have for their children to help them overcome almost anything. It’s amazing the depths of a Mother’s love. Great post – I love all the quotes and poetry.

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  38. arainofthought (@arainofthought) permalink
    09/05/2017 10:47 am

    As a mom I absolutely appreciate any Mother’s Day theme. Wishing all the mom’s reading this blog a very very happy Mother’s day! 😀

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  39. natalielovesbeauty permalink
    09/05/2017 11:04 am

    Mother’s Day is always a great reminder to tell my mom how much I love her and appreciate everything she has done for me and my family.

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  40. greentk726 permalink
    09/05/2017 11:32 am

    I love your memories of your mom. It’s awesome that she was an entrepreneur too! My favorite memories of my mom are her huge garden and storing up food and making jams and jellies. My mom was a crunchy hippie 🙂 ❤

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  41. Claire permalink
    09/05/2017 12:33 pm

    I had a panic for a moment that I had forgotten mothers day and then remembered i’m English and it’s already happened for us haha got my mum a nice little “mum” charm for her new pandora bracelet 🙂

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  42. Melissa Chapman permalink
    09/05/2017 12:39 pm

    You really seem to have a strong love of the women/mothers in your life. I have always felt that mothers love is the strongest that is seen. A mother will never abandon or give up on their children.

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  43. Leo T. Ly permalink
    09/05/2017 2:02 pm

    As I get older, it seems spending more time with my mom and sharing memories is more and more important. For this Mother’s Day, I booked her for lunch and time to hang out with the grand kids. My mom loves to hang out with the kids and take pictures so sh can see it on her phone whenever she wants.

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  44. ljdove23 permalink
    09/05/2017 2:27 pm

    This is so lovely, celebrating Mothers is so important, we deserve all of the thanks we can get! I love the quote about a mothers happiness to, so beautiful!

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  45. Happily Hughes permalink
    09/05/2017 2:57 pm

    You mother sounds like a very special person and a fantastic Mom. Mothers really do so much and juggle so many things. Happy Mother’s Day to you as well.

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  46. Queen Thrifty permalink
    09/05/2017 3:27 pm

    I love this Motivation Mondays post very uplifting and inspirational as we move closer to Mother’s Day.

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  47. The Fruitcake Conglomerate permalink
    09/05/2017 3:57 pm

    I really like the collection of mother’s day poems and artwork you gathered. I especially liked the Ann Taylor poem. Your mother is so brave! Joining a singing contest!

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  48. makeamomsmile permalink
    09/05/2017 4:14 pm

    Great Post! I love the idea of motivation Mondays especially celebrating Mother’s Day this week. Beautiful Poem as well

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  49. Lynn Wiltse (@PixieDustedMom) permalink
    09/05/2017 5:35 pm

    I’m so sorry Mother’s Day falls so close to an unhappy time in your life and for the loss of your father. I’ve been lucky to have amazing women in my life who have taken me in and treated me like their daughter over the years. Hopefully this weekend will be full of relaxing and spending time with my babies.

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  50. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine permalink
    09/05/2017 5:36 pm

    My mom is definitely my best friend, so I love this day! And now I am a mother myself, so it has extra meaning.

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  51. munakenny permalink
    09/05/2017 6:18 pm

    I miss my mom, I no longer able to gift her anything except my prayers! Mothers Day should be every day.

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  52. Sondra Barker permalink
    09/05/2017 8:00 pm

    Wow! What a great heartfelt post! These kind words definitely got me a little emotional and that Ann Taylor poem was beautiful :)!

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  53. Elizabeth permalink
    09/05/2017 11:40 pm

    How wonderful that you had such a loving and caring mother, and that you have such fond memories of her. Not all of us have that blessing.

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  54. myjoyfulsource permalink
    09/05/2017 11:49 pm

    Always a great read over here! You keep me motivated and I’m loving all your sweet advice!

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  55. Eileen permalink
    10/05/2017 1:26 am

    Every year we honor the women who gave their lives to raise us and care for us. My mom is a woman of strength, raising all 4 of us, sending us through college by minding a small business. We practically lost all our savings when my father died from cancer. I wish I could do more to help my mom out, now that she is old and not as energetic as she was before.

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  56. Kristine Nicole Alessandra VA permalink
    10/05/2017 2:23 am

    My mom is my life. I owe my life to her. She raised me, cared for me from conception until this very day. She is my very own angel on earth. I hope she be blessed with good health and long life. Happy Mother’s Day to you, your mom, and every mom in the world.

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  57. phyliciamarie permalink
    10/05/2017 3:31 am

    Happy Mother’s Day Elizabeth!!! I’m looking forward to spending this weekend with my mom and our family. Hope you have a good one!

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  58. Cindy Ingalls permalink
    10/05/2017 4:59 am

    Mothers are the Iife blood of the world. Without them, we would all be at a loss. It’s so nice to celebrate them once a year, but we should also celebrate them all year long.

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  59. Kyla T. permalink
    10/05/2017 5:15 am

    Great Mother’s Day motivation! I love the open and the imagery.

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  60. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    10/05/2017 5:38 am

    Happy Mother’s day to all. I have to agree that life is a celebration and we really do owe it all to our mothers. Thanks for sharing your memories and a great post.

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  61. A Travel Diary permalink
    10/05/2017 6:11 am

    So sorry to hear about your bittersweet memory surrounding mother’s day. I’ve been fortunate enough to have amazing memories of mother’s day with my mom. Maybe not so much this year since she retired and moved back to Cambodia.

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  62. Jeanine permalink
    10/05/2017 8:07 am

    I love the pictures of Motherhood. It’s a blessing and rewarding experience. I’m looking forward to spending Mother’s Day with my children.

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  63. Schoolin' Reyes permalink
    10/05/2017 8:14 am

    This mothers day I will be spending it watch my husband BBQ us a wonderful meal AND clean it up after. It will be a treat. I love your mother just listening to you speak about her. My mother is a very timid woman and I think I’m so outgoing because of it.

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  64. courtneyrandrews permalink
    10/05/2017 8:19 am

    Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because my Mom is pretty awesome! Happy (early) Mother’s Day to you and yours!

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  65. Melanie Smith permalink
    10/05/2017 8:22 am

    Mothers day is so important for me. Every year I try to make my mother’s day so amazing and full of joy. Mothers are the most beautiful thing we have and we have to make them happy.

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  66. No Bland Makeup permalink
    10/05/2017 8:28 am

    Moms really do a lot that they never get credit for. I just hope that ome day I can be a good mom to my kids.

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  67. GingerGoose Boutique permalink
    10/05/2017 8:39 am

    These are such beautiful thoughts about moms. I wouldn’t be half the woman I am today without my mother.

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  68. thebrunettebabedotcom permalink
    10/05/2017 9:38 am

    Such a beautiful post! I am taking my mom out to dinner and spending the whole day together on Sunday!

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  69. alisonrost permalink
    10/05/2017 11:29 am

    Mother’s Day is one of my absolute favorites! There is nobody more worth celebrating than my mom. She’s done so much for me over the years and it’s a treat to give a little something back to her

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  70. elenasts permalink
    10/05/2017 12:10 pm

    I really like this post, it is so personal. I also have mother figures in my life and I think that is important!!

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  71. Rosey permalink
    10/05/2017 12:32 pm

    How fun that she entered that contest. 🙂 Moms are the best, I love hearing fun stories like that one.

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    • Rosey permalink
      12/05/2017 8:10 pm

      I am sorry too, to hear about the bittersweet part that the holiday holds for you. I came back because I forgot to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!

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  72. Kelly Reci permalink
    10/05/2017 12:38 pm

    I still don’t have plans yet but I have ideas that should be decided soon. It’s important to appreciate our Moms and let them know and feel that they are loved.

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  73. almostindianwife permalink
    10/05/2017 1:13 pm

    I love this so much. It’s so important to remember how important our mamas are. Life changes so quickly but momma is always there.

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  74. Mihaela Echols permalink
    10/05/2017 1:28 pm

    Oh this is such a great post for Mothers day week! The elephant pic is so cute!

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  75. Jennifer permalink
    10/05/2017 1:33 pm

    The African picture you have featured on your post reminds me of two African paintings I have in my house. Both paintings feature two women who are carrying their babies and walking through the land. Whenever I look at the paintings, it inspires me because I am a mother of five children. My own mother has had a great influence on my life. I hope my children think I am a positive, strong influence on their lives, too.

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  76. Ashley Grant permalink
    10/05/2017 1:40 pm

    Mother’s Day is bittersweet for me too. I love my mother so much, but I always ache for my husband who lost his mother just a few years ago. This year will be extra hard as my father passed just 2 days after Christmas last year – my mom has already said she doesn’t feel much like celebrating 😦

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  77. famousashleygrant permalink
    10/05/2017 1:41 pm

    Mother’s Day is bittersweet for me too. I love my mother so much, but I always ache for my husband who lost his mother just a few years ago. This year will be extra hard as my father passed just 2 days after Christmas last year – my mom has already said she doesn’t feel much like celebrating 😦

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  78. Julie Syl Kalungi permalink
    10/05/2017 2:37 pm

    We actually celebrate Mothers day in UK in March, then We celebrate it all ove ragain with the rest of the world. So we UK moms get double portions, my kind of thing. Very detailed post on celebrating motherhood 🙂 Thanks Eliza.

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  79. Hey Sharonoox permalink
    10/05/2017 2:38 pm

    I have the best mom who’s also my best friend. She’s always there to listen and give best advise when I was growing up. She’s a strong woman and I’m so glad to call her mom! Happy Mother’s Day to you and all mothers in the world.

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  80. HilLesha permalink
    10/05/2017 4:27 pm

    I’m looking forward to spending time with my mother and my mother-in-law on Mother’s Day. They’re a huge inspiration! Both are incredibly strong women that have endured a lot in life, yet they have remained to be selfless and kind. 🙂

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  81. Fatima Torres at MTME permalink
    10/05/2017 7:04 pm

    Mother’s Day is such a wonderful holiday and should be celebrated often. We bring life into this world and our job is never done — regardless of child’s age.

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  82. Alison R (@SoChicLife) permalink
    10/05/2017 7:12 pm

    Being a mother is not easy – a thankless job on most days but rewarding to know you are hopefully raising good humans. I appreciate any celebration!

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  83. katyashadeofteal permalink
    10/05/2017 7:23 pm

    The meaning of Mothers Day has changed drastically for me since having children of my own. I have such a greater appreciation for my mother and everything he has done.

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  84. toughcookiemommy permalink
    10/05/2017 8:32 pm

    Mother’s Day is a great time for all the wonderful moms to finally get some recognition. This should really be happening all year long.

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  85. The Everyday Mom Life permalink
    10/05/2017 8:52 pm

    We aren’t planning much for Mother’s Day. I just want a quiet day with the kids where I don’t have to do anything.

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  86. Kristine Nicole Alessandra VA permalink
    11/05/2017 1:07 am

    Happy Mother’s Day! May I ask your dear readers to treasure the time you have with your moms? Just one day, ONE day in a year, treat her like a queen! Cook for her, do her housework for her, take her out to places she longs to see. She deserves it!

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  87. franckxethee permalink
    11/05/2017 3:03 am

    It’s our moms that really shape us to who we become. They’re care for us never end even when we grow to be on our own.

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  88. MELANIE EDJOURIAN permalink
    11/05/2017 3:50 am

    We have had Mother’s Day already in the UK. Each year we normally spend time together as a family and spoil mum with gifts. It’s a good excuse to meet up and see all the family. Mum doesn’t need to do much as dad cooks and I make dessert.

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  89. Cynthia Nicoletti permalink
    11/05/2017 5:40 am

    Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate with those who took care of us and watched us group up threw the years. I will be spending Mother’s Day with my mom and friends.

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  90. Fred permalink
    11/05/2017 6:23 am

    Mother’s Day is just a special day, but we should treat everyday with our mothers as a Mother’s Day. In time of our deepest trouble, the first person we call is always our mother, and she will always go out of her way to help us.

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  91. Nati permalink
    11/05/2017 6:40 am

    I didn’t have much motivation from my actual mom, but I’m making every effort with my children, so that they don’t repeat my experience.

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  92. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest permalink
    11/05/2017 7:29 am

    It really is important to remember how awesome our mothers are. No matter what, our mothers are always going to be there for us.

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  93. Freya Farrington permalink
    11/05/2017 8:21 am

    Our mothers day has already passed in the UK however it’s so important in my opinion to try and make the effort to see your mother on this special day!

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  94. Katherin O mailey permalink
    11/05/2017 8:33 am

    Mother’s love never fades 🙂 Happy Mothers day to your mom.

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  95. The Belly Rules The Mind permalink
    11/05/2017 9:22 am

    I count my blessings everyday to be fortunate enough to have a mom like mom and so many mother figures around me. My mom is miles in a different continent all together but I am making sure I make it special for her.

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  96. Michelle Waller (@myblessedslife) permalink
    11/05/2017 10:13 am

    Happy Mother’s Day! The pictures you picked for the collage are beautiful. Nothing is better than being a mom.

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  97. Tiara Wilson permalink
    11/05/2017 10:16 am

    This is my first Mother’s Day. I felt bad celebrating last year when I was pregnant and now I’m so excited to be celebrating! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

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  98. Keren Charles permalink
    11/05/2017 12:14 pm

    This Mother’s Day I am taking my mom to her favorite restaurant. She love cajun food, so I will take her to Adeles Seafood Kitchen.

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  99. thechitownchica permalink
    11/05/2017 3:37 pm

    I don’t think I ever read that poem by Ann Taylor before, but I like it, going to print it out. Looking forward to future Motivation Mondays!

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  100. terristeffes permalink
    11/05/2017 6:29 pm

    My plans include taking my mother and my aunt out to lunch. I got her a lot of fun gifts and I cannot wait to share them with her. She’s going to enjoy them so much!

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  101. headcasechristian permalink
    11/05/2017 6:40 pm

    This was a lot to digest. You put in a lot of work on this. Very thought out.

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  102. authenticfoodquest permalink
    11/05/2017 7:00 pm

    This is beautiful and a wonderful tribute to mothers all around the world. Like you I’ve had many “mothers” who have mentored me over the years. Indeed, Happy Mother’s Day to all.

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  103. Elizabeth Brico permalink
    11/05/2017 11:30 pm

    This is a lovely post. As a mother, I can certainly appreciate the idea that mothers are undervalued. I feel unappreciated and undervalued every day lol. Sadly, I am guilty of the same with my own mother. She’s done a lot for me (including what every mother does, bringing me into this world) and continues to help me in a big way, but she is so cold and unaffectionate (it has been over a decade since she’s told me she loves me and much longer than that since I’ve gotten a real hug or kiss) that I find myself resenting her. I was severely abused by a boyfriend and if my mother had been kinder and more understanding I think I could have healed enough not to have severe PTSD (another thing she is unkind and not understanding about). So I am still trying to figure out how to forgive that in her and feel gratitude for what she does do..

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  104. Pooja Kawatra Gupta permalink
    12/05/2017 1:34 am

    The entire month of May is dedicated to Mothers day and for me they inspire us every moment of our life and not just one day.

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  105. Leah permalink
    12/05/2017 2:52 am

    Those poems are beautiful ❤ After losing my mum 7 years ago, mothers day takes on a whole new feel for me now x
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  106. Brittany Muddamalle permalink
    12/05/2017 6:33 am

    I love this. I can’t wait for Mother’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate the mothers that have sacrificed so much for us.

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  107. Joanna permalink
    12/05/2017 9:35 am

    In my country Mother’s Day has already been, on the 8th of March. It’s interesting to see how different countries and cultures have different days when they celebrate Mothers. That proves that no matter the culture, they have always celebrated the woman who gave life.

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  108. RonRon permalink
    12/05/2017 9:58 am

    This MOther’s day, I will treat my MOM and my wife to some sort of family date. I hope our budget and our time can allow us to visit an outside of town restaurant or something.

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  109. Tereza permalink
    12/05/2017 10:35 am

    What a wonderful poem! You’ve put so much time, thought and work into this post – thank you so much for sharing all the motivational resources, what a kind soul you are! x

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  110. Shannon Graham permalink
    12/05/2017 1:19 pm

    We are truly blessed with mothers. I am blessed to have one who is so amazing.

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  111. ken permalink
    12/05/2017 1:30 pm

    Happy Mother’s day to all mothers. May all mothers and future mothers, be good mothers to their children so we can be a better world.

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  112. kenjesryl1234 permalink
    12/05/2017 1:30 pm

    Happy Mother’s day to all mothers. May all mothers and future mothers, be good mothers to their children so we can be a better world.

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  113. Mommy Engineering permalink
    12/05/2017 1:48 pm

    Yes! Happy Mother’s Day indeed! I can’t even imagine how much I’d miss my mom when she does pass but she has made me a lot of who I am and motivated me through things I could never do without her 🙂

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  114. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    12/05/2017 3:19 pm

    I can’t believe Mother’s Day this Sunday!!!! My kim definitely means a lot to me. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  115. Tasha permalink
    12/05/2017 6:00 pm

    I am looking forward to some rest and relaxation this Mother’s Day! Then I want to take my Mom out for dinner.

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  116. bellezakisses permalink
    12/05/2017 6:01 pm

    I’m looking forward to some rest and relaxation this Mother’s Day. Then I plan on taking my mom out for dinner.

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  117. Brandi permalink
    12/05/2017 10:46 pm

    Sorry about your dad. Mother’s Day is not good for me as I lost my son 9 years ago at the age of 13. It’s a very hard holiday for me. I try to keep occupied with my family.

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  118. Sara permalink
    13/05/2017 3:18 am

    I agree, my mom is my first motivator and has made many sacrifices to help me reach my goals. In my culture, we celebrate mother’s day the last Sunday of May, I’m hoping I can take her away on a trip.

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  119. momfitnessdiary permalink
    13/05/2017 3:09 pm

    Such a nice post! I wish here in Ireland we celebrated mother’s day same than in the states

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  120. Tiffany Yong permalink
    13/05/2017 11:55 pm

    Are you a Mum yourself too? Mothers are very inspirational and courageous people, as being a mum itself means to step out of a “lady”‘s comfort zone and enter to an region of unknown and life-long responsibility.

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  121. Fashionable Librarian permalink
    14/05/2017 11:12 am

    Happy mothers day to all the past, present and future mothers. Motherhood is to be treasured.

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  122. Ankit Agarwal permalink
    15/05/2017 11:25 am

    Great Poem. I am reading and re reading it just to get that feeling of it. Thanks

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  123. Leslie Hernandez permalink
    15/05/2017 12:39 pm

    Great Motivation, mothers are so important me and my mom don’t always see eye to eye but I seriously don’t know what I would do with out her.

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  124. Bhushavali permalink
    16/05/2017 6:12 am

    Its amazing to be a good mother! Of late, the pressures on being a good mother is too much, esp with work and social life being so important as well today!

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  125. Jeypi Kyu permalink
    16/05/2017 5:38 pm

    having a mom is definetely one of the best gift we can receive in life.. it;s been 11 years since my mom died so i never got the chance to spend time with him.. nevertheless i believe that there was a purpose why that happened.. to every mom right there Cheers for everyone of you! 🙂

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  126. Shub permalink
    16/05/2017 11:52 pm

    Can one day be enough for appreciating your mom?! Not really but at least such dedicated day gives you an opportunity to express your love for mom.

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  127. Lindsay permalink
    17/05/2017 11:38 pm

    Beautiful read. Empowering. I love your outlook on it!!

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