I have only been a mother for 4.5 years now and I have mom and never thought about not celebrating my mom. When I think of all the things that she has done for me and sacrificed, I think she deserves this day without question. As of lately, I have been seeing post and articles about other moms (not just women) asking other moms to boycott Mother’s Day. And I have also seen husbands, who also boycott (or don’t celebrate) Mother’s Day as well as it pertains to their wives (and maybe their mothers, but that has not been addressed) because their wives are not their mothers. From the other moms campaigning, I can understand their stand. They want to bring awareness for maternal health and moms that have died in general from diseases and such. But honestly, I don’t think boycotting Mother’s Day is the way to go on that one And for the husband stand, umm, I don’t get that one. A mother is a mother whether she raised you or bore your children. How hard is it to get a card? Just say thank you at the least (verbally or written).
Who doesn’t want to be celebrated for all that they do. We celebrate birthdays and all you did was come out of the womb and breathe air and cry. But is it is significant. Maybe if mothers were celebrated more often on the things that we do for our family maybe Mother’s Day wouldn’t be needed as much IMO. And for some mothers this may be the only day they receive this recognition. I don’t see husband asking to give up their Father’s Day nor have I honestly see any campaign doing so. So, I am taking my Mother’s Day! No boycotting here. I want to celebrate that I carried my twins full term and popped them out of my vagina, I take care of them the best that I can and I would do anything for them. And I am going to enjoy this celebration! Now, who is with me?by