Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Mother's Day Declaration


A few weeks ago Name Bubbles posted a news link on our Facebook page from Forbes.com Why Stay-At-Home Moms Should Earn A $115,000 Salary. The story explained how much stay at home moms should make if you calculate the various duties and responsibilities they have.  The purpose of the story was to put a number on the modern stay at home mom’s day-to-day deliverables. As you may be aware, the Working Mom vs. Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) debate has been widely publicized recently, but we didn’t anticipate that sharing the link to the Forbes story would start a spirited debate between our working mom and stay at home mom Facebook fans. It was a “Hot Button and a few dads left comments as well.
I’ve personally lived both sides of the issue and found that being a parent  is never easy; you take the bad with the good and do your best in raising your child/children. I have one five year old son and can say without a doubt,  mothering or being a good parent is the most challenging and rewarding part of my life. So, why am I pushing the “Hot Button” again? Because our special day is coming up, Mother’s Day, and it is the one day I have no guilt or problem asking for help and taking a little time for myself. Of course, I do plan something with my husband and son but I love sneaking away for “Me Time”. I think all Moms everywhere deserve “Me Time” a little more often.
This Sunday, let’s make a promise to each other as mothers: kick the guilt trips and do something special for ourselves (or a fellow mom!) once a week for the entire year. Whether it be, reading on a sunny park bench for an hour, seeing friends for lunch or coffee, or dropping the laundry off to be washed and folded (I really like that one).
Make this Mother’s Day a day to declare, “A happy mommy makes a happy home”. 
Comment below for your chance to win our Mother’s Day Prize Pack, including an Eight (8) piece Garden Tool Set, Massaging Neck Cozy, and Write On! Labels from Name Bubbles.  One winner will be randomly selected on Friday, May 18, 2012.

17 comments:

Nellie said...

I plan to treat myself to a bath without interruptions... wish me luck!

Matt Bradley said...

I will treat my wife with one of her favorite activities, sitting by the fire pit with glass of chardonnay in hand, without my annoying husband related questions.

Mel S said...

Being a mom is a tough, yet rewarding job and we all deserve the support and appreciation from our loved ones. Nothing makes you feel better than a simple thank you and an I love you. Hope all the moms have a wonderful mothers day celebrating their mother's and being celebrated themselves. :)

Carmen said...

Getting "me" time once in a while makes the time when we're back with our kids so much more precious! Happy mother's day to everyone out there!

Grace Dot said...

I will be with my daughter's, the reason that I am a mother, and my husband......spending the day together!!!! We are all healthy and happy, you can't ask for any more than that!!!!!

Matt, Melissa and Paige said...

I would love some occasional "me" time - to get a pedicure or even an haircut a couple times a year! Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mom's!

Crystal said...
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Crystal said...

I think the occasional "me time" helps me be a better mother. I enjoy the time I spend with my kids, but I think a "time out" for me helps me enjoy it even more!

Carrie Anne. said...

Today I treated myself to a Mother's Day pedicure and told myself not to feel guilty about the time or cost. The rest of the day was spent with family and every moment of it was fantastic!

loveappletrees said...

I planned to (and did) Do an urban photo shoot with my 3 kids

Niki and Ross said...

I am planning a girls night - which is something I haven't done since having my daughter 8 months ago.

Laura Farrell said...

We celebrated mother's day with the kids- we went to Lego Land and had a cook-out! I wouldn't have it any other way- it is my kids that make me mom!

Claudine Norden said...

I am so thankful to be a SAHM and also have my own business as a fitness instructor and life coach. LOVE and support that “A happy mommy makes a happy home”. Hopeful that ALL mommy's are not just pampered on Mother's Day, but EVERY day for the job they do. If not, take the time to pamper YOURSELF :)

Sa Wong said...

Had a tea party/gathering with my girl friends to share stories with what's going with our lives. Feels great afterward and thankful for this 'me time'.

themommer said...

Spent the day with my family at the Houston Food Truck Fest. Lots of fun!

Cookie Queen said...

Great post! A happy mommy means a happy baby.

Michelle said...

Thanks to all who entered our "Mother's Day Declaration" Prize Pack Giveaway! Our random drawing winner is CLAUDINE NORDEN who won an Eight (8) piece Garden Tool Set, Massaging Neck Cozy, and Write On! Labels from Name Bubbles.