Happy Mother's Day, 2011Happy Mother’s Day! For all the moms out there today, I wish you a very warm and thoughtful day full of the love and appreciation from your daughters and sons. I’m eternally thankful for my mom and try and let her know throughout the year of my appreciation.

Because, after all, you don’t need a special day once a year to let your loved ones know how much you care about them. While you don’t need to let them know every day, just remembering to let them know from time to time is all that’s needed. People just need to know — and hear — they are loved and appreciated (even if they’re “supposed” to know it).

Each year, our writers and bloggers put together some great entries for Mother’s Day. Here’s the batch from this year…

Mother’s Day is About More Than Cards
by Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Helping your kids make Mother’s Day your special day.

Honoring Your Mom When Your Relationship is Thorny
by Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

Thoughts and reflections on difficult mother-daughter relationships.

Inspiring Quotes in Honor of Mothers and the Gifts of “Mothering”
by Dr. Athena Staik

Some great quotes and contemplations on being a mother.

A Mindful Mother’s Day – Embracing Both The Pain And The Joy
by Gabrielle Gawne-Kelnar

Advice if you’ve lost your mother, or have a difficult relationship with her.

Nurturing Yourself: A Mother’s Day Mindfulness
by Christy Matta, MA

Regardless of your current relationship with your mom or the amount of nurturing you received as a child, it’s important to be able to nurture positive qualities in yourself.

Julia Ward Howe and the First Mother’s Day Proclamation, 1870
by Dr. Athena Staik

The First Mother’s Day Proclamation of 1870.

And if you want to read something special, check out the Mother’s Day Rally for Mental Health over at Postpartum Progress. There you’ll find a wealth of additional mother’s day blog entries focused on mental health.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 8 May 2011
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2011). Happy Mother’s Day, 2011. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 24, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/05/08/happy-mothers-day-2011/

 

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