Celebrate Motherhood, Celebrate Mother’s Day!

Mere words can’t begin to describe the remarkable women we have the honor of calling Mom! Moms are our first teachers, our fierce protectors and our ultimate role models. In many families, mothers are the glue that holds it all together. They remind and inspire us to be our best selves. Tell us how you plan to celebrate this Mother’s Day by clicking the Facebook link below!

Need some inspiration before you share YOUR story? Go behind the scenes at our Mother’s Day photo shoot as Ashro model, Rachal, chats with her mom about their special bond.

 

Your Turn to Share!

Share your story on Facebook! How do you celebrate your mom or that special “mother figure” in your life? What do you like about being a mom? What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Have a picture? Post that, too!

This Mother’s Day, Celebrate Your Mom in A-Mazing Ways

What words come to mind when you try to describe your mother? Is she strong…beautiful… resilient…wise? Chances are, even the most beautiful Mother’s Day quote, poem or picture can’t begin to describe the remarkable women we have the honor of calling our mothers.

Our mothers—and often our grandmothers—were our first teachers, fiercest protectors and ultimate role models. They taught us everything from knowing our letters to how to fix our hair. They gave us manners, shared their secret recipes with us, and set us straight when we needed it.

In many families, mothers are the glue that holds it all together. They keep the household running, even when they’re running on empty themselves. They smooth over conflicts and bumps in the road. They remind and inspire us to be our best selves.

So, how will you celebrate your mother on Mother’s Day, if you’re fortunate enough to have her near? Perhaps you’ll attend church together, followed by a spectacular Mother’s Day brunch. Maybe you’ll make her—or take her out for—her favorite dinner and present her with a special Mother’s Day gift. Or, you could just gather all the family around, because that’s what she really loves best.

However you celebrate, we wish you and your mom a beautiful, memorable Mother’s Day!

Moms, Be Sure to Celebrate Yourself

Motherhood is the single most glorious—and yet gut-wrenching—job on earth. As mothers, we have the privilege of enjoying these beautiful little creatures that fill us with wonder and laughter…balanced by the fearsome responsibility of raising them to be strong, safe and true.

Chances are, you find yourself doing things for your child that you never dreamed of doing for someone else. You may be occasionally startled to hear your mom’s words of warning spilling out of your mouth, the ones you swore you’d never say. You may even have mastered “the look”—the same one your mom or grandma bestowed on you when you were getting sassy.

As African American mothers, we are charged with teaching our sons and daughters about our proud heritage, while preparing them to move gracefully in a world that is not always welcoming or even safe.

It’s a very big job. And while you’re always busy taking care of others, take some time to celebrate yourself. What makes you happy? Whether it’s a new outfit or an outing or a few hours to yourself, be sure to treat yourself to a wonderful Mother’s Day, too.