I don’t think there is a culture on this planet that doesn’t honour their mothers. Though the modern Mother’s Day is relatively new, hundreds of years ago both the Greeks and the Romans had festivals honouring motherhood.

It is only in the past few generations that men have been part of the birthing process. Of course every man has been present for at least one birth… his own.

Myself, I have been present at the birth of both of my sons (no daughters yet!). I have nothing but awe at what mothers go through to have children. It has also given me an idea of the closeness mothers feel for their children.

We all know what mothers feel and go through raising their children. They are the most forgiving people on the planet. It seems no matter what you do your mother still loves you and wants the best for you. They give far more than they receive and most times we do not even realize that.

Most babies’ first words are mama or a variation of that. But there are different ways to say you’re a mother on your resume according to The Stir website:

  1. Household CEO
  2.  Masters & PhD in Patience
  3.  Familial Law Enforcer
  4.  Non-TV Activity Coordinator
  5.  English Language Educator
  6.  Playground Medic
  7.  President of Waste Management
  8.  Fast Food Chef
  9.  Tantrum & Meltdown Negotiator
  10.  Search & Rescue: Small Plastic Pieces Unit
  11.  Chief Monster Hunter
  12.  College Application Adviser
  13.  Doll Doctor
  14.  Archaeologist Specializing in Under Bed and Inside Closet Digs
  15.  Teen Sex Counsellor
  16.  Spiritual Leader
  17.  Backyard Safety Commissioner
  18.  Toy Repair Specialist
  19.  Art Critic
  20.  Philanthropist for Little People’s Arts & Music
  21.  Teenage Dating Expert
  22.  Chief Drug Counsellor
  23.  Anger Management Specialist
  24.  Toddler Tantrum Wrestling Champ
  25.  Play date Social Secretary
  26.  CEO, Department of Make Believe
  27.  Manners Expert
  28.  Personal Shopper
  29.  Fashion Stylist & Consultant
  30.  Professor, Imagination Studies
  31.  Sleep Scientist (work mostly night shifts)
  32.  Teen Angst Psychoanalyst
  33.  Captain, Soccer Mom Cheerleading Squad
  34.  Dental Hygienist
  35.  Tooth Brushing Instructor
  36.  Keeper of Top Secret Secrets (pinkie swear!)
  37.  Personal Chauffeur & Expert Driver
  38.  Hairstylist (specializing in pigtails and wiggly clients)
  39.  Birthday Party Planner
  40.  President of (Insert Your Kid’s Name Here) Fan Club

All are valid as mothers do so many things and more. We should all be grateful for the role that mothers play in our lives – all year long.

Mom, I love you and am thankful for what you have done to make me the person I am today. To my wife Amy, thank you for being the mother you are to Hunter.

To all mothers have a very happy Mother’s Day. You deserve it! We should all make sure it is a special day for the mothers in our lives.