I guess this article could have been called "Why I celebrate Mothers all year round" but I wanted to be really clear that I DO NOT DO Mother's Day. I hate Mother's Day and want it to stop.
This is definitely not because I have some deep-seated issues with mothers or the concept of motherhood, and not because I have a problem with my own mother. Nor is it because I wish to deny any mother the bliss of a day "off" or being nurtured and celebrated by others.
So what the hell is my problem? Well I have at least 5 actually...
You cannot take it back and your feelings, all of them - the joy, the grief, the pain, the regret and shame - they are all valid. You need to feel them to change and to do better. Because as parents we are always trying to do better even if in any given moment we do not succeed. So what comfort can I give, if it is not to tell you not to worry? Listen up...