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A Salute to Mothers


As I tried to think of the best way to honor mothers with my blog this week, I became stumped. Which facet of motherhood would I write about? How could I possibly celebrate all of the wonderful mothers out there? I decided I needed to give mothers a proper salute this Mother’s Day.  

To all the mothers who have been used as a human Kleenex…

To all the mothers who have gotten their child ANYWHERE on time…

To all the mothers who have caught vomit in their bare hands…

To all the mothers who remembered to bring an extra change of clothes just in case…

To all the mothers who have taught their child faith and brought them to church…

To all the mothers who used to enjoy “Happy Hour” from 5-7 but now endure “Crappy Hour” from 5-7…

To all the mothers who have given their child a suppository…

To all the mothers who know the exact dosage of Tylenol their child needs…

To all the mothers who do it solo for whatever reason…

To all the mothers who have a deployed spouse…

To all the mothers who work outside of the home…

To all the mothers who are stay-at-home moms…

To all the mothers who have watched Frozen 700 times…

To all the mothers who have tested how long they can go without washing their hair…

To all the mothers who pray every night with their child…

To all the mothers who are unpaid Uber drivers for their children and friends…

To all the mothers who fixed a home cooked meal only to be criticized by the tiniest food critics ever…

To all the mothers who spend more time at the ball field than sleeping…

To all the mothers who support other mothers…

To all the mothers who volunteer for anything with their children…

To all the mothers who pack a well-balanced lunch for their children, and then eat a banana for lunch because they didn’t have time to pack their own…

To all the mothers who struggle with third grade math homework…

To all the mothers who carry around brand new cracked cell phones thanks to their children…

To all the mothers who make it to the gym to stay fit…

To all the mothers who don’t make it to the gym…

To all the mothers who smell like curdled milk…

To all the mothers who read to their children…

To all the mothers who greet their children with giant hugs after school even though they’ve had a bad day…

To all the mothers who have cried during a dance recital, a graduation, or a commercial…

To all the mothers who do a mountain of laundry every week…

To all the mothers who mend hurt feelings…

To all the mothers who use their work personal days to take care of sick children or chaperone a trip to the zoo…

To all the mothers who let their children play with Play-Doh…

To all the mothers who have given their child the last Chick-Fil-A nugget…

To all the mothers who have adopted their children…

To all the mothers who foster children…

To all the mothers who are advocates for their child’s special needs…

To all the mothers of multiples…

To all the mothers still in school…

To all the mothers living with a teenager…

To all the mothers who have survived a temper tantrum in Target…

To all the mothers cleaning up messes they didn’t make…

To all the mothers who can hear a sneeze in the middle of the night while Daddy snores…

To all the mothers sitting in the bathroom with the door locked eating Nutella…

To all the mothers who just scrape off the black part of the toast…

To all the mothers who understand why Mama Bear’s porridge was cold…

To all the mothers whose kisses have magical healing powers…

To all the mothers whose house was custom designed by a two-year-old…

To all the mothers who manage to get some sleep with a child in their bed….

To all the mothers who tell their children “I love you!”…

WE SALUTE YOU! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Kirsten Collins
Prairieville, LA
Best Mother's Day Salute!

Spot on!

May 2018

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Mary Wusterbarth
Prairieville, LA
A Laugh, A Sigh, and A Cry All In One Article!

As a mother of 4 (biological and adopted) I saw myself in so many of the scenarios in this article. Thank you Susan for making me laugh, sigh, and cry all in the span of a couple of minutes! So much truth, so much rawness, and so much honestly about the privilege of being a mom!

May 2018

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