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All mothers are working mothers.  ~ Unknown

Showing the Love to Girlfriends Who Are Moms

Guest Blog by Susan Jackson
Mother’s Day can be kind of a mixed bag for moms. Sure, we love being recognized for all that we do for our families (which, let’s face it, is pretty much everything). But the way we’re recognized? It doesn’t always live up to our expectations or desires.Just ask any mother who’s received a blender or a vacuum for Mother’s Day. Or who ends up hosting her entire extended family for an elaborate Mother’s Day dinner. (“Whose idea was this, anyway?!” I have asked myself, more than once.)

This Mother’s Day, why not reach out to your girlfriends who are moms and tell them how much they rock? It doesn’t matter what their partners or kids choose to do. You, as a best friend, know very well how much effort and love your friends pour into their mothering each day.

Let your friends know you’ve noticed. You could do something as simple as sending her a card or posting a photo on her Facebook timeline. Or go the extra mile and give her a gift she’ll actually use and love.

Girlfriendology all mothers are working mothers, mother's day, friendship quoteMy mom happens to be one of my best girlfriends, so last year I gave her a Purse Perfector purse organizer as my gift of love and appreciation. She had so many stylish, cute purses, but didn’t use them enough because switching between them was a pain. Now she keeps all of her essentials organized in her Purse Perfector, and can use a different handbag whenever she wants. In other words, I gave her a gift that showed I knew her well, and wanted to make her daily life a little nicer.

This year, I sent Mother’s Day cards to my favorite mom friends. On the front was a funny cartoon about “Bad Moms,” and on the inside I wrote: “Happy Mother’s Day, from one ‘Bad Mom’ to another” along with a personal note — explaining that, of course, I think she’s a great mom and friend.

Whatever you do, I guarantee your girlfriends who are moms will be thrilled that you recognized their maternal magnificence. There’s simply no such thing as too much love on Mother’s Day.

Susan Wenner Jackson is the mother of two, and blogs at Working Moms Against Guilt.

Purse Perfector - Purse Organizer Handbag Insert

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