Moms who are not moms
For women who don’t have children, by choice or circumstance, Mothers Day can be melancholy. There is great joy in being a Favorite Aunt, Baby Spoiler, and Super Supporter of all her friends with children, but we don’t have specific days to celebrate those roles. Women without children don’t always get all that snuggle time with little ones that raises oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins. Massage is a great way to get the happy chemicals pumping. If there’s a woman in your life who loves your children, or makes your job as a parent better or easier, Mothers Day is a great time to recognize her.
There’s no one way to be a mother
Despite what the sensationalist headlines about the Mommy Wars would have us believe, there’s no one way to be a mother and there’s no one way to take care of your health and wellness. Whether the mother you’re thinking of needs a sports massage after her next marathon or a deeply relaxing hour so she can doze, it’s all worthwhile. So this Mothers Day, let’s do all our moms a favor and call a ceasefire, honoring them in whatever ways make sense for their own lives.
Some mothers work outside the home while others work at home. Some women are the primary providers for their family. And they are all “doing it right.” They all need a break. Click here to schedule her an appointment or buy a gift.
And to the mothers out there reading this, on Mothers Day and every day … here’s to you.