This weekend we are celebrating Mother's Day at my house. We'll be grilling out, with my parents, my in-laws, and Ms. Peggy.
I've sent my step-mom Karen and my Dad's wife a Mother's Day card (yes - my family tree is wild and complex) and I'm sending every Mom, Woman, Single Dad, Co-Parenting person, and Caregiver a huge hug of appreciation right now.
Because Mother's Day is for all of us.
It truly takes a village to raise a child.
It takes a village to achieve dreams.
No two people experience holidays in the same way, and many are filled with sadness and grief. Especially on Mother's Day. There are those who have lost moms, those who are not physically holding babies but want to be moms, and moms who are not with their kids on this day.
I know there are many people out there that may be having a hard time on Mother's Day weekend, and I'm here to say that is OK.
Take a break and unplug from the Mother's Day content if you need to!
I subscribe to texts from a business called Lunya. It is crazy expensive washable silk pajamas, that I will one day splurge on for myself. They send the most inclusive Mother's Day text I could imagine a few weeks back.
I posted about it on #LinkedIN, because I was so impressed with how they handled celebrating Moms, but also giving others the space to opt-out if they needed to. This is what DEIB looks like, without making others feel excluded or bad.
However, that also doesn't mean we can't openly celebrate Moms & Caregivers on this day!
I want to shout out all the amazing #moms, #caregivers, and #helpers in my life. Without them, I would not be able to raise my tiny humans into amazing adults and manage to have a high-level career at the same time.
I also want to shout out and amplify the voices of all the women who have been guests on my #podcast over the past 12 months! The bravery they have to tell their #stickyfloorstory and share their challenges has given me the confidence and courage to share my own, and show up every day, doing the work!