Mother’s Day has always been a special day to celebrate and give thanks to the women who have dedicated their life to making our lives the best they can be. What’s the best way to thank them you may ask? There is no gift in the world that could express how thankful we are for everything our moms have done and continue to do for us.
As said in the song “Mama, A Rainbow”,
“What do you give to the lady who has given
All her life and love to you
What do you give to the reason you are livin'
I could window shop the world
Before I'm through”
Time and time again I’m reminded that the best gift we can give is our love. In honor of Mother’s Day, I asked a couple mothers what they like most about being a mom. Here’s what they said…
“Being a mom is the most amazing thing in the world! I still can’t believe that this beautiful human came out of me. He is saying “hug me mama” every night and in the morning he wakes me up with a hug and a kiss. Sometimes he looks me in the eyes and says “you are so beautiful mama”. The fact that I am loved by my little boy is what I like the most about being a mom!” said Lena Ognyanova, Owner of Eats For Kids
“A 10-year-old boy and 8-year-old twins call me mom. I never knew I wanted to be a mom until I had my first child. It’s crazy how quickly you fall in love with this tiny baby and promise to keep them safe from everything and everyone. What I love best about being a mom is watching them grow and become their own person. Their personalities start to develop, they ask millions of questions and as a mom I am responsible for teaching them to care, respect, give and love others. I also love being able to influence and teach them about health and nutrition even if they don’t always want to eat their veggies. I want them to grow up being strong and healthy and able to take care of their bodies,” said Maria Serafine, Director Of Operations at CommUnity Care and HealthStart Board member
This is a time when mothers deserve to be celebrated more than ever. Their world has been flipped upside down and sideways with the changes the world has seen over these last couple months. So, HealthStart is here to say Happy Mother’s Day to all you superheroes who are doing their best to keep their families safe, happy, and healthy during this time.
I asked those same moms what they are finding the most difficult about being a mom right now. While motherhood is a special, amazing thing, there is no question being a mom, or a parent of any sort, is harder now more than ever.
“For the last two months my son has been coming with me at work and at the beginning it was very challenging for both of us. Eventually we got used to it and I think we both enjoy it now! He knows that we have to cook the meals fast and deliver them because “the babies are hungry because their tummies are empty”. He now knows what work means. I am grateful for the time we spent together,” said Lena
“This pandemic has turned our lives upside down and currently the most difficult thing about being a mom is having to be a working mom by day and their teacher by night. I have a profound respect for teachers and I quickly learned that there are things I am great at and other things that are best left to the experts. There are some good days and many bad school nights, but we are trying to ensure schoolwork is complete. I know that all moms are all doing the best that we can right now and being the best moms we can be during this difficult time. I pray every day that I can continue to keep them safe and healthy,” said Maria
We know that times are difficult right now. HealthStart wants to do whatever we can to make your lives a little easier during this time. For all of you moms, dads or grandparents, out there who have unexpectedly found yourself in the role of “school teacher”, we are here to help. Our Snack Science Video Series is FREE online that can be used as part of a science curriculum, or just to keep your child engaged, healthy, and learning. These 3-4 minutes videos include science experiments, fun, healthy snack “art”, songs, fitness activities, and more that are fun for the whole family. You may even learn a little something yourself!
Watch our Snack Science Video Series at https://bit.ly/snackscience.
Looking for some ways to show yourself some love this Mother’s Day while social distancing?
If there’s any way we can help all of you wonderful moms out there, please let us know in the comments below or by contacting us directly. Happy Mother's Day!