A Mother’s Day Message for Those Who Self-Parent

Not everyone is lucky enough to have the Best Mother in the World. And not everyone has a reason to celebrate Mother’s Day. I’m sending a big hug to you, my friends and loved ones, for whom Mother’s Day is a challenge. Those whose mothers came up short whether they tried their best, or didn’t; whose moms weren’t present or whose presence didn’t help; whose mothers weren’t able to mother, nurture, care, protect.

To those of you I know are out there – remember today you can celebrate self-Mothering too.

You who have cared for and tended yourself (and often others), who have stepped up sooner and more than you could/should/wanted to; who have to spend one day every May trying to put on a brave face.

You have done a great job! You have survived. You have thrived. You are who you need to be and you have done it!

Celebrate yourself! I do.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

2 thoughts on “A Mother’s Day Message for Those Who Self-Parent

  • May 10, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you for this lovely message . You are sure a Kind and caring woman. I am thrilled and blessed to have you for a daughter in law.
    Love you

    • May 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment, Rosemary! I am blessed and honoured to have you in my life and to have such a great relationship with my mother-in-law.
      Love you too


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