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Wow! Can you believe it? We have finally made it…Motherhood! This year is a very special year for many of us FTM’s as it will be the first year we will celebrate Mother’s Day. . While it isn’t until next month, the stores are already displaying things for Mother’s Day (given the intense level of commercialization associated with the ‘hallmark holiday’), and that reminded me that in one month I will be celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time as a mom; this made me wonder about the rest of us on JM who are celebrating our very first Mother’s Day as a mom. Here is a little back story on the holiday we're going to be included in for the first time in our lives...
First celebrated in 1908, Mother’s Day is a special day set aside to honor mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers throughout society. The reason Mother’s Day is celebrated today is thanks to a lady named Anna Jarvis, who wished to hold a memorial for her mother. Following that celebration, she began to campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday. In 1914 she had her wish come true, the United States adopted the holiday, but she was unhappy with the commercialization that was already so prevalent for the holiday to this very day. While there were celebrations similar to the now recognized Mother’s Day during the 1870’s and 1880’s, it was not celebrated as it is today.
While Mother’s Day is not until Sunday, May 12, 2013 (in the United States), have any of you made plans for your first official Mother’s Day? If so, what plans have you made? We are already making plans for next month as to how to celebrate such a momentous event. For us, this is a very bittersweet celebration as I am sure it is for many other FTM’s this year. After struggling with TTC and then suffering miscarriages, we are so grateful for the greatest gift God could give us. So this May 12th brings us joy on so many levels.
Please share your plans and ideas for this upcoming special event.
Awww, I remember my first mother's day. We went to church and then out to eat with my husband's family. I remember when we went in the restaurant, one of the workers there said Happy Mother's Day to me and it was so special! My son was just about 6 weeks old at the time. It's definitely a special memory
My first mothers' day, my DH (who is normally a SAHD) was asked to help a buddy of his who owns a landscaping business with a big job. So I was on my own with my DS. I got peed on, pooped on, and spit up on within an hour of getting up. But it was perfect. We just hung out all day and snuggled and DH brought home dinner.
PS, my avatar pic here was actually taken the day before my first Mother's Day
I don't have any plans or ideas. I am still in shock that I am actually a mother(my doctor told me i had a 10-15% chance of successfully carrying a pregnancy). I think DH has something special planned for me. Just like MammaWannaBe I am getting giddy seeing all the mother's day stuff in the stores.
DH is extremely thoughtful and generous, but he's terrible with "hallmark holidays." So am I. For that reason, I always keep my expectations pretty chill. I don't expect we'll do much, and the way things have been crazy lately, I would really enjoy a quiet Sunday at home together. That would be just about perfect.