Mothers: This is our month to celebrate our gifts. This is our month to appreciate our mothers, our nurturers, our first teachers. This is our month to be appreciated. This is our month to take on the challenge of continuing to be the best that we can be. This month we will celebrate and recognize who we are and who we want to be. This month we will celebrate motherhood. We will discuss what that means to us, what it means to our children and to our family. Every May, every parenting publication seems to publish at least one article identifying why women love being moms. What is your reward? What has being a mom taught you about yourself?
For me, becoming a mother has taught me patience, compassion, strength, the art of letting go, selflessness, faith and how to view life through a child’s eyes – again. Becoming a mother has granted me the insight to appreciate the sacrifices my own mother has made and why she made them.
Mothers, I wish you a very blessed month. Treat yourself to a spa activity, a good book, a long bath, a four-hour nap, a movie, dinner with friends. Take care of yourself so that you can take care of your family. Be thankful that God has made you WOMAN.
- Peace -
Play group at Community Ctr. Officers Meeting
Topic: “The Black Gender Gap” Community Center
Moms Appreciation Drawbag
Kids: Music Activity w/ special guest
Play group at Community Ctr. Moms Night Out Event
Topic: “Taking care of our health” Time: TBA
Kids will have free time afterwards
Play group at Community Ctr. Play group at Community Ctr.
Topic: “Your Motherhood/Pregnancy Topic: Questions to Think About
Experiences” – An open discussion Motherhood Appreciation Party
Kids: Free play -
Book Club Discussion
Tropical/Island themed dinner
v In keeping with our month long appreciation for mothers, we will draw names during the May 7th play group. I ask that you show appreciation for the mother whose name you choose for the month. Ideas of appreciation may include sending that mom a card, a handwritten note of appreciation, a gift certificate for dinner, babysitting services, etc. It may be difficult but we would like for you to remain anonymous until the Motherhood Appreciation Party. Therefore, I encourage you to attend if you wish to participate in the celebration.
In addition, our topic of discussion
is centered on the Newsweek article, “The Black Gender Gap” by
v For our discussion on Wednesday, May 28th, we can answer/think about the motherhood questions featured in “O” magazine. They are: Who was/is your mother to you? Nurturer? Nag? Confidante? Cheerleader? Pal? Role model? Who are you to your mother? What role do you play in her life? What does “good mothering” mean to you? We will also have our motherhood celebration. If you would like to contribute a dish, please let me know.
We will discuss “Roadrunner”
► About the Book from the Publisher: Dell Fletcher
is the Roadrunner, a black major-league baseball star who seems to have it all.
He’s married to his college sweetheart,
We send out special kudos to fellow Mocha Moms Eleese Bohannon-Scott and