3 Queens momBeing a stay-at-home mom can be at times incredibly rewarding and incredibly difficult, and all the while you're wondering: is it worth it? Will the kids remember? Heads up, Mom! The son of a stay-at-home mom has come out with a short film that is both a hauntingly beautiful tribute to his own mother and to stay-at-home moms across the country.

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Dubbed "3 Queens," the two-and-a-half-minute film follows three moms in three towns across the country -- in Pennsylvania, Washington, and Texas -- and tells their story entirely through the eyes of their children. They tell it better than I can, so just watch:

 

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OK, OK, pulling myself together here. I was so moved by the quiet tribute to moms that I had to know who it was that made this film and what inspired them. When I tracked down Matt Bieler, a Los Angeles-based director who has won awards for his work shooting VH1 Save the Music PSAs and Diet Coke commercials, I asked what made him turn the lens on moms.

Here's what he had to say:

I found myself in every day awe of my sister who is one of the mothers in the film and her daily grind of raising three young ones. And it made me think back to what a superstar my own mother was raising myself and my two sisters as a young stay-at-home and the selflessness that entails.

The seed of the idea was to thank moms around the country/world for this heroic unselfish love as told through the eyes and voice of their children. Whether they are working mothers or stay at home, these are just three stories of many.

I could go on more but in short I made this film as a thank-you to my own mother. She said she liked it.

I would hope she did! She has a lot to be proud of ... and so does every other mom out there.

Have you thanked YOUR own mother lately? What would you say?

 

Image via Matt Bieler/VIMEO