9 Things Moms Should Thank Their Babies for This Mother’s Day

mom snuggling with her baby

Even if you’re hoping this Mother’s Day will include some combination of flowers, breakfast in bed, and words of profound gratitude for everything you do, we all know that the best gift is simply being a mom to your own little person. So this year, in between the snuggles and the slightly burnt toast, why not take a moment to whisper thanks to your babies for all they’ve done for you? Here are nine ideas to get you started:  


1. Thank you for not cringing when I sing you off-key lullabies (and, okay, my favorite rock songs).

2. Thank you for sleeping through the night, even if it was just that one time.

3. Thank you for letting me put you in that ridiculous outfit for that ridiculous photo shoot and then posting the pictures all over my social media accounts.

4. Thank you for forgiving me when I gave you a slice of lemon just to see what would happen.

5. Thank you for laughing at my silly faces and stupid dance moves.

6. Thank you for teaching me to see the world through new eyes.

7. Thank you for teaching me to see myself through new eyes.

8. Thank you for showing me I’m stronger, wiser, and more capable than I ever imagined I could be.

9. Thank you, most of all, for making me a mother. You are the best gift I ever got.

What will you thank your baby for this Mother’s Day?


Leah Maxwell is a book editor, freelance writer, cereal addict, wife, and mom to two young boys. She has been blogging at A Girl and a Boy since 2003.  

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