Mother's Day is just around the corner and you KNOW that we're celebrating here at The Stir. In honor of some of the best women we know, we're hosting a few fun giveaways to give back to the women who make playdates, Sunday night dinners, and everything else in between seem almost effortless.
What better way to take care of yourself than getting in some solo mom time at the gym? We're giving two lucky Stir readers a one-year membership to Planet Fitness.
We love Planet Fitness because of its cheap prices, wide range of equipment, and the wonderful massage chairs. Plus until May 15, they're donating the $10 enrollment fee to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Jody Meltzer is a blogger from Boston who has the unique talent of making you both laugh and cry in the same post. Her blog Mommy Dish is the kind of blog that really makes you connect.
She shared one of her already published posts with us at The Stir in honor of Mother's Day. See below:
I had to celebrate Mother’s Day early this year. I wish I could say it was solely because my Mom deserves a week of festivities for putting up with my antics for 39 years, but that’s not the case. Cancer–the rudest, most obtrusive, unkind, unrelenting, and unwelcome S.O.B disease ever created–dictated the terms.
In honor of Mother's Day, she has shared one of her favorite posts with The Stir. Please see below:
NOTE: I realize I've probably opened myself up to some unsavory traffic by writing about my boobs, but I couldn't write about new-mom-body-image without mentioning them; so -- if you're only reading this because it came up in a search for "boobs," I'm sorry to disappoint you, there are no pictures or exciting descriptions here. Unless you find descriptions of spit-up exciting. In which case, you're worse than I thought.
I always thought motherhood would change the way I feel about Mother's Day. In some ways it has; at least I have something to do on the second Sunday in May. But the fact is, while I love my child, I still hate Mother's Day.
I hate the commercials that show loving families all gathered around granny. I hate the newspaper circulars that beg me to "thank mom."
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Written by Dana Rudolph, this blog is honest, smart, and always informative. Today, she helps The Stir celebrate Mother's Day by sharing one of her best loved posts with us. See below:
When I asked my 7-year-old son what he thought I should write in my parenting column about Mother’s Day, he said, "Tell them that having two moms is just like having two people of any kind take care of you, except it’s more work on Mother’s Day."