I love looking up the origin and history of our current Hallmark-esque holidays. Since today is Mother’s Day, it was time to do some googling.
The first of the Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to Ancient Greece and festivals honoring Rhea, the mother of the Gods (most notably, Zeus). As part of the assimilation of Christianity, the
holiday was then rebranded as a day to honor Mary. It eventually
morphed into a day to honor all of…
Added by Stephanie Lormand on May 9, 2010 at 11:25am —
I am taking a quick break from studing!!! I finally got around to completing my matric. I was such a fool not to finish it years ago, I so totally regret that part of my life, but as they say "It's never to late"
Now that all the kids are at school I need something to do with my life, I'm hoping to study my BA and then go into teaching grade 1's.
Made an apple tart today with Raeesa's help, did not know how easy it was to do, and it tasted quiet yummy too!!
Added by Raeesa"s mum on May 9, 2010 at 10:18am —
A mean mother never allows candy or sweets to take the place of a well-balanced meal. Continue
A mean mother insists on knowing where her children are at all times, who their friends are and what they do. A mean mother breaks the Child Labor Law by making her children work - washing dishes, making beds, learning to cook and doing other cruel and unpleasant chores.
A mean mother makes life miserable for her offspring by insisting that…
Added by anne crane on May 8, 2010 at 10:58pm —
Hi Ladies! Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!! We probably don't get this ting right alll the time; at least I know I don't. Have a great day Sunday and take a load off. You are a modern day hero!!Here
is my Mother's Day post.
Rebecca over at The Blessings of Modern Domestication
Added by Rebecca on May 8, 2010 at 10:33pm —
And when you pray do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words, Matthew 6:7
the theatrical production is unnecessary and completely absurd! You
don't have to keep speaking, to be heard. Just find a quiet place and
abide in His grace...there is only so much hot air a God-Man can
take...simplify it for God's sake. Just ask for what you… Continue
Added by Mommy Dearest on May 8, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Today my husband took our oldest son to Chuck E. Cheese so I could have some time to write and catch up on a lot of things. Left with just our 9-month old, I set myself up for an afternoon of monumental success. Armed with a fresh pot of coffee, a fully charged laptop and a sleeping baby, I settled down in the living room and got to work. And in typical me fashion, I didn’t do anything for about 3 hours. Continue
Instead, I got lost in a library rental of “Sex and the City: The Movie”.…
Added by Crystal on May 8, 2010 at 5:36pm —
Just in time for summer family reunions & yard sales, DigitalRoom.com is giving away 1 custom printed vinyl banner with grommets. It measures 2 ft x 3 ft.
Leave a comment on my blog before 1 a.m. on 5/13 to enter the random drawing. Open to USA residents only & ships free via UPS ground:… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on May 8, 2010 at 4:56pm —
In honor of Mother's Day I'd like to list my top mommy-moments (so far):
1. The birth of both my kids.....incredibly different since one was full term and one was at 27 weeks...but they both rank right up there as a couple of the most beautiful moments in my life.
2. Savannah's first smile
3. Tucker's first round of stitches...and then second round 10 days later!
4. The fact that Tucker (4yo) still wants to "snuggle up" first thing in the morning
Added by Gina on May 8, 2010 at 4:39pm —
Mother's Day is a fun time of year where families celebrate the moms in their families.
This Mother's Day coloring page is just perfect for young kids.
on over to our blog,… Continue
Added by Wendy Wiseman on May 8, 2010 at 2:00pm —
I’m overwhelmed with the flooding in Nashville. It doesn’t seem to me
that there is enough coverage about it. It took days for the story to go
national and then it only got it's "15 minutes of fame". Not days as it
should have. My local news station only touched on it for 5 minutes -
for two days. Twenty Tennesseans lost their lives, and many people lost
their homes, cars, pets, and invaluable possessions.
I realize that it is not as large to scale as many… Continue
Added by My Momma Drama on May 8, 2010 at 12:04pm —
is your husband spacial in mothers day, how do you feel.
Added by maria paulina perez on May 8, 2010 at 11:14am —
Added by Melanie Melugin on May 8, 2010 at 10:09am —
Hello dear moms
happy mothers day to all the cool mamas out there. I hope you are appreciated for all the great things that you do daily to keep sanity in your families.
If one of the things that is bothering you this mother's day is getting older and having wrinkles, then be sure to tune into http://www.coolmamablog.com
for great home remedies to get rid of those unsightly wrinkles.
Have an awesome day!!!
Added by Shelina Ishani on May 8, 2010 at 9:33am —
Noah is finally to the age where he can jump! I'm not sure if he was more fun jumping or trying to dance!
Look at our sweet boy… Continue
Added by Melanie Melugin on May 7, 2010 at 10:43pm —
Mother's Day is poignant for most of us. We all had a mom and we are moms. Hopefully, our moms were good moms
though I do know from drying the tears of many women that not every woman had the mother she needed. And for that, my mothers, I'm sorry, because it’s a pain that stays a long time.
My mother was a good mother but she made mistakes. As a bossy first born I was quick to point them out whenever the mood fit me.…
Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on May 7, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Can you vote for my SUper Mom poem on Facebook. I would REALLY appreciate it, please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!
Added by Tricia on May 7, 2010 at 8:13pm —
ok so today i am eschewing (nice, huh?) the friend friday meme cuz i am taking a stab at taking pictures for the looking up theme at NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month, just in case youre like wait, what?). Despite what my mother thinks, that because i took a photography class in the 6th grade, i cannot take a decent photo. i see what i see, hurry up and push the button and go. i usually miss the actual shot. you can look at my kid's prom pictures for proof. my mum, when looking at… Continue
Added by Pam Margolis on May 7, 2010 at 7:43pm —
Okay, so since I've been home the last couple weeks due to my layoff at work
, I've been watching (or… Continue
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