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Mother’s Day – Sunday 14th May

But why Mother's Day?

If you celebrate something, it's good to know why!

Did you know that Mother’s Day only became celebrated about 100 years ago? Although not always celebrated on the same day, it is recognised in over 46 countries and is hugely popular. Millions of people all over the world take the day as an opportunity to honour their mothers, thank them for the efforts in giving them life, raising them and being a constant source of support in their lives.

The idea of official celebration of Mother’s day was first suggested by Julia Ward Howe in 1872. An activist, writer and poet Julia shot to fame with her famous Civil War song, "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Julia Ward Howe suggested that June 2 be annually celebrated as Mother’s Day and should be dedicated to peace. Thanks Julia! Nice one!

Today's relevance.

Today, we recognise that every person has a unique story of their own. Some are raised without a mother, some mothers are no longer with us, some are expecting mothers and some choose to become the type of mother they never had.

If you have children, then you will have the full understanding of the tough job that it is, but one that solely enriches our lives. It’s non-stop but certainly not thankless (if you don’t mind being paid in hugs and love), trying (think sleepless nights with babies, toddler tantrums and teenage moods) – filled with the highest of highs and the times you are happy to “send them to Grandmas”

Mother’s Day means different things to different people. For those whose mother's are no longer with them, they can choose to celebrate their own motherhood. It's about being thankful, showing our love and appreciation for them.

TV Mums

While TV shows are hardly a good representation of the life of a mum - there were probably some that you enjoyed watching.

We thought it would be interesting to see who are TV’s most popular Mums.

Ranker.com lists the following as their top 10:

  1. Carol Brady (Brady Bunch)

  2. June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver)

  3. Marion Cunningham (Happy Days)

  4. Samantha Stephens (Bewitched)

  5. Morticia Adams (Adams Family)

  6. Claire Huxtable (The Cosby Show)

  7. Caroline Ingalls (Little House on the Praire)

  8. Jill Taylor (Home Improvement)

  9. Shirley Partridge (The Partridge Family)

  10. Marge Simpson (The Simpson)

Personally, my favourite was Elyse Keaton (Family Ties) and Jill Taylor (Home Improvement). Those mums had some “sass” - love them!

And what about Toula's mum in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” – when she says,” The man is the head but woman is the neck and she can turn that head any way she wants.”

Best. Statement. Ever.

Did you have a favourite growing up? Looking at that list, seems like that wholesome 70's mum were pretty popular. Feel free to comment on our Facebook Page.



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