my “belief” in Mother’s Day

May 11, 2014Karen Courcy

4274_MilitaryMom_BTN_V2R1hiresI am not a huge on-board believer in Mother’s Day. I know that sounds harsh, and many people may disagree with me, but its something I feel very strongly about.

I am a mom of 3 beautiful boys and I work hard to be their mom not just one day of the year, but every single day from the moment I wake up to the time I finally rest my head on the pillow.

What bothers me the most is society making this day out to be “buy this and buy that” and its nothing but a money market for consumers.

Shelves are stocked months before hand for mother’s day. Cards are already being presented at all the stores, and you can’t flip through any TV channel without having the day being shoved in your face to “buy this and buy that”.

You see a swarm of people standing around the card stand the day before, trying to find a card that fits the words to their liking for “Mother’s Day”, and everyone is rushing around to buy gifts and empty their banking account on a day that we are “told” to celebrate what should be celebrated everyday of the year.

I feel the same way when you see an organization like “Child Abuse Awareness Month”, or “Breast Cancer Awareness” month”.. why should we be aware or make aware of something ONE month of the year? We should be aware and make a big deal of the importance of these things! not just one day or one certain month of the year.

Today is Mother’s Day, and I don’t want cards, I don’t want gifts, what I want is to spend a day with my kids like I want every day of the year. If my kids get me something, I will certainly be grateful and accept, but I don’t expect it just because the day tells them that they have to.

When my kids were younger I thought it was cute when they came home from school and gave me something that they made for moms day, but I always made sure they knew that mom’s and dads was a fun day, but also to respect and love your mom and dad every-day.

My husband also is a strong believer that if he wants to get me something nice, it’s not going to be on a day that tells us to like Mothers Day or Valentines Day .. when he see’s something that he thinks I would love, he wants to treat me to it when he feels is the time, not on a day that society tells us too.

Mom’s should be celebrated EVERY day of the year, not just one day. It’s a nice suggestion, but I think consumers have taken this day way too far and everything is about “MONEY” and “how much we need to spend”.

Today my oldest son is over, and not because it’s Mother’s Day, but because it’s Sunday and he comes over on Sundays. We are having a nice breakfast and Dinner together.

I don’t want my family to get me something because they feel they have to .. I would rather it come from a moment that they feel and think about me and at a time that is unexpected!

Here is a GREAT video on a Mom’s JOB that I think everyone should watch.

The Toughest Job Interview!!


  • Gel

    May 12, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    I love this in more ways than I have time to describe. Just wanted to let you know I resonate with your thoughts here.


    1. KarenBeth

      May 13, 2014 at 10:42 PM

      Thanks Gel … 🙂 thank you for reading

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