In May we celebrate Mother’s Day, which this year falls on Sunday, May 9th.
Mother’s day is a day in which we celebrate and honor all mothers and motherhood in general. It’s important to acknowledge that motherhood can means many things for people. Most commonly, motherhood is an identity for a woman who nurtures infants and children. It also encompasses all aspects of mothering, including the act of caring for children, and biologically such as pregnancy, birth, and lactation.
A 2012 study found that 84 per cent of Canadians think that being a mother is one of the hardest jobs there is, and 64 per cent of Canadians consider Mom to be one of their heroes.
At Network Child Care Services, we wish to whole heartedly express our gratitude, appreciation and respect for all mothers in our community and around the world. In Canada, Mother’s Day is celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts, flowers or spending quality time together and catching up. Families also celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores. Although the history of Mother’s Day began in the United States, Canadians celebrate this holiday in the same way and day.