Happy Mother’s Day 2023

Where would we be without our moms?  We wouldn’t be here, that’s for sure!

I think a mother’s job is one of the hardest, and sometimes, the most thankless jobs in the world.

I mean, from conception, so many soon-to-be mothers give up quite a lot, especially first-time moms. Some give up smoking, coffee, and other caffeinated drinks as well as alcohol.  Some endure severe vomiting better known as morning sickness.  Some experience something called ‘baby brain’. According to the Oxford Dictionary, “It is a state of impaired memory, concentration, or mental agility supposedly experienced by women during birth or after giving birth.”  And let’s not forget about having to carry a growing human being in their tummies for nine months and then go through the gigantic pain of delivering that beautiful bundle of joy. 

And some struggle with infertility.  Those with the financial means go through multiple rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) desperately trying to have a baby and others only wish to have a baby through adoption.  And let’s not forget how many of our sisters lose a baby through miscarriages and stillbirths.

Some may ask how I would know this as I don’t have children. Although I didn’t experience childbirth myself, I witnessed my nephew Jordan coming into this world 21 years ago, yes I was in the room and I will never forget this amazing gift!  I saw the pain on my sister-in-law Sandy’s face as she bravely endured more than 28 hours of labour before delivery. 

Without a ‘how to’ manual on what the rest of your life is going to look like, let’s face it, kids are staying at home longer, many due to the outrageously increasing financial costs of our crazy economy, and some are just not ready to move out on their own.

“A man can work from sun to sun, but a women’s work is never done”
-Jean Little

As an observer looking into my close-knit circle of moms and having been a kid who blamed a lot of my problems on my mom, most moms will do whatever is necessary to shield their children from any pain even when it means they suffer.

I guess my point is to remember Mother’s Day and to recognize the special women in your life who go above and beyond to make your life the best it can be.

Meow for now,

Kat Mooney
Founder & Principal Navigator
Pounce Support Services™