Do You Struggle With Mother's Day? It's OK – Me, Too by Tori Ulrich

Relationships Holidays
8 months ago
Do You Struggle With Mother's Day? It's OK – Me, Too

Mother's Day can be a tough day for me. My mother and I are long estranged after years of mess, and it's taken a lot of hard work to deal with what happened along the way. Sometimes I feel pangs of jealousy when I see my friends celebrate their moms so fiercely, or sadness when I think about what I missed, particularly mid-May. It's a hard thing this time of year, to be forced to re-face the fact that a parent dropped the ball, and I know there are other folks out there that feel this, too.

I stand in solidarity with you, folks that would like to skip Mother's Day. I will raise a glass to, and fiercely love all of my friend's moms, my friends as moms, strong women and badass working moms and all of the moms everywhere!

But I will also be glad when it's Monday.

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I am sorry, Tori Ulrich . Thank you for sharing this - I know many people who relate as well. Sending many hugs and lots of positive energy your way, chica! xoxo
Tori Ulrich
Thank you Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds ! I certainly also celebrate the moms I do know -- you are one of the great ones :) XO
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Very kind of you to say that. I do try very hard (yet often feel like I fail). The struggle is real, LOL! Thank you for all you share with us, Tori Ulrich ! xoxo
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
THANK YOU, Tori. I think this is a much needed perspective, especially this time of year.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

On Mother's Day, Let's Celebrate All Kinds of Mothers! Here's Why!

10 Ways to Take Care of Yourself On Mother's Day – & Every Day!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The Power of Forgiveness, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for and get the best of our tips each week!