I was thinking long and hard about what I wanted to say to you on mother’s day. While I could easily go for the sappy message, I chose to relate to you a topic that has been on my mind for a long while. If you are not a parent yet, then read what I’m about to express and place yourself in our shoes. If you are indeed a parent, a mother specifically, then kudos to you, you are doing a great job. But please, oh please, I truly hope you are not the judgmental type, and if you are, I wish what I’m about to write will make you change your mindset.
I rarely share motherhood advice on the blog, but in the spirit of Mother’s Day I thought I’d write down a few of many things I have learned and experienced as now a mother of two.
1. No matter what your educational background is, no matter if you’re a surgeon, an engineer or a rocket scientist, nothing comes close to the difficulty of the job that is being a mother. All the knowledge in the world and all the mathematical formulas won’t prepare you for the task that is shaping minds for the future generation, nor will it help you make a split second decision which will psychologically impact your children in their later years.
On Thursday, Touch Lebanon celebrated Touch mothers and media moms at the Regency Palace Hotel, with a lunch and the Fady Reaidy comedy show.
Mrs. Marlene Boutros Harb gave a speech about motherhood and the whole audience including me were very inspired. She followed by passing by all the tables and saluting us moms.
Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any photos of the comedy show, but it was around 2 hours of humor while enjoying our food in an all women gathering.
Thank you Touch for this Mother’s Day in a very empowering setting and for reminding us once again how we contribute to society, perhaps we sometimes forget but on this one day a year we are celebrated!
Those of you who follow me on my social media profiles, know how much I care for making a difference and participating in campaigns that matter. A great initiative by Azadea Foundation this mother’s day in honor of our mother nature is giving back. If each one of us could plant a tree or help the environment in any way possible, we could make the earth a better place for us and our children.
I participated in this campaign and so can you. Upload a photo on Instagram of you and your children or mother doing an environmental act, it could be anything from being in nature to recycling, follow and tag @AzadeaFoundation and myself @stylememaria, use the hashtags #GiveBackWithAF and #ActForMotherNature and not only will you be spreading awareness, but you’ll be in the draw to win a Qanz gift card on March 21st.
An early mother’s day celebration with The Spot Malls you say?
It is early for a reason, read on!
Calling all Lebanese living abroad, we know you visit on major holidays, but how about you surprise your mom on mother’s day? Take a short 5 to 10 second video selfie in any way you want, funny, sad etc wishing your mom a happy mother’s day, upload it on your social media, tag #shta2tellikmom, and you’re in the draw to win a trip from whichever country you are residing, to Lebanon to surprise her on March 21!
Happy mother’s day to all moms! That includes mother figures, be they aunts, sisters, grandmothers or mothers-in-law. It is true when they say the most challenging yet satisfying job in the world is being a mother, it is not easy, there are many ups and downs, many moments when we make mistakes, and lots of times we have no idea what we are doing! But the love we have for our children that reflects back in their eyes, gives us the courage to continue doing what is best for them. Being a mom now makes me appreciate my own mother even more than I did before, and all other mothers and all the sacrifices they have made throughout their life. Mothers should not only be appreciated on one day, but every day, let us show them how much they mean to us. So happy mother’s day again, whether they are with us or in heaven, whether their children are grown men and women or angels in the sky, this day is for us, for you!