Don’t Forget to Call Your Mom 📞
It’s almost time to celebrate a very important day...
...that’s right, Mother’s Day! The history of Mother’s Day can be traced back to the ancient Roman and Greek societies. They would celebrate by having various ceremonies for different goddesses of fertility and mothers.
Mother’s Day is celebrated in almost every culture. It is necessary to take time to honor mothers, people who have provided a maternal presence, and the motherly bonds that are created. These celebrations usually take place in the spring, sometime during the months of March or May.
Fun fact: The closest thing to Mother’s Day in ancient times would have most likely been a Christian festival that was known as Mothering Sunday.
Mother’s Day in the U.S.A.
In America, Mother’s Day started to be celebrated in1868 when Ann Jarvis organized Mothers’ Friendship Day. This started as a way for mothers to gather with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation after the Civil War.
While Ann Jarvis and many other people (Mary Towles Sasseen and Frank Hering, Julia Ward Howe, Juliet Calhoun Blakely, and more) campaigned to have Mother’s Day recognized on a national level, they remained unsuccessful.
However, following Ann’s death in 1905, her daughter Anna Jarvis began hosting Mother’s Day events and advocating for a day that honored motherhood by contacting politicians and writing to newspapers. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure to officially establish Mother’s Day as a national event.
Happy Mother's Day!
Are you still on the hunt for a fantastic gift for a wonderful mom? If so, don’t worry about it any longer, a moss ball would make a marvelous Mother’s Day gift!
Moss Ball Pets are symbols of long-lasting love and there are many reasons they benefit those that receive a plushy zany moss ball. It would be a lovely gift for the mother who has everything or who never wants a gift.
Mothers are not known solely for their ability to raise children but for their strength in raising children AND maintaining their own passions. If you ask any parent, mom or dad, they’ll probably share Tina Fey’s sentiment about being a parent,“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.”
This Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10th), please remember to visit or call your mom, if you can, and let them know that you’re sorry for making them so tired but you’re glad you could make them so happy!
Author: Tierra C. Watkins
Tierra C. Watkins is a freelance content creator and the CEO of Watkins Writing. She has been the lead writer for Moss Ball Pets since 2017. Tierra is currently attaining her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from The Evergreen State College. She focuses on using her writing to highlight the unique aspects of authentic products or services so that small businesses can thrive. Follow her on Twitter @tierra_watkins or LinkedIn.