Is Mother’s Day more than just about being a Mom?


Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

Today many of you are spending the day with your Mom and your children.  Some of you are reflecting on memories you once had with your Mom and others don’t have children of their own.  Perhaps you are finding today tough.

Scrolling through Facebook and looking at everyone else’s happy pictures could possibly add salt to the wound.  Today might just be one of the harder days in the year for you.

I wanted to reach out to you today to let you know it’s okay and today can be a happy day for you too.

My dear friend Rosemary once said to me, “You know Monica, just because you made a decision not to have children does not mean that you are not a Mom.”

Those words stuck with me and made me realize something.  I think that the most wonderful thing about being a woman is our innate ability to love and nurture.  It’s in our makeup and it’s what we do best.

I want you to think about something today.  Whether you are like me and chose not to have children, or you were not able to have them.  If you have lost your Mom or never knew her.  YOU, my friend, make a difference in people’s lives every day.

Today is not only a day that you can celebrate all of the amazing Moms that you know but it is also a day to celebrate yourself.

Think about the time you treated a friend to dinner and listened to what was troubling her, the time you motivated your friend to get out for a power walk with you, you cooked a meal for a friend, you called a friend to check in, you sent her flowers, or you just hugged your friend so hard that she couldn’t help but have all your good energy transfer directly to her.

These acts of kindness are more than just kind.  They come from a place deep within your heart.  A place where you can’t help but want to take care of a person you love, a strong force that makes you want to give whatever you have to that friend and make it better.

I think that’s what being a Mom is all about and WOW are we girls ever lucky to have each other. I, for one, feel very lucky to have YOU in my world.

glamjulz is my kid, my baby and without the nurturing I receive from all of you this baby would never have become what it is today.  They say it takes a village to raise a child.  I love my village!

Monica XO



that’s so beautiful Moni and it strikes a cord on so many levels…many of those you know of….thank you…..xoxoxoxo


Monica, how did you get to be so wise? You have no idea how profoundly your words have touched me today. I have reread them a few times, blubbering more and more. Mother’s Day has always been difficult for me, having lost my mum when I was only 9 years old. Today, you have given me a new way to look at this day, and I will be forever grateful. xo

Monica Graves

Pam, this means so much to me. You are such a thoughtful and wonderful person xo


Love your sentiment and I agree wholeheartedly, we are all moms in every sense of the word. Happy Mother’s Day to all WOMEN, because without each other, what would we be. The moms in my life will be celebrating today with our glamjulz Mother’s Day bracelets! Thank you for all you do with your Baby.


So very true. I love this blog because it hits the nail on the head. Anyone who is your friend is lucky to have you in their lives. I certainly am!
Happy Mother’s day!
Love jacq & maddie

Monica Graves

Jacq and Maddie! You gals are the most! Love ya right back! Xo

Regina Peters

Monica, lucky me, I Am in Jamaica with my daughter & 2 grandchildren!

My mom at home waiting for serious IV treatment But she’s spunky!

After a couple (???) beach toasts , the liquid kind, I get a little weepy thinking of my gal friends not of this earth but in my heart, & I celebrate life for them! Do not take anything for granted.
To everyone: happy day of living & loving & giving!

Monica Graves

Beautiful Regina. Thank you so much for sharing! Xo…
PS I’ll take a red stripe please


Such a perfect sentiment and attitude. Thanks for being full of love and kindness, and for sharing it so readily.
Moni, du bisst ja aber toll!
Liebe Grüßen Xoxox

Carolynn Monaco

You’re the best!
Quote of the day…….
Watching something grow is good for morale.
It helps you believe in life!
~Myron S. Kaufmann~
Cheers to all the beautiful women in the world including
Mother Earth!

Monica Graves

Carolynn!!! I absolutely LOVE this! It’s wonderful just like you “Care” xoxo


Such beautiful words… I am truly blessed this Mother’s Day because after many years of illness and then many more trying to get pregnant, I finally have a gorgeous daughter. You are so correct in all of your thoughts…being a mom can mean so many different things and your celebrating today with one of the best! XO

Monica Graves

Thank you Natasha! So happy for you to finally be celebrating your very first Mother’s Day! XO


Hi Monica – Well, I might be a day late but what you said applies every day to every one. You have put into words the true essence of motherhood. Thank you for sharing it and thank you for the joy you bring to all our lives, with your perspective and natural zest for each day. You are truly one of the gems in our lives and I love you for all you are and all you share. Hugs today and every tomorrow.

Monica Graves

Thank you. This is such a beautiful comment. I feel the same way about you. You’ve always been such a ray of sunshine. Love ya XO


What a wonderful outlook! It really is a day to celebrate all women and the beautiful caring individuals we are! Hugs ()


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