At Portraits that Move, we celebrate moms and the moments they make with their kids every day. So when Mother’s Day rolls around we get really excited.
In honor of the first day of May, we are kicking off our celebration of Mother’s Day today with a roundup of some of our Mother’s Day posts. Today, we’re sharing everything from creative Mother’s Day project ideas for kids (spoiler alert: they require no parental assistance!) to how to cope when Mother’s Day just feels too hard.
Find new ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with family and friends! Talk to your kids about the women in your circle – your family, friends and neighbors, – and ask them how they want to connect with and celebrate the women who help to shape their lives.
As is so often the case when we take the extra time to have conversations like this with our children, the answers may surprise you. The list could include grandmothers, neighbors, godparents or teachers. It is always a moment of discovery when you let your children lead conversations about what means the most to them.
By engaging with your children in this way, you learn who is important to them and what they are observing about their family and community. You also come to learn how your children are practicing empathy and gratitude as they grow and change.
We love looking back at this video of a Portraits that Move family - watch to the end to hear how “my mom is special to me.”
If you’re thinking about scheduling a video shoot or gifting a Portraits that Move film for Mother’s Day, let us know!
As much as we love celebrating our fellow moms, we understand all too well that Mother's Day can be a painful holiday for many. Many of us have experienced a complicated journey to motherhood, or have found that our motherhood experiences are in sharp contrast with our expectations. We know that Mother’s Day, more often than not, can be a reminder of our losses more than a celebration of our lives.
For these reasons and so many more, as Mother’s Day approaches, we are working hard to pause, to create space for feeling, working through, and sharing all of our emotions surrounding this holiday that ends up being much more than a Hallmark moment, whether or not we had planned for that.
How Do You Celebrate?
Head over to Facebook and tell us how you are planning to celebrate Mother’s Day this year. Whether it is a quite day of reflection or a loud, messy celebration, know that we are holding space for you and for your loved ones on this day and always.