A Collective Mother’s Day Card From Dad Bloggers

Grandma and her boys

 

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is love their mother”. – Theodore Hesburgh

 

This quote gave me the idea for a collective Mother’s day card from a great group of Dad Bloggers , of which I am proud to be a part, to the moms in our lives. So here are our collected mother’s day wishes:

James, Portland dad, trophy husband and favorite son

Thank you mom for showing me how to be radically hospitable, fiercely loyal, and emotionally available. I am thankful to call you my mom, and proud to call you my friend. Happy Mother’s Day.

Happy Mother’s Day Beautiful! Our boys have an unfair advantage in life with a mom like you, and I am still thankful I tricked you into marrying me.

Scott Behson. Fathers, Work and Family blog. www.fathersworkandfamily.com

You know how revved up Nick gets on nights you come home late and he gets out of bed, hides/jumps out to surprise you, runs around like a loony, and can’t get enough of cuddling and laughing with you? I feel that way too.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to the best wife and mom I could imagine. You have given me the gifts of true love, the amazing life we’re building together, and of fatherhood. I can never repay what you have given me. But I’ll spend every day trying.

 

Concretin Nik. DadLabs.  www.DadLabs.com

“Mother is the word for God on the lips and hearts of all children.” – Eric Draven

The greatest thing that’s ever happened to me is a direct result of the second greatest thing that’s ever happened to me, TheBoy&HisMother. I love you both. Happy Mother’s Day!

 

James W. Naturally Daddy. http://naturallydaddy.blogspot.com/

“Who ran to help me when I fell,

And would some pretty story tell,

Or kiss the place to make it well?

My mother.”

~Ann Taylor

Mom, you taught me too much to explain all of the happiness that you brought into my life. To my wife, you are a very special woman and I could never imagine being in your shoes and our daughter could never have a more loving mother.

-James

 

Jeff T, http://ayyobeafather.wordpress.com

Happy Mother’s Day to four special women: To my mother, for unconditional love always, no matter what I ever did or said. To my mother in law, Nana, for the love and support. Seeing RJ with his Nana warms my heart. To my grandmother, matriarch of our family four generations strong, and enough love in her heart for many more. And lastly to my wife. RJ and I are so blessed to have you in our life.

 

Scotty Schrier, Dads Who Change Diapers http://dadswhochangediapers.com/blog

There are only 26 paltry letters to describe the most important women in my life:

The one who gave birth to me and left this plane before meeting my sons.

The one who married me and gave birth to the two most amazing little miracles I have ever seen.

And the one who took my mother’s place and made me one of her own.

There are no words that can describe the debt I owe these women. I only hope that my actions can show them how much I truly care. For without them, I would be but a pale image of the man I am today. I love each and every one of you with all of the ferocity of a thousand suns. Thank you for putting up with me and loving me back. Especially when I didn’t deserve it.

 

 

Eric from Dad on The Run. dad-on-the-run.blogspot.com

My Mother looked life’s greatest obstacles in the eye and kept on trucking while I grew up with little understanding of that. Over the years Mom’s physical abilities have deteriorated due to her ongoing battle with MS. However, her mental steadfastness and unconditional love have remained unchanged. Her love is an anchor during any storm and it taught me what love could be and what I could find in a wife, which brings me to another great mother in my life. The love and encouragement my wife can deliver to another human amazes me and when she focuses those gifts on our children they light up in very special ways. Of course, I also have to thank my wife’s mother for raising not one, but two, fantastic Mom’s and I look on with pride and great expectations to my own sister who is a new Mom this year!  Thank you to these mothers, and all great mothers, for what you do for your children and the world every day.

-Eric

 

Victor Aragon Jr of Fandads.com

 

This Mother’s Day is going to be a special one, because it will be our first one with our new addition.  Last year, my wife worked and our plans with family members fell apart, so it wasn’t a good one for my wife.  This year, I am hoping to erase that memory and hopefully have a great one.  My wife and I have known each other for over sixteen years.  In those years it seems like even with our ups and downs, we are constantly getting to know each other and our love keeps getting stronger.  I am thankful for having her in my life and for all the hard work that she does for me and the little ones.  Thank you for all you do babe, I love you.

 

There is another great woman in my life that if wasn’t for her I wouldn’t exist; my mother.  My mom is a strong woman and I am very thankful for all that she does for my family.  Even though I am not her little boy anymore, my mother still insists on giving me money for gas or to get something for my little girl.  My mom and dad have always gone above and beyond for my sisters and me and I feel that I am trying the best that I can to repay them for everything they did.  I would like to thank my mother for all her sacrifices and to tell her how much I love her.  Thanks Mom.

 

As always, thanks for reading.

Victor

 

 

DorkDad from DorkDaddy.com www.DorkDaddy.com

 

Because of the way you move through the room. Because of the way your smile sounds on your voice. Because every single curve on your body is in exactly the right place. Because of the way your hair smells and the way it tickles my face.  Because of the twinkle in your eyes when you’re making mischief, and the look on your face when you’re asleep. Because of the feel of your heart and the warmth of your skin when you’re holding me. Because of the magic you made with our children, and the magic you make with our family. Because everything I love about my life I can trace directly back to you.

Thank you.

Happy Mother’s Day.

 

 

Dave Lesser, Amateur Idiot / Professional Dad, www.amateuridiotprofessionaldad.com

 

A Mother’s Day Haiku

 

Mother’s Day is here

I forgot a card again

Glad I’ve got a blog!

 

Mom, I love you. I don’t say it often enough, but you’re awesome. You did an outstanding job raising me (and those two other dudes who kind of look like me).

 

Allie, what can I say? You’re an unbelievable mother and an amazing wife. This whole family would be lost without you. Literally. I just cannot follow the turn-by-turn directions on my phone without you in the passenger’s seat. Again, this is not a metaphor. Well, maybe it is a little. I’m an idiot. But I’m your idiot and you’re stuck with me. You and the kids are my world. Thank you for everything, everything you do. I love you a super friggin’ jillion much!

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

 

Neal Call. Raised by my daughter. http://raisedbymydaughter.blogspot.com/

 

I just want to say a humble thank you to my mother, my wife, and to all women who bear or nurture these little seeds that bring purity and wonder into the world. The “bearing” part is pretty awesome and mind-boggling, but at least as important is the part involving raising these creatures; of sacrificing what you want for what they need; of protecting them so desperately and then encouraging them to spread their wings. These are things that anybody can do, male or female, but I’ve learned the most about them from the women in my life. So, thanks.

 

Jeff Bogle, from the internet. Specifically, but limited to: OutWithTheKids.com

 

My ability to find the perfect set of curtains for the dining room and my knowledge of how to wash them and hang them damp to dry without creases. My need to vacuum my way out of a room. And my dry humor that has served me, mostly well.  Most of what people like about me, I am because of you. And to this day I enjoy talking with you on the phone almost daily, even when it is you calling me because you, once again, cannot figure out how to properly interact with technological devices. I love you, Mom, more than I’ll ever be able to write down, because even though I string sentences together every day, for some kind of living, I have yet to be able to find the correct combination of letters and words to form the single sentence that does you justice. Thank you for everything, Mom.

Colby Shipwash from Days of a Domestic Dad: DaysofaDomesticDad.com

 

You hug, you play, you teach, you love; you are their Mom and friend forever.

 

To my loving wife, and mom to our children, I want to thank you for being a wonderful mom all the time. A day doesn’t go by that I am not grateful for you, and that our kids are lucky to have you in their life.

 

Thank You and Happy Mother’s Day

 

 

Robert Duffer, Editor of Dads & Families section of The Good Men Project,

 

Because you built a lego racecar ramp in our basement that would’ve made the Pinewood Derby and MacGyver proud,

Because you made your own pinata, your own decorations, your own party for 30 first graders,

Because your daughter handles a hockey stick like you, laughs like you, smiles like you, needs like you, plays like you, cares like you, loves like you,

Because you fly home when your grandparents are ill,

Because you adventure, you explore, you inquire,

Because you love without condition, and you care without self,

You are the most wonderful mother, a role model, a hero.

Love

 

Mothers’ Day Giveaway from Pilsbury

There are some people that think being a stay at home dad means that Mothers’ day has a little different meaning than it would for a working dad, and that just isn’t true. At the heart of confusion is the idea that a at home dad is just replacing the at home mom, but I’m not a mom. I don’t try to be the boy’s mom because I would do a terrible job at it and my hairy chest would cause problems while breast feeding. So when Mothers’ day comes around it’s time to celebrate the many different roles that moms are taking on, and the special place that Primo and Segundo’s mom occupies.

We celebrated the weekend by giving mom some alone time to work on some sewing projects, eating out at the food carts around Portland, and by giving Beautiful some sweet home made cards that are the staple of mothers’ day memories.  We alos had some tasty cinnamon roles from Pilsbury who did their own survey with some tips on how to honor mom this day and every day:

 

Survey Finds Dads Putting Moms First for Mother’s Day:

  • The survey found dads agree that small, meaningful gestures on Mother’s Day (94%) are more important than buying expensive presents (55%). Starting the day with Pillsbury Sweet Rolls is a great way for the whole family to show mom how much she’s appreciated. Quick and easy to prepare, a memorable beginning to Mother’s Day can be created in just minutes.
  • Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to create unforgettable experiences, say 84 percent of dads, and seventy-nine percent of dads agree that one way to start of the memory-filled day is by treating mom to breakfast in bed.
  • The survey also found 91 percent of dads agree having a wonderful Father’s Day isn’t as important as ensuring their wives have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Tips for Making a Perfect Mother’s Day:

  • Breakfast in Bed: Surprise mom in just minutes with Pillsbury Sweet Rolls. Quick and easy to prepare – simply place and bake for an impressive and delicious addition to your weekend breakfast – it’s an easy way the whole family can start Mother’s Day with a sweet surprise.
  • Family photos: A very thoughtful and sentimental gift is framed photos of the entire family. Capturing memories that can be displayed for a lifetime.
  • A homemade card: A great gift to get the kids involved with, making a homemade Mother’s Day card is a sentimental gesture that gives mom a unique memory!
  • Find a mom-centered event the whole family can enjoy: Plan a family fun day around one of mom’s favorite activities, such as a concert, hike, picnic or dinner at her favorite restaurant.
  • Give Mom the Day Off: Have the family all pitch-in to take care of mom’s chores and then get the kids out of the house for the day to give mom some time to herself to relax and unwind! Our survey found a full 94 percent of dads say it’s important to let their wives relax and forget about responsibilities for one afternoon, and 83 percent will even take over their wives’ responsibilities for the day just to show they care.

Let me know how you celebrated the mothers’ in your life by leaving a comment below and enter to win a basket from pilsbury.  The pack consists of: Cozy Throw, Golf Balls (Pinnacle  sleeve-3), Lunch Sack (thermal), Oven Mitt, Tumbler w/straw, Pillsbury Sweet Rolls VIP Coupon.

* The 2011 Pillsbury Fathers on Mother’s Day Survey presents the findings of an online survey conducted April 14-15, 2011 by ORC International among a sample of 300 men 18 years of age and older with a presence of children in the household.


Happy Mothers Day Aunt Nena

My mom and her third grandson Tobias

While I am thankful for my mom and all that she has done raising me, and Beautiful and what a great mother she is to our two boys, today I want to talk about another mother in our family. I was working in the Sunday school room this morning making sure the the kids were OK and that the right kids went with the right parents. As we collected the pagers and matched the stickers of the parent with the stickers of the kids we handed out flowers to the mother’s and wished them a happy Mother’s Day. Fortunately the crowd in the Sunday School room is a self selecting crowd, but in the service there are times when honoring mothers on Mother’s Day is one of the hardest days of the year for a few women.

My brother and his wife, whom Primo called Nena as he was just learning to talk, have had a hard time trying to have kids. A burst appendix when she was a teenager led to a lot of internal damage for Nena. They have been married for nine years now and have been trying to have kids with no luck for that last six years. It has been hard to watch them go through this process, and even harder to call my brother and tell him we were pregnant each time. He has always been happy for us but there was pain in the congratulations that broke my heart. Well meaning pastors would have all the moms stand up to be recognized and I would mourn for Nena who was seated and wanting more then anything to be one of those women standing up and politely waving to the applause.

Nena and her boy Toby

This past August my brother and his wife got a call from the adoption agency they had been working with, taking classes and passing inspections to be parents. There was a woman in labor and she had picked them out of the match book. Could they make the trip from Phoenix to Tucson to meet their new son. I got a call that day from my brother and I cried with him a bit. The excitement, the journey, and the nervousness all morphed into tears as we waited to hear the news. They were there when Tobias was born, they got a room at the hospital where he slept the first night and they shared their story with the birth mom while listening to hers. A couple days later they made the drive back up Interstate 10 with their new son.

Happy Mother’s day Nena. Today you get the flower, you get to stand and smile as the people clap. Today you get the breakfast in bed and the first of many cards. I am so happy for you today and I hope you have a wonderful day.