Mother’s Day isn’t a cheerful time in every household. For same sex couples, and for those who struggle with fertility, Mother’s Day can be a difficult reminder. But motherhood can mean so many things to so many different people. Traditional parental roles are evolving. Women are nurturing significant relationships with their maternal instincts. Whether it’s a younger sibling, niece, nephew, cousin, coworker, or friend, undeniable maternal bonds can be formed.
In an article from the The Guardian titled “Kim Cattrall: I consider myself a mother despite not having offspring,” Canadian actress Kim Cattrall opens up about her feelings on motherhood. Although she has no biological children, she still considers herself a mother. She explains:
There is a way to become a mother in this day and age which doesn’t include your name on the child’s birth certificate. You can express that maternal side, very clearly, very strongly. It feels very satisfying.
Cattrall’s empowering words deeply resonate in the fabric of today’s society. Motherhood is breaking free from constraints of the traditional family.
So on this special day, keep these three important tips in mind: channel positivity, surround yourself with loved ones, and celebrate in a way you’re comfortable with.
Today is for all the different kinds of moms out there. It wouldn’t be the same without the women who give endless amounts of love, support, and words of wisdom regardless of having biological children or not. Happy Mother’s Day!
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