This day has created one of the most iconic pictures of motherhood–all flowers, breakfast in bed, and celebration with curly-haired, dimpled-faced, adoring children gently dusted with pancake flour. Some of us mothers are getting a version of that today as spouses, friends, and children scramble to create this hallmark image of happiness. Some of us are trying to do it for ourselves. Others of us are simply getting through the day.
Wherever you are, however you find yourself on this day elected to honor mothers, know this in your bones: mother’s day is every day. You are always “bringing it” for those you love. Some days you can barely brush your teeth at the end of the day, and other times you skip it altogether out of a desperate need to drop from exhaustion wherever you are. Mothering is in your DNA. You cannot give it up once you have embraced it. It pushes and prods and pulls you forward into action. It whispers in your ears day and night how much those around you truly need you. You cannot give up, let down, or surrender to the challenges of mothering, and you wouldn’t even if you could. That is your inherent genetic make-up showing forth for your children. You are made of grit and courage, determination and compassion. You hold the keys to the universe and to the car. You have hands for comforting and for unlocking the box where all the remotes live. You are made of gorilla glue, two-sided tape, caulk, and baling wire. Like it or not, Mammas, you got this.
Happy Mother’s Day; this day is one among 365 mothers’ days a year. Go ahead, let loose–celebrate. You deserve it.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Trust-based Therapeutic Parenting Class for Parents of Children from Difficult Beginnings by Ce Eshelman, LMFT will be held on June 9th, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm. childcare provided for an additional fee. Register here or on our website!
FRIENDS OF AUTISM: Monthly Strictly Social Autism Spectrum Disorder Night for Tweens (11 yrs – 16 yrs) at The Attach Place. Open to the public. May 18th, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Gluten-free snacks provided. Please RSVP to Andrea@attachplace.com so we get enough snacks, right? This is a monthly social group for the children; and caregivers will have an opportunity to connect, chat, and chill in a separate space. A donation of $0.00 to $5.00 will be accepted for food and supervision if you are able, but please don’t let that be an attendance barrier because the group is FREE. ASD kids need a social life and this is a great way to make it happen.
NEW! 5-Week FRIENDSHIP SOCIAL SKILLS IMPROV GROUPS FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA–5-7 yrs and 8-10 yrs. groups. The 5-wk group will be $125 total, CALVCB payment eligible, structured, and fun, too. New groups will begin again in August, 2018. Click here for more information.
UPCOMING ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP facilitated by Ce Eshelman, LMFT: Click Here to join our monthly Adoptive/Foster Parent Support Group on June 13th, 2018! Open to all parents/caregivers at no cost. Support Group is every 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6 pm to 8 pm at 3336 Bradshaw Road, Ste 175, Sacramento, CA 95827.
GIVE MY BOOK FOR SUPPORT TO A FELLOW ADOPTION ADVENTURER: Drowning With My Hair On Fire: Insanity Relief For Adoptive Parents by Ce Eshelman, LMFT. Daily inspirational reading for those who sometimes find it hard to keep hope alive. There is hope for healing. At Amazon or get a discounted copy here.