By: Carolina Pichardo
I don’t know about you, but Mother’s Day for me has never really been about the great presents or brunches/dinners. From my first Mother’s Day, where my daughter’s father was only able to afford a nice dinner, to now, where my girl comes home with a handful of cards from school, there’s very little Zales’-like luxury to my day. I didn’t get a piece of jewelry until my fourth Mother’s Day, when her father landed his first job after graduating college. It was a small pendant with an emerald stone. My birth stone. This year, it was a small shopping trip for maternity clothes. Nothing fancy either; more of the necessities. Despite this, there’s always been a sense of abundance and pleasure in that simplicity of the holiday for me.
It’s never been about the gifts or getting pampered as so much about taking that moment to reflect on how blessed I am to have this life I created for myself—despite the odds, the obstacles—as a young mother.
Hope you all had a great Mother’s Day, YUMs! You—more than anyone—deserve it!
Young Urban Moms’ co-founder, Carolina Pichardo, is a digital marketer by day, writer and community activist by night, and mom to Lulu always. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @c_pichardo.