Mother’s Day 2020

It’s not that she doesn’t love you. No, she loves you way too much. That’s the problem. That’s always been the problem and you know it.

It’s only gotten worse now that she’s trapped in the house with you. You know that too. So, please, give her a break.

And, while you’re at it, pick up after yourself for Christ’s sake. Leaving dirty clothes on the bedroom and bathroom floors is bad enough. Do you have to leave paper plates and cups, that are clearly garbage, on the counter that is less than a foot away from the garbage?

Clearly, moms need a break as well as some space.

I wrote an article about 100% free gifts that you can give the moms in your life. Yes, that’s right, FREE gifts. The only thing it will cost you is time and possibly some effort such as taking a couple of extra steps to throw something in the garbage or bending over to pick up your dirty clothes off of the floor and walking to the dirty clothes hamper.

5 Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Cost Nothing But Time

I also read a great article, Her Teen Was Treating Her Like Hotel Staff — So This Author Got Creative, that was published in Wake Up Call, a newsletter by Katie Couric on Medium.

Moms are seriously tired of being treated worse than some of the lowest paid workers. We are essential but treated as if we’re worthless, and it’s gotten much worse during quarantine.

So, take it from a mom who’s knows because she’s living it. Right after you cook for her then clean the house, ask her if she needs anything such as chocolate or a back massage, then get out of her way and give her some space.

She deserves at least that for one day.


Published by Lisa Chesser

I'm a writer, editor, award-winning educator, and marketing professional who hopes to rally everyone around one single mantra: Be brave, smart, and bold. As an educator, I love to remind students to dream in the midst of politics gone mad! Thus, I am also a dreamer.

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