There are days dedicated to many things these days. But few get us moms as excited as our children’s birthdays… and Mother’s Day! It is our day! Being recognized for the work we do in raising our children just feels good. Moms tend not to toot our own horns, but we rock! Who else can plan 20 different activities in our heads as we are making a change to the week’s schedule while typing up that report and listening to the buzz letting us know it is time to change over laundry while the little one is in the bath and the dog barks to be walked? Whew!
Mother’s Day is not just about honoring moms, it is also about the impact of mothers on humanity. So, we thought we’d honor some specific moms who inspired us.
First, we have Marie Curie. In addition to raising two children alone after her husband passed away, Marie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She raised a daughter who also won the Nobel Prize, along with her husband, in chemistry.
J.K. Rowling was a single mom who became a world-renowned author.
Mary Maxwell Gates was instrumental in IBM’s hiring of Microsoft to create an operating system, leading to their success and computer systems most of us utilize today. She also raised Bill Gates, to whom she taught the importance of philanthropy which led to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
And finally, don’t forget Ann Jarvis, who was the inspiration behind the creation of Mother’s day through her work to improve medical care and create sanitary conditions for poor mothers and their children.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!