What Every Mom Needs This Mother’s Day

Let’s face it – being mom 24/7 is hard, and no amount of macaroni pasted on a card will make it easier. This Mother’s Day, let’s cut the crap and get down to what every mom needs this mother’s day.

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To Be Left Alone.

And not just for a measly part of a day, people.

A whole day of luxurious, unadulterated alone time to do with as you please.

I don’t care if your husband takes your kids on a whirlwind adventure which includes enough junk to occlude a carotid artery followed by an activity that has a high probability of complete catastrophe, no matter to you.

This is your day, mama.

Just smile and wave. Buh-bye!


To Do What She Pleases.

Do you love watching sappy movies on Netflix, but your hubby always complains when you try to put one on?

Do you love drinking your favourite glass of wine, with music blaring while soaking in the tub but your toddler keeps waking up when he hears the water turn on?

Do you love reading up on the latest celebrity gossip while sitting in your kitchen eating cereal in your underwear, but apparently that behaviour is frowned upon, according to your neighbours?



No matter.

Mother’s Day is the day to do it!

No judgement.

No looks of disdain!

…But you may want to close your curtains.



Take Out.

It’s mother’s day. You don’t want to have to cook, feed, clean up or even think of what you’re going to have for dinner. As a mom who must tell your preschooler to keep eating 267 times all the while dodging food being flung by your toddler, the last thing you will want to do is have dinner at a restaurant with them. Doing so would just be asking for an public meltdown of epic proportions!

Someone just needs to open your door, place the take out on the floor, and then runaway.



A Clean House.

Nobody enjoys cleaning, especially when you have to do it all day, every day like most mamas do.

This is how this Mother’s Day should go down:

  1. Your partner takes you out for a nice steak dinner the night before Mother’s Day.
  2. Someone cleans your house while you are out for said dinner – and I’m not above child labour or having a cleaning service come in, courtesy of whatever piggy bank in your house is the biggest.
  3. You are left alone in a spotless house!




That’s It!

Well folks, that’s all there is – the four things every mom needs this Mother’s Day.

Of course all mama’s love to get the usual breakfast in bed, to go out for brunch, the fresh-cut flowers and to receive boxes of chocolates.

But do you know what ends up happening?

Mom is the one that winds up cleaning the bomb that just went off in her kitchen.

Mom is the one that must deal with corralling the kids while out in public.

Mom is the one to arrange the flowers, put them in the vase, take a picture on Instagram and then throw them out a week later.

Mom is the one who shares her box of chocolates and only gets the leftover ones with orange filling. Yuck.

See what I’m getting at here?


To the moms out there, I urge you to share this with anyone that can make this happen for you on Mother’s Day. Print it out and tape it to your husbands pillow (or forehead for that matter), leave it ever-so-discreetly in his lunch-box, or share this post on your wall and tag away!

Happy Mother’s Day! Have fun, and let me know how it goes in the comment section below.


xo, The Mama Nurse




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Hi! I am a Registered Nurse on a unit that encompasses labour and delivery, postpartum, medical, surgical and palliative care in a rural hospital in Ontario, Canada. I am a mom of two and am passionate about women's rights, mom and infant care, parenting and nursing. I hope to create an educational, entertaining and highly relatable resource for women around the world. Thanks for stopping by! Xo, The Mama Nurse

33 thoughts on “What Every Mom Needs This Mother’s Day

  • April 29, 2016 at 7:56 am

    That would be nice right? Mother’s Day has been and gone here in the UK and I didnt get any of that! lol. Have a good one! #pocolo

  • April 29, 2016 at 8:29 am

    I couldn’t have written this better myself. Actually, I wrote something very similar but I included flower delivery and a spa day. Great minds… #PoCoLo

  • April 30, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    A day off would definitely be the best present! #KCACOLS

  • April 30, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    What brilliant advice which would really make a difference to mothers. The someone to clean the house is especially appealing… #KCACOLS

  • April 30, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    This is so perfect I showed it to my husband, while staring at him, hoping he would get the hint. I’ll have to update you on whether he got the hint, but you completely nailed this! LOVE IT!! #KCACOLS

  • May 1, 2016 at 1:20 am

    ha ha – a very entertaining read – just a day off – a total day off – and in a spotless house – so so agreed – pure pure bliss – hope you get that lovely – you deserve it #KCACOL
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  • May 1, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Sadly we’ve already had our Mother’s Day in the UK and it’s all over for another year – of course it went by in the blink of an eye! #KCACOLS

  • May 1, 2016 at 4:39 am

    I’m not going to lie, that would be an awesome Mother’s Day! But, I’m not even sure my husband knows it’s coming up, even though I’ve mentioned it 54683702 times!!
    I can’t imagine how it’d feel to have a day off in a beautifully clean home. Probably close to heaven.
    I hope you get the perfect Mother’s Day x #KCACOLS
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  • May 1, 2016 at 4:47 am

    LOVE THIS! Yes to all of the above please. I once dared suggest that the best Mother’s Day would be a morning to myself, just me, a bubble bath and peace. I was told that the whole point of Mother’s Day is that you share it with your kids. Pfffft. #KCACOLS
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  • May 1, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Hehe, oh yeah, the dream vs reality of mother’s day is very different! I wished for sleep this year… it didn’t happen. 😉 #KCACOLS
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  • May 1, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Mother’s Day was back in Marcb over here and I can confirm that I didn’t get any of the above. In fact, my own mom was like “why don’t you want to spend time with your kids on MOTHER’S DAY?!” as if it was totally horrifying. It’s like, I spend time with my kids every day. Until they learn that today is a day when they don’t get to wipe their snotty nosed on my jumper and throw food at me for entertainment, somebody else can have them on this particular day. Right?!

  • May 1, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Spot on! Pretty sure this is what every Mother wants for Mother’s day! And I love that cartoon at the top, so funny! x #KCACOLS

  • May 1, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Happy mothers day! Hope you have a good one and it is relaxing #KCACOLS

  • May 1, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Brilliant! ONE WHOLE DAY!! This post really made me chuckle. I love the little GIFs too.
    Of course, in the UK we had ours a while ago…I did lay in bed and have breakfast in bed and my 9 yr old and 13 yr old had made and bought gifts…

    My 9 year old, who knows I have a sponge (as in bath sponge) phobia, placed my gifts in the bottom of a gift bag filled with…SPONGE!!! She is an old person in a young body and too clever for her own good. It did make me laugh though!

    Thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS
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  • May 1, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day! Great post. I have been to Ontario. You live in such a beautiful place. My sister used to live in Lakefield, now she is in Vancouver. xx

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  • May 2, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Left ..alone…in…a…spotless…home…

    You big tease!! You’ll be throwing in the clean linen on the bed and silky smooth hair next!:))

    great post x

    mainy – myrealfairy


  • May 4, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    This would be a pretty good day wouldn’t it?! My daughter was with her dad for mothers day here, it was a nice, relaxing day! 🙂 I got chocolates in the evening! #kcacols

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  • July 13, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Wow! This is the Great Post.
    According to my point of view maximum women are very passionate about women’s rights, mom and infant care, childcare and nursing. I hope to create an informative, enjoyable and highly relevant resource for ladies everywhere in the world. Hahhaha I agree even my mom don’t want to have to cook, feed, clean up or even think of what you’re going to have for dinner on mother’s day. Keep posting.
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