Recognizing Mother’s Day
May 10, 2019
This Mother’s Day, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is celebrating all of the parents, guardians, teachers, neighbors, and friends that make a family – by birth or by choice.
For many, Mother’s Day isn’t a celebration but a painful reminder of loss or struggle, so whether you have someone in your life you want to celebrate and support, or you want to take a day to celebrate and support yourself, we have resources for you:
- Be more thoughtful about your Mother’s Day greetings. Learn more with these materials from our friends at Option B:
- Show your love for a friend grieving for their mom.
- Help parents who are grieving on Mother’s Day.
- Celebrate in a way that includes all LGBTQ+ families.
- Be there on Mother’s Day for friends who don’t have kids—but want them.
- Send a heartfelt message to loved ones or friends who find this day difficult. Share your support by sending a free #OptionBThere e-card.
- Send a heartfelt message to yourself. Share one of the following images on social media – or just add one to the lock screen on your mobile device. Give yourself permission to go offline, mute your notifications (if you can!), and take time to remind yourself that you deserve celebration, today and every day.
No matter how you choose to celebrate (or not) this Mother’s Day, know that your story matters, and you are not alone.
If you have extra to give this day, donate to support NNEDV’s efforts to achieve a world free from gender-based violence. You can also donate in honor of someone here.