Good Grief, It’s Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms!  You know who you are – never question your motherhood, no matter how society might make you feel. Nurture and care for yourself today. You are special and worthy of celebration.


I was speaking with my own mother just a few days ago and we agreed that it is not the duration of the child’s life that matters. The love, the bond and the connection – that is what counts, what lingers long after loss.


Good Grief its Mothers Day Peanuts by Charles M Schulz Wanted Chosen Planned blog


When I saw this children’s book as I dug through the bookshelf with my living kids, I was immediately halted by the title. Good Grief, It’s Mother’s Day! The Peanuts book is based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. The book shows all the Peanut characters and their beliefs about the day, and their sometimes kooky gift ideas as well. It is a humorous little story – one that reminds its readers that everyone has a different notion of what Mother’s Day is all about and how that actually manifests in practical terms. Still, the overall theme is that mothers need to be celebrated.


Unfortunately, Mother’s Day is an often grief-filled day for many women.  


How does Mother’s Day make you feel? Do you throw your hands up in the air like Charlie Brown and say, “Good grief, it’s Mother’s Day?” Everyone is allowed to have their own reactions. Be genuine and authentic with how you are feeling.


Here is an article about Mother’s Day for bereaved moms: “The Art of Healing after Child-Loss”. It was published on Friday, May 8 on Curious Arts and was written by Angelique Rodrigues. At the bottom of the article I offer some tips for how to honour a mom without her kid(s) on such a challenging day. Click here to read the article.


Here is another article called, “How to honour a bereaved mother on Mother’s Day,” which I wrote for Today’s Parent Magazine last year, 2014.


If you have not yet seen the CTV feature on Wanted Chosen Planned, here it is. I hope it makes you feel a little less alone.



BIG HUGS & LOVE on Mother’s Day

Alexis Marie


P.s. If you want your child remembered on our Celebrating Sweeties page, please email me at with a photo (if you have one), your child’s name and birth/death dates. Also, email me if you would like to share your story here on Wanted Chosen Planned. Your stories and children are welcome here.


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