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Mothers: What do we really want to do today? Well, it all depends on the stage of motherhood we are living in.

Stay at home mother of one or more children going through various growing stages: nursing, learning to walk, getting into everything in sight? There is an app for that, you definitely want a day off; let hubby take care of the children. A couple of hours at a day spa including a massage, mani-pedi, facial, and getting the hair done, sounds like a perfect plan.

As a matter of fact this is a perfect plan for any mother of tweens, teenagers, college bound students, kids returning home after school, or who get laid-off from their jobs–you name it. Seriously, this app works wonders under all of the above circumstances. LOL

However,  if you are an empty nest mother, such as myself, the above app will still work and will make you feel good, but only for a little while. What you really want to do on Mothers’ Day is spend some time with your kids, never mind that they are adults with a family of their own and live out-of-town. A visit from the kids (so you can spoil them with dinner) is what I keep hearing from the empty-nest women I talk to.

I am a lucky mother who does not dare complain about not spending enough time with my girls because every chance we get, we are together–we seize the moment. I am a lucky mother whose heart is full of love, pride and joy for our daughters today; having them in my life is the best present of all. But, one can hope–right?

Happy Mothers’ Day, to my daughters Natalie, Yasmin and Nasima, and to all the other mothers out there, go have some fun today!