Mothering Sunday – March 10th

Today was “Mothering Sunday” – not to be confused with “Mother’s Day” – which to me was confused with it.  Nevertheless, Soren created a lovely card for me, a beaded bracelet and some flowers and today Maebh gave me a small plant which she got at the Salvation Army play group.  Was nice to have some acknowledgement from my children.  It was also Beppe’s birthday, which was fun for the kids as they both made her a card and enjoyed her apple tart.

Mothering Sunday is a Christian holiday celebrated throughout Europe that falls on the 4th Sunday in LentSecularly it became an occasion for honouring mothers of children and giving them presents.[1] It is increasingly being called Mothers’ Day, although that holiday has other origins.[1] In the UK it is celebrated in the same way as Mothers’ Day is celebrated elsewhere.
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April or May. It complements Father’s Day, a celebration honoring fathers.

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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