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Short History on Mother’s Day and Ideas for Celebration

Celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in May, Mother’s Day was partly inspired by a social activist after the American Civil War. Julia Ward Howe wrote a Mother’s Day Proclamation in efforts to unite women together who were against the war. This year, Americans will spend an estimated $3.51 billion on dining and going out to celebrate their mum. For those of us lucky enough to live in Seattle, the most difficult part of Mother’s Day is choosing the restaurant and/or place to share that time together. So…

Ideas for planning your Mother’s Day:

Here’s an article from the Seattle Times on other ways to make the day special if you missed an opportunity to make reservations or you’re needed an idea that fits a lighter budget:

Beyond Brunch – A family comes clean to make Mothers Day meaningful

“Moms like flowers.” And just in case I was thinking I’d be off the hook with a simple bouquet from our own garden, she made it clearer: “Flowers growing outdoors. Moms like picnics.”

Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe:

Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts,
Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!

Say firmly:
“We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”

From the bosom of the devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own.
It says: “Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.”
Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.

Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.

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