So this is my first ever Mother’s Day, and oddly enough I’m looking forward to it. Odd because I’m pretty darn positive that my 5-month-old has not a clue in the world about what day it is, but she’ll plant a slobbery kiss on my cheek anyway. And that right there is the joy of motherhood.
Never thought I’d be one to say this, but despite umpteen sleepless nights, countless poopy diapers, helpless wails, vaccinations and coping with my own post-partum body, seeing my baby girl after a long day at work can still make my heart skip a beat. It’s ‘almost’ a universal mommy emotion, one I could never quite get before I became a mom. (I say almost because it’s okay to not be thrilled to see your baby just after a long day of work.)
But I do think you’ll relate when I say that the tough stuff does seem a lot more worthwhile when you stop to savour the simple, not-so-dramatic moments of motherhood… like when your little munchkin falls off to sleep on your chest on a Sunday afternoon, or when you throw him up in the air and watch him shriek with excitement, or when you twin with your rugrat for that Insta selfie, or when you watch her play in the sand on her first vacay…
Take a look at these celebrity moms enjoying exactly those moments with their little ones; they will make your heart positively melt.
When you know your little one is having the time of her life…
This mom’s doing parenting right. Kareena going to vote with Taimur in tow is setting a good example we think.
Ah! Sneaking in kisses. Don’t we all? We love this precious moment Lisa is sharing with her boy.
Twinning with her little fellow, Mira is your typical too cool for school mom.
Aishwarya is literally making her little princess’s dreams come true.
Kajol is literally every mom with a nine-year-old son. Can tell he doesn’t want to be in this pic.
Look into your baby’s eyes and realising she’s your whole world.
Sameera’s Insta post is the most perfect Mother’s Day message we’ve seen on the internet:
“Mother’s Day should be about celebrating all women who are trying to conceive , women who adopt, women who are stay at home moms and career moms because we all have one thing in common. We all try to be the best mothers we can. Easy to judge what’s the right or correct way but it’s so individualistic. I also respect women who choose not to have children at all.”
When your baby girl’s all grown up and you know you’ve done something right…
Shilpa Shetty Kundra with Viaan
Trust Shilpa Shetty to get her son to work out this way. Don’t they both look adorbs?
When your kids are happy, you just have to be, no? Farah looks like one happy ma in this photo.
You know the best arm workout for a mom is carrying her baby. Or so I’d like to believe.
In Twinkle’s words, “This is the only reason why mothers take on the arduous task of spending months and months looking like an elephant and feeling like a cow.”