Last year a video went viral in Facebook known as the ‘try guys try labor pain simulation of motherhood’ and the comments that followed all had one thing to say that no man on earth can bear the pain of child birth.
When I was a kid I used to question my mom as how I was born (silly at that time) and when as an adult I came to know the pain she had to bring me into this world and not only the labor pain but the difficulties and struggles moms face to raise their kids, the time she spend on us, the care and the love she gives us is the only one relationship in the world that is the embodiment of eternal love and devotion.
Not only when we are young but even when we grow old mum is a mum, you are sick you think of mom, you need something to eat you want her, you had heart broken with spouse you need her, you want to cry you look for her lap. For this inherent selfless creature (I would say creatures because even in animal kingdom moms care for their young ones) on earth there is a special day to honor your mom and this is to say I love you mom on Mother’s day.
This year Mother’s Day is being celebrated on 8th May 2016. Globally all mothers are honored and this day was officially started in 1914.
•In Greek mythology spring festivals were held in honor of the maternal goddess called, Rhea. She was the wife of Cronus and was believed to be the mother of many deities.
•In 250 B.C. ancient Romans celebrated a spring festival called, Hilaria. This was dedicated to a mother goddess named, Cybele, on the Ides of March. Her followers would make offerings at the temple, hold parades, play games and also have masquerades. It lasted three days.
•In the 1600’s England, Mothering Sunday took place on the 4th Sunday of Lent. It began with a prayer service in honor of the Virgin Mary. Afterwards children would present their moms with flowers.
•In 1870 a female activist, writer and poet by the name of Julia Ward (she wrote the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”) suggested a day of peace and strongly advocated other women to stand up against the war. From this plea she was able to get Boston to recognize mothers on the second Sunday of June.
•Anna Jarvis was also a woman that may have been behind our traditional Mother’s Day celebration on the second Sunday of May. Anna never had any children, but wanted to carry out her own mother’s wishes of having a day just for moms. Anna tirelessly campaigned and on May 8th, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
Hmm…now you must be thinking what would you do to make your mom happy. Well, this is your personal choice as well. Here are 6 awesome things you can do on Mother’s Day 2016
1. Watch Mother’s Day movie with your mom
I am all excited since I saw the trailer of this film. It is just wonderful. Tomorrow on 29th April this movie will be available in Theatres. If you want to have free tickets then all you need is to enter the sweepstakes which is open to US residents. Visit Middle Sister Wines the official wine partner of Mother’s Day website click “Enter Now” at the bottom of screen, complete the questions on the following page and enter for a chance to win two tickets to see Mother’s Day, the movie, at a theatre near you. Also you can take away other gifts from here. They are giving away a pair of movie tickets every day from April 17th through May 15th. So you have more than 50 chances to win. Only you need to be 21 years of age to enter this Sweepstakes. Read the full rules: http://bit.ly/MothersDayTixRules
2.Enjoy the fun together with your mom at few casinos
Why not take your mom to few casinos for a good lunch and for some wins
Luxury Dining at Atlantis Casino
If you are in and around Reno or can fly to Atlantis Casino you can celebrate mothers day and enjoy delicious dining in all of their four award-winning restaurants with low prices.
•Grand Ballroom Gourmet Brunch (reservations recommended)
Adult $49.95 -Child $17.95 (ages 4 – 10) between 9 am – 2 pm
Mother’s Day Lavish Brunch
Menu: Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb, Corn Cob Smoked Ham, King Crab, Dungeness Crab & Jumbo Prawns on Ice, Crab Cakes, Oysters Rockefeller, House-Smoked Scallops & Trout, Shrimp Scampi, Omelets & French Toast Made-to-Order, Hand Crafted Pastries, Decadent Desserts and more
•Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille
Adult $39.99 -Child $17.99 (ages 4 – 10) between 9 am – 9 pm
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch & Dinner
Menu: Expanded Carvery featuring Prime Rib, House Smoked Pastrami, Frenched Turkey Breast, Rack of Lamb, Rope Sausage, Corn Cob Smoked Ham, Live action stations including Pho Noodle Bar, Mongolian BBQ, and Specialty Salads Made-to-Order. Extensive desserts and pastries including house made gelato, Cotton Candy and Chocolate Fountain.
•Atlantis Steakhouse (reservations recommended)
Four Course Prix Fixe Dinner from 4 pm
Menu: Sweet Soy Glazed Salmon or Boursin Crusted Petite Filet Mignon ($55.00 )
•Bistro Napa (reservations recommended)
Four Course Prix Fixe Dinner from 4 pm
Menu Pan-seared Verlasso Salmon Fillet or Bacon-wrapped Petite Filet & Colossal Maine Lobster Tail ($55.00)
Lunch and dinner served from 11 am
Menu: Steak and Lobster $27.99
Filet Benedict $12.99 Served from 7 am – 1 pm
Petite Filet Mignon and Scampi $26.99 Served 11 am – 10 pm
•Oyster & Sushi Bar on the Sky Terrace
Fresh Sushi and fantastic Seafood with fabulous views.
You can call 775.824.4411 for reservations or walk in directly at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street Reno, Nevada 89502
Mother’s Day Brunch at Winriver casino
Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 10 time 9am – 3pm
You can treat your wonderful Mother like a queen and bring her to the River for a brunch fit for royalty. There will be a carving station filled with succulent meats, two other stations overflowing with delectable omelettes, as well as savoury waffles, and an enticing buffet. Adults eat for only $24.95, Children 7 & up eat for just $7.95, and children 6 & under eat for free. Now make your quick reservations join at Win-River Resort & Casino’s Elements Restaurant.
Check in at Win river Casino 2100 Redding Rancheria Rd Redding, CA 96001
Bingo Red Hot Mother’s Day weekend at Coushatta Casino
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Red Hot Bingo weekend
Free Spa Set for 1st 200 ladies to buy-in on Sunday, May 8
Saturday, May 7
23 $1,000 Games Doors open 11am • Session 1pm-Doors open 5pm • Session 7pm
Sunday, May 8
17 $1,000 Games- Doors open 1pm • Session 3pm
Free Spa Set for 1st 200 ladies to buy-in Remember you must be 21 years of age or older.
Visit Coushatta Casino Resort 777 Coushatta Drive Kinder, Louisiana 70648 or call at 1-800-584-7263 to know more about the event.
Viva la Diva Expo at Seven Clan Casino
Viva la Diva Expo at Seven clan casino on Saturday, May 7 timings 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
•Bring your mom and pamper her, make her shop at the casino booths from crafters and vendors from all over the Northland.
•With every $10 purchased at any Viva la Diva Expo vendor, you’ll get one entry into drawings for prizes totalling over $1,000. Drawings will take place every hour, starting at 11:00 am.
•On Sunday May 8th you can stop by the Players Club on Mother’s Day and register to WIN – one of five $100 CASH drawings
•Also enjoy Dining Specials at The Willows on Sunday, May 8 with Special Mother’s Day Menu starting at 11:00 am, or stop by for breakfast off the menu in the morning.
•Enjoy Fishing Opener at Outfitters on Sunday, May 8 and have all your fishing needs with loads of fun
3. Grab freebie offers and gifts for your mom
You can have freebies for Mother’s Day. Here below is the collection of the Web’s best Mother’s Day-themed free stuff, including free gifts, samples, beauty items, clipart, coloring pages, and more.
•Offer your mom Flower Reference Guide if your mom loves flowers and gardening. Complete the form to request a free copy of the “Wild Flower Reference Guide,” from Wildseed Farms Ltd. Allow three weeks for delivery.
•Send your mom some Yogi tea samples with your personalized message. Yogi teas are “made with natural and organic ingredients” and are available in over 60 varieties.
•If your mom loves cooking send her JIFFY Recipe book absolutely free from the makers of JIFFY mixes. You can also view this recipe book online.
•At Mother’s Day eCards, you’ll find a nice selection of free Mother’s Day digital eCards. The site also has detailed info about Mother’s Day crafts, as well as Mother’s Day poems, messages, and quotes.
•Make your mom explore National Parks Sweepstakes. Follow the instructions to enter this sweepstakes for a shot at winning a 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country sports wagon. A second prize here is for a trip for two on the National Parks of America Tour. This sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents who are at least 45 years old at the time of entry.
•Wanna make some greeting card or presentation for your mom then have Free Mother’s Day Graphics. From free clipart to animations to graphics sets to backgrounds, you’ll find it here.
•Shopping for Mom? Sign up with Swagbucks for free and you can earn free gift cards for taking online surveys, watching videos, searching the Web, and other online activities. The gift cards range in value from $5 to $25.
•Sending your mom an email of love then add some more with your correspondence with beautiful stationary background. Have it free at Mother’s Day stationery a nice collection of free Mother’s Day-themed stationery for use with Windows Live Mail, Outlook and Outlook Express. Each self-installing package here includes nice scrolling backgrounds, and some include music.
•Are you shopping for Mother’s Day? Sign up with Ebates and you can earn cash back on your online purchases at any one of 1,800 stores, any time you start your shopping trip at Ebates.com. You’ll also get a $10 gift card on your first purchase of $25 or more.
•Mother’s Day Coloring Pages which are free and printable. The site also offers a roundup of coloring pages for other holidays. Note: these coloring pages may be used “only for your personal, non-commercial use.”
•Check out Women’s Freebies and samples for cosmetic, skin-care and hair-care product offers, as well as prenatal and pregnancy-related free offers, free products for the household and more.
•If you have a younger sibling or you wish to gift a mom with baby then have these Baby formula samples. Follow the instructions at this site to receive free baby formula samples, discounts, and goodies from top baby formula brands, as well as information on your baby’s development. Also expecting mothers can request a free silicone wristband. This bracelet can alert emergency personnel to your pregnancy status if you are not able to communicate after an accident
4. Play Slots at online casinos with Mom
You can enjoy your weekend with mom and play some casino games online with your laptop or smartphone. You make her enjoy some slot games which she will really love to play and also win some too. You can try the following slot games
5. Learn the art of saving money from your mom
It is said the mom knows better where the money is to be spend and how to manage the house. No one gives advice about money saving quite like Mom.
On Mother’s day sit beside your mom and know how the years she has been managing the house and you, how she plans the budget shops for household essentials and saves for your better future.
You can learn from her the art of couponing saving money on grocery coupons and retail coupons and how to use coupons whenever you can.
I remember my mom advising me to put the change in the piggy bank and not to take out till the end of year and then finally on new year break the bank, count your savings and deposit in bank. Also she asks me to do financing fast. Not to buy what I do not need. If I can walk down the store then not to use the car and save the fuel expenses too. So the best master to guide you on saving money is your mom. If you will be playing online casino games with your mom do not forget to use coupon codes and bonuses to grab for many online casinos of repute.
6. Spend time with your mom
Now this is very important. I have seen many parents feeling lonely because either their children have flown out of their nest or do not keep them with their own families due to reasons better known to them. But it is pity that we ignore the ones who showered selfless love to us. Remember moms or dads are a treasure and it is your time to serve them. For those whose moms are with them have full fun and enjoy spending time with them. If you have your near or around your town then give her a surprise and visit her. If she is far to other town or city then call her and make her feel special. It is not only sending gifts that is important but talking to your mom, asking her what she needs and spending time together is what is really to honour her.
Whether you do household chore for your mom on Mother’s day, or gift her something it is you who need to decide what you wish to do for your mom to feel her important and do something that reflects how much you care for your mother so she has a wonderful Mother’s Day.Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms.
— Leslie Musser (@onebrassfox) April 28, 2016