Happy Mother's Day, adopted children, adoption stories

Happy Mother’s Day To All Moms of All Kinds of Families!

Today is a busy Mother’s Day. Soccer games all over the planet. A kids’ birthday party and a lacrosse game too. My husband’s present to me today is doing all that driving and it’s not a trivial gift. The kids will make me a card and gift me the boxing gear that I wanted: a speed bag and a double ended bag that is set at my height. No more standing on stools to reach the speed bag at the boxing gym!

It’s easy to take Mother’s Day for granted and, for that matter, the kids and family. Now that our  children are in elementary school and middle school, it’s just go-go-go all the time on behalf on the kids’ over-scheduled lives.

But for Mother’s Day, it’s nice to take some time and reflect how very lucky I am to be a mother. That my gift is truly my kids and husband and together we have the privilege of raising them. For me, a mother who had children later in life — I’m 48 and my youngest is 8 — parenthood came after college, graduate school and career. It’s a more typical scenario where I live.

But families come in all shapes and sizes. Mothers become moms through love for their children whether or not they are biological or adopted. I’m reminded of this through a TV show called I’m Having Their Baby, now in Season 2, which premieres June 12 at 10/9c on Oxygen. It tells the untold stories of adoption and the myriad of ways to become a mom.

Today, on behalf of Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate motherhood to moms of all kinds of families!

This post is sponsored by Oxygen. My opinions are my own.

Happy Mother's Day, adopted children, adoption stories

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Catherine

    Happy Mother’s Day, Mia!
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  2. Driving the kids is a wonderful gift. Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. Dee

    I am reading this during *my* annual Mother’s Day gift – the opportunity to go off by myself! Happy Mother’s Day, Mia, and to all the moms reading your blog!
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  4. Ann

    Happy Pragmatic Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is a great day to be thankful!!!
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  5. Lacy Haney

    She said it’s been a lifestyle change to raise another child at an older age. She spends her mornings getting the kids ready for school and evenings reading bedtime stories. Weekend errands take longer, and she can’t go anywhere without a bag of snacks.
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