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First Mother’s Day

Did you do anything special to celebrate your first mother’s day? My little one was born last October and this holiday has suddenly taken on a whole new meaning for me. I don’t want to spend a lot of money or buy anything unnecessary, but I would like to find a special way to celebrate this day.

For the time being I am a stay-at-home mom so I guess you could say every day is mother’s day for me. I could not be more thankful or grateful to spend time with my beautiful baby boy.

I’d love to hear from anyone who has ideas on how I should celebrate this momentous occasion. I already started a blog for my son and began writing letters to him, so I’m looking for something else I can do to commemorate this day.

Over seven years ago I left the hospital with a blood clot in my lung and absolutely no idea of what was going on in my body. For weeks after that incident I walked around my neighborhood trying to heal. I remember one day in particular I prayed to God that I would get better and that whatever was wrong with me would not prevent me from having children.

While my main goal was to lead a healthy, happy life I also knew in my heart of hearts that I wanted a child. I cannot believe that I am now the mother of a happy, healthy, beautiful baby boy. I pray for him every day and thank God for bringing him into my world.

» Ideas for My First Mother’s Day One Frugal Girl

Friday 11th of May 2012

[...] week I asked my readers for suggestions on how to spend my first mother’s day. I was so happy and inspired by the comments that I thought I’d provide a summary here. I [...]


Thursday 10th of May 2012

I too am celebrating my first mother's day! My baby girl was born in January, she just turned 4 months and I have put some thought into how I wanted to spend this day with her. I am a single mother working full time so I wanted to make sure I took the day off to spend the whole day focusing on just me and her and nothing else. You are lucky to be able to stay home with your son. I cherish the moments that I have with my daughter as my time with her is limited. I wanted to commemorate this mother's day by making handprints of our hands and hope to make this something we do every year. Hope your have a wonderful Mother's Day no matter how you commemorate it it'll be special.

One Frugal Girl

Friday 11th of May 2012

Thanks for the comment Claudia! I love the idea of making handprints and went out today to buy the materials to make them with my son! Thanks for the idea and happy first mother's day!


Tuesday 8th of May 2012

I began to Google "first mother's day" and came across your page. I enjoyed reading your post as my baby boy was also born last October and I haven't yet put much thought into what to do for a first mother's day. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do, probably going to give my husband the challenge of planning, but your post reminded me that this is a special day for a first time mom and now I want to be sure I make an effort to make it memorable. Thank you.

One Frugal Girl

Tuesday 8th of May 2012

Thank you so much for leaving this comment Amanda. It really made my day to know how this post impacted you. Congratulations on the birth of your little one! It's great to know there is another new mom with a little one born in October.


Monday 7th of May 2012

I'm a little late, but I wanted to tell you my first Mother's Day story -- it was only last year. Last Mother's Day, my daughter was only 2 months ago, and my husband and I planned a nice picnic outing at a local winery. All the food and baby gear was packed up, and we were only on the road for 5 minutes when I remembered that I didn't change the baby's diper before we left the house. We stopped at my parent's house to change the diaper (it's on the way to the winery) and, of course, the baby started crying, and I fetl overwhelmed.

We ended up taking a blanket from my parent's house out to their backyard and having our picnic there. My mom was a little surprised to see us there when she got home, but it was a very nice day. I was very tense whenever I took the baby out when she was that little, so it was probably better anyway. (I still hate changing diapers in public restrooms -- there just isn't enought space -- so that wasn't the last time I stopped at my parents' for s surprise diaper change)

One Frugal Girl

Tuesday 8th of May 2012

Thanks for the comment Lauren. I love the idea of having a picnic in your own (or in your case your parent's backyard). Thanks for sharing your story. By the way I'm with you on public bathrooms. Why don't more of them have changing stations? My husband and I often resort to changing him in our car. It's a tiny, 1999 Toyota Camry so that's not always easy either!

Justin @ The Family Finances

Thursday 3rd of May 2012

Our first mothers day was last year, when our little boy was only six weeks old. My wife is a stay-at-home mom as well. We thought about going out to dinner, but didn't want to leave our little baby behind. After all, he was the reason we were celebrating our first mothers day. So we ordered Applebees carside to go, and had a nice meal while listening to the music from our little baby's bouncer. It wasn't anything fancy or expensive, but that's one of our fondest memories of his first year with us.

One Frugal Girl

Friday 4th of May 2012

Thanks for the comment Justin! I love that your simple celebration made such a lasting impression! It just goes to show that money doesn't make the moment or the memory any sweeter :-)