“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”
—Maya Angelou

There are people walking among us every day doing something remarkable. They’re raising the next generation of thought-leaders and innovators; holding them, tending to their wounds, encouraging them to try new activities, and showing them the epitome of strength.

Throughout the animal kingdom, mothers show the next generations how to survive in this world with fierce yet gentle power. And the human mothers all around us are no different. This article, published on a very special national holiday in the United States — Mother’s Day — holds a collection of remarkably moving videos celebrating mothers and the impact they have on our lives.

Send this along to your own mother or any mother you see working their butts off to pave a great future for their young.

Image: Mother holding a very big son who is joyous

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Call Your Mom

Mothers come in all different forms but what each of them has in common is the impact they’ve had on someone’s life in one way or another. Anyone who fills the role of “mother” is one of the most influential presences in our lives, regardless of what our current relationship with them is or has been in the past.

We get to see a little glimpse into these differing relationships with the first video we’re pointing to. In this heartwarming piece, the creators asked a handful of people off the street to call their moms, which resulted in a slew of varying reactions. Yet, every single one of them held a tone that seemed somehow familiar. See what you think:

The role that moms and mother figures have in a child’s life is one of the most important relationships in the human experience.

So it makes sense that being a mom is no joke — there’s a lot of pressure! And when you’re working your butt off to raise a well-prepared human, sometimes it may feel like your effort isn’t appreciated. But moms, I want you to know if your child is anything like myself when in their 20s, they’ll be thanking you profusely. Our adolescence is a tough time — thank you for being there.

This next video is a message directly from children, with “10 things every mom needs to know” delivered by none other than the hilarious Kid President. Take a look:

Inspiring us to climb with our own passions

“The art of mothering is teaching the art of living to children.” –Elaine Heffner

There’s often this idea about becoming a mother that once you have your child, your life is “over”. That now, as a mother, you’re forced to drop everything that you love in order to raise your child. Yes, of course, your life is changing. Helping someone grow up is a big responsibility. But what does it teach your child if you put aside the activities you enjoy? Why wouldn’t mothers show their children the worlds that they love?

This video brought to us by Trango Climbing takes a look at the impact one mother has had on her children by showing them her passion. It’s a beautiful piece. Have a look:

And how children inspire their mothers.

By all means, becoming a mother isn’t just a one-sided deal. The children aren’t the only ones getting inspiration and motivation from the relationship, mothers are as well. What do you want to show them about living in this world? You’re their example, and that’s as motivating as anything. Watching you follow your dreams is one way to ensure that your children will do the same.

“Felix changed everything, you see. Instead of closing doors, he opened them. Instead of taking away my passions, he gave me perspective. Instead of holding me back, he pushed me forward. And so, surrounded by my band and my son, I’m able to do what I love. I’m able to find when the rhythm is right.” — Demelza Mather 4

This beautiful and dynamic film from Eyes & Ears features a woman who has found her beat in the world.

See more from the brilliant creators, Eyes & Ears, by visiting their website or Vimeo and by following them on Instagram!

Now, for the commercial that made our office cry.

This piece for Proctor and Gamble is such a wonderful representation of the support that mothers bring to help their children accomplish their dreams. From our first toddling steps to our biggest accomplishments, their pride for us is unmatched. If you’re looking for something to tug at your heartstrings a bit more, I highly suggest spending two minutes with this piece Wieden + Kennedy created for them in the 2014 Olympics:

So, here’s to all the moms in the world out there working to make this a better place for someone.

However you’ve become a mother, you have taken on one of the most important roles in life. You’re the entire world to someone, and the way that you treat them will impact how they treat others. Being a mother can change the world.

You’re doing a great job.

Here’s a message I’m sending my own mom, Maureen O’Loughlin, along with a link to this article. Feel free to use it for the start of your own message to your mom:

Mom, you are the strongest person I know. Thank you for being my rock, my sounding board, my inspiration, and my snack buddy. You’ve helped me through every single hurdle in my life and I couldn’t be more grateful for your guidance. Knowing that I came from you is the coolest part about me. I’m so excited to spend time with you this summer, tending to all of your plant babies and making peoples lives a little more beautiful. You’re the best.

Now, find a picture of you and your mum and attach it to the message that you send along to her with this article.

Share this article with a mom that you know and let them know you were thinking of them through it all.

Do you know a mother or grandmother with school-aged children around? Then maybe let them know about our education platform, EWCed! Before you let a child sit down in front of a screen alone, encourage moms everywhere to take time to celebrate some wonder there with their children. EWCed is a website you can trust to have fun, fascinating, family-friendly video content, that’ll show them some seriously interesting parts of this world.

Stay open to new possibilities!

  • Sam

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” —Albert Einstein 

How has a mother (or being one) impacted your life?

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Notes:

  1. “Call Your Mom.” Vimeo, Call Your Mom, 6 May 2014, vimeo.com/94116773. Accessed 7 May 2019.
  2. “An Open Letter To Moms from Kid President.” YouTube, SoulPancake, 9 May 2013, www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ4Rnba85o8. Accessed 7 May 2019.
  3. “My Mom, The Climber.” YouTube, TRANGO CLIMBING, 8 May 2018, https://youtu.be/tjYXc7lJOpM. Accessed 7 May 2019.
  4. “Mather.” Vimeo, Eyes & Ears, 28 Mar. 2019, vimeo.com/327099174/b7f5ffcc6e. Accessed 7 May 2019.
  5. “Mather.” Vimeo, Eyes & Ears, 28 Mar. 2019, vimeo.com/327099174/b7f5ffcc6e. Accessed 7 May 2019.
  6. “Thank You Mom – P&G Commercial (Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games).” YouTube, Wieden + Kennedy, 7 Feb. 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SwFso7NeuA. Accessed 7 May 2019.

Samantha Burns

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Samantha is a listener, creator, collector of knick-knacks and lover of most, if not all, types of cheese.