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Mother’s Day photo challenge: Show us how you celebrate

Use #motherofalldays18 to share how you'll be celebrating.
Use #motherofalldays18 to share how you'll be celebrating. Erik Mikkelsen / Global News

For the mother of all days, Global News wants to see all the ways you celebrate Mother’s Day.

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Mother’s Day is the perfect time to thank her for all the things she does all year ’round.

For moms and grandmothers, it’s also a great time to reminisce and reflect on their early days as parents. And for new mothers and grandmothers celebrating for the first time, the second Sunday in May is extra special.

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Here are some mother’s day thoughts from staff at Global News and Corus Entertainment:

 

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Kristi Gordon, Global BC senior meteorologist, writes: “This is a photo of my mom and I when I was almost two. I have a little guy nearly the same age right now so all I can think is, 'How did my mom look so good?' She must be a superhero.”
Kristi Gordon, Global BC senior meteorologist, writes: “This is a photo of my mom and I when I was almost two. I have a little guy nearly the same age right now so all I can think is, 'How did my mom look so good?' She must be a superhero.” Kristi Gordon/Global News
Writes copy editor Drew Hasselback, seen here in red: " I’m pretty sure this was 1969. My mom died in 1993, so I can’t ask her where we were going or what we were doing. But I’m quite sure she was happy to go someplace where she could have a nice pot of tea. She was a very nice lady."
Writes copy editor Drew Hasselback, seen here in red: " I’m pretty sure this was 1969. My mom died in 1993, so I can’t ask her where we were going or what we were doing. But I’m quite sure she was happy to go someplace where she could have a nice pot of tea. She was a very nice lady." Submitted by Drew Hasselback
Community Reporter, Margeaux Morin, will be celebrating her first Mother’s Day this year. Her and Cash hanging out in the backyard planning the garden and planters for the year.
Community Reporter, Margeaux Morin, will be celebrating her first Mother’s Day this year. Her and Cash hanging out in the backyard planning the garden and planters for the year. Margeaux Morin
The Morning Show host Carolyn Mackenzie at the beach a few years ago in Naples, Florida. "Where we sometimes visit since my mom spends the winters down there – so there’s double the Mother’s Day memories for us. The best decision I ever made was to become a mom. My children give me purpose and drive. I want to be better because of them. They are my light. They are my life.”
The Morning Show host Carolyn Mackenzie at the beach a few years ago in Naples, Florida. "Where we sometimes visit since my mom spends the winters down there – so there’s double the Mother’s Day memories for us. The best decision I ever made was to become a mom. My children give me purpose and drive. I want to be better because of them. They are my light. They are my life.” Carolyn MacKenzie
The Morning Show host Carolyn Mackenzie with her daughter Kate, several years ago at her senior kindergarten graduation.
The Morning Show host Carolyn Mackenzie with her daughter Kate, several years ago at her senior kindergarten graduation. Carolyn MacKenzie
Mother's Day UGC campaign. Jack Sweeney, morning show host at CISN Country 103.9 in Edmonton, and her daughter, Kennedy, age 1 ½ .
Mother's Day UGC campaign. Jack Sweeney, morning show host at CISN Country 103.9 in Edmonton, and her daughter, Kennedy, age 1 ½ . Submitted by Jack Sweeney
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Mother's Day UGC campaign. Jack Sweeney, morning show host at CISN Country 103.9 in Edmonton, and her daughter, Kennedy, age 1 ½ .
Mother's Day UGC campaign. Jack Sweeney, morning show host at CISN Country 103.9 in Edmonton, and her daughter, Kennedy, age 1 ½ . Submitted by Jack Sweeney
Mother's Day UGC campaign. Jack Sweeney, morning show host at CISN Country 103.9 in Edmonton, and her daughter, Kennedy, age 1 ½ .
Mother's Day UGC campaign. Jack Sweeney, morning show host at CISN Country 103.9 in Edmonton, and her daughter, Kennedy, age 1 ½ . Submitted by Jack Sweeney
Daniel Caudle's mother with his younger brother Kevin Caudle.
Daniel Caudle's mother with his younger brother Kevin Caudle. Submitted by Daniel Caudle

 

Samantha Stevens, morning show host at Peggy 99.1, remembers her mom’s achievements:

Samantha Stevens, morning show host at Peggy 99.1 in Winnipeg (left) poses with her mom Jo-Anne and sister.
Samantha Stevens, morning show host at Peggy 99.1 in Winnipeg (left) poses with her mom Jo-Anne and sister. Samantha Stevens

“My sister and I are lucky enough to still have our mom. Jo-Anne lives a pretty care-free life now in a retirement home now, which she loves,” said Peggy 99.1 morning show host Samantha Stevens.

If you ask, she’ll proudly tell you she was one of the first women drivers on North American highways. She received her Class ‘A’ license in 1982 and logged hundreds of thousands of miles doing what she dreamed of. She was the greatest example of what it meant to spend your life doing what you love.

Fourteen years ago our mom, after brain surgery, had a pretty massive stroke. Take that chance, make that move, and never miss an opportunity to tell someone you love them.

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Some submissions we received:

Jennifer Haufler with daughter Krystie-Anne Haufler try and stay dry at OVO on Aug. 2, 2015.
Jennifer Haufler with daughter Krystie-Anne Haufler try and stay dry at OVO on Aug. 2, 2015.
Four generations.
Four generations. Marcus Yoon
Viminda Fontanares spends the day with her 82-year-old mother and takes what she says is one of her favourite photos together.
Viminda Fontanares spends the day with her 82-year-old mother and takes what she says is one of her favourite photos together. Viminda Fontanares
Marilyn Walls granddaughter Madison share a bonding moment.
Marilyn Walls granddaughter Madison share a bonding moment.
Arran Black holds her first child, Cecilia, after a bath.
Arran Black holds her first child, Cecilia, after a bath.
Maisie Steele (right) poses with her mom and sister on her mom's wedding day.
Maisie Steele (right) poses with her mom and sister on her mom's wedding day.
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The Black family celebrates a Disney farytale wedding down in Florida. Linda's daughter Arran (centre) was born on Mother's Day.
The Black family celebrates a Disney farytale wedding down in Florida. Linda's daughter Arran (centre) was born on Mother's Day.
Nazia Dean, with her mother Rabbul Dean, strike a quick pose while waiting.
Nazia Dean, with her mother Rabbul Dean, strike a quick pose while waiting. Nazia Dean
Lisa Cardinal poses with her mom Sandy Gordon as they celebrate Lisa's wedding.
Lisa Cardinal poses with her mom Sandy Gordon as they celebrate Lisa's wedding.
Jennifer Black holds her daughter Julie Black as they take a break from shopping.
Jennifer Black holds her daughter Julie Black as they take a break from shopping.

The day is special for a mother-in-law, too

Marion Reichert bought her mother-in-law a book containing all the things she finds special about her.
Marion Reichert bought her mother-in-law a book containing all the things she finds special about her. Marion Reichert

“I love my 90-year-old mother-in-law, and to honour her I had a cartoon ‘Love Book’ made lauding her qualities. I was so excited to find a thoughtful ‘homemade’ gift.,” said Marion Reichert.

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For Mother’s Day in 1983, Jennifer Wees entered a contest for her mom Janet Wees. After winning – Janet was treated to a free brunch and a sparkling clean house.
For Mother’s Day in 1983, Jennifer Wees entered a contest for her mom Janet Wees. After winning – Janet was treated to a free brunch and a sparkling clean house. Janet Wees

Jennifer Wees shared the moment she won a contest for her mom:

Jennifer Wees entered a radio-sponsored contest where she had to say why her mother should win the Mother’s Day gift of a housecleaning and a brunch at Calgary’s (now closed) Happy Valley Restaurant.

“On the morning of Mother’s Day, a big bus arrived and out dashed men in overalls with hard hats and exaggerated implements for cleaning. We got on the bus and went to a restaurant at Happy Valley for a wonderful brunch. It was one of the best Mother’s Days I ever celebrated,” said Janet Wees.

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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