As Mother’s Day approaches, Molly Sims knows that the celebrations might look a little different for many families after navigating through a particularly challenging year.
As a mother herself, Sims shared, “This past year has made people realize how much moms actually do, and how much we multitask. I want to celebrate all moms out there for getting through this and still going through this challenging time.”
I want to celebrate all moms out there for getting through this and still going through this challenging time.
Still, Sims knows that while Mother’s Day can be a joyous time to celebrate and honor moms and mom figures, it can also be a struggle for many to get through the day. This will be the model, actress, and mom of three’s first Mother’s Day without her own mom after losing her last year, and Sims knows she is not alone in anticipating a tough day.
From those struggling to get pregnant, to those who have experienced miscarriage or the loss of a child, to those who have lost their own mom, and to so many others, Mother’s Day can be difficult.
Having gone through her own personally challenging Mother’s Days in the past, Sims has some advice for others who may feel down this year.
“Don’t isolate yourself,” she said. “You may feel alone, and that’s difficult, but try to reach out and try to surround yourself with love.”
Having gone through her own personally challenging Mother’s Days in the past, Sims has some advice for others who may feel down this year: ‘Don’t isolate yourself. You may feel alone, and that’s difficult, but try to reach out and try to surround yourself with love.’
Sims said she likes to remind herself that it’s just one day, and to try not to put too much emphasis on the actual day. “But also, it’s OK to shed a tear,” she said. “As we all mourn losses, the more we can talk through it, the better.”
Beyond surrounding yourself with a support system and talking through it, Sims said she tries to remember there will be better days ahead. “It will be hard for me, but it is what it is,” Sims said. “And you have to get through it, take a deep breath, and know that this too shall pass. There is another day.”
Sims credits her own mom friends as helping her through her motherhood journey and said she plans to surround them with love this Mother’s Day, with some help from her curated collection of her favorite gifts in partnership with Mark & Graham.
What makes a gift extra special to Sims is not so much about the gift itself, but the thought put into it. She says her own kids love to make her homemade cards and to be a part of picking out a special gift for her.
For gifting others, including her own mom squad, it’s all about knowing the person and taking that extra step just for them. For Sims, that might look like something as simple as including a handwritten note or card, customizing with their favorite colors, or adding their monogram. “I love anything with a monogram—it’s just one more thing you took the extra time to do just for them,” Sims said.
“All mamas need to be celebrated,” Sims said. “I think we don’t give ourselves enough credit on our own, so it’s a special day to be pampered, loved, and appreciated, and that gift can mean different things to different moms.”
Bottom line: Mother’s Day is a day to honor and celebrate the special moms and mom figures in our lives, but it’s not so easy for everyone. Remember to reach out to those who are struggling and to give yourself grace, too.
This year in particular has proved that moms are the backbone of so many structures within the home, the workplace, and society as a whole—now, more than ever, let’s celebrate, cherish and uplift all the mamas out there who deserve to know just how much they mean to us.