Kid’s Craic: Mother’s Day
by Megan Lardie
Mother’s Day, as we know it, began very differently. In Ireland, it began as Mothering Sunday, which was a Sunday in Lent that you would go to visit your “mother” church; the church you were baptized in, or the church you grew up attending. Sometimes children would pick flowers on the way and give them to their mom when they got to church. This then turned into gift giving.
In the United States, the idea of Mother’s Day began as a day to celebrate peace and motherhood after all the lives lost in the Civil War. It was not until May 9, 1914 that President Woodrow Wilson declared the 2nd Sunday of May to be officially observed as Mother’s Day in the United States.
Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world. Many people celebrate all the mother figures in their lives, such as grandmothers, godmothers, aunts, and stepmothers. Some of the traditions in the United States include giving gifts, making breakfast in bed, making dinner, or doing extra chores around the house. Whatever you and your family do for Mother’s Day, make sure you tell your mom or special woman in your life how much you appreciate all they do for you! If it were not for them, you would not be where you are today!
In the English language, there are forty-eight words that contain the word “mother!” Some are great, like, “motherhood” and “motherly.” Some are not so great, like “smother.” The word “mother lode” dates back to the 19th century and relates to how much love a mother gives! How many can you come up with?
This recipe for breakfast sundaes is waffle cone cups layered with fresh fruit, Cheerios™ cereal and yogurt, then finished off with an array of fun toppings. A fun way to make breakfast special! You could even make them for Mom on Mother’s Day!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
- 4 waffle cone bowls
- 1/2 cup chopped fruit (strawberries blueberries, banana, or any fruit you like)
- 2 cups Greek yogurt (vanilla works best)
- 3/4 cup Cheerios™ cereal divided use or any cereal you like
- 1 tablespoon sprinkles
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
- 4 strawberry halves for garnish
- Divide the chopped fruit evenly among the bottoms of the waffle bowls. Top the fruit with 2 tablespoons of Cheerios™ and then add 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt over the cereal.
- Sprinkle the remaining Cheerios™, mini chocolate chips, almonds, and sprinkles over the tops of each waffle bowl.
- Garnish each bowl with a strawberry half and serve immediately.
Ever feel like everyone wants you to act older and more mature, but then you still get treated like a baby? Ever feel like no one likes you and you would be happier if you ran away from home? Find out what Ramona’s mother tells her when she finds Ramona packing her suitcase!
These two siblings offer the best ways to raise a happy mom! Their plan includes lots of play dates and lots of veggies!
Q: What time is it when you are on a trampoline in May?
- When you look for something, why is it always in the last place you look?
A. Because when you find it, you stop looking. (Or it’s the 1st place Mom looks for it!!!!)
Gab in Gaelic
There’s nothing like a mother’s love = ‘s bláth anail na máthar