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For Every Mother of the Past, Present and Future

05/06/2015 07:09 pm ET | Updated May 06, 2016
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Mother's Day is for every mom regardless of age, race, weight, height or time period.

For every mom of the past...

This day is for every mom who saved her spawn from the jaws of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

This day is for every mom who had to go to work like Rosie the Riveter.

This day is for every mom who never had to tell her young sons what a bra was, because she had burned all of hers.

This day is for every mom who kept her children from watching Elvis on TV with his devilish hip gyrations and bizarre lip curl.

This day is for every mom who made her child a mix tape for her sixteenth birthday and thought she was the coolest mom ever.

For every mom of the present...

This day is for every mom who lectures her children with, "Back in my day, we didn't have a squeeze pouch for applesauce. We had to eat it with a spoon."

This day is for every mom who sticks to her guns and refuses to buy her 5-year-old a cell phone.

This day is for every mom who struggles to understand the Common Core standards.

This day is for every mom who has to ask her teenager how to operate the iPad.

This day is for every mom who forces her kids to go play outside so she can watch a show on Netflix for once.

For every mom of the future...

This day is for every mom who can't find a screwdriver to change the batteries in the damn Robo Nanny 3000.

This day is for every mom who sheds a tear as she watches her son beam up to his first day of school.

This day is for every mom who nervously watches her daughter head out with friends the day she gets her hover board license.

This day is for every mom who moves her family to Mars in hopes of giving her kids a better life than she had on Earth.

To all the moms who sacrifice everything, love intensely and pretend to have diarrhea so she can have a moment of peace in the bathroom, this day is for you.

Happy Mother's Day.

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