Mother's Day And A Celebration Of Women



Every year at this time, I enjoy sharing a Mother’s Day post celebrating all you wonderful moms out there.

However, this year I’ve decided to not only celebrate motherhood, but also womanhood.

As a man, I will never be able to fully understand what it’s like to be a woman.

Although, being someone who believes in reincarnation, I truly think I was a woman in several of my past lives, because there is a deep part of me that does understand what it’s like to be a woman.

I very often find myself supporting females in this male-dominated society.

It’s true.

It is a man’s world. And I don’t agree that it should be.

Allow me to call attention to something…..

If a male and female are hired to do the same job, then they are BOTH entitled to the EXACT same salary, regardless of whether or not the female is married and providing for a family.

If she is performing the same job equal to a man, then she deserves equal compensation and opportunities.

The. End.

Honestly? I think that certain men are intimidated by women, especially in business. They want a woman to be soft and feminine, but at the same time they want them to be strong and independent. But, if they express their strength and independence, it makes some men feel out of control.

Trust me, I grew up in an Italian family, therefore I know ALL ABOUT male and female roles. My mother was to be a homemaker and silent; never to voice her opinion. Quite often, my mothers opinions on business matters were very intuitive and right on, therefore my father would have been wise to listen to her.

And what I find really ironic about all this role playing, is that most wives are smart enough to know how to make the husband THINK he’s the one in charge.

*winking* Am I right, wives?

Next to every successful man, stands a successful woman.

I have always believed that women are the stronger gender. Both emotionally and physically. And if you don’t believe me, notice a man when he has a simple cold. Watch him act as if he’s at death’s door while the whole world comes to an end.

And then imagine a man having to go through 12 hours of hard labor while giving birth.

I. DON’T. THINK. SO.

And speaking of birth. That’s what I’m truly in awe of when it comes to being a woman.

It is a woman who carries life and gives birth.

There is something extra special about that.

I know it may sound as though I’m bashing my own gender, but I’m not. Because I sincerely believe that men are awesome too. I know many sensitive, genuinely self-confident, open and loving men in my life. Men, who also make tender fathers.

But I don’t think women receive the equality, praise, and respect they deserve.

So, today I would like to give a standing ovation to not only motherhood, but womanhood as well.

And even though I’m a man, and a man who’s partner preference is men, this world would be very boring to me if it weren’t for the presence of women.

In my opinion, not only do women add great beauty to this world. But also, tremendous strength, wisdom and power.

Thank you, ladies.

Happy Mother’s and Womanhood Day!




Have an awesome weekend everyone!


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44 comments

  1. Ron,

    Excellent tribute to mothers and all the women of the world. I agree with you 100% that we men are the biggest babies when it comes to pain and sickness. And I am proof of that! LOL

    My mom is still alive and doing well. The older I get, the smarter she gets. It took me a long time to not only recognize her intelligence, but her profound wisdom. I guess when you're young and think you know it all, you don't see clearly.

    She lives in Florida. I ordered flowers that will be sent for Mother's Day, and I'll be calling her too.

    Nice post Ron.

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  2. Hi Ronnie,
    A very Happy Mother's day to all Moms and a big salute to all sisters!

    I salute your Mommys. I can tell that they did a great job leaving you with their sensibilities and values.
    You are awesome and I think that if I could hug you, I wouldn't hesitate a sec. Ok; raincheck until we get back to Philly(or, you get your tush over to Paris!
    ((((((((((((Ronnie)))))))))))

    Thank you for thinking of women, today(and I think) everyday.

    Happy weekend, buddy ;) xoxo

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  3. aw, i'm totally touched reading that! thanks for the acknowledgment, Ron, you are soooo sweet! hugs. i had been reading some psychological books since i entered college, it kinda fascinates me. a particular part about the male prides gave me a huge understanding - always make the guy feel that he's in charge, giving advice but not being bossy, etc. now that you mentioned, i'm reminded of it n realized it had helped me so much! especially in communicating with the male species. :)

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  4. Well, thank you very much Ron!!! It's nice to be appreciated. I remember my first job out of college, finding out that the male college grads hired into the same training program were being paid more. I was fuming! And the company made such a big deal about not talking about your salary - I wonder why??? What an eye opener for this 22 year old.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. XO

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  5. Thank you, Ron! You conveyed your thoughts so beautifully!
    Hey, what's the saying... A gay man is a girl's best friend. I heard something like that before. And one reason I think it might be true is because you understand, love, and respect us. And do we ever appreciate that sincerity! Of course my hubby is sweet and genuine that way too, but many other men I've seen aren't quite like that alot of the time, and dammit, we need to be praised for the Goddesses we are! *wink*

    This post brings to mind a few movie scenes...
    in 'Working Girl' when she says 'I have a head for business and a bod for sin'! HA!
    And in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding', the mother says 'The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants.' Yes!

    Thanks for your warm and wonderful words!
    Have a great weekend, my neighbor and friend. xoxo

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  6. Excellent post. Thank you for appreciating all women, who they are and what they offer the world! Wishing you a lovely weekend.

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  7. Celebrating womanhood... never too much of that on this earth! Thank you sweet Ron!

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  8. Well thank goodness you DO like women otherwise we bloggers would be out of a job...grins.

    'It is a man’s world. And I don’t agree that it should be'

    Too right! Deep down though I don't think the two sexes will ever really get on in the business world. Oh, they may appear to on the surface, but I can tell when men are harbouring grudges against female counterparts.

    'most wives are smart enough to know how to make the husband THINK he’s the one in charge'

    Indeed! It's clever, don't you think? And it proves how powerful we are.

    'notice a man when he has a simple cold'

    Tell me about it. OMG one sneeze and you'd think my hubs was dying, and I've never seen anyone suffer so much over a little cut on a finger.

    Thank you, Ron. I did enjoy having a moan. Hope your Mom enjoyed Mother's Day. I'm lucky I have two, one in the UK and the other in Oz. Have a peaceful weekend.

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  9. Hey Matty~

    "I agree with you 100% that we men are the biggest babies when it comes to pain and sickness. And I am proof of that! LOL"

    Tee, hee! Isn't that the truth?!

    "My mom is still alive and doing well. The older I get, the smarter she gets. It took me a long time to not only recognize her intelligence, but her profound wisdom. I guess when you're young and think you know it all, you don't see clearly."

    You said it, bud! So much of what my mother said to me when I was younger, has come true. It's like she had a crystal ball and could see into my future!

    "She lives in Florida. I ordered flowers that will be sent for Mother's Day, and I'll be calling her too."

    Aw....such a GREAT son you are! Hey, my mom lives in Florida too! Isn't it ironic how we're both from PA and our mother's live in Florida?

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, neighbor! Always FAB to see ya!

    Have a super weekend, bud!

    X

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  10. Hey there Barbara~

    "A very Happy Mother's day to all Moms and a big salute to all sisters!"

    You GO, girls!

    " I think that if I could hug you, I wouldn't hesitate a sec. Ok; raincheck until we get back to Philly(or, you get your tush over to Paris!
    ((((((((((((Ronnie)))))))))))"

    HA! And here's one back at ya....

    (((((((( Barb ))))))))

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. And ROCK ON, girl!

    Much X to you and D!

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  11. Greetings Levian~

    You DESERVE the acknowledgement! ALL women do!

    " a particular part about the male prides gave me a huge understanding - always make the guy feel that he's in charge, giving advice but not being bossy, etc. now that you mentioned, i'm reminded of it n realized it had helped me so much! especially in communicating with the male species."

    You GO, girl! See! You just proved my point *winking*

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! Happy Womanhood Day!

    X

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  12. Good Morning Bijoux~

    "Well, thank you very much Ron!!! It's nice to be appreciated."

    You are sooooooooooo welcome, dear lady! Know that you are GREATLY appreciated and admired!

    "I remember my first job out of college, finding out that the male college grads hired into the same training program were being paid more. I was fuming! And the company made such a big deal about not talking about your salary - I wonder why??"

    Yeah, gee, wonder why??????? HA!

    If I were a woman, that would make me fume too. In fact, it makes me fume as a man!

    Happy Mother's Day to you! Thank you for stopping by!

    Have a fantabulous weekend!

    X

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  13. Good Morning SuziCate~

    " Thank you for appreciating all women, who they are and what they offer the world!"

    And thank YOU for all that you are and what you offer the world.

    You GO, girls!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a glorious weekend and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

    X

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  14. Good Morning Crystal Chick~

    "A gay man is a girl's best friend. I heard something like that before. And one reason I think it might be true is because you understand, love, and respect us."

    HA! Yes, I do think that has A LOT to do with it. And I also think gay men/women understand the importance of equality and respect.

    " Of course my hubby is sweet and genuine that way too, but many other men I've seen aren't quite like that alot of the time, and dammit, we need to be praised for the Goddesses we are! *wink*"

    *wink*

    Yup, I do know that your hubby is one of those sweet and genuine men. What a guy!

    "And in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding', the mother says 'The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants.' Yes!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahhahaa! OMG, I totally forgot about that line in the movie! How STELLAR! And yes!

    Happy Mother's Day to you, M! Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful weekend!

    X

    P.S. hasn't the weather been gorgeous?

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  15. Bonjour Susu~

    "Celebrating womanhood... never too much of that on this earth!"

    Yup!

    Happy Womanhood, Susu! You add so much beauty to this world!

    Thank you for stopping by and have a marvi weekend!

    Ciao....x

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  16. Good Morning Valerie~

    "Well thank goodness you DO like women otherwise we bloggers would be out of a job...grins."

    You GO, women! And what's really funny is that I've noticed that I read more women's blogs than men's. Gee, I wonder why? HA!

    "Too right! Deep down though I don't think the two sexes will ever really get on in the business world. Oh, they may appear to on the surface, but I can tell when men are harbouring grudges against female counterparts."

    Right on! And I think you're absolutely right. Here it is 2011 and women are STILL having to go through this :(

    "'most wives are smart enough to know how to make the husband THINK he’s the one in charge'

    Indeed! It's clever, don't you think? And it proves how powerful we are."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! Yes, clever indeed! *wink*

    "'notice a man when he has a simple cold'

    Tell me about it. OMG one sneeze and you'd think my hubs was dying, and I've never seen anyone suffer so much over a little cut on a finger."

    HA! See! What did I tell ya! BABIES!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. You always make me laugh!

    Yes, I too have two mother's. Aren we lucky?

    Have a peaceful weekend!

    X

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  17. I think this is your BEST. POST. EVER!! beautifully said my dear friend. ((((Ron)))) Have a good one and thank YOU too :) xoxoxox

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  18. Such a sweet and touching tribute to women everywhere and I really like the collage of pics showing just that. You are an awesome man, person, friend. Thanks for being YOU.

    Love ya bunches and I hope you don't have to work too hard this weekend because of all us moms! LOL

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  19. Hello Linda~

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!

    ((((( Linda ))))))

    Have a glorious weekend, my dear friend! And thank you so much for stopping by!

    xooxoxoxoxox

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  20. Hellooooooo Peg~

    Isn't the collage faaaabulous? I found it last night online and thought, "It's perfect for what I want to say with this post."

    This was one of those posts that came together quickly - the inspiration and photos.

    "Love ya bunches and I hope you don't have to work too hard this weekend because of all us moms!"

    Ditto, my friend! It hasn't been too bad so far. Today went rather smoothly, however tomorrow may be another story - HA!

    Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet words.

    And thanks for being YOU! Have a glorious weekend!

    X

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  21. Okay-- Thank you. Truly and sincerely. What a kindly post. An honourable, respectful one.

    I didn't think you were man bashing at all. But I don't see you as the type to generalize and come to biased conclusions. That's just not who you are.

    Well.....'cept when it comes to Hello Kitty......

    LOLOL

    Thank you, sir.
    I hope you get some mom time this weekend. At the very least, I hope the two of you get a chance to connect and let the other know what a difference each has made in the other's life.

    <-- still available for adoption

    Happy Mother's day to the mom in your life!
    Love her well (as I know you do).

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  22. Although we celebrated our Mother's day in March, I love this post. Being a woman who doesn't have children. Mother's Day is always a bit of a slap in the face for me.

    Mother's Day was always a huge thing at church. They would get all the mothers to stand and then give out chocolates or flowers, pray for them and generally boost the importance of motherhood, while I sat, alone except for unmarried youngsters, feeling totally left out of any respect for being a woman. This post puts it in perspective. Women have far more to offer the world than purely having babies.

    I'm not one bit surprised that you recognise that.

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  23. Hiya Mel~

    " didn't think you were man bashing at all. But I don't see you as the type to generalize and come to biased conclusions. That's just not who you are.

    Well.....'cept when it comes to Hello Kitty......"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! Oh, I LOVE YOU, MEL!!!!

    Meow!

    "I hope you get some mom time this weekend. At the very least, I hope the two of you get a chance to connect and let the other know what a difference each has made in the other's life."

    Yes, we will be talking on Sunday. We usually talk once a week for TWO HOURS!!!! She and I have such a lot in common (being Libra's), and get lost in time talking to one another. She's such GRAND lady, awesome human being, and a faaaabulous mother!

    I love her dearly.

    Thank you so much for stopping by, dear lady. Wishing a peaceful weekend and a glorious Mother's Day!

    ((((( Mel )))))

    X

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  24. Hello Babs~

    "This post puts it in perspective. Women have far more to offer the world than purely having babies."

    Thank you. And that's exactly what I was trying to convey with this post. Whether or not a woman chooses to have children, they are still awesome and powerful women. I have a close friend in Florida, who she and her husband have chosen to not have children. However, they adore animals (having many) and care for them as IF they were their children. To me, being a parent can encompass many things.

    Please know what a joy it's been getting to know you, Babs! You're an AWESOME lady, and someone who I'm proud and honored to know!

    ((((( Babs ))))))

    Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

    X

    P.S. hope your tooth is feeling better.

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  25. That's a lovely tribute, very very touching. Both Cristy and I send you a really big hug. xoxo ~diane

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  26. I love the top photo
    and the collage of all the faces of women is truly wonderful

    I have shared with before that I think we all sit on a spectrum of gender traits and I salute all the men out there who appreciate women

    Hugs from Hope

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  27. Hi Diane~

    And a really big hug back at ya....

    (((( You + C ))))

    You ladies ROCK!

    Have a a great weekend and thank you for stopping by!

    XOXO

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  28. Hi Lady Dianne~

    Aren't the photos great? They both expressed exactly what I was trying to say with this post.

    "I have shared with before that I think we all sit on a spectrum of gender traits and I salute all the men out there who appreciate women."

    Exactly. We all share a bit of both.

    Thank you for stopping by, dear lady. Have a great weekend and a flawless Mother's Day!

    Hugs to you and Hope....

    (((( You + Hope ))))

    X

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  29. Love the group of photos at the end.

    You've got me singing, Ron..about the 8-hour perfume for the 24-hour woman.

    I can bring home the bacon (da da da dun)...fry in up in the pan (da da da dun) and never. ever. let you. forget your a MAN....cause I'm a WOMAN....

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  30. Hey Tracy~

    "I can bring home the bacon (da da da dun)...fry in up in the pan (da da da dun) and never. ever. let you. forget your a MAN....cause I'm a WOMAN...."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Yes! I remember that perfume too, it's called Enjoli!

    You GO, girls!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, you 24-hour woman you!

    Have a glorious womanhood day tomorrow!

    X

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  31. Aww, I just want to thank you for appreciating women. I couldn't agree more that this is a man's world and I'm even more glad that someone else also believes that certain men are intimidated by women in the work place. I'm glad I found your blog - I'll be checking back often :)

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  32. Greetings Sandy~

    Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and sharing a comment. Nice to meet you!

    Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday and enjoying this Mother's Day!

    Stop by whenever you wish. You're always welcomed.

    X

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  33. That's what I call a nice word to your motha.

    I also suspect that, in a past life, I was also a woman. I've probably been a woman more often than a man, actually. Why do I suspect this? Because I've got a sensitive side a mile wide. For instance, when my beloved Broncos won the Super Bowl for the first time, I am not afraid to admit I shed a tear or two.

    See? Total woman.

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  34. Howdy Mark~

    OMG! OMG! OMG! I just want you to know that I HOWLED when I read your comment!

    "I've probably been a woman more often than a man, actually. Why do I suspect this? Because I've got a sensitive side a mile wide. For instance, when my beloved Broncos won the Super Bowl for the first time, I am not afraid to admit I shed a tear or two.

    See? Total woman."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha! You ROCK, Mark!!!

    TOTALLY!

    And thank you for admiting that you think you were a woman in a past life. I wonder if we knew each other back then - HA!

    ROCK ON, previous SISTA'!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a swell weekend!

    X

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  35. Well written, my friend!

    Karin and I took my mother out to dinner to the place where Karin and I had our first date. Gotta love downtown San Diego at night, sitting street side at the Gaslamp district. Gotta love the moms!

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  36. Thanks Ron! That was wonderful.

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  37. More men should think like you, Ron. What a wonderful post! Thank you.

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  38. Howdy Herman~

    Thanks, bud.

    "Karin and I took my mother out to dinner to the place where Karin and I had our first date."

    OMG, how sweet! I've never been to San Diego, but I hear the weather is flawless!

    So glad you and your mom had a wonderful Mother's Day! You're a GREAT son!

    Thanks for stopping by, Herman!

    X to you, Karin, and Tyler!

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  39. Hey Jen~

    (((( You ))))

    Rock on, girl!

    Thank you for stopping by, my friend!

    Have a great week!

    X

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  40. Hello Lady Nitebyrd~

    You're so welcome, Sis!

    I got a bit passionate with this post.

    Hope you had a flawless Mother's Day!

    Have a great week!

    X ya, bunches!

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  41. Oh Ron!!!! I loved every single word of this post. You rock for writing such an awesome tribute to women and mother's every where!

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  42. Hey Meleah~

    ((((( You )))))

    You GO, wonderful woman!

    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

    XOXO

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  43. awwww. what a beautiful post ;) i'm sure you scored some brownie points on this one -not that u were trying.

    i hear ya on the basic cold thing though... man you guys ARE babies! haha....

    but as far as us bringing all the beauty into the world... come on now. don't underestimate yourselves and your chest hair. hah

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  44. Hola Blunt~

    Thank you, girl.

    Last week I suddenly felt incredibly inspired to share this post.

    You ladies ROCK!

    " hear ya on the basic cold thing though... man you guys ARE babies! haha...."

    No, I admit it....we men ARE babies!!!!! BWAAAAAAAAAAA!

    "but as far as us bringing all the beauty into the world... come on now. don't underestimate yourselves and your chest hair. hah"

    *wink*

    Thanks so much for stopping by, bestie!

    Hope you had a FAB weekend!

    X

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