A Nerd’s Menagerie: Mother, Mom, Mum


such a simple word. One that most of us use or hear often, it becomes a name. It’s such a small word for such a big identity and responsibility. Mother is simply defined as…

mother motherEither noun or verb, defining mother is so personal for all of us. How would you define mother based on your personal experience and those around you? Perhaps we define the word differently for each individual who takes on the role?

I feel this role can be encompassed by many nontraditional circumstances. I am a pet parent, and I think it counts. Mostly due to the amount of effort and money it takes to properly care for the fur babies. Then there are dads who due to a number of circumstances, may have to play both parental roles. It could be a neighbor, a friend, or anyone who steps in and gives love, care, and understanding. A motherly figure who stands in your corner and makes you believe you can accomplish anything; maybe that’s how I define it.

We are dedicating this week to mothers and hope to inspire you nerds to do something for the ones in your life come Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th. Our posts will range from gift ideas from our crafts maven to breakfast ideas from our foodie, a special dedication Nerds ‘R Us from the nerd community and more.

We all have stories, we are all different people. Much of who we are is due to those who influenced us. For better or worse, mom is the start. It’s a difficult job not many are up for. Few rarely enter it confidently knowing they have all the answers. I salute you mothers, young, old, all you loving beings who give of themselves for taking on the challenge of being your most human. I thank you if you’re nerdy and you’re helping shape future nerdlings. I thank you if you’re not a nerd and still encourage the nerdy tendencies of your child or spouse. You are keeping our community great. I may be biased, but nerds are wonderful.

I leave you with this, to all you moms…
It is easy to get lost in the routine of adulting. It is easy to lose sight of yourself when you’re focusing on the care of others. Come May 8th, ask yourself one question. I’ll let Idris ask it…

This may be part of an ad, but it still brings up a relevant point. We lose sight of things, and it has been my experience, that mothers are the most guilty of this. I know this has been the case for my mom, and I have been guilty of it myself for a long time. We never really stop growing and it’s never really too late. So come May 8th, I want you to take a few minutes and dream for yourself and your life. What do you see moms?

Nerd on with love.
Screen Shot 2015-06-27 at 3.36.18 PM


Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *