Movie Day with Mom on Mother’s Day

Movie Day with MomFor me, Mother’s Day isn’t about the gifts I’ll receive from my children. It is about being shown appreciation for everything I’ve ever done for my children. Whether it was something as small as a kiss on a “boo-boo”, teaching them how to ride a bike, or as big as raising them to the amazing adults they have become today.

I don’t need fancy gifts, what I need is time. Time to have a cup of coffee, time to share a conversation, time to sit down with a big bowl of popcorn or a container of chocolate brownie ice cream (Yes, my fave!) and watch a good movie together, whether we laugh or cry together, as long as we do it together.

Just time, that’s all I need!

Life goes by so quickly and before you know it, your children are grown and are parents of their own. Why not make Mother’s Day that day that you take the time to just be close to her? Grab her favorite snacks, find a great movie and spend some quality time with your mom this Mother’s Day!

I have compiled a list of movies that would be great to share with your mom. Whether she likes comedy, drama, or even scary movies, you can find something you will both love in the list below! *Please note, some of these have strong language sexual content and more, so beware if you plan to have younger children watching with you.

11 Awesome Mother’s Day Movies:

Bad Moms – (Comedy) R *One of my favorites!

The Boss- (Comedy) R

Moms’ Night Out – (Family/Kids) PG

Single Moms Club – (Comedy/Drama) PG-13

Step Mom – (Drama) PG-13

Mother’s Day –  (Comedy/Drama) PG-13

Mothers and Daughters – (Drama) PG-13

The Meddler – (Comedy/Drama) PG-13

Grandma – (Drama/Comedy) R

Tammy – (Comedy) R

Mother’s Day – (Horror)  R *This is not my style, but I know there are other’s out there who love this stuff, I’m not one of them. Haha

You can find these movies through Amazon on DVD,  and many streaming services (Amazon included).  Right now you can get a 30 day trial membership for free and watch these movies through your membership!

These are just a few of the movies that I found to be perfect to share with mom on Mother’s Day. Do you know any other movies that would be great for Mother’s Day? Leave me a comment letting me know some other good movie titles to share!


Why Failure Is Sometimes Good

So why do I say failure is sometimes good?

Let me explain.

We try and we try. We get frustration when something is not working the way we thought it would. Most of the time this leads to failure, or so we think.

What we need to learn is that success that is truly successful, takes time. It does not happen overnight! For example, a blogger like myself, might get one good hit and have a post go viral. Does this mean I am an instant success? No it does not. I will have to continue to work hard, figure out what I did to make that post go viral. This is called the learning process of becoming successful. Then I can do it again and again.

A continued success is gradual. It comes from learning, determination, trial and error, and yes, failure.

Failure can be a good thing as long as you don’t give up because you failed once. Failing at something shows you are trying. And trying again shows determination.

Using failure to your advantage

You might ask, but how can I use failure to my advantage? I failed. No, that is not the case. You failed using that approach or strategy, make note of it and try a different approach. Continue to do this until you find the one that works for you, your business, your relationship, whatever it is that you are working on.

When we make mistakes, we learn from them, it is that simple. It is how we respond to those mistakes that make all the difference in whether we succeed or fail.

Failing can make you a better person. You don’t say, really? Yes, if you use your failure in the right way. It builds character, it helps build better relationships because you’ve already “been there”. You learn to communicate in a different way.

And last but surely not least, use failure as a learning device or “tool”. This can help get you on the right track too!

I have felt like I have failed many times over! Relationships, marriage, business and so many other things. However, I don’t give up! I just try harder the next time with different approaches, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t.

What do you feel like you have failed at? Are there different strategies or approaches you use when one doesn’t work?