Mother’s Day: 5 movies to watch with your mom

On May 13th is Mother’s Day. The truth is that as we grow older, the time we spend with our parents is getting smaller. Whether you are no longer living with them or because of a busy schedule, everyday life changes and differs from that when you were a child.

What would you say though, if this weekend you spent time with the one person who loves you unconditionally? Your mom! So prepare an evening that would turn her back in time watching some of your favorite movies. Yes, popcorn is a must!

Stepmom (1998)

Stars: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband’s new lover, who will be their children’s stepmother.

Because I said so (2007)

Stars: Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore

A meddling mother tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won’t follow in her footsteps.

Freaky Friday (2003)

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan

An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other’s life for one freaky Friday.

The kids are alright (2010)

Stars: Annete Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

 

What are we celebrating today?

Mother’s Day is a modern celebration that is naturally dedicated to all mothers, maternity, maternal ties and mother’s influence in society in general.

In one point of view, Mother’s Day is associated with the celebration of Cybele, mother of gods and people in ancient Greece, or with the respective Ilarias in ancient Rome, although these festivals were not dedicated especially to motherhood. In another aspect, Mother’s Day was dedicated to Rea, the mother of Zeus and Poseidon.

In fact, the celebration of this day, as it is today launched by the USA in the early of 20th century, by Anna Marie Jarvis, who, after her mother’s death in 1905, tried to establish a Mother’s Day in honor of her own mother. She referred the issue in 1908 to the memorial for the three years since her mother’s death, with the quote “we have to honor who has done the most for us”. Finally, two years later the state of Virginia, where Anna Jarvis was born, recognized the day as an official celebration.

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