The Survey Results Are In: What Mother's Day Means to You

   By SheSpeaksTeam  May 07, 2014

With Mother's Day around the corner, we were curious to know how the SheSpeaks community feels about the annual holiday that honors not only them, but also their mothers and grandmothers, and so we sent out a survey to our members.
Overall consensus?  Mother’s Day is really meant to enjoy family, be together and to appreciate all the things moms do. And in particular they added:

How do you plan to celebrate Mother's Day?

  67% - Spending time with my kids
  31% - Spending time with my own mom/mother-in-law
  26% - Brunch out with the family
  25% - Sleeping in
  18% - Some time by myself
  11% - Breakfast in bed

What type of gift do you hope to receive this Mother's Day?

  41% - An activity we can do together
  40% - A Card
  29% - Flowers
  25% - Spa certificate
  24% - Jewelry
  19% - Candy/Food
  12% - Technology (i.e., new phone or tablet)

In general, do most marketers' messages about Mother's Day resonate with you?

  57% -Yes, the messages resonate with me
  43% - No, I do not connect with the marketing messages

Many said that the holiday is just too commercialized and that all they really want is to bring it back to the basics, back to the true meaning of what the day means.
And some just want to be told they’re a good mom, get a reprieve from diaper duty, or even have "an entire hot cup of coffee"! 


We'll be filling in more details about the responses we received, so stay tuned to our site. In the meantime, we wish you, and Moms everywhere, a Happy Mother's Day!

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Kay3131 by Kay3131 | New York, NY
May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day to everybody!

hollyshespeaks by hollyshespeaks | LARCHMONT, NY
May 09, 2014

I agree with the feedback but I expect breakfast in bed! It's the one day of the year that it happens.

Verudiaz by Verudiaz | Rockvale, TN
May 08, 2014

I don't expect a gift just to spend time with the family without the hassle of the everyday routing cleaning, cooking's and so on.