Welcome to a special blog series in honor of Mother’s Day: Like a Mother.
Here at afloat, we’re all about celebrating everything and that includes making Mother’s Day special for everyone. We know that not everyone has a perfect relationship with their own mom, may not have a mom or may have trouble becoming a mom themselves. That’s why it’s our job to make everyone who is like a mother (strong, powerful, nurturing, and a badass) feel celebrated on Mother’s Day.
To do so, we asked our store partners (many of them moms themselves!) how they celebrate Mother’s Day, and most importantly, how they describe a person who feels like a mother, whether biological or not.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the caretakers and nurturers out there. We celebrate you! In this edition, we sit down with Kansas City store owner Michelle Pendleton from Pendleton Jewelry.
afloat: Who is the person you’re celebrating this Mother’s Day?
michelle: My mom, of course! She showed me what it means to have drive and purpose, and I definitely would not have the work ethic of a small business owner without her example.
afloat: What is one word that you use to describe a person who feels like a mother to you?
michelle: Resilient — Whether it’s recovering from a public toddler meltdown or rebuilding a life after a loss, mother’s know how to stand back up every time they are knocked down. They know their family is counting on them to pull it back together, and wow… they crush it EVERY TIME.
afloat: What’s your go-to gift from your store to celebrate someone who feels like a mother to you and why?
michelle: The “Stay Safe” jewelry box is certainly something that has major “mom” vibes. I’m always telling my kids that my number one job is to keep them safe, so it’s a great way to gift that sentiment!