Calgary is full of great moms; cherished women who commit to career and the care of their families. This weekend, it’s time to once again celebrate their devotion.

Sharron Stevens is dubbed “superwoman” by her family, going above and beyond for her 15-year-old son, who has epilepsy and ADHD.

When she became a mom, she was immediately committed to the task, noting the best part of being a mom is the unconditional love.

“I was surprised at how easily you devote your life to raising another. He becomes your main focus,” Stevens said.

Stephanie Laroche, 26, is a single mom of two boys, three and five, but also spends her free time babysitting another three children ranging from 16 months to five years old, and relies on her own mother for a lot of help.

“We’re really close and we actually spend a lot of time together,” Laroche said.

While being supermom to so many kids can be overwhelming, Laroche said celebrating Mother’s Day is a nice way to relax with the family.

“On Saturday night we have dinner and Sunday morning we have brunch and we all really look forward to it.”

Stevens embraces the lifelong rewards of raising children — and recognizes its challenges.

“Teaching (my son) the responsibilities of becoming a caring adult takes a lot of patience, and I always remember its part of my job and I vow not to fail at it.”

5 things to do in Calgary on Mother’s Day

1-The 33rd Annual Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run & Walk

At 9 a.m. 10 km run or 5 km run and walk race —

2-Fort Calgary Mother’s Day weekend brunch

Delightful menu of options for mom and the whole family plus other fun events.

3-Kensington Sinfonia Mother’s Day Concert

You can see the third and final performance of Calgary’s only professional string orchestra at the Hope Lutheran Church, 3527 Boulton Rd. NW. Tickets $20, $15 at the door.

4-First Annual ‘Divas and Daughters Do’

Visit for a fun day of mothers and daughters
pampering, shopping and free express massages and belly dancing.

5-YMCA Calgary

Mom can access events all day for free with a member — get in shape with mom on Mother’s Day!

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