Well, hello again! You're back for yet another installment of the little ditty I like to write each week! Thank you so much!

For this week's installment of the Friday 5, we are diving into something I feel is extremely important to discuss: Mother's Day. Today is Friday, and in just two sleeps (or one, depending on how weird your sleep schedule is), we will celebrate the greatest creatures to ever walk, run, swim or crawl on the face of this planet: Moms.

No matter how you got your mom — whether you were born to her, chosen by her or somehow ended up with her — all moms deserve to be celebrated. However, there are several different kinds of moms that I believe need to be recognized on this day of celebration. So buckle up, children, and get ready to meet the five kinds of moms you will encounter in your life.

But before you do that, give your mother a call. I am sure she'd love to hear from you.

Mom-moms

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Me and my mamma playing in the snow in December 2001. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum
Me and my mamma playing in the snow in December 2001. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum

She's the first person to love you, the one who always wants to know where you are and what you're doing— even if you haven't technically lived at home since 2014. Your mom is the one who keeps the peace between siblings, stayed up with you when you were sick and helps dry your tears when everything is just not going right. Mammas are usually a child's first teacher and are there to guide their children until they are ready to go off into the big, bad world on their own.

Take a moment this weekend to celebrate the mothers in your life. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum
Take a moment this weekend to celebrate the mothers in your life. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum

She's your best friend, your secret-keeper, your role model, your therapist and your biggest supporter — but most importantly, she's your mom.

Work moms

Work moms pick up any slack that actual moms leave behind. Tracy Briggs (middle) and Kris Hauge are my work moms. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum
Work moms pick up any slack that actual moms leave behind. Tracy Briggs (middle) and Kris Hauge are my work moms. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum

Entering the workforce as a fresh college grad is one of the scariest things this 23-year-old child has ever done in her life.

Fortunately, work moms exist, and I am lucky to have two of the greatest. Work moms are the women — usually older, but not always — who take you under their wing while simultaneously digging into your life. From telling you that you should "get some sleep because you look really tired" to being a sounding board for any and all decisions related to jobs, boyfriends and personal lives, work moms are there for you to pick up any slack your actual mom has left.

They didn't birth you, but you've grown into their lives to a point where they care for you like you're their own. And they cannot be thanked enough.

Grand-moms

OK, I agree naming this section "Grand-moms" is kind of a weird one. However, I had to keep the theme of "moms" going. I am all about consistency, ya feel?

Even though they are only around for a short time of your life, grandmothers are essential to celebrating Mother's Day. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum
Even though they are only around for a short time of your life, grandmothers are essential to celebrating Mother's Day. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum

Grandmas have a special place in the world. They deserve the ultimate recognition. They are the ones who started it all. They did their time raising families with the hopes of one day being able to spoil their kid's family.

Grandmothers deserve every ounce of recognition for all these sewing and baking lessons, life advice and undying love and support. Even though they may not be around forever, their love and selflessness are the glue that holds many families together.

Best friend moms

The best friend mom makes the best out of any situation they are thrown into and will surely have plenty of good advice to give when you become a mother, too. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum
The best friend mom makes the best out of any situation they are thrown into and will surely have plenty of good advice to give when you become a mother, too. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum

Now this is an interesting one. These moms can come in many shapes and forms. Their kids are their life and you are more than happy to have them along in whatever you choose to do. Baby-sitting and hanging out with their kids is easy because they almost feel like your own, but these moms are not afraid to adventure away from the kids when possible.

The best friend mom makes the best out of any situation and always puts their child first. You know when it's your turn to have little ones, she will be right there to give the "real" advice — no need for sugarcoating — that you need to survive.

The best friend mom makes the best out of any situation they are thrown into and will surely have plenty of good advice to give when you become a mother, too. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum
The best friend mom makes the best out of any situation they are thrown into and will surely have plenty of good advice to give when you become a mother, too. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum

Missing moms

While mothers are some of the greatest creatures to walk the Earth, they aren't meant to last forever.

Each and every Mother's Day, it is important to be mindful of those who are not able to be with their mothers or grandmothers. Their lives were special when they walked this world, and their memories, lessons and love will last forever.