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5 Shocking Things About The Creator Of Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.01.2016 | Home

Personally, we've always assumed that Mother's Day was a Hallmark-FTD creation intended to sell greeting cards and flowers. But we would be wrong, of ...

A Mother's Place Is in the House (and Senate)

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.09.2014 | Home
Barbara Lee

Let's celebrate with the same spirit as the women whose activism sparked the holiday in the first place. Let's celebrate by taking action. Support the women around us. Fight for family-focused public policy. Lift up women in office who are writing these policies, and elect more women like them. A card is nice. Change is better.

Mother's Day for the Those in Denial

Robin Raskin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Home
Robin Raskin

As a Mother's Day procrastinator, I put off thinking about it until even Amazon drones couldn't deliver my gift on time. That's when I start pouring through the Internet for last minute creative ideas to say I love you -- even if it's at the last minute.

Mother's Day Turns 100: A Celebration Sparked by a Penny Postcard

Joel Brokaw | Posted 07.09.2014 | Home
Joel Brokaw

The first national observance of Mother's Day in America took place exactly one hundred years ago. Contrary to what one might think, it was not the brainchild of florists or greeting card marketers.

The Founder Of Mother's Day Hated What The Holiday Became

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.15.2014 | Home

The founder of Mother's Day wouldn't have wanted you to buy those flowers for mom. Or that card. Or those chocolates. In all likelihood, she wouldn't ...

The Radical Feminist Roots Of Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.08.2014 | Home

The only thing better than the sweet and sentimental Mother's Day is its radical feminist history steeped in religious values. The American incarna...

The Radical History Of Mothers Day

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 07.11.2013 | Home
Diana Butler Bass

Although I've never seen it on a pastel flowered greeting card, Mother's Day honors a progressive feminist, inclusive, non-violent vision for world community

Motherhood, Apple Pie and Manipulation

Donna Highfill | Posted 07.09.2013 | Home
Donna Highfill

Yes, I love my children, but motherhood is not the same thing as being a mom. Motherhood is a state created by guilt and judgment and is reinforced once a year with bad breakfasts and corsages.

'From the Bosom of the Devastated Earth,' a History of Mother's Day for Peace

Matthew Albracht | Posted 07.07.2013 | Home
Matthew Albracht

Too few Americans are aware that early advocates of Mother's Day in the United States originally envisioned it as a day of peace, to honor and support mothers who lost sons and husbands to the carnage of the Civil War.

When You're Not a Mother on Mother's Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Melanie Notkin

Babies are born from the womb. Maternity is born from the soul. There are many ways to mother.

Why We Can Never Do Enough for Mother's Day (No Really, We Can't)

Wendy Braitman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Wendy Braitman

With Mother's Day hours away, I would like to honor my beloved mother, by using the word mother in a sentence as often as possible.