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Mothers Day 2011

What I Want For Mother's Day Is Clarity

Sahar Taman | Posted 07.13.2012 | Religion
Sahar Taman

It has been a lot of confusion all year long, and now even my identity has changed. This will be the first year I do not have a mother to celebrate Mother's Day with.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Seattle Mariners have dumped Milton Bradley. Not a surprise. Despite being paid $12 million this season, he's batting .218. Which team will now hire him and proclaim, "He's a changed man"?

A Tribute To Bad-Ass Moms

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Duffy, Psy.D.

Let's face it. When things get tough, when something happens in life, when something goes awry, most teenagers I know still want mom.

An Ecologically Responsible Mother's Day Gift to My Kids

Dominique Browning | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dominique Browning

For Mother's Day, my wish is to give my children the promise, at least, that I will do whatever I can to clean up the mess my generation has been partly responsible for making.

Before Mothers' Day, Two Celebrity Tributes To Nannies

Wendy Sachs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Sachs

Nannies may seem like a luxury or an indulgence for the elite. But the fact is, for most working moms in this country, outsourcing excellent childcare is how we can go to work, pay the bills and breathe a little easier.

Sharing The Pangs Of Working Mother Guilt

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

"Join the club," Karen replied. "Welcome to the world of working mothers. I can guarantee you -- all working moms feel the same push/pull that you're experiencing. And I'll be some fathers do, too."

Learning from My Children: A Mother's Day Confession

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Duke Estroff

If there's one thing I've learned after four kids and 18 years of parenting, it's this: as much as the mother shapes the child, the child shapes the mom.

Remind Your Mother, 'You Are Enough'

Julie Daley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Daley

Like most daughters, I complained about the ways my mother was flawed. And I grew up fighting my own flaws, especially as a mother, especially when my life got very hard.

A Mother's Day Gift For Aging Moms

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

I certainly don't suggest forgoing the flowers and brunch this Mother's Day. But maybe this year we can also present mom with some reassurance that she alone will not carry the burden of difficult end-of-life decisions.

The 'Mother Instinct' In All Of Us

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Toni Nagy

Maybe it is the feminine impulse, the mother instinct, the maternal side in all of us that needs to become the more valued force?

Dealing With Grief On Mother's Day

Wendy Litner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Litner

I know others take comfort in visiting lost loved ones, but it doesn't really do much for me. I don't believe my mom is really there. My mom isn't anywhere.

Mother's Day: A Tribute To My Best Friend

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Unlike many people I know, the truth of my relationship with my mother is that authentically, organically, uncommonly, she has always been my best friend.

Happy Mother's Day! 11 Inspirational Reflections On Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Mother's Day is today, May 8, 2011, and if you're looking for some last-minute inspiration for cards, notes and phone calls to Mom, these reflections ...

Empowering America's Women

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

When women earn more, families are stronger and children have better access to quality health care and education. We must close the chronic wage gap that shortchanges women.

PHOTOS: New Celeb Moms Celebrating Their First Mother's Day

Posted 07.08.2011 | Entertainment

Sunday marks Mother's Day, the time when kids and fathers should ban together to show mom how much they care: breakfast in bed, flowers, the whole nin...

PHOTOS: New Celeb Moms Celebrating Their First Mother's Day

Posted 07.08.2011 | Entertainment

Sunday marks Mother's Day, the time when kids and fathers should ban together to show mom how much they care: breakfast in bed, flowers, the whole nin...

What’s The Best Health Advice Your Mother Ever Gave You?

Posted 07.08.2011 | Home

Mom knows best. And so for our Mother's Day gift giveaway last week, we asked readers to share the best natural health advice their mothers offered wh...

Happy Mother's Day, From Google

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.07.2011 | Technology

May 8 is Mother's Day, and Google is tipping its hat to moms everywhere with a spring-themed logo. Visitors to the Google home page on Sunday will...

Sikh Teachings For Mother's Day

Ranbir S. Sandhu, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Ranbir S. Sandhu, Ph.D.

There is no specific "Mother's Day" in the Sikh faith. However, American Sikhs have joined enthusiastically in this annual reaffirmation of the important role of mothers in our lives.

Celebrate Mother's Day ... Biblically

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.07.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Our relationships with the Commandments, like our relationships with our parents, can become hollow routines. That's where the brilliance of Mother's Day comes in.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

I'm celebrating Mother's Day with my two daughters while discussing with them Peggy Drexler's powerful and moving book about the relationship between fathers and daughters (Our Fathers, Ourselves) and remembering my own mother who passed away eleven years ago but remains the foundation of my life -- her fearlessness, her sense of adventure, her ability to find joy in the most commonplace things still guiding me. "Don't miss the moment," she kept reminding me. Her unconditional loving was her greatest gift to me, and the greatest gift we can all give to our children. Happy Mother's Day, moms! And to all the fathers, we love you too -- especially after reading Peggy's book.

Artful Flowers for Mother's Day

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 07.07.2011 | Style
Evelyne Politanoff

"Les Fleurs c'est la Vie!" literally means "Flowers mean life" in French. This is certainly the philosophy of Olivier Giugni, the legendary French floral artist.

A Mother Like No Other

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.07.2011 | Home
Lev Raphael

If you think your mother is tough, now's the time to read Mommy Dressing. Louis Gould's mother was a famous fashion designer. "Don't perspire in this dress," she warned. "I never perspire. Why must you?"

This Mother's Day, Let's Recognize Our Most Vulnerable Working Mothers: Trabajadoras

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

Latina working women are some of the most vulnerable and lowest-paid working mothers in the nation. What is good for them is essential to the nation's future.

Marching on Mother's Day

Victoria Loorz | Posted 07.07.2011 | Green
Victoria Loorz

This year my children are celebrating my "special day" in a way that is far more meaningful to all of us: they're taking action to confront climate change, the most urgent crisis faced by their entire generation.