After morning cuddles with my Isabella, I went to San Francisco City Hall this morning to join the Healing Circle to connect with moms who have lost children to gun violence.
We all give ourselves labels: liberal, conservative, gun owner, gun reformer, but none of those are instinctive. They are not in our DNA. Perhaps maternal instincts are the key to solving the horrific problem of gun violence.
Please, please, on this very special day think before you speak. Not being a mom, not having a mom can evoke a profound sense of sadness on Mother's Day for those of us who have lost, have never had, or are struggling to be a mom.
We have today to love our mothers, to care for them, to remind them of how much they mean. We have this moment to share with them the joys of our lives, to make them proud, to live up to every hope that they had for us.
I was stuck in an either/or mindset. Either they were the mothers of these children or I was. Either they had a real connection or I did. Either they were legitimate or I was. Because the influence of
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Needless suffering and death can be avoided if women are invested in and valued culturally for more than just their reproductive capacity.
"When a child is held close to the mother everything good can happen; he feels secure." These words of advice from Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest Holocaust survivor and quintessential mother, defined her quest under unimaginable circumstances.
With all the mommies working two jobs and many of the daddies laid off, how do they celebrate Mother's Day? More trenchantly, how do all the gay couples with children celebrate Mother's Day?
Mother's Day is a celebration of life and reflects the importance of women to their families, communities and countries. However, worldwide HIV/AIDS robs women and girls of their potential and health.
As we approach Mother's Day this Sunday, it is time to take a moment to reflect broadly on women and their role in this world. I think the values of a culture are reflected in how women are treated, both in what society expects of them and what they value in themselves.
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Back and forth. Side to side. Push and pull. Around and around. The mother-child dance can last forever. I'm starting to see it in my own daughter.
By using my middle name, I ensure that in small ways -- my e-mail signature, the way I sign credit card receipts -- and large -- the way my name appears one day on my wedding invitation, my mom is and will always be on shining display as a fundamental part of me.
Today, I want to celebrate my mother because she taught me something so essential and enduring that it has become my greatest passion: cooking. The closer we can get to the food we eat, the shorter the link between field and fork, the better off we will all be.
Mother's Day is one of the sweetest days of year, and we should celebrate it. In our celebration, however, let us not ignore the pain our friend and neighbor may be feeling.