In short, mothers can undo those problems that economic theory has found a so called 'well meaning dictator' can solve. The issue is that in the great wide world, well meaning dictators are a rare species. In our families however, we may know one or two.
I can't imagine the anxiety and fear of discovering you were pregnant with me at 19. I've often joked in adulthood that I could barely tie my own shoes at that age, when my toughest decision was choosing a college major and which party I'd be attending each weekend.
Hers is a kind of ecstatic spirituality that welcomes emotion and sensation. There will always be a time and place for contemplation and inquiry, but there is no wiser teacher than the present moment.
On Mother's Day, we buy flowers and cards to show our mothers how much we care. But there are other ways we can value the mothers in our lives. Here are three messages you probably won't find in any greeting cards but would mean a lot to working moms.
Here it is as a testament to how much you mean to me. I am sorry for the things that I never told you. Mostly though, thank you for being my mother, and I know that I will love you always and forever.
Is Mother's Day a struggle for you? Do you have difficulty finding a card that accurately represents your relationship? If so, make time this Sunday for you. Take some time to provide for yourself the nurturing, loving experience you deserve.
I miss you guys! I know I haven't posted in what seems like years, but the thing is I have a job now, and seriously, this is some heavy shit. First of...
For all you fellow stepmoms out there, until we get our "own day", here are 10 things you should be celebrating about yourself on Mother's Day, even if you don't get to spend the day with the kids...
Mother's Day is the perfect day to write about my mother-in-law. She left us way too soon, 27 years ago. None of us thought dad would last a year w...
No matter what unwise decisions I had made, my mom had supported me every single time, with no questions asked. She trusted me more than I trusted myself. I believe in unconditional love and living in the moment-this I learned from my Mom. I honor your memories Mom, every day and on this Mother's Day with love in my heart and with never ending gratitude in my soul.
Sure, take your mom to brunch if that's what she really wants. But today is not about seafood omelets or exclusivity. Today is about celebrating mothering. Let's minister to the sick, defend the weak, nurture the young, the old, the poor.
Despite the crushing pain of the experience, I still have hope. Recently, I was walking with our puppy in the backyard of our house, and I felt for the first time in as long as I can remember, a feeling of contentedness and well-being wash over me. It only lasted a few seconds, but it was glorious. I plan to try to find that place again and work on staying there for longer periods of time.
This year, we have the potential to level the playing field for our low-income children and families. As California's budget surplus continues to soar, policymakers have a choice to make: Be penny wise and pound foolish, or spend prudently on early care and education and reap the benefits
It was Rose Marie Hanson who first showed me wine. For that, and for the countless other ways she has influenced and loved her family, I'm grateful on Mother's day, and on all days.
1. An entire bicker free day. She took your book? He changed the channel mid show? Too bad. Zip it. 2. Sleep. Real sleep as in sleeping until you na...
I had no idea that being in the same room as someone who passes away can be a "gift." Mainly because that had never happened to me before. And if asked, I would have said, "How awful." Yet, being with Mom for her last breath, was anything but awful.