It dawned on me that I had been parenting her for the exact number of months she had been with her first mother. My eyes welled up with tears, and I realized how completely devastated I would be if I had parented my baby for 40 weeks and then handed her to someone else... forever.
This time, for example, the Royal baby buzz doesn't seem to be as fevered as it was the first time round, or maybe it is just where I am. I have gotten to the phase of my recovery where seeing babies no longer breaks my heart.
It's important to remember Mom's favorite flowers when selecting a Mother's Day arrangement. If you don't know it, phone your Dad or sibling. Mothers do so much for us year-round; paying attention to the small details will go the extra mile in showing your appreciation.
Whatever stage of relationship you are in, you can start now and implement these lessons that I learned from my mother.
Have you thought about what to get Mom for Mother's Day yet? There is still time to get her that perfect gift. It's always tough to think of something unique and special so I've rounded up some of my favorite picks to help you select the best gift.
The moment you were conceived, you made me a mom. But as you started to grow, I grew too... and you made me more than a mom.
Recently, I was asked if it would be appropriate for a man to buy his wife a Mother's Day gift even after the loss of their unborn child.
Don't worry about what you did or didn't do yesterday. Don't worry about that long list of flaws and failings no one is keeping but you. Your love and presence are the highlight of someone's life -- the highlight of someone's life. Keep waking up. Keep showing up.
Great mothering lives in being the biggest fan. It means letting children be who they are instead of trying to change them to be who we want them to be, and it means guiding them gently in the way they should go.
For María Guadalupe, a young woman from Guatemala, the celebration of Mother's Day can bring up painful emotions. It's a day when she feels sadness around the loss of her mom, who passed away when she was 15.
The mother-daughter relationship is complicated. Most have hills and valleys. My relationship with my mother was no different.
She woke up early in the morning before the dawn of light and started cooking a large pot of oatmeal. As she cooked, she put a fresh stick of butter on the table to soften for spreading on our toast. In between warming a bottle of milk for the baby, she managed to put on a pot of coffee.
I'm not a mother, which grants me a viewing seat to the marvelous performance of motherhood. The downside is that this seat is too close to where the gossip is, where judgement happens and where the stares are shot.
Of all the words there could ever be titles and fashions of the lady I love, Mother shines way above the beauty of all tragedy. Of all the...
So look in the mirror, and then see what's within, see the good that you do, and the love that you bring, Look at your strength and your courage, true beauty is what you should see.
At the start of every New Year, many make resolutions and most having every intention of keeping them. However, as the days and weeks pass they often are forgotten or set aside, replaced with the activities of everyday life!