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A Mom's Book of Firsts

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Lois Alter Mark

Our firsts as mothers are just as meaningful. They're the moments that served as our initiation into motherhood, and acknowledged that we were now part of the club.

Celebrating Those Who Give Life: Mothers' Day Reflections From Malawi

Hazel Namadingo | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Hazel Namadingo

As you read this article, think of the things that your own mother did, does or is doing for you. Make a mental list; I am sure it's endless and that you will agree with me that there is need for something to be done to help our mothers thrive.

Things You Need to Thank Your Mother For

Michelle Higginson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Michelle Higginson

Think about everything she had to go through for you -- the sacrifices she made, the torture she endured. Then give that special lady in your life the genuine "thank you" she deserves, and be the kind of son or daughter that makes all the trouble worth her while.

The Most Influential Moms In Food

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We have a particular soft spot for the women who concern themselves with the nutritional value of our children's lives.

Journey With Two Moms

Lester Alemán | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lester Alemán

I don't take my liberties for granted because I know how dehumanizing my mothers' communities were to them. I take my liberties to fight for equality. I take my liberties to honor my mothers. Because I love them both to death -- equally.

10 Iconic Images Of Moms From The Past 100 Years

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 05.09.2014 | Parents

From poverty to extravagance, ordinary to pop culture, iconic images from the past 100 years have illustrated the unbreakable bond between mother and ...

Expectant Mother's Day Dreams

DreamsCloud | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Angel Morgan via DreamsCloud Expecting mothers can have dreams that are very sweet about their children before they are born. Sometimes, mothe...

10 Ideas For Mother's Day Dinner

Food52 | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste

It's time to return you the favor, Mom -- with a meal that shows just how much we appreciate you.

Mothers Are Feminists Too

Terry O'Neill | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

A lot of people say that Mother's Day is one of those "Hallmark holidays" that don't really exist in the calendar, and I can certainly see their point. The commercialization of Mother's Day doesn't enhance anyone's idea of family. But there's another way that society is "dumbing down" motherhood that we must name and shame.

8 Things I'm Glad My Mother Never Taught Me

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

My mom was a homemaker, devoted to her husband and family, and like many women of her generation she didn't work outside the home. She took child raising very seriously (I have two siblings) and adored her grandkids. But there were a few things she forgot to teach me.

Mothers Of The Missing

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jamie Lee Curtis

The situation in Nigeria has focused us on the plight of these abducted girls, but were we blind before to this possibility? It always takes a current event to snap us out of our collective fog, to clear away the cobwebs of our own inaction and make us take notice. What can we do to help them and to make our Mother's Day mean a little more?

5 Lessons Learned In 36 Years Of Marriage

Richard Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weddings
Richard Greenberg

After 36 years of marriage and four children, I believe that being a good parent requires setting a good example -- and having a positive relationship with your spouse is the first, most important step in creating a model for loving interaction.

A Beta Parent Manifesto

Jen Nessel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Jen Nessel

Contrary to what you might read, there are parents out there who don't hire bi-lingual nannies or fall to pieces when their kids brush up against a non-organic toy.

You Loved Me Even When I Didn't Love Myself: A Thank You Note to My Mom

TueNight | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living

During the eight-plus years of those up-and-down, back-and-forth attempts to get sober (the true nature of which were mostly hidden from her), she remained my rock -- loving me, helping me and most importantly, not judging me.

Our Mothers, Mother Nature and the Effects of Climate Disruption

Kim Lovell | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Kim Lovell

Mother's Day is also a time to think about the things our mothers need to take care of their families. And it's a time to remember the importance of Mother Nature.

Menthol, Misgivings and Other Lessons I've Learned from Mom

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Whether you've just been peed on, your child has discovered your adult toys or your son pointed at a random woman's chest and said, "Boobies!" (These examples may or may not have actually happened in my own experience), don't take it too seriously.

Mother's Day Without A Mother: 10 Ways to Keep Her Memory Alive

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

I remember the first Mother's Day after my mother died. Although it was a combined birthday/Mother's Day celebration for me, a huge cloud of grief engulfed me. When I look back, I recall a beautiful family, a lovely brunch, a delicious cake... and my ongoing, pervasive sorrow.

Portrait of the Artist As My Mother: A Mother's Day Reflection

Sheila D. Collins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Sheila D. Collins

At moments I couldn't understand how she was so loved by everyone else when I had so much rage inside. But this physically beautiful woman who cared not a wit for her looks was a spark, a ditzy, outrageous non-conformist who made life for others light up like fireworks.

Mother's Day Luxury: Our Top Hotels for Spoiling Mum | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel

Mother's day is an international day of celebration; honoring mothers, motherhood and the influence of our mothers in society. Just in case it's slipped your mind -- it is right around the corner.

Mothers Exemplify the Third Metric

John Brubaker | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
John Brubaker

Both my outlook on life and my career direction have been a direct result of my mother's subtle influence. I'm one of the lucky ones this time of year, my mom's still alive. I talk to her almost every day, see her every week and she still shares her wisdom and subtle influence with me.

These Song Lyrics Prove Just How Inspirational A Mother's Love Can Be

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

There are lots of things that can inspire heartfelt lyrics on a great song, like love or heartbreak, failure or success. But over the years, entertain...

Honor Thy Mother: Daily and Mindfully

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Spa gift certificates, flowers, chocolates, jewelry, or a special brunch - these are the gifts we traditionally buy to express gratitude on Mother's Day. It is the holiday that reminds us to stop once out of an entire year and appreciate the world's toughest job.

Why I Didn't Feel Like A 'Real' Mother Until My Kids Hit Middle School

Donna Highfill | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Disclaimer: I think my children are the greatest two contributions I will ever make to this crazy world. But motherhood has not always been apple pie for me, because as a mother I felt responsible for making the pie, and I'm one of those women who would rather face a criminal on the streets than a stove ripe for action.

5 Money Lessons From a Financial Advisor's Mom

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Mother's Day is a day that we celebrate our moms and what they mean to us. It's a way to say thank you for their love and support. As we grow up, and even into adulthood, they are continuously teaching and preparing us for what life throws at us.

How Moms Help Create Entrepreneurs Like Branson, Corcoran and Kiyosaki

Casey Bond | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Think about your relationship with money today -- whether good or bad -- and how your parents influenced the way you manage your finances now. Most likely, your mother played a big role in shaping your attitude toward money.