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Mothers Day 2010

What Is Your Maternal Legacy?

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

My pleasure simply doesn't come, like my mother's, from carrying a heavy pack up Mt. Everest or sleeping on a mat in a tent in the rain. Instead, it comes from dancing, Pilates, reading, and movies -- but that's OK!

Honoring All Women On Mother's Day

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact
Jane D. Wurwand

joinFITE.org (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) is a new microlending website by Kiva.org to benefit women entrepreneurs in low income areas of the U.S. and 56 other countries.

Heading Into Mother's Day With Compassion Fatigue? Me Too

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Have you ever heard of compassion fatigue? When I heard a group of social workers talking about this condition I was fascinated by the phrase alone.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Now Is the Moment to Hold Your Child

Catherine Connors | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Connors

We parents need bonding nearly as much as do our children. Perhaps more. We need it to keep us rooted, to keep us grounded, to protect us from the worst currents of our fear.

What Mothers Really Want

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Do we really value mothers in our culture? The answer doesn't lie in the money we spend on cards and gifts, but in the health, safety, and quality of life mothers experience every day of the year.

Poems for Mother's Day

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

My mother likes to tell me that even if I showed up at her door and told her I'd committed a felony--murder, whatever--she would still love me. In honor of that devotion, here are some poems for Mother's Day.

Mom Quotes: 15 Sayings For Mother's Day 2010

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

There's still time for last-minute Mother's Day surprises, and these mom quotes can help in those efforts. A good mom quote might be the perfect ad...

In Memory of My Mother

Sherry Lansing | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sherry Lansing

My mother, Margot, was my best friend and my greatest role model. I lost her over 20 years ago to ovarian cancer. For 18 months, I watched her struggle to try and defeat this horrible disease.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Challenge of Early Attachment

Julianne Idleman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julianne Idleman

in order for the attachments to develop smoothly in a new family, there is one key element that predicts relative success--the parent's understanding of their own relationship history.

Understanding the Family Dynamic of Favoritism on Mother's Day

Dr. Ellen Libby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ellen Libby

Since no two children are exactly the same, no two children evoke identical feelings and reactions from their parents.

Mother's Day: Caffeinated Mom Power

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Yesterday, I asked my eleven-year-old daughter what she thought moms needed for Mother's Day. She replied, "Moms need two things: 1-Coffee, and, 2-A day for themselves." I couldn't help but ask, "Why coffee?"

Mother's Day: The Importance of Mothering Yourself

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

When we practice cleaning our slate and interacting without motive, what we actually "get" in return is greater than what we might have expected.

Happy Crappy Mother's Day!

John Shore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Shore

Mother's Day fortifies people's desperate need to tell themselves they had mothers who weren't self-centered cretins with no more business raising children than a fish has raising gerbils.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Can Neonatal Intensive Care Hurt Your Bond With Your Baby?

Lili Zarghami | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lili Zarghami

Everyone who has infant twins experiences their fair share of difficulties, but I can't help but wonder what was lost during that vital first month when the three of us lived apart.

The Mother Load: Putting Others First

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin van Ogtrop

My mother taught me that the happiest individuals in the world are those who put other people first, which is exactly what she has done -- and continues to do -- as a mother.

The Struggle to Protect Maternal Health Abroad

Amb. Mark Green | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amb. Mark Green

While we naturally think of Mothers Day in American terms, I can't help but think of that woman I met -- long since passed away -- and those like her who are battling each and every day for the future of their children.

Worst Expectations: Motherhood Lost

Serene Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Serene Jones

In the midst of your Mother's Day celebrations, take some time to remember your cousin in Houston whose fertility treatments are failing, your next-door neighbor who had a stillbirth three years ago, or your grandmother who lost a child but could never bring herself to tell anyone.

The Mother's Day Conundrum

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Mother's Day used to be simple. It was a holiday when I would strive to come up with an original gift for my mother. When I was very young, part of the ritual included marking the occasion with my Grandmother.

Your Weekend-To-Do-List: Moms, Music, & MoMA:

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For the best of the best in Los Angeles cultural happenings, check out Flavorpill LA ...

Mother's Day Quotes: Inspirational Sayings For Mother's Day 2010

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Mother's Day 2010 is this Sunday, May 9, 2010, and if you're looking for some last-minute inspiration for cards, notes and gifts in general, Mother's ...

Mother's Day Mission: Help Reduce Maternal Mortality in the Developing World

Liya Kebede | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liya Kebede

Every year we celebrate mothers and the profound impact they have on our lives, but this celebration is cheapened if we continue turning our backs on mothers in the developing world.

A Mother's Day

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

Mother's Day is creeping up on us once more: I expect some well-earned yet short-lived pampering will come my way.

A Truly Pro-Family Mother's Day Greeting

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

A truly pro-family approach, as opposed to those who use that term and simply want all families to look like theirs, would embrace the opportunity to honor and celebrate all forms of motherhood that sustain loving relationships in which kids are raised.

Building Your Baby's Brain: A Mother's Day Discussion On Early Attachment (LIVE EVENT)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On Friday, May 5, Dr. Catherine Birndorf, psychiatrist and co-author of the bestselling book The Nine Rooms of Happiness, and Dr. Margaret Hertzig, ch...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': This Interconnected Life -- A Mother's Day Gift for Everyone

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

If we've had or continue to have an insecure relationship with our moms, this would be a great time to begin the process of inner reflection to move toward security now.