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Smells Like Motherhood

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Lois Alter Mark

Although my nest is now empty, I've found I can reminisce about my kids' childhood this Mother's Day by spritzing these scents from Demeter Fragrance Library, which are the next best thing to going back in time. In some ways, they may actually be better.

Mother's Day and False Eyelashes: Holding On and Letting Go

Alysia Reiner | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Alysia Reiner

The completeness, the cycles, the depth, the richness, the process, the continuity and the treasure of the moment that is gone the second you are aware of it. We cannot capture these -- it is impossible, as hard as we all try.

7 (Unintentional) Lessons I Learned From My Mom

Galit Breen | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

The first lesson that my Ima taught me was that family isn't defined by location. And that home isn't permanent and can be created between any four walls. I followed her lead in this and today live a plane flight away. I'm not sure she's thrilled that this a lesson I gleaned. It wasn't an intentional one.

The Single Thought That Haunts Me Every Mother's Day

Julie Fingersh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Mother's Day is here, and once again, I fall short. No cards in the mail. No calendars ordered from Shutterfly that feature carefully chosen photos of the grandchildren. No gifts en route. Just me, my guilty inaction, and a single thought that haunts me every year: one day, the jig'll be up. My mom will be gone.

Plane Fell 5000 Feet From the Sky

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

In that delirious conversation, I told my mom that my husband would do a good job of raising our four-year old, and she didn't miss a beat. She told me to 'snap out of it. Planes are built to take on wind shear. We'll be fine.'

Passing the Baton in Memory of My Mother

Lisa Paulsen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Lisa Paulsen

Seven years ago, I Iost my mother after she waged a long battle with ovarian cancer. The memory of her struggle fills me with both pride and sadness. Most of all, it makes me want to strike back against the disease that killed her. I want to help bring an end to cancer.

Doing it Mother's Way

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
William B. Bradshaw

More than anything else, the average mother is concerned about the health, welfare and safety of her children.

Shaq's Mother Has a Message for All of Us This Mother's Day

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
KnowMore TV

Lucille O'Neal knows a thing or two about the challenges that face young mothers with educational aspirations. The mother-of-four, known to most as"Shaq's mom," waited to finally pursue her own college degree until after the age of 40.

How One Photo Sums Up Everything I Need To Learn From My Mother

Jennifer Meer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

This Mother's Day, the best way I can honor her and my own children, is to not get through the day, but to get in it. I will take care to move more slowly, live more deliberately and surround myself with the people I love.

No More Mother's Day for Me: I Remember Mom

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Howard Barbanel

During the past two years of her life Mom faded out in a fog of dementia exacerbated by a series of mini-strokes which robbed her of her memory, much of her personality and her ability to live life in any kind of vital way. My mother was the personification of vitality, so to have had that taken away was a cruel punishment.

You're the Real MVP, Mom!

Ben Arnon | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Ben Arnon

I feel fortunate to be able to relate to Kevin Durant's affection for his mom, and I'm sad that there are many people in the world for whom that type of relationship is a foreign concept.

7 Lessons From My Mom: A Mixtape

Kristin Shaw | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

My mother has always had a love of music that is infectious, and my memories of the years I spent at home are punctuated with songs from all eras -- Big Band swing to '80s rock.

Why Moms of Addicts Can't Trust God

Heather Kopp | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Heather Kopp

Despite what some of us--including myself--have been taught, God really can't be trusted--at least not for specific outcomes. No matter what a parent does, or how hard we pray, anything can happen, including our worst nightmare.

7 Profound Gifts to Honor a Mother That Cost Nothing

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

So, although I will absolutely devour a box of delicious chocolates and indulge in that day at the spa -- what I (and most women) value the most is the card and the time spent with my family.

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 07.09.2014 | Gay 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, mot...

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?