A Mother’s Plea to Secretary Clinton

Dear Secretary Clinton, Tomorrow, I will do the unthinkable. Once again, I will pass over a newborn. My heart will break, despite praying that I would not have to experience this pain for the fourth time. I’m told to toughen up. I’m reminded that I should be thankful I have…

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The Optimism of Resilient Mothers

Before I became a mother, I had no idea of the challenges and joys that awaited me. Qualities emerged that I hadn’t known I had, like unwavering patience, overwhelming love, and a fierce determination to steer my son around at least some of the pitfalls of my own childhood. I…

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5 Shocking Things About The Creator Of Mother’s Day

Personally, we’ve always assumed that Mother’s Day was a Hallmark-FTD creation intended to sell greeting cards and flowers. But we would be wrong, of course. The American version of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 — using the second anniversary of her own mother’s death as the day…

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