Friday, May 08, 2009

Mother's Day, another Hallmark holiday?

Read this great post from our friends at Mindful Mama...

Making Mother's Day Meaningful
By Bess Hochstein

My mother has some ‘tude about Mother’s Day. I still remember her dismissively calling it a “Hallmark holiday” when I was growing up. It was a no-win situation: Even though she found the premise contrived, she’d be upset if I didn’t send a card or a gift or call her. But I doubt my mother would disparage Mother’s Day as much if she knew the holiday’s origins—to acknowledge motherhood as sacred, to reconnect to one’s family, and promote peace by helping less fortunate mothers and children around the world.


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