Tag: mother's day

A Multi-Generational Mothers Day Tribute

My grandmothers had hard lives. They left their families in the “old country” at an age when girls today are just getting braces for their teeth, traveled by themselves on long ocean voyages to live with people they had never met, worked in sweat shops, married young, and spent much of their time cooking and... Read more »

The Unconditional Love of a Mother

I had saved a message from my late mother on my phone. It breaks my heart that somehow in upgrading phones, I lost it. But I remember her words pretty well. I had just started blogging and she called to tell me she was so proud of me for something I had written. But she... Read more »

Mother’s Day: A Great Grandchild's Tribute to her Bubbe

This is my first Mother’s Day without Mom. When my mother died last month, my 9-year-old granddaughter asked many questions about what would happen at the funeral. I told her my brothers and I would talk about Bubbe. I explained this was called a eulogy and we would be celebrating her life and sharing our... Read more »

Letter to a New Mom: One Mom's Mother's Day Message for her Daughters

Dear Daughters, I raised you to believe you had to do it all.  You were brought up with books like The Practical Princess in which the princess had to rescue the prince herself in order to live happily ever after.  You danced to the songs from Free to be You and Me and I encouraged... Read more »

Grandparenting in a Box – Mother's Day Thoughts About Skype, FaceTime, and Virtual Connecting

My grandparents lived close by and were a regular presence is my life. But times have changed and kids and grandkids can be scattered all over the place. Luckily, we have our screens to connect us with those little ones we love so dearly. I have taken an unscientific survey of my friends with out-of-town... Read more »