Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! I hope you are up to your eyebrows in snuggles, scrawled “I Love You’s” on construction-paper greeting cards, and maybe a box of candy or three. It’s 2 PM and I just got out of bed half an hour ago, which tells you the kind of day I’m having (though I did manage to eat a big breakfast and finish American Rose, the biography of Gypsy Rose Lee written by Karen Abbott, from my pillows.)
I’m off to the antique store with my niece, so I’m not doing any blog reading this afternoon…but I’ve been saving up goodies all week to share with you today. I hope you can find a few quiet moments to read them!
- Where is the mommy-war for the motherless child? at Rage Against The Minivan. Be prepared to have your complacency challenged.
- Some moms are sitting Mother’s Day out this year to bring awareness to the many mothers worldwide who die of preventable causes. Though silent protest is not my style, I do appreciate that the No Mother’s Day campaign brought my attention to this issue, and hope you’ll consider joining me in making a donation to Every Mother Counts today.
- Could we see a mother with young children in the Oval Office soon? Joanne Bamberger thinks the time is coming.
- No, I am not mom enough. Loved Lisa Belkin’s thoughtful and mom-supportive take on the latest media-invented “mommy war.”
- Speaking of the now infamous TIME cover, here’s a relevant piece I wrote last year on why, though I still practice many of its tenets, I no longer call myself an attachment parent.
- And on a fluffier note – ever wonder why there are so many different kinds of gardening gloves – and what each type is for? My latest post at HGTVGardens breaks it down. And if you’re looking for a way to use all that in-season asparagus, check out this menu I put together featuring recipes that use spring produce.
I hope you’re having a fantastic Mother’s Day, however you’re celebrating. Please share your favorite reads for the week, or let us know how you’re spending your day!