• Parenting,  Social Changes

    A New Kind of Mother’s Day

    As a child I made and bought my fair share of cards for my mom to celebrate her on Mother’s Day. When I had any money I would buy¬†her something, no matter how small, as a token of my appreciation for the work she did for me. I embraced these ‘holidays’ and felt excited to pitch in with my brothers when I got a little older to buy her something pretty or practical–a decoration for the house, a necklace, a bookcase, a microwave (it was the 80’s and a microwave was a big deal!). Many of those Sundays, I was her faithful companion to church because my brothers and Dad…