Another Mother’s Day


I’ve written in the past about my uneasiness with Mother’s Day, and now I’ve found a new reason to dislike the holiday. One of my fellow Shetroit bloggers recently wrote about the origins of Mother’s Day – who knew it started out as a peace movement? Please take a minute to check it out!

This week, the Shetroit blog was full of Mother’s Day posts and there’s another story that I was truly excited about. One writer, described her mother’s pregnancy at the age of 17 and her┬ádecision┬áto parent despite suggestions otherwise. I think family preservation is the best option all around and I’d love to see more stories like this.

Mother’s Day #3


This is my third mother’s day and in honor of the occasion, I had planned a tirade on my feelings about the “holiday.” Instead, I’d just like to share some links to a few posts that express my opinions perfectly. Please share your mother’s day thoughts in the comments.

It’s Not that Serious: My Anti-Mother’s Day Manifesto
Scary Mommy: Taking Mother’s Day Back
Dr. Abby and Rev. Carol’s Place: I Have a Problem with Mother’s Day
I am Minivan: Happy Mother’s Day

Disclaimer: This is not meant as a reflection of my relationship with Grandma G, but as a reflection of my own feelings as a mother.