For the Hurting Mom or Daughter on Mother’s Day

By Barbara Rainey | May 9, 2018 | 9 Comments

Do you ever cringe at the thought of Mother’s Day? When the whole world tells you it’s time to tell your mom how much you love her, do you wonder if you even can? Or are you the dear mom wondering if this might be the year your wandering child will remember you? Mother’s Day […]

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To the Woman Who Is Waiting This Mother’s Day

By Barbara Rainey | May 2, 2018 | 8 Comments

Right now I can think of a woman who is waiting… Waiting to see two lines on the stick Waiting to feel the flutter of tiny feet in her womb Waiting for her tummy to round Waiting for her dreams to come true. She might be waiting for medical answers inside her body so that […]

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10 Tips for a Woman Dreading Mother’s Day

By Laura Petherbridge | May 11, 2017 | 36 Comments

Do you know someone who is dreading Mother’s Day?  The commemorative celebration filled with flowers, joy, and appreciation can turn into a trigger of despair for many women. As a childless stepmom of 28 years, I can remember a number of times it was unenjoyable. A woman might be depressed or discouraged on Mother’s Day […]

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An Unforgettable and Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift Idea

By Barbara Rainey | May 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

There is a secret to a longer life. But the caveat is you can’t think about yourself this Mother’s Day season.  Bathing suits, shorts, sleeveless shirts; all so cute on our once-upon-a-time bodies, start to feel too revealing of veiny or not-so-taut legs and arms by 40 if not sooner. Where’s that elusive Fountain of […]

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Looking Forward to the Real Mother’s Day

By Barbara Rainey | May 3, 2016 | 3 Comments

My first memories of Mother’s Day are sitting as a child in church as the minister recognized all the mothers. I remember them standing in recognition of their day. I also remember them all wearing corsages. It was a tradition in that generation, and somehow the men knew it was part of their jobs to provide the corsages […]

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