Considering Mother’s Day by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan


It’s Mother’s Day at 4:00am Santa Fe time or 3:00am Arizona time. I have just finished driving five hours—the last leg of our trip—from Arizona to Santa Fe so that my daughter can participate in a recital today, Mother’s Day. On the drive I was thinking about “what is Mother’s Day?” ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Book Excerpt: MEAN MOMMY by Kerri Louise


A Letter to My Family on Mother’s Day Dear loving, messy children and wonderful, trying husband, All I want for Mother’s Day this year is for you ALL to get the hell out of the house and leave me alone. Yes, all of you. Including the dog. Okay, I know we don’t ...

Everyday Should Be Mother’s or Father’s Day by Robin Gorman Newman


I've never been a fan of holidays.  I don't quite understand certain occasions that to me feel like a Hallmark moment and a great opportunity for retailers and restaurants to push their wares at sometimes higher prices. One of those occasions is Mother's Day. What is the origin of Mother's Day? I don't ...

The Seeds of Love by Margaret Hart


Every year since my son began attending school, I have looked forward to and enjoyed so many milestones and celebrations. One day that's always sweet is Mother's Day, when he comes home from school with a handmade gift or drawing or card. I always get so excited to see what ...

Snazzy Beads for Mom – Review by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


    This past winter, I attended a Trade Show Convention. As I was perusing the isles, a particular booth caught my eye. Jewelry! But not flashy, sparkly jewelry. This jewelry was colorful, beautiful and casual. Beaded bracelets, earrings and necklaces with a hint of “bling” to them for both women and ...

More Than a Mom by Robin Gorman Newman


Even though I'm the founder of a networking group for enterprising women on Long Island and Queens, NY, the Independent Business Women's Circle, and a big believer in the power of connecting, cultivating support and learning from each other, I don't frequent networking functions....or at least not since I became ...

I Hope She is Proud of Me by Stacey Honowitz


    On this mothers day weekend, I have one question to ask.   I want to know if my daughter will be proud of me when she is old enough to understand who I really am. Do you ever wonder what your child really thinks of you? Aside from the usual teenage antics that ...

IN SEARCH OF MOM by Robin Gorman Newman


My mother didn't live to see me become a mother, and I wish she had. There’s nothing like the love of a mother (assuming it's a positive relationship). Seth and I were in the park last weekend, and we wound up speaking to an elderly couple playing with their dog.  They were ...

Mother’s Day-Not Just Another Busy Day by Dina Ramon


Anna Jarvis would roll over in her grave. She is the Appalachian woman from West Virginia who was responsible for establishing Mother’s Day as a national holiday… with a little help from wealthy department store founder John Wanamaker. While successful in establishing Mother’s Day, and having it rubber stamped as ...

Finding My Inner “Single Mom” – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


As Mother’s Day approaches this year, I am truly feeling the essence of being a “Single Mom.” I never actually put myself in that category before, but I feel it’s presence emerging more and more each day. I think it started several weeks ago when I realized that Mother’s Day fell ...