Being a mom is a big job. From making sure a feisty toddler doesn’t eat rocks to sitting in solace with a hurting teenager, motherhood is intense. Here are eight beautiful photos of hardworking women around the world who exemplify a mother’s love. They face vast challenges yet persevere in working toward, praying for and believing in the best for their children.Continue Reading ›
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For Mother’s Day, we asked children in our program to share reasons why they love their mothers. Here are their beautiful answers about the strong, loving women who raised them. “I love you mom, because…”
Last week a radio host asked me in an interview to make a statement about the state of the world and how difficult it is to raise kids in this current cultural climate. My answer disappointed her. She was hoping for doom and gloom mixed with some religious jargon about how these are signs of the end of things. Instead, I told her that raising kids in this world feels hopeful. Hope. Full.
Ask most mothers what they want for Mother’s Day, and you’ll get more “moments” than “stuff.” Which makes sense. What mom wants more things to put away or dust around? They want moments of quiet, rest, adventure and togetherness.
Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to provide the women in our lives with tangible expressions of love. But what if there was a way you could do that while also tapping into the real heartbeat of a mom — helping other moms.
The moms of the children our program serves are like every mom. They pray that their children are healthy. They weep when their children suffer. They work tirelessly to provide for food, shelter and a better future. And you have an opportunity to encourage them too.
The big things and the little things, the poignant moments and the silliness. What can you thank that special woman in your life for this Mother’s Day?
There are 2 billion moms in the world. How can we help mothers around the world who live in extreme poverty?
Those are the mothers who, on this Mother’s Day in America, we want to remember and honor and write about. We want to remember those mothers who labor from dusk to dawn and work to put food on their table and pray that their children are safe.
What’s your mother’s name?
With Mother’s Day coming up, I’ve been reflecting on how much this question really matters. It’s not that a mother’s name is particularly important unto itself; it’s more that the name embodies a woman, a woman with a unique story, a woman who no matter what story she lives every day is deeply connected with her children (and maybe even children that she has not physically given birth to).