Category Archives: Mother

Inspired by my mother

Celebrating My Mom Today and Every Day

Today, dozens of countries around the world are celebrating this Mother’s Day according to their traditions.  Florist shops have run out of roses,  restaurants have been booked weeks in advance, handmade cards have kept children busy in school art classes … Continue reading

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As Humble a Woman as My Mum

With Mother’s Day just around the corner in my part of the world, Jane Oma of MyRubyHeels.com has kindly given me permission to repost this lovely poem she wrote to celebrate her Mum. As humble a woman as she was, … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Saris Are Worth More Than Their Weight in Gold

It was the NPR piece, “Love is Saying ‘Sari’”, that made me reflect on my connection to the sari as well as my own experiences with potential loss and the importance of leaving a legacy. My sister and I sit in my parent’s … Continue reading

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March is Women’s History Month – Women in ART

Female artists have been making art throughout history however their work has not always been as well acknowledged or received as that of their male counterparts.  They faced challenges due to gender bias in training, travel, selling their work and gaining recognition. … Continue reading

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To My Mother-in-Law: I Was Wrong

You always stole my thunder. You gave them everything they wanted. You never said no when they asked for anything: a second helping of dessert; candy before dinner; a few more minutes in the bath; or money for the ice … Continue reading

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Value in Loss

My Mom was a person who valued people and time. She valued the relationships she had with others with respect, respectful honesty, thoughtfulness, insight, intelligence, humor and love. Some people may say that one sees something “very black and white”. … Continue reading

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Kayla Mueller : The Daughter that Every Mother Hopes She is Raising

Kayla Mueller had been held hostage by the Islamic State since 2013.  She was kidnapped while leaving a Doctor’s Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, Syria on August 4th – just 10 days shy of her 25th birthday.  She was working … Continue reading

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The Gift of Sally Ride’s Secret

I stayed up until 4 a.m. last night reading Lynn Sherr’s biography, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, an unwise choice, given my schedule for today. Now, I’m sitting on my flight home to Seattle from NYC, where I … Continue reading

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The Gift of Life

“They said it’s cancer,” my mom said on the other end of the line. I got up from the table where I was playing ‘Princesses’ with the little girls I was babysitting and paced the hallway.  “Oh?” I said, trying to … Continue reading

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Why I Wear My Mother’s Robe

My mother died four years ago. Every morning I wake up, and without thinking I put on her robe. Of all the precious things she gave me; a sense of humor, a love of Mondays, her favorite ring and her … Continue reading

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