An Ode to Non-Moms on Mother’s Day (or Happy Non-Mother’s Day To Me)

Ode to Non-Moms on Mother's Day

It’s Mother’s Day. The day when more flowers are sold, more cards delivered and more phone calls made than on any other day of the year. But what about those of us without children today? No brunch, no cards, no kisses. Should we be sad? Read more

12 Amazing Non-Moms Who Make Me Feel Better About Being Childless on Mother’s Day.

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There’s nothing worse than being single on New Year’s Eve. Unless, of course, you are childless on Mother’s Day. For those of us who do not have children of our own on this holiday, the media saturated imagery of little ones bringing mommy breakfast in bed (usually with handsome daddy’s help) or adorable freckled faces without front teeth presenting crudely drawn crayon renderings of happy families can be torture. Read more

Disney Characters Who Must HATE Mother’s Day.

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It’s Mother’s Day. A day when most people look back at their upbringing fondly and reward their mothers with phone calls, flowers, memories or a hallmark card. But that’s certainly not the case for everyone. The majority of Disney’s animated movies have main characters whose mothers met with tragic endings or were presumed dead to begin with. Others were raised by wicked and evil stepmothers or orphaned and placed under the care of relatives. There are varied hypotheses as to why, but nevertheless this must make Mother’s Day unbearable for the following. Read more

25 Incredibly Touching Wildlife Photos of Animal Moms and their Babies.

Animal Moms and their Babies

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I will be featuring a post that some might call a little dark or negative. Even cynical. To make up for that,  I am also posting 25 of the most tender moments between animal mothers and their offspring as captured by Award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas. I figure this makes us even. Read more

Paintings Of Mom by 33 Famous Artists For Mother’s Day.

artists' paintings of their mothers

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share one of my favorite original posts. Famous Artists Paint Their Mothers are thirty-three portraits of the female forebears of various respected and well-known painters. The portraits range from the 15th century to the present* – excluding paintings of The Madonna, arguably the most famous of all mothers. Read more

Mia van Beek Turns Your Kid’s Art Into Actual Jewelry, Keychains & Bookmarks.

Jewelry designer Mia van Beek of Formia Design has come up with a way to turn your children’s art into fabulous everlasting mementos in the form of pendants, charm bracelets, earrings, brooches, keychains and bookmarks. Read more

Interesting Facts, Figures, and Tidbits About Mothers And Motherhood

Motherhood Facts and Figures

Here are a bunch of interesting Motherhood Facts and Figures in honor of Mother’s Day for you from the US Census Bureau (dated 2009). Read more