Or is it still just about spending time with mom and appreciating all she does?
Mother’s Day as we know it was founded by Anna Jarvis in 1908, but even she felt that it quickly deteriorated into something lacking real sentiment. “A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world” she said. So, 103 years later, does Mother’s Day mean anything to the people it’s meant to celebrate?
We asked some moms what they thought:
Bad Mother author Ayelet Waldman said, “I think Mother’s Day is a marvelous holiday. Personally, I like to loll about in bed with the newspaper and a cup of tea. My only reservation about it is that being too spoiled on Mother’s Day does up the ante for Father’s Day, a holiday I find pointless in the extreme.” Read more...
Stars singer-guitarist Amy Millan and bassist Evan Cranley talk about being new parents and Amy’s first Mother’s Day
On March 21 of this year, Amy and Evan welcomed Delphine Cranley to their family and the world. We asked them about this new parenthood venture they’ve got going and what thoughts it’s inspired.
Do you think Mother’s Day has lost its meaning?
Amy Millan: Mother’s Day should become more like Woman’s Day and less like Valentine’s Day. It (should) become a day that is about awareness and protest and charity. In terms of your own mother, you have no idea — no idea — how much love and sacrifice and work your mother did for you until you have your own kid. So your mother should get respect and phone calls and flowers all year round. It should not be designated to one day, ever. Read more...