Some interesting links in advance of Mother's Day:
- Send Michelle Obama a Mother's Day email thanking her for supporting child care.
- Tell your favorite mother you think she's the Mother of the Year (thanks to MomsRising).
- Mother's Day Facts from the Census Bureau: I would not have guessed that having a birth outside of a hospital was only twice as common as giving birth to your EIGHTH or more child.
- Ayelet Waldman reading from the first chapter of Bad Mother. Nothing profound here -- she's not the first person to notice that we set impossibly high standards for mothers, or that it might be easier to compare ourselves to fathers -- but funnier than I had expected.
I'm feeling a bit guilty because I'm going away for work this weekend -- I agreed to do it months ago, and just realized last week that it would mean I would be away for mother's day. Whoops.
In going through my archives looking for a post I wanted to link to, I ran across this one from two years ago, commenting on the number of end of year activities scheduled during the day. It actually somehow reassures me to remember that this is an ongoing issue, and I'm actually far less stressed out by it than I used to be.