Mothers and mothering

Just wanted to say Happy Mother’s Day to all you fantastic moms out there

” … the word mother is more powerful when it is used as a verb than as a noun. Mothering has little to do with biological reproduction—as another friend once told me, there are women who bear and raise children without ever mothering them, and there are people (both male and female) who mother all their lives without ever giving birth. The bad news is that not all of us have the good fortune to be born to our real mothers, or to stay with them as long as we need them. The good news is that, while mothers are often in short supply, mothering is not. Against all odds, despite everything that works against it on this unpleasant, uncomfortable planet, mothering is here in abundance. You can always find it, if you’re smart and know where to look.” (from Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic by Martha Beck)

And for today’s Creative Something of the Day (CSOTD):

Cephalopodiatrist

Cephalopodiatrist

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