Today I spoke to a group of young adults about Mother’s Day. We talked about what ‘mothering’ looks like in the real world. The act of mothering is nurturing; it’s done by mothers, aunties, grandparents, cousins, dads, uncles. Can we celebrate that?
Let’s add this to our shared understanding of how we value and cherish the lives of children. Let’s normalize the ‘other’ mothering that happens. Let’s give kids a feeling that this isn’t a bad thing.
Happy mother’s day to the moms, dads, aunties, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, cousins, and other community members who support children. You’re rock stars. Thank you for pitching in when needed.
It takes a village.