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Daily Archives: May 12th, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day

  Rock Me To Sleep                   Elizabeth Akers Allen Backward, turn backward, O time, in your flight; Make me a child again, just for tonight! Mother, come back from that echoless shore; Take me again in your heart as of yore – Kiss from my forehead the furrows of care, Smooth the few silver threads […]

A Tribute to My Mother

  ALAN writes: Whenever I think of modern culture, the word that comes immediately to mind is: Decadence. Whenever I think of my mother, the word that comes immediately to mind is: Decency. Two things could not be more unlike. My mother never enjoyed a moment of fame, fortune, or glamour. She lived quietly by […]

Two Obituaries of Mothers

  MY great-great grandmother, Catherine Garvey, was born in Castleblaney, Ireland in 1816. She married, moved to America, had seven children (two of whom died in infancy) and took care of her home in Pennsylvania. She became a widow at the age of 60 when her husband fell down the stairs in the middle of the night. Catherine Garvey died in […]

Attachment Parenting, Time Magazine and a Frontal Attack on Motherhood

  ARETE writes: I too was disturbed by the photograph on the cover of Time. That was the point of it. This was a very direct frontal attack on motherhood and I will explain why. Now, thanks to one of the biggest magazines in the country, millions have a negative first impression of breastfeeding. If […]