making Mother’s Day a little more

I’ve known a lot of mothers.

I’ve been a mother for 14 years.

I’ve known mothers who fought a daily battle with emotional, mental or physical disease in their own bodies.

I’ve knows mothers who would have gladly fought those battles for their child if they could.

I’ve known single mothers who have struggled to make gaping ends meet.

I’ve known a surrogate mother who gave a woman, unable to carry her child, the opportunity to hold her baby in her arms.

I’ve known mothers that walked out of hospitals without their babies, while another woman’s status changed just by walking in.

When Cozi challenged me to to “Make Another Mother’s Day“, I thought to myself “For real? How do I pick one?”

I mean, how would I decide one’s need for a little gift is greater than someone else’s?

Since I’m wise like a mofo (that’s the clinical term), I decided to donate the amount Cozi offered to pay me to write this post to another charity called Kiva.

Kiva is a non-profit organization fueled by a mission in which they seek to end poverty by lending.  “Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.”  Funds are lent in order to meet various needs of borrowers including clothing, transportation, agriculture and housing.

The money can be repaid and then lent to another in need. It creates a sense of accomplishment. Of pride.

This is all I can think to do.

So in honor of all the mothers I have known, respected and loved I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.


This post was sponsored by Cozi, but all opinions and decisions are mine.

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3 Responses to making Mother’s Day a little more

  1. Giselle May 10, 2012 at 10:11 PM #

    This is definitely heartfelt and such a good idea to pay tribute to moms.. I am just hoping we can all make mommies very special everyday not just on Mother;s Day..

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    • Dimitrios November 25, 2012 at 12:31 AM #

      Perhaps ask her politely and reptlcsfuely to respect your request to not teach the children about her religion since you are not sure at this time how you stand and it’s making things difficult on the children and you. You need to focus on respect and that it is a two way street. If she loves her grandchildren she must respect your wishes or you will limit her interaction with them and keep it supervised. When you have that discussion tell her it is NOT what you want to do which is why you are talking with her. Tell her you feel disrespected by her actions. After all you ARE the mother.

  2. Susan in the Boonies May 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM #

    I love your heart, Anissa. What a great way to make another mother’s day.

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