Date: May 2nd, 2016
By: Guest Blogger
Guest Blog Post from MamasDay.org
People have been creating and sending cards for generations because it’s a simple, but powerful, way to maintain connection and sustain our families. But too often, the Mamas Day cards we see in stores don’t reflect the mamas in our lives, or the struggles they face.
It’s a distraction from the true kind of love we should be expressing on Mamas Day: The love that happens when our world is just, and when all our mamas are supported, cared for, and nurtured. It’s the kind of love I see when I look at Strong Families’ newest Mamas Day ecards.
Mamahood is not one-size fits all. Our family structures are as diverse as the people in them—and Mamas Day is more complicated than what $5 grocery store cards would have you believe. Mamas need more than flowers or a box of chocolates once a year. They need access to health care, services for their children, schools that are safe, and a job with paid sick time so she can take care of herself or a sick loved one.
Those are the kinds of things we need to fight for on Mamas Day, and the cards on MamasDay.org express those struggles…and our collective hope for a more just future where all mamas are loved.
That’s why this year, we are celebrating the mamas in our lives with cards that are as unique and gorgeous as they are. Join us in sending a new kind of Mamas Day card to the special mamas in your life.
Happy Mamas Day to you and yours!
For more information on Strong Families, visit www.strongfamiliesmovement.org.