I've always had mixed feelings about Mother's Day. As a mama myself, pregnant with kiddo #2, I can appreciate a day to celebrate and thank our mothers - I love brunch and homemade cards. But I wonder about dedicating a single day to toasting mothers, when we should be ensuring that their basic needs … [Read more...] about On Mother’s Day, Parents Need More Than Flowers. We Need Lasting Support to Care For Our Families.
by Shantae Johnson This post is a part of the Strong Families Mamas Day 2014 blog series and was originally posted on the Western States Center blog. Shantae is a doula, breastfeeding advocate, mother to six, and a board member of Backline. “Freedom is not given; it is won.” -A. Phillip Randolph on … [Read more...] about Becoming BRAVE