Dear Mama


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“You are appreciated.” 5/13/17

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This weekend, a heartfelt shoutout to moms everywhere. And if you can’t be with yours, please send her a card and join us for some Great Big Stories filled with motherly love.

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Passing on Her Strength: Pumping Iron With Kenya’s Strongest Women

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Mercy Obiero and her daughter, Natasha Okoth, are some of the strongest women in Kenya. Mercy, a national weightlifting legend, embraced the sport at a time when few women were doing so. Now, this mom is helping train her daughter to become the strongest woman in the country. 

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Why the Mother of Mother’s Day Hated Mother’s Day

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Anna Jarvis LOVED her mom. She loved her mother so much that when her mother died, she devoted herself to campaigning for a national holiday to celebrate mothers. So why did Anna become so angry when President Woodrow Wilson made the holiday official in 1914?

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Mom and Daughter Wait Nine Years for a Hug

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Jannet Castanon and her mother Rosario Vargas Flores live only a few miles apart, but have been separated by the U.S.-Mexico Border for nine years. Mother and daughter finally had the opportunity to embrace for a few precious moments when the U.S. Border Patrol opened the border’s steel fence for the third time in its history.

The Story Behind The ‘I Love Mom’ Tattoo

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It is the ultimate eternal tribute to your first love — your mom. This is the history behind the iconic ‘I Love Mom’ heart tattoo.
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