Happy Mothers’ Day or Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! We may come to motherhood in different ways, and approach it in different manners, but we are all united by a love of our children.
Here are a few additional posts from round and about that speak to the spirit of the holiday:
- Jaime Jenett, whose post was my Post of the Week last week, has has a piece at The Frisky in which she shares her perspective about being a lesbian mom on Mother’s Day. Also waffles.
- David Sarasohn of The Oregonian writes about lesbian moms and “the many ways of motherhood.” And waffles.
- My own Mother’s Day column from last year, “Waffles and Roller Coasters,” still reflects my thoughts on the holiday.
- Moving on from waffle-themed posts, Darby Hickey at HuffPo writes of her own mom, being a transgender mom and a godmother, “mommas defined by their nurturing rather than a title on a birth certificate,” and “the mother in all of us.”
- HuffPo Gay Voices asked its readers and bloggers to submit photos and anecdotes about their moms. (My favorite is number five, by lesbian mom Lisa Lay, who came out three years ago after 27 years of marriage and five children. She writes not only of her mom, but of a woman who was a mother figure to her and her partner and knew, as her own parents did not, of her lesbian identity.)
- On a more political note, Kenji Yoshino of the New York Times writes, “For Obama, It’s About the Children.” I love the piece because it speaks to themes I’ve written about myself: President Obama’s use of same-sex parents and our kids to show why he now supports marriage equality, and the reclaiming of the “best interests of the children” argument from the right wing, as a recent ad in North Carolina did.
- On a non-LGBT-specific note, the International Museum of Women has launched “Mama’s Work,” an online gallery “about how women around the world juggle work and family life.” (Via Bunchland.)
- And finally, don’t forget that halfway between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, on June 1, is the 7th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day! Post at your blog and submit the link here to participate.