Mother’s Day is an extremely important day for folks in our target audience. It could be one of the rare days someone who is not practicing the faith comes back to Mass — to join their mom. Young adults want to celebrate and lift up their moms, so it’s a great opportunity to meet them with content that touches on this secular holiday.
Meet the First ‘Working Mom’ Saint: Mothers make many sacrifices for their children. St. Gianna Beretta Molla was a mother who went above and beyond to ensure the wellbeing of her child — and willingly paid the ultimate sacrifice for it.
5 Simple Ways to Help Out a New Mom: On the day she gave birth to her child, a mother is born, too. She is just as new and in need of love as her child. While everyone else is reaching for the baby, here’s how you can reach out toward the mother.
Be Gentle, For We Are All Grieving: a #GrottoStories account about grieving the loss of a mother
How I Decided to Stay at Home With My Kids: “In conversations with my female friends, married and unmarried, with and without children, I hear each of us struggling to navigate social pressures around our identities as women. The messages we hear about what a woman can, can’t, should, and shouldn’t do are loud, noisy, and often unhelpful.”
VIDEO: Mother Finds Healing in Painting Portraits of Mary: With Elly Tullis’s second child came unexpected challenges. From sleep deprivation to anxiety, she was struggling in ways she hadn’t before as a mother. It wasn’t until she started painting portraits of Mary that she experienced relief and healing.
VIDEO: Photographer Gives Hurting Mothers the Chance to be Seen: Between 1939 and the 1990s, children were stolen from mothers across Spain as part of a eugenics program started under the Franco government. In order to offer the victims of this crisis a chance to be seen, Pedro Lange-Churion began a photography project dedicated to sharing their stories.
VIDEO: This Mother Chronicles Her Pandemic Pregnancy Experience: As a nurse, Laura Olson is all too familiar with the risks that the pandemic brings. As an expectant mother, these risks are heightened to a new level. Her experience journeying through this pandemic is filled with fear and anxiety, and yet she pushes on each day, conscious of the life she is carrying — and the joy it will bring.