I had a wonderful mother. Still do. Her mothering qualities haven’t left me although she’s been gone a while. Her mothering reached through several generations of children and grandchildren here in Indiana. We’ve all felt “mothered,” haven’t we, by individuals–male and female–and even our dear pets. My colleague, Beverly Goldsmith, writing for the May 8, 2015 edition of Motherpedia, gives us some helpful tips on mothering. Even if you’ve never changed a diaper or carpooled to school, these sweet tips will help you find the ‘inner mother” in yourself and others. Here’s Beverly:
Mothers! Everybody has one. And Mother’s Day is as good a time as any to remember a mother’s nurturing and caring by visiting her, or giving a gift or flowers. Here are the good reasons to celebrate mothering on this special day – it’s good for your health!
Mothering qualities needed
In a world where violence seems widespread and a lack of humanity is often evident, who doesn’t need the calmness of mothering qualities to be expressed in their family or community?
Society needs individuals who speak gently, who are tender yet strong, and kind as well as considerate. Harsh words or actions inevitably engender bitterness. They never produce happiness, nor remove fear or sorrow….
(Read more for Beverly’s 8 Tips on mothering for everyone)