Today’s round up is all about mothers. I’ve tried to capture some of different perspectives on mothers and mother’s day that were on offer this week.
Mother’s Day Posts From Around the Web
Mother’s Day is fraught with expectations and hopes. As with any day when we are being celebrated like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and birthdays we don’t always communicate those expectations which can lead to disappointments when those expectations are not met.
On Mother’s Day we tend to think of our own mothers and the impact they have had on our lives. Some of us will think about and remember mothers who have passed away. We don’t often consider the mother who has lost a child.
We all have mothers. Some of those mothers might be absent due to death, estrangement or emotionally absent. Many mothers are fully engaged. Mothers of course are people and as such are flawed and make mistakes. None of us are experts at parenting. We don’t always know the impact (positive or negative) that we are having on our kids. The challenge as a parent is to own and accept that impact.
Read some great posts on motherhood and mothers here from @JoeMedler, @LouiseChapman and @tjzmommy.Click To Tweet
Top Posts on Dad Goes Round
Top new post of the week
This is my second post in my Dad Guide series on how to talk with your daughter about her period.
Top Archive post of the week
I wrote this one when my now 2 1/2 year old was a week or two old and I was sitting watching her whimper and her eyes flutter while she was sleeping and I wondered what could possibly be going on her her head.
Bonus Mother’s Day Post
It is Mother’s Day here and I couldn’t let that slide without writing about it. This year I interviewed my kids about what they like and love about their mummy. My partner and I also contributed what we love about our mothers.