Mother

Whether you call her Mom, Mama, Ma, or your own pet name, your mother is a precious woman because she gave you the ultimate gift--your life.
Brenda Graham with a quilt; photo courtesy Brenda Graham
Family

Five Quilts for Five Sisters: A Goodbye Gift from Their Mother

They thought they knew everything about their mother, but she had one last surprise for them.

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Colleen Radke and daughter Wynn; photo courtesy Colleen Radke
Stories of Hope

A Quest to Visit 67 Waterfalls Helped This Mother and Daughter Heal

With the pandemic and a pending divorce, their lives were in free fall. But reconnecting with Mother Nature proved restorative.

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Colleen Radke and daughter Wynn; photo courtesy Colleen Radke
Stories of Hope

Waterfalls and Mother Nature Restored the Spirits of a Mom and Daughter

Colleen Radke shares how a difficult divorce and the trials brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic inspired her to get back to nature with her five-year-old daughter.

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An artist's rendering of a snow angel; Illustration by Daniel Lievano
Angels

How a Snow Angel Changed Her Parenting Perspective

She was feeling like a failure as a mother, until a heaven-sent sign reminded her what was really important.

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Robert Boggs mom, Melree Boggs, in 1936
Family

A Tribute to His Late Nature-Loving Mother

His beloved mom loved and cared for all of God’s creatures.

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Alzheimer's and the power of memory
Alzheimer's and Dementia

Alzheimer's and the Powerful World of Memory

An old dog and an upcoming book inspire thoughts on the disease, family and who we are.

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A slice of pumpkin pie in the sky. Illustration by Mike Hansen
Angels

A Heaven-Sent Slice of Pumpkin Pie

Her mother’s favorite Thanksgiving dessert saved the day during a difficult holiday.

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Katie Turner and her daughters. Photo credit: Katie Turner
Children

The Making of Christmas Mother-Daughter Tradition

This tasty date balls recipe was perfect for her two sous-chefs with little hands.

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Carol Glazer and son Jacob; photo courtesy Carol Glazer
People Helping People

Caring for Her Son with Disabilities Led to a New Career

The president of the National Organization on Disability helped her child overcome a lifetime of challenges.

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Nicolas Castell's depiction of angels
Angels

Angels Escorted His Mother to Heaven

As he said goodbye to his mother, he found angelic comfort in the colorful afghan she once made for him. 

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