To All Mothers

Today is Mother’s Day and we are in the middle of International Women’s Month, which is not only perfect timing, but also a particularly great way to honor women and mothers. But people come in all glorious shapes, colors and sizes, and relationships do too. Mums have changed and grown as we have evolved our concepts of what constitutes a family, and now all mums, biological or chosen – human baby or fur – physically in our lives or spiritually in our hearts – get a space on the celebration stage.

Every Mother’s Day I get a bit nostalgic about my mum. She died when I was a kid, and I’ve never really written much about her at all. I even struggled to write this blog to be honest, but not because it is too painful anymore, but because writing about a relationship dynamic that I h