Leading up to Mother’s Day, Parentology has been sharing stories from people who have women that hold a special place in their lives. Someone other than their mother. Someone they cherish and hold dear. Other Mothers.
Now that we’ve officially arrived at Mother’s Day, it seemed the perfect time to reflect back on all the Other Mother’s we’ve featured. Want to delve into their stories? Click the link and fall in love with them yourself.
Happy Other Mother’s Day!
Remembering My Mother-in-Law
Julie Tolar introduced us to how amazing mother-in-laws can be. “…I wasn’t looking for a mother figure. I have one and she’s amazing. I was lucky, I liked my mother-in-law. It was easy for me to include her in my life. So, now when I think back about all of the important moments, I realize—almost by accident — Gloria was there.”
Naomie Mhina told to Parentology writer Paul Kamoko about the tough as nails woman with a soft as a feather heart she knew as Aunt Macy. A woman who shared her wisdom and advice, even when it was hard to swallow.
In Archery Lessons, Gemma Brand-Wolf espoused the impact myriad women can have in one’s life, from sisters to BFFs.
A new mother herself, Mariam Haider wrote about her bond with her aunt and what it meant to introduce her newborn to someone so beloved.
When Misty Wise moved into Hailey Hudson’s community she stepped into the young girl’s life and became a strong presence of love and support.
Memories of My Grandmother
Kristina Cappetta wrote about the bond she shared with her MacGuyver-like grandmother, from days spent watching soap operas and snacking on tater tots, to inadvertent surgeries on a Ken doll in need of repair.
My Grandmother, My Friend
Lauren Wellbanks began her story with, well, a story. One her grandmother used to love sharing about giving baby Lauren a bath. Then Lauren shared how she had the opportunity to return the favor years later.
Rebecca Tollen allowed us to spend some sweet moments from a lifetime of love bestowed by her one-of-a-kind Bubby aka grandmother.