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In any year—but particularly one filled with collective hardship and struggle—this holiday can bring on a variety of emotions. No matter what this day looks like for you and your loved ones, we see you. Here, you'll find expert-backed advice to help you navigate the day and support the people in your life who are going through a hard time.
“Happy Mother’s Day” doesn’t apply for everyone—and could even be insensitive. You can be more thoughtful with your greetings by taking these simple three steps.
When a loved one is facing a difficult Mother’s Day, small gestures of support can go a long way. Share love with these honest e-cards, made in partnership with PAPYRUS.
Author Cheryl Strayed and Sheryl Sandberg talk candidly about loss and how support from others helped on a tough Mother’s Days.
Support friends who’ve lost their mom by finding ways to remember and celebrate her on Mother’s Day.
Use these tips to be there for grieving parents and make the day a chance to remember their child together.
“My wife and I find meaning by spending the day volunteering for the Special Olympics in honor of our son.” — Robert Mehnert
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If Mother’s Day is tough for you, remember that you deserve to spend the day in a way that works for you. Read these seven tips to make it what you want it to be. And if you’re offering someone support, keep these tips in mind.
Join an Option B group to connect with a community that understands what you’re going through.
“For my family, Mother’s Day is a chance to recognize all the important people in our lives.” — Jean Azar-Tanguay
Parents who’ve lost a partner may feel unsure about how to spend this day. Find ways to help your friend plan a day that feels right to them.
Learn how to make your community more welcoming for all families on Mother’s Day.
“Though my kids still call me Dad, my transition to a woman raised questions about how my family celebrates Mother’s Day.” — Denise Brogan-Kator
“As a full-time caregiver to my mom, I use Mother’s Day as a chance to remember all the care she has given me.” — Heather Oglesby