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77 Results for “Mother's Day”

Health, Illness & Injury

Finding new appreciation for Mother's Day after illness

By Jennifer Holmstoen Lee
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Resilience

Celebrating Mother’s Day with two dads

By Jean Azar-Tanguay
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Health, Illness & Injury

Remembering with my mom, through her Alzheimer’s

By Heather Oglesby
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Grief & Loss

Becoming a mother, after losing mine

By Sarah Rasheed
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Divorce & Family Challenges

“I was left with a choice: be the real me or die.”

By Ashley Rea
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Grief & Loss

“She's always going to be in our memory. She's always going to be in our hearts.”

By Kyrie Irving, as told to The Shared Grief Project
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Divorce & Family Challenges

Redefining Father’s Day after my husband’s arrest

By Kristen Boulard
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Supportive Mother’s Day cards from Option B & PAPYRUS

When a friend or loved one is facing a difficult Mother’s Day, small gestures of love, empathy, compassion, and support can go a long way. That’s why we teamed up with PAPYRUS to create this special line of cards to help you send a heartfelt messages and condolences to those who need it most this Mother’s Day. These free ecards will help show support to those near and far.

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#OptionBThere: Support others on Mother’s Day 2021

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.

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Sheryl Sandberg and Cheryl Strayed on Being There on Mother’s Day VIDEO – Option B

After her mother died, Cheryl Strayed – the author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Brave Enough – had never felt more lost. Cheryl hiked herself back to “the woman her mother wanted her to be” on the Pacific Crest Trail, developing her resilience along the way. In this conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, Cheryl shares what she learned on her hike and about the enduring power of a mother’s love.

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The Option B community can help – Advice for tough Mother’s Days

The Option B community shares their feelings about Mother’s Day and how loved ones can show they care. Whether it's infertility, the loss of a family member, or difficult relationships, these stories of resilience can help you through Mother's Day.

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How to support a widowed parent on Mother’s Day – Option B

Parents who’ve lost a partner may not know how to spend birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays like Mother’s Day. Find ways to support your friend or loved ones and help plan a Mother’s Day that feels right.

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How to support a friend grieving on Mother’s Day – Option B

For those who have lost their mom, Mother’s Day can be a painful reminder that she’s gone. You can support grieving friends by finding ways to remember and celebrate their mothers’ lives.

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Be there on Mother’s Day for friends who don’t have kids—but want them — Option B

For people who want children, Mother’s Day can be a sensitive time. If a friend shared their struggle with infertility or a miscarriage, show you’re thinking of them this Mother’s Day. These 6 tips can help when you support friends or loved ones who don’t have kids but want them. #OptionBThere

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What to say instead of “Happy Mother’s Day” – Option B

“Happy Mother’s Day” doesn’t apply for everyone—and can even hurt some. A traditional greeting might be a painful reminder for someone who has experienced illness, infertility, or the loss of a parent or child. Follow these 3 steps to be more thoughtful about your Mother’s Day greeting this year. #OptionBThere

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in a way that includes all LGBTQ families – Option B

Families today don't all look the same—and that’s a good thing. More children than ever are being raised by single parents, adoptive parents, LGBTQ parents, or in blended families. Some might feel excluded on Mother’s Day. Here's how you can recognize all the important people in your life.

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How to spend Mother's Day when you don't want to celebrate – Option B

If Mother’s Day is painful for you, you’re not alone—and you have the right to spend it however you want. Maybe you’ve lost your mom or you don’t have a great relationship. Or maybe you’re struggling with infertility or the loss of a child. Here are seven tips to help you this Mother's Day. Share them with your friends and loved ones so they can support you in the best way.

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How to help parents who are grieving on Mother’s Day – Option B

The life-changing loss of a child can feel that much more profound on Mother’s Day. Here are 7 ways to help bereaved parents cope with a difficult day like Mother’s Day.

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Send an #OptionBThere Card

Standard greeting cards won't do when a friend or loved one is facing a difficult Mother’s Day—whether that's due to loss, infertility, or family challenges. Our friends at Hello!Lucky created this special line of cards to help people share love and support when Mother’s Day doesn’t feel very happy.

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#OptionBThere: Support others on Father’s Day 2021

For many, Father’s Day is filled with celebration and togetherness. But for people who have lost a child or father, or who are struggling with infertility or illness, it can be hard. Here, you’ll find actions large and small you can take to offer extra support and help them find meaning this Father’s Day. #OptionBThere

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Send a card to support others on a difficult Father’s Day – Option B

When a friend or loved one is facing a difficult Father’s Day, small gestures of love, empathy, compassion, and support can go a long way. That’s why we teamed up with PAPYRUS to create this special line of cards to help you send a heartfelt messages and condolences to those who need it most this Father’s Day. These free ecards will help show support to those near and far. #OptionBThere

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How to Cope During Hard Anniversaries, Birthday, and Holidays – Option B

Some days can be harder than others. Use these strategies from Option B to find strength on hard days like holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays.

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