To Christina on her Birthday

To Christina on her Birthday

Daughter, there’s so much to say from one woman to another, There are things that you will just not understand until you are a mother, I reflect back to the day you were born, I was your age at most, Struggling for survival, Living on the coast, I was on my own as a parent, Growing up took place so fast, There wasn’t time to play, Or focus on the past, I had two beautiful girls to love, Responsibility was in tow, No living life like 22 years, Because I…

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What NOT to do on Mother’s Day

What NOT to do on Mother’s Day

The Hudson Valley Handymom with her mom. Mother’s Day will be here on Sunday, May 11th.  Yes, it’s become a commercialized holiday just like all holidays.  With every holiday, the retail stores jump on the bandwagon of the exploitation of guilting everyone into showing how much they care through a monetary purchase. If you’re one of those people who look at Mother’s Day, shake your head, and say, “It’s all commercialized,” then, you may not be a mother…or at least not one who feels she deserves a little extra love…

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