Mother’s Day for the rest of us

Bodega bouquet

This can be a tough time of year if you don’t have a biological mother (or if you choose not to infect your life with a toxic biological mother). I’m fortunate that I have an amazing stepmom, someone I can call anytime and talk to on the phone for hours; someone who truly cares for her children and everyone else; someone who shows me what unconditional love is. I love when she visits me in New York, and am excited that she’s coming back this fall for another fun visit. I will do my best to spoil her this Mother’s Day. Here we are in October last year in Chelsea:

Best Mom Ever

At the same time, it’s hard to be reminded that lots of other people won the biological mom lottery that you lost. What I have found is that many more people are motherless than you’d think. (We’re an unusually happy bunch, especially those who took an active decision to cut an awful biological mother out of our lives.) So if you don’t have a biological mother – or you just don’t want anything to do with the one life dealt you – don’t despair. You’re not alone, and you can still be happy for those children and mothers who have a dynamic you haven’t experienced. MY Mother’s Days are always happy. Share your story with those you trust and you’ll be amazed at the support you can both give and receive.


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