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Mother's Day Special
Compiled by Jone Johnson Lewis, Women's History Guide

Mother's Day - History, Perspective
Mother's Day: All You Need to Know
Many facts about early Mother's Days, the establishment of today's Mother's Day, the history of the carnation as Mother's Day flower, some famous Mothers in history, and some ideas for honoring Mother's Day as it was originally intended.
Find quotes appropriate to Mother's Day: quotes on mothers, motherhood, mothering, family, children, and more. Some are serious, some humorous; some historical, some more modern. They're sure to make you (and maybe your mother) think a bit!
Mother's Day and Peace:
Julia Ward Howe, best known for writing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," later organized to try to establish a Mother's Day when women would work for a more peaceful world. Includes more about the history of Mother's Day, as promoted by Anna Jarvis.
Mother's Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe:
Read Julia Ward Howe's 1870 Call for Peace. Howe was horrified by the carnage of the Civil War and its effect not just on the soldiers, but on widows and children and on the post-war economy. So, she proclaimed a day of peace.
Celebrate Your Maternal Ancestry:
Trace your maternal ancestry in honor of Mother's Day. From About's Guide to Genealogy, Kimberly Powell.
Mother's Day - on the Net
A collection of links for Mother's Day material, on this site and on the Net. Compiled by your Women's History Guide.
Motherhood Quotes
More quotations on motherhood, from Simran Khurana, About Guide to Quotations. Also: Inspirational Mother's Day Quotes and Mother's Day Quotes from Famous People.
Famous Mothers of History
Mother Jones: Most Dangerous Woman in America?
Your Women's History Guide reviews a new biography of Mother Jones, hell-raiser -- with links to more information about this fascinating figure of America's labor history. Also: Mother Jones Quotations.
Elizabeth, Queen Mother of England (1900-2002)
Mother of England's Queen Elizabeth II, she was one of the most beloved of Britain's royals, especially after her courage in the face of the London Blitz during World War II. She died in 2002 at age 101.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Quotes
Some inspiring quotes from Mother Teresa, part of a quotations collection from your Women's History Guide.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft, feminist writer, wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in the late 18th century. She was also the mother of author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Frankenstein, though she died only a few days after her to-be-famous daughter was born.
Venus of Willendorf:
Images of full-figured goddesses have been found throughout Europe, including the famous "Venus of Willendorf" figurine. Read about this image and other mother goddesses of Old Europe.
Top 7 Famous Greek Mothers
N.S. Gill, About Guide to Ancient and Classical History, compiles a list with links to more information on women like Helen, Clytemnestra, Andromache and Penelope.
Top 6 Famous Roman Mothers:
From About's Guide to Ancient and Classical History, N.S. Gill, some Roman matrons, including Helena, Agrippina and Livia Drusilla.
Celebrating Mother's Day
Mother's Day Menus and Recipes:
Suggestions for meals on Mother's Day, from several of About's Food and Drink Guides.
Mother's Day Getaways:
About's Guide to Travel with Kids, Teresa Plowright, has some ideas for trips to please Mom. Also: Gifts for Travelin' Moms.
Top 10 Mother's Day Books:
Mark Flanagan, About Guide to Contemporary Literature, has some Mother's Day gift ideas.
Mother's Day Clip Art:
From About's Guide to Web Clipart, Bobbie Peachey, some great collections to use in your projects.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Teenager on Mother's Day:
From About's Guide to Parenting Teenagers, a humorous take on Mother's Day preparations. (Or is it serious?)
Mother's Day Web Ideas:
About's Guide to Personal Web Pages, Linda Roeder, has some ideas for Mother's Day: screensavers, crafts, poems, and more.
Crafty Gifts for Mom:
Sherri Osborn, Guide to Family Crafts, has some suggestions for projects to make Mother's Day really special.
Mother's Day Humor:
From Mike Durrell, About Guide to Humor, some links to humor about mothers and motherhood.
Mother's Day Greeting Cards:
Heinz Tschabitscher, About's Guide to Email, has some ideas for electronic greeting cards for this day.
Mother's Day Craft Projects:
Denise Witmer, Guide to Parenting of Adolescents, has some ideas for Mother's Day projects.
Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers:
Elizabeth Kennedy reviews a special children's read-aloud book with poetry by Latino poets.
Mother's Day Craft Projects:
Denise Witmer, Guide to Parenting of Adolescents, has some ideas for Mother's Day projects.
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