Give moms the freedom to celebrate their own way

Mother's Day can be challenging for mothers of adult children with their own families. They're pulled in many different directions.



May 7, 2020 - 9:29 AM

Hi, Carolyn: Your column concerning a new mother feeling pulled in many directions to celebrate Mother’s Day really got me thinking. I have felt the Mother’s Day guilt of wanting to make my mother and mother-in-law happy. I try to learn from mistakes or situations in the past, and I like the saying “When you know better you do better.”

So, I tell myself, “I know it is overwhelming for young mothers to be pulled in many directions. … How can I do better with my own family”? What is the best solution for mothers of adult children with their own families? — Trying

Trying: Thank you on adult daughters’ behalf for trying to lessen their emotional workloads instead of adding to them.

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