Mothers are amazing. They put up with so much stuff and yet still manage to say they love you and tuck you in to bed each night, read you a story, and give you a kiss. They offer advice (some wanted; some unwanted) and teach you all sorts of things about males, animals, etiquette, and . . . being a mother. In addition to my own mother, I know some particularly amazing mothers, many from my own generation.
So, here are some of the very coolest mothers I know. Ladies, my hat's off to you. Thanks for sharing your "motherness" with me!
And to two other mothers, Lanya and Stephanie: I didn't have any awesome photos of you so I couldn't post them, but Lanya has always offered me a balanced perspective on child rearing and Stephanie has reminded me how to keep the kid in me alive even when being a parent.
To all the mothers in my life, thanks. I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day!