Even as a gift shop owner, I feel jaded sometimes by the constant Mother's Day Gift ads that pop up in my email, on the computer, at stores, this time of year. To most Mother's it's Not about the gifts, Mother's Day is so much more, it's about your kids making special crafts for you, it's about a day to reflect on your Mothering Journey, a day to get extra hugs, and extra love that day from those that love you, its about celebrating this common bond that we as women share. This Mother's Day I think one of the greatest gifts you could give is to help another Mom.
Every Mother Counts is an organization, that I first found when I was searching for information to help me get through the most difficult time, when I lost one of our twin babies at about 14 weeks pregnant. They featured articles by many women who had been through miscarriage and it was so so helpful for me to hear their stories and know that I was not alone. But they are so much more than being an amazing source of support for women, they actually help women around the world to have safe pregnancies and deliveries. Birth Related deaths are very common in many places around the world. Every Mother Counts, lead by model Christy Turlington helps these women, directly, providing them with transportation, supplies and education to delivery their babies safely. Join us in donating to this great cause, and visit www.everymothercounts.org to learn #whatispossible when we all work together. All May we will be donating a portion of sales to this organization. One women dies, every 2 minutes from pregnancy or delivery related complications, and they almost all are preventable! Visit www.everymothercounts.org to see how you can help.
the gathering garden, gifts inspired by nature