Mother’s Day is Sunday, so I want to send love to my mom and all the moms out there during this “pivotal time” as we all try to hold life together for our families. You are doing a great job!
I’m sending my mom a fun virtual gift from a website I recently became acquainted with a site called Cameo. I found a sports star she loves, Jerry Remy, from the Boston Red Sox, so he will be contacting her with a special Mother’s Day message.
And, the person who told me about Cameo is my daughter’s Aunt Guinnevere, which brings me to my next shout out—Aunties and Uncles. Around mother’s and father’s day we recognize our great moms and dads, but I think we should dedicate a special Auntie-Uncle day during the year as well! Like the first Sunday in August because August is typically sunny, and they add sunshine to our lives.
Aunts and Uncles (and honorary Aunts and Uncles) play important roles in children’s lives. So, I want to honor them this week too!
In an AARP article, The Unique Role of Aunts and Uncles, April 12, 2011, Amy Goyer articulately outlined key roles Aunties and Uncles play.
Which one are you?
So, this week as you send virtual hugs to moms—send some out to the aunts and uncles—because they are special too!
Gwen—the Chief Chick
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