Weekly Round-Up: Mother’s Day Edition Part 2


Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

It’s Mother’s Day in the US and Terri, and Nancy Stordahl have both written Mother’s Day themed posts to mark the day.

For some of us today is a difficult day and celebrating motherhood is painful. As Barbara points out:

It seems like the florists and restaurants and the retail stores and confectioners are the only real winners. For those who really love and respect their mothers, a Mother’s Day is never needed as those mothers know how their children feel about them every day. For the rest, this day is a reminder of all things that they don’t want to remember or face.

Rod‘s latest post, The New Normal? Breast Cancer People Have COVID-19 Covered reflects on how breast cancer patients live with a “new normal” on a daily basis.  See also Diane’s post on Double Whammied and Sarah’s guest post on similar themes on A Fresh Chapter.

More covid-related posts from Elizabeth on the necessity of waiting, Nancy Seibel‘s light-hearted look at lockdown hair, Audrey‘s moving poem, Maureen‘s account of going through cancer treatment at this time, Ilene‘s sharing of covid and cancer-related resources, and Steve on how to keep moving forward at this time.

Those of us feeling tortured by endless work-related Zoom meetings will find much to identify with in Kate‘s latest post.

Advice from Sheri on developing the powerful skill of living in the moment.

Naomi‘s monthly link-up is here.

Powerful post from Megsie on racism claiming her skin color.

Abigail‘s latest post explores the uneasy relationship those with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer have with statistics.

Cathy shares advice on managing bone health with breast cancer.

Finally this week, a wonderful reflection from Connie celebrating the strong women who showed up in her life when she needed them most.

Until next week,

Stay safe,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx