Mother’s Day in our house is pretty much a joke. My older son will give me something that he half-assed made at school. My husband will remind me that I’m not his mother as justification as to why he forgot about the holiday in the first place. My mother will want us to see her. All I’ll really want is to get away from everyone who calls me mom for day.
I don’t ask for a Mother’s Day gift. I don’t expect a card. This is a thankless job after all.
This year, though, I’m hoping that I can help another mother by getting her the Mother’s Day gift she always wanted…
Sure, it’s probably not at the top of your Mother’s Day wish list. But for many moms in the Bay Area, diapers would be the best gift ever. Diapers are expensive. The number-one need for underprivileged families with infants and toddlers is not baby blankets, clothing, or even food. It’s diapers. Diapers not covered under social-safety net programs like WIC or food stamps.
You may think you’re only giving diapers, but really you are giving a mother a stress-free Mother’s Day.