The Power of Motherhood, Love, and Children

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force.

It’s huge and scary–it’s an act of infinite optimism.”

–Gilda Radner






This week’s post is an homage to motherhood. I  think Gilda Radner sums it up well when she says it’s an act of infinite optimism.

I’ve talked to women whose bravery and optimism as mothers is simply astounding. In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, each has dug deep to change themselves in order to work through child related difficulties, ranging from disability to death. On the other side each has found profound wisdom and self knowledge and I’m honored to share that with you .

Motherhood is more than a day’s celebration. The stories unfold day by day, hour by hour, year after year. These five stories are about a mother’s guts and perseverance, combined with unrelenting love. Happy Mother’s Day to all.


Stories of Motherhood


Sue Robins: The Upside of Down Syndrome

When Sue’s love child was born with Down syndrome, it sent her on a quest to look within and re-evaluate how her own views of disability held her back.


Down's syndrome

The Robins Family



Effie Parks:Being A Mom To A Disabled Child

The isolation of being a Mom to a disabled son sent Effie Parks on a new tangent: becoming a podcaster for the disability community.


mother of a Disabled child, motherhood

Effie and her son Ford



Sophia Zilber: A Purpose For Everything

Sophia’s much anticipated and loved little girl would teach the entire family lessons in life and death and the importance of helping others.


Sophia zilber



Mary Beth Collins: Caregiving For A Child

Motherhood is hard no matter what. But add in some childhood cancer and a lifetime of resulting issues led Mary Beth Collins to find and focus on gratitude.



An attitude of gratitude


Ronna Kennedy: Caregiving, Loving and Living

Caregiving is never easy. And how do you handle it when your child is almost an adult?



Ronna Kennedy




To Motherhood, Mothers and Mother’s Day 365 Days A Year!



Bump in the Road

Everyone hits a bump in the road. The question becomes: What do you do with it?

I share stories about how people experience, manage and navigate life's bumps, hopefully using them as a pivot into a more conscious and meaningful life.