This article suggesting the most positive way that mums are responsible for the men that their sons become, made me feel all warm and fuzzy. It was penned by one grown man who clearly recognises the major influence in his life. I like to think my boys would recognise such an influence in their lives. Maybe I’ll ask them ... but actually it doesn’t matter. I just think both of them are the 'bees’ knees' and everyone who had a hand should take a big bow.
Dr. Christian Northrup’s story also made me pause and think. This wise author and women’s health expert explores the profound influence that mothers have on their daughters. Northrup is the author of numerous books and her truly holistic approach to women’s health and wellbeing is a model to be emulated. However, her article raises the very valid point that no matter how diligently a woman attends to all of her recommendations, if the mother’s influence was less than positive, the results in the daughter’s health and wellbeing department will always be limited. In other words if a mother’s relationship with her daughter was supportive and nurturing, and if the daughter’s knowledge of her body and how to care for it was sound and sane thanks to her mother, she is already programmed for health and wellbeing. The converse unfortunately also holds true.
On Mother's Day, two very timely stories to make you stop and think about the kind of mother you want to be (whether you have sons or daughters)!