I asked a few mothers what their holiday traditions have been like with their daughters, and they all ranged from cooking and baking together, setting up the Christmas tree, decorating their houses, buying and wrapping gifts for their families. In most cases, the fathers and the sons helped as well. However, as someone who is not a Christian living in a country where Christmas is celebrated, I have a different perspective because, in my family, we do not celebrate Christmas.
When I first thought of not wanting children, it was probably because of the burden and the responsibility a child brings. They induce copious changes in the mothers’ lives, and if they are highly goal-oriented, it becomes a challenge to take care of any additional humans. Additionally, the world already has an infinite number of children in need of a roof over their heads, so adoption appears to be a welcome route to take. There are many other reasons women refrain from conc
The role of the mother was unraveled in intimate and genuine conversations with Joy Branwell, Jody Steinhauer, Jo Lean, Akunna Nwagha, and Daniela Luchetta, as a preamble to our Legacy Builders event honoring mothers in their way ... And guess what? We add to that the vision of an empowered daughter Spencer Simon. Talking to these amazing women made us realize that they were not alone. Although growing is sometimes a lonely process, maturity of thought and strength of spirit
Joy Barnwell What is the greatest legacy your mother has left you? My mother was an amazing woman, an absolute visionary and I wish I would have shown more gratitude towards her when I had the chance. Growing up in the Caribbean with 9 siblings my mother always wanted more for us. I remember her taking us out to the backyard and telling me to look up at the planes in the sky, and she used to say one day we’re going to be on that plane. In 1968 she made this vision come true a
Today, Mothers to Daughters goes the other way around as we celebrate Mother’s Day in Canada. The most precious women in our lives were the inspiration behind the very existence of Mothers to Daughters. So for the occasion, we wanted to share facts and stories about mothers, and this special day. No human was ever born without a mother, and many women who are not our biological mothers still give us maternal love and care. Today we all come in unison to celebrate the mother f
The April 19th kick-off event was a beautiful reminder that when women come together, they create sparkles. As Daughters, we were very fortunate to have the likes of Svetlana Ratnikova, Cara-Lee Lewis, Assiatou Diallo and Kate Kopylova with us for our first ever Mothers to Daughters : Live Conversation event. Svetlana talked about the reasons why she stands for entrepreneurship. What she explained to us is that it is important to keep the people in mind while doing so : the p