Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful, hard-working and loving moms out there!
In our work, we also meet many mother-like figures who are not biological mothers to those they’re caring for—like grandparents, for instance. Or aunts. Or family friends. We refer to all these people simply as caregivers, and for many families, they are just as important as mothers.
So in recognition of all mothers/caregivers out there, we’re offering four easy “recipes” to help you connect with your family while nurturing the next generation of caring and giving adults:
We’d also love to hear your ideas or family stories about any ways you show caring as a family! Visit us on our Facebook page.
For Mother’s Day, we’ve got brunch on the brain. Here’s an easy recipe you can a) make with your family, or b) share with them and gracefully request that they make for you!
Let your kids play with their food (and feel free to play, too!)! Take the elements of a salad such as sliced red pepper, cucumbers, avocado, carrot sticks, lettuce leaves, cherry tomatoes, bean sprouts, and nuts and have each person make a face out of these elements on a plate. Read More»
Here are new conversation starters all about caring.
Talk about someone or something you care about a lot.
Have you ever taken care of someone—a sibling, a parent, a friend, a pet? What did you do for them?
Create a superhero committed to caring. What is his/her name? What do they do?
How do you take care of yourself?
Who are the people who care about you most in the world. How do you know?
“As soon as you get over caring what people think, you can have a nice time,” said actress Lara Flynn Boyle. Do you care what other people think? In what ways?
What is the most caring thing you’ve ever done? Or what is the most caring thing someone has ever done for you?
Margaret Mead is quoted as saying “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” Can you give an example of this from your lifetime?
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