Over the course of the next several weeks I will be introducing you to Carol McMullen, she is the mom of Special Olympics athlete Christopher McMullen who is a member of Team USA and competing in the Athens World Games as a swimmer. Carol is such a superstar that I can’t wait to share hers and Christopher’s stories with you.
I want to bring your attention to more mothers of the world. Yesterday, I highlighted Mothers2Mothers. Today, I thought I would bring to you information about some more wonderful organizations that help women (particularly moms) and show you what I’ll be thinking about and doing in the days leading up to Mother’s Day.
Don’t hate me, but I was invited to a Mother’s Day Brunch– torn from the magazine pages of their May issue– and prepared at Everyday Food’s real test kitchen within the Martha Stewart offices. Yes, I consider this an early Mother’s Day gift. Because really? It was a divine and rare treat.
I have written and spoken before of the great mother shock I went through immediately postpartum. I found myself unbelievably prepared for motherhood despite many friends telling me that mothering would come instinctively to me, just as it had to generations of other mothers before. It didn’t. And rather than waiting, I turned to other moms I trusted for knowledge and mainly what’s missing in the parenting books, understanding.