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Myths About Mother Earth and Why They Matter

The United Nations has just instituted an International Mother Earth Day--does it matter? Why do we need another "day," you might ask, when the planet is in crisis and we all need to be composting or protesting or finding ways to make do with less, as the occasion warrants? Rather than a useless...

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Tags: Anthropology, Legend, Mother, Myth, Story, Symbol
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The Activist Roots of Mother's Day

Good news for jewelers, card retailers, restaurants, and flower shops around the country: a major sales boom is just around the corner! According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother’s Day is the most popular day for Americans to dine out; market research firm IBIS reports that American...

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Tags: Activism, Consumerism, Family, Gift, Mom, Mother, Social justice
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