Happy Mother’s Day

The tradition of a day to celebrate mothers can be traced back to the times of the ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honour Rhea, the mother of the gods. Early Christians celebrated the fourth Sunday of Lent as a Mother’s festival to honor Mary, the mother of Christ.

Today Mother’s Day is celebrated across the world, though not all countries celebrate it on the same day. In the United States Mother’s Day is observed on the second Sunday in May since 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day as a national holiday in honor of mothers.

Enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction books about mothers, children, and complicated yet fascinating family dynamics.