British cyclist Beryl Burton with her daughter Denise in March 1963. Mother and daughter later raced together in the 1972 world championships.
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May 11, 2013 The Forward recently asked readers to submit six-word memoirs about their Jewish mothers. Editor-In-Chief Jane Eisner shares some of her favorites, including, "Strong, independent rethinker of tuna casserole." How would you describe your mother in just six words?
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Carol Kirsch and her daughter, Rebecca Posamentier, visited StoryCorps in 2008. Posamentier visited again recently.
May 10, 2013 When Rebecca Posamentier was pregnant with her first child, she visited StoryCorps with her mother, Carol Kirsch. The soon-to-be mother tried to glean all she could about parenting from her own mother, before it was too late.
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Mozart's Queen of the Night (portrayed here by soprano Diana Damrau), in his The Magic Flute, is one of opera's more intense mothers.
May 9, 2013 Try rummaging through opera to find a tender scene between a mother and child and you'll come up stymied. Why are so many operatic moms depicted as murderous women on the verge of a nervous breakdown?
Editor Elizabeth Benedict received this embroidered, black wool scarf from her mother. It was the last gift she got from her mom before she died.
May 8, 2013 Many people are racking their brains to find a Mother's Day gift. But a group of women wrote about gifts their mothers gave them. Their essays are part of the book What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most. Host Michel Martin speaks with the editor and a contributor.
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May 8, 2013 Rather than waiting for someone to give you a treat, why not make one of your favorites for yourself? Something you can snack on all week when no one's around. Or, better yet, something you don't have to share. Food writer T. Susan Chang recommends slow-roasted pecans, salty-sweet matzo candy and more.
Grandma Sara Garcia holds Jasmine's mother, Marta.
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May 13, 2012 NPR Music's Alt.Latino co-hosts, Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, share a musical tribute to the women who raised them.
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May 7, 2012 Mother's Day may arrive earlier in England than in the U.S., but British writer Rosamund Lupton is always happy to celebrate. She recommends three books that distill motherhood to its essential elements. Do you have a favorite book about moms? Tell us in the comments.
May 8, 2011 Just in time for Mother's Day, Melanie Notkin has come out with Savvy Auntie, a guidebook for women who don't have children, but still love them. A proud aunt to many, Notkin explains how to play a fun and supportive role in the lives of your nieces, nephews and god-children.
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May 6, 2011 For Mother's Day, William Anthony Cobb and his sister, Valerie Foster, pay tribute to their mother, Mary Cobb. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and after she died, her children remembered her influence on their lives.
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May 4, 2011 Baked goods are just the ticket for kids (and adults) who want to whip up a treat for dear Mom. The batter or dough can be made before it goes anywhere near the heat, there are no knives or open flames to worry about, and the cooking time allows ample opportunity to clean up and break out the crayons to make a card.
Ayelet Waldman is an essayist, author, and mother of four.
June 4, 2010 Author Ayelet Waldman, the author of Bad Mother, recommends three books about motherhood that offer a break from brutal "motherhood is hell" horror stories as well as cloying sentimentality.
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May 16, 2010 For his visit to StoryCorps, Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old with Asperger's syndrome, prepared some challenging queries for his mother, Sarah. Among them: "Have you ever lied to me?" An animated version of their conversation, directed by The Rauch Brothers, is part of a Mother's Day special.
May 11, 2010 On Mother's Day we fete the women who gave us life. They get flowers, gifts and brunch at a fancy restaurant. It's all deserved. But what about the other women who helped raise us? The childless aunts and female friends who stepped in to help when our parents couldn't or wouldn't? It's time we gave them their due.
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May 8, 2010 See if you can match the mom to the NPR personality. You'll hear about the time listeners came to the rescue of Susan Stamberg's mother as well as the many loves of Scott Simon's mom.
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May 6, 2010 This year, give Mom a link to our continuous music mix -- the gift that costs you nothing and involves no thought whatsoever. She'll then soak up these four hours of motherhood-themed songs, from Smokey Robinson to Dvorak, from The Pretenders to Lucinda Williams. It'll give her something to listen to while she waits in vain for your phone call.
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