Mother's Day We celebrate Mother's Day with stories honoring leading ladies — from favorite songs, to family recipes, to parenting advice from Michael Jordon's mom. The tradition began as a simple tribute to mothers, who were given a single white carnation to mark the day.

British cyclist Beryl Burton with her daughter Denise in March 1963. Mother and daughter later raced together in the 1972 world championships. John Pratt/Getty Images hide caption

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Mini-Memoirs: 6-Word Stories To Honor Mom

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Carol Kirsch and her daughter, Rebecca Posamentier, visited StoryCorps in 2008. Posamentier visited again recently. StoryCorps hide caption

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Preserving The Motherhood Advice And Memories Of A Mom

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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. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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What's The Most Meaningful Gift Your Mom Gave You?

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¡Mami! Four Latin Songs For Mother's Day

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Calling All 'Cool Aunts': It's Time To Get 'Savvy'

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Children Remember Their Mother's Influence

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Ayelet Waldman is an essayist, author, and mother of four. Stephanie Rausser hide caption

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Three Books For A More Honest View Of Mother

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Thank You: To All The Mothers Without Children

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Match The Mom To The NPR Personalities

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At My Place, Every Day Is Mother's Day

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Mother-Son Duo Makes Perfect Harmony

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Who's Your Grandma? These Days, Nobody Is

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For Mother's Day, a Tribute to 'Ma'

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Ellie Lyden: Mother to an Irish Village

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Eva Rutland: A Mother's Gift of Memory

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Mother's Day Turns 100

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