I’m switching things up today for a special, jumbo-sized Mother’s Day Care Package!
The Care Package will go back to sort of normal tomorrow. Like, way normal. The way it was before COVID-19.
I’ll still focus on things to get us through the days of quarantine, like self-care and relaying important pandemic-related info as it comes up, and I’ll keep the list of important phone numbers and websites at the bottom. But I want to get back to the Care Package being more of a refuge from the daily grind, a celebration of the beautiful things in life.
In the meantime, happy Mother’s Day to all the great moms out there!
Poetry: Your Clothes by Judith Kroll
Of course they are empty shells, without hope of animation.
Of course they are artifacts.
Music: Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton
Quote: “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
Short Film: Love and Stuff
Poetry: A Practical Mom by Amy Uyematsu
can go to Bible study every Sunday
and swear she’s still not convinced,
but she likes to be around people who are.
Music: Where You Lead by Carole King
Quote: “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” – Maya Angelou
Short Film: Mother’s Day
Poetry: What I Learned From My Mother by Julia Kasdorf
I learned from my mother how to love
the living, to have plenty of vases on hand
in case you have to rush to the hospital
Music: I.O.U. by Jimmy Dean
Quote: “We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi
Short Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNeRsAQ6nd8
Poetry: The Great Blue Heron by Carolyn Kizer
As I wandered on the beach
I saw the heron standing
Sunk in the tattered wings
Music: Ring Off by Beyoncé
Quote: “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Short Film: Dulce
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255, suicidepreventionlifeline.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233, thehotline.org/help
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453, childhelp.org
The Trevor Project LGBTQ Crisis Hotline: 866-488-7386, thetrevorproject.org
GLBT National Health Center: 888-843-4564, https://www.glbthotline.org/
GLBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743, https://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html
Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, veteranscrisisline.net
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860, translifeline.org
State Labor Offices: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/state/contacts
State & Local Health Departments: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/Phone-Numbers_State-and-Local-Health-Departments.pdf
Child Welfare Information Gateway: https://www.childwelfare.gov/contact/