For 25 years, WAND has been trying to reclaim Mother's Day from the candy companies, and restore its originating spirit: as a day to celebrate and demand Peace.
That kinda funny looking lady Julia Ward Howe was the first one to stake the claim: she was really outraged about the war after war that kept waging on... From the really bloody Civil War to the really bloody Franco Prussian war. So she exhorted women/mothers to rise up already! and demand another way to solve conflict.
This year, a bunch of folks/organizations are jumping on that message, and coming up with some cool stuff. That's fine by us. Our administration seems committed to war as a solution to our problems; whenever anybody steps up to say that it creates MORE problems, we're there.
So take a look, and slap down some money as a REAL gift to your mommabes.
Brave New Foundation video with some beeyootiful mommastars: http://mothersdayforpeace.com/
Plougshares free ecard for mommas: http://rediscovermothersday.org/ecard.asp