Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mother's Day? Ha!Moms deserve more than one day – we're giving them the whole month!

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary gives us the following definition of “mother”:

1a) a female parent
1b) a woman in authority (specifically the superior of a religious community of women)
2) source or origin (necessity is the mother of invention)
3) maternal tenderness or affection
4) sometimes vulgar (mother …)
5) something that is an extreme or ultimate example of its kind especially in terms of scale (the mother of all construction projects)

Every day at the Pump Station & Nurtury™ we encounter so many Mother's and this definition hardly describes those amazing women who walk through our doors. Instead we look to another quote that we find best describes these women:

“A Mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” – Tenneva Jordan

A Mother, more than anything is giving. She gives every moment of every day and does it without hesitation. She is caring, loving, generous, understanding, nurturing, supportive, encouraging and dependable among other things.

For over 20 years The Pump Station™ has been supporting and assisting such women. We have served as a breastfeeding and baby care resource center for mothers of all backgrounds. We've witnessed these women in their many roles: mother, wife, partner, friend, lover & teacher. We've experienced firsthand how much these women have given of themselves.

With that said, we would like to give back to our Mom's. This year we are celebrating Mom's all month long. We've put together a special calendar of Sizzling Hot Topics for both stores. We truly believe that one day is not nearly enough time to memorialize our Moms – so instead of Mother's day – we're declaring Mother's Month at the Pump Station & Nurtury™. We would like to give back to our Mom's by offering these wonderful Sizzling Hot Topics classes for free this month.

We are also inviting everyone to send in pictures of Moms & their babies and stories they might want to share. We will then be featuring many of these on our website all month long. So Moms – try and relax and enjoy yourself this month – you deserve it!

We’d like to share one more quote we feel represents our Moms:

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to “jump at de sun”. We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” – Zora Neale Hurston

Happy Mother’s Day & Month from Co-Founders Corky Harvey, Wendy Haldeman, & The Pump Station & Nurtury™