A Fresno Mom’s Faith In Her Child, Despite What The Doctors Said
It’s hard to be a mom juggling work and children. It’s harder if you live in poverty. It’s even harder when one of your kids arrives with a disability you weren’t expecting. Margaret Katcher has this story from Fresno about one mother’s struggle to figure out a new way to parent.
All moms have dreams for their kids: that they’ll get a good education, that they’ll find love, and choose a rewarding career. But sometimes when those kids grow up, they make job choices that not everyone in the family’s so thrilled about. Bradley Bermont brings us this story about one family struggling with that in Los Angeles.
If you think about it, Mother’s Day is really just a big thank-you for reproducing. Thank you for having babies, or, thank you for raising babies. Thanks for perpetuating the human race. It’s unapologetically pro-babies. But on a planet with more than 7 billion people, it’s unclear if more-more-more is sustainable. That was on the mind of Carrie Feibel, KQED’s Health Editor, when she started building her own family. And it didn’t help that she was living, at the time, in the Oil Capital of the U.S.
Singer-Songwriter Megan Keely’s Tribute to Her Grandmother
Bay Area musician Megan Keely has a new album out called “Bloom.” One of the songs is about her Irish-American grandmother, Marcia Montgomery, who Keely says tag-teamed with her Filipina-American mom, to help teach her about being a powerful woman.