Celebrating Mother's Day During Coronavirus

Headline Roundup May 10th, 2020

Happy Mother's Day! While coronavirus may be complicating the holiday this year, millions of people are still managing to celebrate their loved ones through phone calls, flower bouquets, and other unique displays of affection. Here's a sampling of articles that showcase the way people are navigating this special day during the pandemic.

From the Center

NEW YORK (AP) — Treats made and delivered by neighbors. Fresh garden plantings dug from a safe 6 feet away. Trips around the world set up room-to-room at home.

Mother’s Day this year is a mix of love and extra imagination as families do without their usual brunches and huggy meet-ups.

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From the Left

(CNN)It's time to celebrate the person who brought you into this world.

Here's how Mother's Day came to be, and how it's changed over time.

Suffragist and writer Julia Ward Howe first suggested the idea of Mother's Day in the United States in 1872. Howe was a pacifist and saw the holiday as a chance to unite women and rally for peace. For several years, she held an annual Mother's Day meeting in Boston.

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From the Right

Mother’s Day is going to be very different this year.

The Hollywood Museum is postponing its Mother’s Day tribute, which would have exhibited personal photographs from several stars over the years, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, some beloved TV and movie moms who would have participated in the event still believe there are plenty of unique, fun ways you can say “thank you” to the special lady in your life.

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