Should Mothers Ditch Grandmothers on Mother’s Day?

Modern sentiment seems to be that Mother’s Day is for young mothers, and grandmothers need to bow out.

Bebe Nicholson
The Partnered Pen
Published in
5 min readMay 11, 2024

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Don’t young moms in the trenches deserve Mother’s Day to themselves? Photo from author’s collection

When my kids were young, we usually went to my mother’s house on Mother’s Day. She didn’t request or demand a visit. One year she said, “You’re a mother now, so this is your day. Do whatever you want.”

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Bebe Nicholson
The Partnered Pen

Writer, editor, publisher, journalist, author, columnist, believer in enjoying my journey and helping other people enjoy theirs. bknicholson@att.net