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Mary McIlrath, Senior Vice President

mother's day

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Moms today are forging a path in a world very different from the one in which they were raised.  And at the same time, some maternal practices and principles are eternal.

YouthBeat Celebrates Moms!

Girl power!  Momming involves a series of decisions that span the mundane (do they HAVE to match their socks?) to the pivotal (which high school will they attend?).  Most moms are at peace with the way they handle them.

YouthBeat Celebrates Moms!

Compared to prior generations, today’s moms are less “helicopter” and more “Om.” They exhale, let go of the small things, and focus on what’s really important in raising their children.

YouthBeat Celebrates Moms!

For her grade-schoolers and middle-schoolers, mom’s most important goal is teaching them to be decent human beings.  It’s the hardest thing she has to do, but well worth the toil.

YouthBeat Celebrates Moms!

The Mommy Wars aren’t completely over.  That said, girlfriends will cut each other some slack because they know parenting can be such a challenge today.

YouthBeat Celebrates Moms!

Be it comic books, TV, or the Internet, media has always spurred adult worry about children becoming addicted or ill-influenced.  Most of today’s moms aren’t too worried, but some carry a glimmer of doubt.

YouthBeat Celebrates Moms!