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Happy Mother’s Day 2016

Often we find that some of the experiences we go through in life are more fully appreciated years later when we can look back with greater perspective.  It would be a rare child that would have the depth of gratitude for all that one’s mother does for her children.  The sacrifices, the difficulties and the challenges in helping her child or children have a better life.  We often do not realize some of the little things our mother does for us that has helped us be a better person, enjoy life in a more meaningful way and Mother’s Day gives us that moment to pause and reflect.

Happy Mother’s Day with appreciation for all the mom’s out there in the world without which we would have no world.  I am grateful for my mother and the many lessons learned from her on how to be a better person.

As a child perhaps you have had the thought of tying up your mother?  Sound strange, I agree?  In Yugoslavia children do just that and only release the mom after she has given them treats.

In most of the cultures and languages the term Mother starts with an “M”.

Mother’s Day sees around one quarter of all flowers purchased throughout the year falling on this holiday.

In the United States alone, around 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day.  Did you call your mother for mother’s day?

In 1939 in Lima, Peru, the youngest mother on record delivered a baby boy by C-section. She was only 5 years-old and the baby was raised as her brother.

On the flip-side, the oldest woman to deliver a baby was recorded on April 9, 2003. Her name is, Satyabhama Mahapatra, and is a 65-year-old retired schoolteacher in India. She gave birth to a baby boy, which was her first child after 50 years of marriage. However, the eggs were donated by her 26 year-old niece.

Elizabeth Ann Buttle gives a whole new meaning to second family. She gave birth to her first child (a girl) May 19,1956. Then when she was 60 years-old, she gave birth to her son on November 20, 1997, making the babies 41 years 185 days apart.

Whether you take a moment to reflect on your Mother’s memories perhaps with a white carnation in her honor or you are fortunate and are able to speak to or spend time with your mother on this special day may this Mother’s Day be uplifting and heartwarming.

Thanks Mom for just being YOU!

Yours for Better Health, Dr. Shapero



Happy Mother’s Day


“Blessed be all mothers
Who have come into our lives
Whose kindness, care and loving
Remain with us to guide.

Your inspiration in us
Made us strive in every way
Especially to remember
Helping others makes our day.

Mothers, this little tribute
Flows directly from my heart
You are so loved and cherished
Invaluable, one and all, you are.
Susan Kramer

The traditional practice of honoring of Motherhood is rooted in antiquity. Ancient rites had strong symbolic and spiritual overtones, as societies tended to celebrate Goddesses and symbols of motherhood, rather than actual Mothers. One of the earliest historical records of a society celebrating a Mother deity can be found among the ancient Egyptians, who held an annual festival to honor the goddess Isis. Her stern, yet handsome head is typically crowned by a pair of bull horns enclosing a fiery sun orb. She is most often depicted sitting on a throne.

As the story goes, after Isis’ brother-husband Osiris was slain and dismembered in 13 pieces by their jealous brother Seth, Isis re-assembled Osiris’ body and used it to impregnate herself. She then gave birth to Horus, who she hid among the reeds lest he be slaughtered by Seth. Horus grew up and defeated Seth, and then became the first ruler of a unified Egypt. Thus Isis earned her stature as the Mother of the pharaohs.

The first North American Mother’s Day was conceptualized with Julia Ward Howe’sMother’s Day Proclamation in 1870.

Despite having penned The Battle Hymn of the Republic twelve years earlier, Howe had become so distraught by the death and carnage of the Civil War that she called on Mother’s to come together and protest what she saw as the futility of their Sons killing the Sons of other Mothers.

May you have a wonderful and joyous Mother’s Day

To Your Health, Dr. Shapero

Happy Mother’s Day 2014

For You Mom, with Love.
To all the moms in our life that help to shape the world. May you have a blessed day.

To Your Success, Dr. Shapero

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