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Mother's Day regrets, and a gift, courtesy of President Obama
Mother's Day regrets, and a gift, courtesy of President Obama

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here’s a gift. Sometimes our sons and daughters do realize that we’re more than “snack mom,” as a few recent examples seem to demonstrate. One very accomplished son recently revisited the other — professional — side of the woman he called Mom. In the Philippines, wrote Times staffer Christi Parsons, “President Obama sat down here … with the American director of the Asian Development Bank to review the work product of a contractor who had delivered business financing and leadership training to poor women in Southeast Asia. The papers showed the lacework of tight, cursive handwriting of Obama’s...

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