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Mother's Day is the mother of all touchy holidays
Mother's Day is the mother of all touchy holidays

Mother's Day, like motherhood itself, is fraught with peril. There are so many ways to get it wrong, so many opportunities to disappoint and be disappointed. Those who bristle at all the gaudy consumerism often invoke such platitudes as "Every day should be Mother's Day." It's hard to argue with them, though of course by that logic, every day should also be Father's Day and Veterans Day, not to mention World Cancer Day, Rare Disease Day and International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Yes, those are all formal commemorative days in somebody's book. And there are plenty more where they came from. On May 4, for instance, we had...

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