“Sometimes the space where we met stands still.” ~ Cherel Ito
It is International Women’s Day! When this image of mother and child was taken by photographer Cherel Ito www.throughthelensofhercamera.com in Nepal in 1978, there was not the connectedness among women, all over the world, as there is today. Young mothers looking for child raising advice mostly sought the counsel of the matriarchal head of the family and their peers within their own immediate community. Mothers everywhere tend to place top-priority on providing the best for their children and work hard at fulfilling their dreams of raising successful, well-adjusted children.
Today, the world-wide-web has made it possible for mothers to hold hands with other mothers, on different continents, while they are going through the stages of raising children. Knowledge and advice on parenting is readily available through blog sites, articles, websites, and in books located on the internet. Mothers all over the globe connect with each other seeking support and recommendations on how to handle situations relating to pregnancy and to raising infants, tweens, teens and relationships with college-bound students and their young adult children.
Women find fellowship with other women personally fulfilling. According to studies, healthy friendships with other women reduces stress, provides emotional support and nourishment to the spirit. Woman to woman friendships are unique and different than man to woman relationships because of the way the genders communicate with each other.
Women are connected by gender, no matter what walk of life they are currently in. Happy International Women’s Day to women of all ages, all races and on all continents! For more information on this global day of celebration that began in the early 1900’s, please visit http://bit.ly/o8U1.