158. Unwrapping Mother's Day: From Anna Jarvis to Modern Consumerism
Girl, Take the Lead!May 09, 2024x
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158. Unwrapping Mother's Day: From Anna Jarvis to Modern Consumerism

In our previous Episode 157 we heard about Mothers’ Day Movement and the African Education Program and I was struck with the fact that $35B is spent on Mother’s Day gifts. How could that be? And what’s the history of the holiday? And where’s the motivation coming from? So I dug into some articles and searched for insights I thought you might find interesting.


https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day Mother’s Day 2024

The Surprisingly Sad Origins of Mother’s Day, by Olivia Waxman, 2018


Mother's Day origins: More than a commercial holiday, by Buse Keskin, 2022


Brene Brown, Atlas of the Heart


Katherine Lane Antolini’s Book: Memorializing Motherhood: Anna Jarvis and the Struggle for the Control of Mother’s Day.

5 Languages of Love: https://5lovelanguages.com/

⁠https://www.popneuro.com/neuromarketing-blog/consumer-psychology-mothersday-guilt⁠Consumer Psychology And Mother’s Day Guilt

Samsung’s Texts From Mom Campaign: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEVsiKYnSBs

Ep. 42, Receiving Feedback & Resentment, Shame, Anxiety, Fear, and Curiosity – With Help from the Masters (Brené Brown, Parker Palmer, & Cory Muscara)


Ep. 157, Mothers’ Day Movement 2024: Supporting African Education Program


Ep. 68 Mothers’ Day Movement 2023: Addressing Global Maternal Mortality


Ep. 14 Mothers’ Day Movement 2022


Mothers’ Day 2024 AEP campaign: https://www.africaneducationprogram.org/mothersdaymovement


Donation Link Mothers’ Day Movement


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