"Roots and Wings" Card
The greatest gift a mother can give, so the old saying goes, is “roots” and “wings”—a solid sense of belonging, balanced by the ability to leave home and soar in the world when the time comes. Sounds simple, but as any loving parent can attest, it couldn’t be more complex! Parenting is a balancing act at every age, from toddlerhood through high school and beyond. Here’s a special card to honor Mom this Mother's Day, and to salute the love and work in raising kids. This card only needs simple materials, but do beware: there’s some fairly elaborate scissor and glue work involved. A patient third grader might manage it, but we think it’s probably going to “fly” better with a fourth or fifth grader!