After getting a Mother’s Day pitch for dog moms, we’re trying to figure out why everyone is trying to claim Mother’s Day from moms. Can’t we just have one day that’s our own? On this fun episode of Spawned with Kristen and Liz, we’re talking about all the people who want to encroach on our celebration. And on a more serious note, we talk about the folks who are motherless or have experienced infertility and have a hard time on Mother’s Day. Thinking of you this weekend, friends.

You can listen right now, or hey, save it for tomorrow when you might get a little time to yourself (if that’s a gift for you!). Just make sure you’ve subscribed to our iTunes feed so you always get our new episodes right on your phone.

Links from our show

– Sorry Kim Cattrall, mentoring students doesn’t make you a mom

– A helpful article for motherless women on Mother’s Day.

– Thoughtful words from Shay Stewart Bouley (aka Black Girl in Maine) about Mother’s Day when you’re motherless

– Our own Anne Wolfe Postic talks about being motherless on Mother’s Day, and why her kitchen is closed.

– A wonderful resource for women experiencing infertility.

About this week’s cause partner

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital | Sponsor

We are so thrilled to welcome St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as our Spawned Podcat cause partner this week. They are leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases and we’re longtime fans.

Did you know that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. When you support this awesome cause, especially on Mother’s Day, you allow families (and moms) focus on what matters most: their child. What a wonderful gift. Visit the St. Jude website for more information and help show your support.

Cool Picks of the Week

Childish Gambino: This is America and how to talk to kids about it

Liz: Childish Gambino’s This is America, and articles to help you talk about it with your kids.

Kristen: Spending alone time with your kids for your birthday (or Mother’s Day celebration).

*And don’t miss our Mother’s Day Gift Guide! We’ve got lots of awesome last-minute gift ideas, plus an $820 giveaway!

Funny dog mom shirt via Look Human