Monday, 24 November 2008

Mother Letter Project

I just read about The Mother Letter Project (hat tip to Laura at Wild Parenting), an amazingly sweet Christmas present from a man to his wife. From the Mother Letter Project blog:

I am creating my wife’s Christmas present-the Mother Letter Project. Simply stated, I am collecting a series of “open letters” from mothers, to mothers. Share your stories—no matter how raw or difficult. Share your concerns—no matter how foolish they may seem. Share your wisdom—no matter how you came by it. Share your mother story. The only request? Start the letter “Dear Mother” and sign it. I will compile all of the letters in a Christmas book for my wife. If you share a letter here or by email ( before Christmas, you'll get your own copy of the letters.

What a neat and thoughtful idea! I'm already putting ideas together in my head (and trying to remember that he's asking for letters here, not books).

So, mothers? Anyone else with me?


  1. This is such a fascinating idea. I would love to do it, I just need the time to be able to gather my thoughts and write them down in a coherent fashion. Haha!

  2. That is cool! I will have to think if I have anything great enough to offer!

  3. This is neat and sweet, husbands often surprise me. I'm not a mother though :(

  4. RYC: I forgot to say this earlier! I'm glad you enjoyed a day of knitting and playing with your son! I hope you did get to bed early!