A Month for Mothers

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I inherited from my mother my dark hair, my love of reading, a sense of independence and a bit of a stubborn streak. And in my three short years of being a mother myself, I can see that most of these characteristics are already being passed down to my son (the jury’s still out on the hair).

There’s something about becoming a mother that makes you – or at least me – become much more appreciative of your (my) own mother, and the relationship you (I) have with her. Perhaps it’s a surge of maturity, or maybe a new respect for what the role entails. Whatever it is, we feel inspired to celebrate our mothers – and our own motherhood – this month, and invite you to join us.

This month’s lineup includes a local take on the symbol of Mother’s Day – a carnation found exclusively in Kelowna. We also plan to offer up a virtual Mother’s Day feast, and a recipe that tastes like home.

In addition, we will introduce a new feature this month. Kyle Poirier, the other half of The Pear Tree’s creative team, will also launch a monthly tutorial with a project to try at home.

Beginning this month we have made the blog redundant, and plan to incorporate the personal side of The Pear Tree into the, shall we say, third person features section. Our hope is that, by consolidating everything on one page, articles and blog entries will be easier to find – all in one place – and updates will be more frequent. Please let us know what you think about this idea.

And, as always, our regular artist studio tour – this month, artist Lori Mairs – will wrap up the month.

We want to welcome back the Kelowna Museum Society as an official sponsor and encourage you to click on their button to the right for a schedule of upcoming events, including their Neighbourhood Nosh the first Thursday of the month. The May 6 nosh will showcase award winning VQA Wines from Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery.

We also welcome back Early Music Studio, which offers music downloads and information on period music and instruments. Please click on their button, right, for more information.

In the meantime, if you’re a mother we wish you a happy Mother’s Day, full of love and pampering. And if you’re a daughter or son, don’t forget to treat your mom like the queen she is – and not just on May 9!

– By Lori-Anne Poirier

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