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Send us your #mommymemos

This Sunday is Mother’s Day—and in honour of mothers everywhere we want to hear from you about their ways with words. 

All weekend, we are inviting you to send us your #mommymemos. Give us a glimpse into their parenting styles and sense of humour. Was there something she always said? Something that made you laugh, or roll your eyes? Something that you will always remember?

To inspire you, here are some from some well known writers:

“Hatred is always a sin, my mother told me. Remember that. One drop of hatred in your soul will spread and discolour everything like a drop of black ink in white milk. I was struck by that and meant to try it, but knew I shouldn’t waste the milk.” 
― Alice Munro, Vintage Munro

“I love my mother for all the times she said absolutely nothing.... Thinking back on it all, it must have been the most difficult part of mothering she ever had to do: knowing the outcome, yet feeling she had no right to keep me from charting my own path. I thank her for all her virtues, but mostly for never once having said, "I told you so.” 
― Erma Bombeck, Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more intelligent and more educated than college professors.” 
― Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name

So send us your "#mommymemos" and we will post them all on Canada Writes on Sunday morning (we've already started posting some below!) in celebration of mothers everywhere. Not a bad gift to offer the women who do so much for us, no?

There are three ways you can send them in: 

We’ll be giving away two Canada Writes journals to two lucky participants at random—one for you, and one for your mom. 

Click here for information about CBC's giveaways.

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