Mother's Day 2021 Call Out

Mother's Day is less than a week away, and in celebration, the Independent wants to fill our site with tributes to mothers in the Milton community. 

For every day of the last 14 months, there’s been a lot to worry about and to lose sleep over. Much has tested our patience, our sense of hope and even our love. Throughout the pandemic, many mothers performed a difficult balancing act: juggling jobs, kids, cooking, virtual learning and more. 

Some of us spent more time than ever before with our moms, as we worked or studied from home. Others of us were separated for days, for months, perhaps even a whole year. 

Whether they were seated across from you at the dinner table or beamed into your life over FaceTime, moms undoubtedly provided much-needed comfort and advice during a challenging and uncertain time.

This Mother's Day, the Independent wants to celebrate moms by giving them space to share their stores. 

Moms: Tell with us how this year impacted you. What was challenging? What was a silver lining? Share with us your favorite memories from time spent with kids and with family. Tell us how you took care of yourself. 

We also want to hear from kids, young and old. 

Kids: How did your mom help you through this challenging time? Tell us something she taught you this year. What was an unforgettable moment you spent with her?

Email us at by 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.  Include a photo if you can. We'll share ALL the stories we receive on Friday, May 7. 

Written By

Staff Writer

Bridget Higdon is a Staff Writer. She was previously the editor-in-chief of The Vermont Cynic, UVM's independent newspaper. She’s been published in Seven Days, Editor & Publisher and Vermont Vacation Guide. She likes to cook and explore Vermont by bike.


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