One might think that the lack of makeup is not a big deal for moms, but the moment someone mentions how tired a new mom looks - the cosmetic counter might be her next stop. Unless she remembers that beauty is beyond balms.
Maya Angelou, poet and novelist, died Wednesday at the age of 86. Kids still read her work today as their parents did decades ago, and the same wisdom still holds as true as when she first wrote the words.
Maya Angelou, a giant in American life and letters, who died on Wednesday, led a breakthrough for black women writers and left behind a sweeping record of engagement with life.
Angelou was honored in almost every medium imaginable during her life.
One daughter-in-law reflects on her regret after spurning her new mother-in-law's family traditions, later learning as a mother herself to embrace the differences and weave them into her own family's traditions.