Being a mom can be hard. It takes patience, resilience, and a fair amount of grit. In this Mother’s Day episode, we’re paying tribute to some tough mothers — and we’ll hear what it’s like if you happen to be their kid.

We have stories about a hard-working mom determined to keep her family together, despite the physical toll it took on her; another mom who, looking back, admits she was a little too strict with her daughter; a mom whose advice wasn’t always welcome, but who ended up becoming an invaluable friend; and a daughter who had to step into a mom’s role when her own mother couldn’t. 

Despite it all, no matter how challenging their relationships became, these mothers and their children never gave up on each other.

Released May 9, 2017.

Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:
Blue Dot Sessions – “Open Flames”
The Four Vagabonds – “Rosie the Riveter”
Lee Rosevere – “Memories Again”
Alan Singley – “You Know Who You Are”
Nick Jaina – “All the Best Fakers”
Fabrizio Paterlini – “Profondo Blu”
Blue Dot Sessions – “Celestial Navigation”