Mother's Day http://kplu.org en 'Slow Flowers': Seattle author's case for sustainably-grown flowers http://kplu.org/post/slow-flowers-seattle-authors-case-sustainably-grown-flowers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like many other holidays, Mother’s Day has become quite commercialized. Along with a Hallmark card often comes a perfect-looking bouquet of flowers that have traveled thousands of miles to get to your front door.</span></p><p>But for those who long for flowers with a local tie and fewer pesticides, there are other options.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8704 at http://kplu.org 'Slow Flowers': Seattle author's case for sustainably-grown flowers Sayings for 'Mommie Dearest' http://kplu.org/post/sayings-mommie-dearest <p>Anna Jarvis worked hard to make Mother&rsquo;s Day a holiday. She started the effort in 1908, and by 1914 convinced President Woodrow Wilson to declare it an official national holiday. But nine years later, commercialization of the day had become so rampant, that she became a major opponent of the very holiday she helped create. She was actually arrested while protesting against it.</p><p>This week we show our gratitude to Mom with a collection of distinguished sayings&hellip; Thu, 10 May 2012 11:30:00 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 1524 at http://kplu.org Sayings for 'Mommie Dearest' Seattle: Best place to be a mom? Okay, how about fourth-best? http://kplu.org/post/seattle-best-place-be-mom-okay-how-about-fourth-best <p>Happy Mother&#39;s Day, Seattle moms. You live in the fourth-best place in the U.S. to be a mother.</p><p>At least that&#39;s what <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-04/the-daily-beast-ranks-americas-100-bestand-worstcities-for-moms-from-new-york-to-san-francisco-to-tamp/?cid=hp:mainpromo8">The Daily Beast is saying</a> after ranking the 100 largest cities and ranking them on criteria such as mothers-per-capita, quality of public schools, number of childcare workers and availability of maternity health specialists.</p> Fri, 06 May 2011 21:00:22 +0000 Gary Crawford 1547 at http://kplu.org Seattle: Best place to be a mom? Okay, how about fourth-best?