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May 9, 2021
By Madisson Haynes
We wouldn't be here without our moms. Literally. Our moms gave us life, and if they could, they would probably give us the world. But human moms aren't the only ones. This Mother's Day we're highlighting all different kinds of moms — adventure moms, pandemic moms, animal moms. You name it.
Celebrate Mother's Day by celebrating all moms, everywhere. More videos like this are available for streaming on the PBS Video App. Check local listings for broadcast times.
Becoming a new parent during a global pandemic means expecting even more of the unexpected. This episode full of hope, faith, and perseverance features a couple from The Bronx who documented their pregnancy, their son’s very premature birth, and his subsequent stay in the NICU. Also, YouTuber Rob Kenney has some advice for all parents during this challenging era, courtesy of Self Evident.
Did you know there's a tradition other than brunch on Mother's Day? This Mount St. Helens special feature three stories that look at life on Mount Saint Helens 40 years after the eruption. Miss Dish was a climbing pioneer who sparked a tradition of climbing in dresses on Mother's Day, scientists study the return of elk to the blast zone and a photographer journeys beneath Spirit Lake in the volcanic blast zone, courtesy of Oregon Field Guide.
The pandemic has led many of us to be separated from our loved ones for months, leaving us unsure of when we might be able to reunite. But for one adopted New Yorker, COVID-19 nearly derailed a reunion with her birth mother a half-century in the making. In this episode, they tell the story of how they were able to overcome the odds to come together nearly 50 years to the day later, courtesy of Self Evident.
There are 15 million single moms in the U.S. and each one of them has a story. What are their dreams? How will they not merely survive in the face of adversity but thrive in it? How do they balance their personal aspirations and career hopes with the full-time work of raising a child? Follow three single moms’ journeys to jobs as full of the rewards and challenges as the one they do at home, courtesy of Roadtrip Nation.
If you're looking for a show all about motherhood, this is it. But it's not just about mothers and deliveries. Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. Whether you're a mom or not, Call the Midwife is the show to celebrate with. Passport members can stream the whole show!
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Watch a collection of films and specials that highlight and add context to the many aspects of race and racism in our country.
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