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:
“Open Flames” by Blue Dot Sessions from the album Aeronaut
“Rosie The Riveter” by Four Vagabonds from the album  Four Vagabonds Vol. 1 (1941-1951)
“Memories Again” by Lee Rosevere from the album All These Simple Things 
“You Know Who You Are” by Alan Singley from the album Cold Truth 
All the Best Fakers by Nick Jaina from the album Primary Perception
A Short Piece by Jason Ryu
Celestial Navigation by Blue Dot Sessions from the album Aeronaut