How to Overcome the Mother's Day Blues

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When you're in the midst of the battle to get pregnant, it's hard to look past your own personal struggle. Sometimes the best thing to do for yourself is to help someone else. Mother's Day is a great day to visit a nursing home, serve lunch at a soup kitchen or volunteer at a hospital. Spending a few hours reading to the blind or playing a few hands of cards with the elderly can help put things in perspective.

Remember, there's more than one road to motherhood. If you really want to be a mother someday, you will. It may not be exactly how you dreamed it would happen, but you'll get there.

So as you're surrounded by "perfect" families this Mother's Day, remember this: Behind every family is a story. The beautiful twins you saw in church could have been conceived after a fourth attempt at in vitro fertilization. Or the adorable towhead holding his mother's hand at the mall might have been adopted from Russia. Whether your baby passes through your birth canal or international customs, once you hold him or her in your arms there's no denying it '- you're a mother. And Mother's Day will be one of your favorite days of the year.

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