The rabble podcast network offers an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. All opinions belong to the podcaster; however, podcasters are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new podcasters -- contact us for details.

Fashionably late for Mother

Urban spring flowers

To buy or not buy for Mother’s Day?

We all have mothers, and this one day to honour our moms often starts much earlier in the mall - or 24 hour drug store.  Do we buy this love? Why do we cave to the marketing to conform to social pressure?

Throughout its history there has been protest against this so-called holiday.   How to stop fighting the tradition and consider new gooder options to show your favourite mother you care, and take a stand with your voting dollars.

Also on the show:

  • Shopping the Buy Good, Feel Good Expo 
  • Toasting Closed Loop products.
  • Kelly spends quality time with her girl on a Jane’s Walk  
  • And the Rise of precarious Employment, a wicked problem that needs new thoughtfulness to make the old economic model obsolete.

Photo: Urban living bouquet - Kelly Okamura

Like this podcast? rabble is reader/listener supported journalism.

 

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.