Early days,

Out of the womb, into the world,

Mother’s love reveals it’s safe to play and to grow.



Mothers who stay calm at the stove

When their child demands a new baseball glove,

A fix for their doll,

Some food for their dog–

Calm mothers who give love and attention

Even when rushing to do important this and that,

Calm mothers help their small children,

Not-yet-in-school children,

Grow good brains–

And also good hearts.