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Sunday Guardian www.guardian.co.tt May 10, 2015
By Tishanna Williams
For many local celebrities, the wind be-
neath their wings has been their moth-
ers. These are the women who saw
them through the tough times, and re-
minded them they were destined for
WOW asked a few of them to tell us
how they feel that special woman in
their lives for Mother's Day.
Muhammad Muwakil (Lead Vocalist
of the band Freetown)
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CON-
CEPT OF MOTHER'S DAY?
"A day of recognition is good, but it is
important for a man to form a deep
connection and have a healthy relation-
ship with his mother; she knew him be-
fore her knew what it was to know
anything at all. The pain of bearing us
for 9 months, the years they spend tak-
ing care of us until we can do so for our-
selves, I don't think you can truly love
another woman as much as you would
love your mother. She is right after God.
Heaven is at her feet.
Walshy Fire (Producer/ DJ --- Major
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR
"Mothers Day I'll be on tour, so it will
just be a Skype call. But when I get
back we will go out and do something
for sure. Lyois is her name."
Kwesi "Hoppy" Hopkinson (veteran
DJ, Entrepreneur, Media Personality)
WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP LIKE
WITH YOUR MOM?
"My mom and I are close. I'm not a
mommy's boy, though, but we're good."
Keegan Simon (Graphic Designer and
CEO of clothing brand 1ndividual Aes-
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU EVER
GAVE YOUR MOM?
"Ok, my mother is weird. She doesn't
like most of anything I try to do, so ba-
sically I have to trick and bamboozle her
into something like lunch or something.
I think the greatest gift I could give her
on that day is me staying away from
her so she can relax. LOL.
Hans Des Vignes (Radio/Television
Broadcaster, Media Personality)
WHAT IS MOTHER'S DAY USUALLY
LIKE FOR YOU?
It's about family for my household. Cel-
ebrating all the women in the family, so
we try to have either dinner or lunch to-
gether --- sisters, grannies, aunts, all the
women are celebrated. Because it al-
ways falls on a Sunday, which is a day I
am on radio, I try to spread the
Mother's Day joy, keeping in mind, too,
that there are people who lost their
mothers, so I try to be sensitive to
what I say as well on air, particularly on
that day. We recently lost my grand-
mother so it will be a difficult for my
dad and his relatives. She was the foun-
dation to them.
My relationship with my mom is good.
She always believed in me and encour-
aged me to pursue my dreams. I am
also close to my granny, who gives me
a lot of insight into life and invest-
By Suzette Camacho ... and family
ON MOTHER'S DAY, TriniMoms and WOW would like to salute all those
other women who hold the motherhood fort, so that our lives can all be
richer, safer, happier and fuller.
Birth Mothers: For being there for your children and making sacrifices to
Grandmothers: Who take on the "mother" role for various reasons, and
who raise their grandchildren as their own. Who go through the whole
parenting process all over again with much energy and determination in
their senior years when they should be relaxing and enjoying "grandmoth-
Stepmothers: Who give and show love to their stepchildren as their own
flesh and blood and who make the effort to bond with them and help
raise them with the utmost genuinity and pride.
Daddy-Mothers: Who give their all in a dual role of father and mother.
Who nurture their children and are there for them in times when they
need their mother. Who does the "mummy" chores and errands and ac-
tivities for their children. Who raise their children with the same vigour
and undying love and commitment equal to a mother's, or sometimes
Caregivers: Who spend their entire day and have chosen a path to serve
working parents and take care of their children with the same love and
attention as they would get from their parents. Who will make the effort
to do extra with the kids during the day and have fun with the children
and do stimulating activities. Who will give hugs and kind words to our
children. Who will prepare their meals and bathe them and have them
settled after a day of school, whilst we parents are at work. Who will take
care of our babies and treat them with love and tenderness.
Teachers: Who show a genuine passion for teaching our children and
helping them grow and mature in a positive way. Who spend more time
with our children during the week than we sometimes do. Who have the
patience to multi-task and manage a group of demanding children and
giving them undivided attention. Who teach our children not only aca-
demics, but morals and values.
Social Workers: Who help our distressed or abandoned children. Foster
mothers who take care of orphans and manage foster homes and give
the children love, care and kindness. Women and men who volunteer their
time to treat children in need of mental care.
To all, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! We salute you!
Suzette Camacho is the founder of Trini Moms, the first parenting net-
work in Trinidad and Tobago. Check their website Trini-Moms.com or their
Facebook page for upcoming events for kids and the entire family.
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