Second Sunday in May

In mid-April of this year, a childhood friend posted a screenshot of an email she’d received. It was from a company that makes hip, modern cookware. But it wasn’t an email about pots and pans; it was an email about emails. “For many of us, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be difficult,” it read, “especially in the age of social media. If you prefer not to hear from us around either of these holidays, we understand.” It was an invitation to opt-out of Mother’s (and Father’s) Day emails.

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