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May 3, 2016

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May 3, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – Mother’s Day is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on parenting and motherhood:

Lea Caragata, professor in Laurier’s Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, is an expert on single-mothers. She is available to comment on low-income single mothers, single mother-led households, the public discourse on single moms, welfare and single moms. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x5219 or

Cynthia Comacchio, professor in Laurier’s Department of History, is available to comment on the origins of Mother's Day and its evolution through the 20th-century to present. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x3422 or

Linda Quirke, associate professor in Laurier’s Sociology program, is an expert on “intensive” mothering, helicopter parenting and she is available for comment on advice to mothers. Contact information:

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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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