O for Oint­ments

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O in Mother is for… Oint­ments

When you be­come a mother, your bath­room cab­i­nets and draw­ers con­tain less beauty prod­ucts (who has time) and is re­placed with as­sorted oint­ments and elixirs. My mother’s ‘magic cabi­net’ was al­ways filed with all sorts of tubes, bot­tles and swabs that could fix any­thing that ailed me. Some of them were smelly, some were gooey and oth­ers were down­right dis­gust­ing, but I al­ways felt bet­ter af­ter a dose of mom’s home rem­edy, a kiss on the cheek and a re­as­sur­ing word. Here’s to mom’s oint­ments, even if it is just an an­tibi­otic cream and as­pirin.

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