I would very much like to have given both of you the gift of a new and exciting grandchild for Mother's Day this year, but Speck has evidently decided that she deserves a day all her own, and that that day is still pending. Instead, I am offering the slightly less exciting gift of this blog tribute. Ian, Max, Speck and I would like to thank our mothers (or grandmothers) for their extensive help, love, and support, without which we would be utterly lost. We have learned the art of parenting from you, and we continue to marvel at your mastery of it. We love you!