Whether you are a mother or someone assuming the role of a mother: a father, a grandma, a grandpa, an aunt, an uncle, a foster parent, and so on, this day is for you. We celebrate your compassion and infinite love. We strive to be better everyday because of you.
We had a great Evil Eye Talisman Tree Painting Workshop on May 13th. Many cultures throughout the history have used amulets to ward off the evil. In the bazars of Cairo, half an inch in diameter blue glazed beads were tied to camels of caravan men for good luck . In the Bedouin Tribes of the Negev of Southern Israel, beads shaped like a deformed eye were used to protect against or treat any harm casted by an evil eye .
In Greece, the evil eye is called the "mati" . In Turkish, it is called "Nazar". These are round beads resembling an eye. You can find them pinned to baby blankets, hung on top of a door, attached to purses, in jewelry, wherever it will be visible to deflect the curse of an evil eye. Although they come in all kinds of pretty colors, most traditional ones have blue, white and black circles.
 Budge, E. A Wallis. 2013. "Amulets and Superstitions", Dover Publications, Inc., New York, USA.
 Abu-Rabia, Aref. 2005. "The Evil Eye and Cultural Beliefs among the Bedouin Tribes of the Negev, Middle East". Folklore 116, pg. 241-254.
 http://www.greece-is.com/article/xematiasma-getting-rid-evil-eye/ extracted on May 31st, 2018.