Like A Mother Series – Feat. Holly Pollard From Brookside Toy & Science

Welcome to a special blog series in honor of Mother’s Day: Like a Mother.

Here at afloat, we’re all about celebrating everything and that includes making Mother’s Day special for everyone. We know that not everyone has a perfect relationship with their own mom, may not have a mom or may have trouble becoming a mom themselves. That’s why it’s our job to make everyone who is like a mother (strong, powerful, nurturing, and a badass) feel celebrated on Mother’s Day.

To do so, we asked our store partners (many of them moms themselves!) how they celebrate Mother’s Day, and most importantly, how they describe a person who feels like a mother, whether biological or not.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the caretakers and nurturers out there. We celebrate you!

In this edition, we sit down with KC store owner Holly Pollard from Brookside Toy & Science.

afloat: who are you celebrating this Mother’s Day?
bt&s: I’m glad you asked.. this is the first Mother’s Day since my mom passed away. I didn’t really have a plan, other than trying to focus on my own kids. Since you asked I started to realize that my life is full of strong, amazing women. So yay for that! 

afloat: what is one word you would use to describe them?
bt&s: The absolute most fabulous and inspiring woman I know is my friend Fay. She is L-O-V-E!   Fay lives every day sharing perfectly positive advice, wonderful whiffs of her “perfum du jour”, and impressive demonstrations of compassionate ways to be a good human. I love her like a mom.  I am so grateful to have her in my life.

afloat: what’s your go-to gift from your store to celebrate someone who feels like a mother to you and why? 
bt&s: I think the perfect Brookside Toy & Science gift for her will be some chill crystals and a funky jigsaw puzzle because she is an art-loving moon mama who deserves the tools to help her unwind and relax.  I am looking forward to celebrating many Mother’s Days with dear friend Fay.