What did you learn from your mom?
Or what did you learn from watching someone else be a mom?
The Chapel Hill News and The Durham News are seeking short reader essays about motherhood in time for Mother's Day. All the people who send us an essay will be entered in a random drawing for a free copy of Maya Angelou's new memoir "Mom & Me & Mom" or Richard Russo's "Elsewhere." (So you don't have to write the "best" essay, just send us one to be in the running.)
Try to keep your essay in the 200 to 400 word range. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, May 6, one week from today. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your photo and a photo of your mom if you like.
We'll pick two winners, and all the essays may get published in the newspaper.
Good luck, and Happy Mother's Day.