In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m going to post one of my all-time favorite “mama” songs, Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors.” Dolly wrote this song, btw. She’s penned some real beauties in her time, but this one is surely one of the most moving. And I just adore Dolly — who doesn’t?

Happy Mother’s Day to one and all, and don’t forget to call your mom!

Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee