These women pair mothering with philanthropy

By Maggie Coughlan
Updated May 03, 2013 01:30 PM
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Credit: Leah Hostalet; Shaul Schwartz; The Sterling Family; Trista Stone

Moms are pretty special.

From Lauren Sterling, who adopted five Peruvian siblings, to Rebecca Constantino, who donates books to underprivileged areas, mothers are all over the country are showing their love in a number of ways.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 12), get inspired by five of our favorite heroic moms.