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To Celebrate Mother’s Day, TIME Asked Influential Moms to Write Open Letters to Their Children

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Ali Wentworth to Elliott and Harper

First let me just say, I’m sorry about your names. But Stephanopoulos is such a grand, Greek last name. You wouldn’t want to be Athena Feta Mount Olympus Stephanopoulos, would you? Elliott is my grandmother (your great-grandmother’s family name), and Harper was a gorgeous word I dreamt. I woke up one morning and shouted, “Harper!” and that’s what we named you…

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