Things Our Moms Taught Us

Moms are amazing. They take care of us, they help us navigate the world and, even as adults, we live by the wisdom they’ve shared with us over the years. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re sharing some important things we’ve learned from our moms and why we still look to them when we need advice.

Ellie’s mother, Terry.

Ellie Turner, editor

“The older I get, the more I realize how awesome my mother is. There are so many things she has taught me about confidence and hard work and serving others over self. My favorite lesson at the moment is the importance of finding a bit of fun in the midst of struggle and despair. I’ve watched her handle some of life’s toughest moments with grace, unmatchable strength and a weird mix of rap music and ’70s dance moves. As a teenager, I often rolled my eyes at her silliness. As an adult, I appreciate and understand what I now know is a key survival tool.”


Emma’s mother, Jennifer.

Emma Kent, multimedia editor

“What stands out to me about my mother is her perseverance. She’s been through some hard times, but she always keeps going. I haven’t always understood the things she’s gone through over the years, but I’ve always recognized a resiliency in her. As an adult, I find myself appreciating that more and more. She’s confident and determined, and I like to think that she’s passed those qualities on to me, too.”


Lauren and her mother, Jill.

Lauren Wood, photographer

 “My mom has always had the perfect balance of poise and silliness, and knows how to throw a killer party. Mostly importantly, she is the most selfless person I know – something I truly didn’t fully understand or appreciate until I was an adult. She would do anything for her family, and I admire the heck out her for that. I also want to thank her for her endless advice. And for picking up the phone whenever I call. Love you, mom.”



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