Friday, May 11, 2012


Blogger World, meet my mom. 

Mom, meet Blogger World. 

My mom is a great mom. Truth be told, she's a fantastic mom. If I were a mom, I'd want to be just like her. I mean, the pure fact that I passed 2nd-9th grade is proof that she is a rock star mom.  Folks it wasn't easy. Brain pills did not come into existence until 8th grade. I don't think you understand the years/hours of homework, crying (on my part), failed test, and tutors we went thru.

 In honor of Mother's Day I thought I'd post some of my favorite things my mom has taught us girls throughout the years.

1.Do not waste. 
 In my family we do not throw away Cool Whip, sour cream, butter, or cottage cheese containers. These containers make awesome Tupperware.

2. Turn off the TV and go outside. 
Growing up we played outside. We did not spend the weekends and summers watching TV or playing video games. I'm so happy I grew up playing outside and not sitting in front of a TV. I have some great memories of playing with all the neighborhood kids/cousins until it was dark outside.

3. Do not quit.
My mom had us participate in many events. We played sports, took dance, joined reading clubs, art class, computer class, piano lessons, and even twirling lessons. No matter how much you hated an activity, you had to see it to the end. There was not quitting in the middle.

4. Save your money.
My parents/grandparents are HUGE on this tip! Even today, at 31 years old, I'm still reminded to save my money. Honestly, I don't mind being reminded to save my money.

5. Take care of your feet.
I've mentioned this one before, but my mom is very big on buying good quality shoes. Now when I say "good quality shoes" I do not mean Jimmy Choo or Louboutin. No. We're big fans of Clarks, Born, Merrills, Keens, and Chacos. You know, the hippie shoes!

6. Learn to laugh at yourself.
Life is a more enjoyable if you laugh. We laugh a lot in my family.

7. Take care of your family
My grandma had cancer. In fact, she had cancer multiple times in her life. My mom did her best to help care for my grandma. Even though we were 6 hours away from my grandma, it didn't stop my mom. I honestly think this example my mom set helped shape The Sisters and I.

As you can see, I am blessed with a great mom. She's taught us many things, and continues to teach us.
I'm a better person because of my mom.


Wa Wa Waughs said...

Wow. I think we had the same mother!!! Except we bought cheap shoes most of the time. I bet she loves having such sweet girls!

Bone said...

Happy Mother's Day, OKC's Mom!

When you first introduced her, I thought you were about to say she was gonna start blogging.

And, um, I'm gonna need to see you twirl.

Michelle said...

That's a nice little tribute! We need to hang out, next time I'm in town for more then 2 seconds!

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