As I read tributes to mothers yesterday and thought about my own mom, the thing that stuck out the most was that she never made me feel like I was in the way. I don’t remember being shooed away as a kid—from cooking, cleaning, garage work, crafting, dishes, sewing, gardening, baking… I learned so much by doing it with her. And I don’t remember her being exasperated at the endless spills and kid hands messing things up! I need to be more mindful of that with my own kids. My mother took us on adventures big and small, she expected us to do our best and encouraged us along the way (still does!), and treats each of her children as the unique individuals that we are. She is generous to the core—with her love, effort, sincerity, resources, hard work, and devotion. I am so grateful that my kids know her! Mom, I love you so much. ️ ( from mid 1980s?)

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As I read tributes to mothers yesterday and thought about my own mom, the thing that stuck out the most was that she never made me feel like I was in the way. I don’t remember being shooed away as a kid—from cooking, cleaning, garage work, crafting, dishes, sewing, gardening, baking… I learned so much by doing it with her. And I don’t remember her being exasperated at the endless spills and kid hands messing things up! I need to be more mindful of that with my own kids. My mother took us on adventures big and small, she expected us to do our best and encouraged us along the way (still does!), and treats each of her children as the unique individuals that we are. She is generous to the core—with her love, effort, sincerity, resources, hard work, and devotion. I am so grateful that my kids know her! Mom, I love you so much. ️ ( from mid 1980s?)

As I read tributes to mothers yesterday and thought about my own mom, the thing that stuck out the most was that she never made me feel like I was in the way. I don’t remember being shooed away as a kid—from cooking, cleaning, garage work, crafting, dishes, sewing, gardening, baking... I learned so much by doing it with her. And I don’t remember her being exasperated at the endless spills and kid hands messing things up! I need to be more mindful of that with my own kids. My mother took us on adventures big and small, she expected us to do our best and encouraged us along the way (still does!), and treats each of her children as the unique individuals that we are. She is generous to the core—with her love, effort, sincerity, resources, hard work, and devotion. I am so grateful that my kids know her! Mom, I love you so much. ️ ( from mid 1980s?)

As I read tributes to mothers yesterday and thought about my own mom, the thing that stuck out the most was that she never made me feel like I was in the way. I don’t remember being shooed away as a kid—from cooking, cleaning, garage work, crafting, dishes, sewing, gardening, baking… I learned so much by doing it with her. And I don’t remember her being exasperated at the endless spills and kid hands messing things up! I need to be more mindful of that with my own kids. My mother took us on adventures big and small, she expected us to do our best and encouraged us along the way (still does!), and treats each of her children as the unique individuals that we are. She is generous to the core—with her love, effort, sincerity, resources, hard work, and devotion. I am so grateful that my kids know her! Mom, I love you so much. ️ ( from mid 1980s?)

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