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30 Things my Mother Taught Me and you Wont Believe How…

My mom taught me a lot about myself even though my mom and I have had a bumpy relationship most of my life. She has influenced who I am as a mother and the kind of mom I aspire to be.

  1. My mother has taught me to be an independent thinker, act resourcefully, be kind, compassionate and selfless.
  2. My mother taught me to love my children more than they could ever hate me because I have a lot to lose.
  3. My mother has taught me that even if my kids are wrong or rude that it’s my job to approach them and teach them how to say sorry or that it is ok to agree to disagree. “
  4. My mother has taught me that “I will always love them even when they’re naughty.”
  5. My mother has taught me to never forget a birthday, on New Year’s or significant days in my children’s lives because they deserve the acknowledgment.
  6. My mother taught me to take care of my kids and when I need them they will reciprocate the love and kindness.
  7. My mother taught me that and the even when my eldest ticks off that she is still my baby and It’s my job to fix it and forgive her.
  8. My mother taught me to love my kids even when they don’t love themselves.
  9. My mother taught me to tell them I love them and back it up by proving it.
  10. My mother taught me to never give up on my children.
  11. My mother taught me to be proud and support my kid’s direction in life even if it’s not my ideal.
  12. My mother taught me to be frugal and practical with my money and that having material things doesn’t make you a better person.
  13. My mother taught me to leave the excuses in my head because my kids need me.
  14. My mother taught me and how blessed I am to watch my children develop and grow.
  15. My mother has taught me to try to be a good person when nobody is looking
  16. My mother taught me that that family comes first.
  17. My mother taught me what to look forward to when I become a doting grandma.
  18. My mother taught me that time goes so fast and you cannot turn it back, to enjoy the little things my kids do and say
  19. My mom taught me to plan for my kids’ futures and save for their school and a rainy day fund so they can focus on their studies and life goals
  20. My mother taught me to love my children unconditionally
  21. My mother taught me to find love in my heart and to take responsibility for my actions
  22. My mother taught me the importance of developing a strong mother-child connection
  23. My mother taught me to be accountable for my position and my roles in life.
  24. My mother taught me to make time for my kids even when I would rather do something else
  25. My mother taught me that as long as I am living that my children come first before any frivolous things or my own selfish wants.
  26. My mother taught me to know my worth and never except less then I deserve.
  27. My mother taught me that if someone wants to be in your life they will climb mountains to be there.
  28. My mother teaches me how to be forgiving and not to be bitter.

I am grateful for all these important life and parenting lessons my mother taught me. She taught me who I want to be and I make a conscious choice to be that momma. Unfortunately, she inadvertently taught me all these amazing qualities by doing the opposite of every single one I wrote. We, unfortunately, have no relationship because of our clashing life views but the most important two things my mother taught me are… It is my choice to choose happiness and I am not my mother

 

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7 Comments

  1. Bernice says:

    Sounds like you have all the tools to be a good mom!

    1. Bernice, Thank you. and thank you for your comment.

  2. Moms may not always think our children are listening to the things we say, but this proves it. What a lovely share!

  3. Lindsay says:

    I really resonated with this post. I have had a rocky relationship with my dad for years and I completely understand how we as adult children can either take the same path as our parents or consciously choose to be different. Thank you for posting this!

    1. Lindsay, It is really too bad for my mom and your dad. They are missing out on some awesome kids!!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This post tells me that actions truly speaks louder than words. Your mom taught you everything you need to know without telling you or even doing them. I am so sorry this is the way the lessons had to be learned. I am a child of adoption, so I can truly empathize with you.

    1. Thank you, Erika, for your comment. I would love to hear your story if you are interested in sharing send me a message on Facebook or an email.

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