Here's What I Know From One Mom to Another

In honor of of mothers, far and wide, I've asked moms near and dear to me for words of wisdom that you may find yourself nodding (LOLing)along to:

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"Always be respectful {towards each other} and treat others how you'd want to be treated."

Grandma S.

"Every mother should make and spend as much quality time with  children."

Grandma B.

"Homeschool and lock them up if they are boys!" 

Mom (cannot verify whether she's serious or not...)

"Speak kindly and try not to yell."

Debbie, my mother-in-law


"Talk with them about God in ALL you do. The world is tough and they need faith in God to stand against this world. (Deuteronomy 11:19) Also, fill their self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry."

Beth, sister

"Drink a lot of wine."

Kelly, cousin

"This too shall pass. Enjoy every moment with your children because they grow up fast! Don't sweat the small stuff. Oh, and laugh a lot!" 

Aunt Kimmy

"Love, love, love them unconditionally and always tell them they are the greatest gift ever!"

Aunt Cheryl

"Don't worry, you're not crazy."

Jamie, my sister-in-law

"Breathe! ...Once I became a new mom I started to overthink everything and stressed myself wondering if I was doing things right...I realized all babies are different, you have to do what feels natural to you, and that the laundry and dishes can wait! So, enjoy the ride, laugh more, and breathe."

Kendra, cousin

"Patience. Listen to your children, they have a lot to say. Tell them you love them and are proud of them everyday."

Aunt Kathy


"Tell them you love them every day."

Michelle, cousin

"Be patient with them. They can have bad days too and sometimes it's harder for them to explain how they are feeling." 

Holly, cousin

"Raise a child in church." (Proverbs 22:6)

Mema, my husband's grandma


Did I mention how much I love and adore my family?!?

Happy Mothers Day to all the super heroes!

There are plenty of littles that adore and look up to you.

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