3 Things I’ve Learned from my Mom: Mother’s Day Edition

Today’s post is totally different than my usual.  This weekend is Mother’s day and all of America will be celebrating all the wonderful moms in the world.  Many of you know I don’t have children but I have an amazing mom! Today’s post will be all about celebrating her and Mother’s Day.

I’ve learned some incredible things from my mom over the years.  One thing is for sure it was definitely hard to choose 3 things because everything that I have learned has helped me become the person I am today.  Now that I’m older I realized how much of what my mom has said is important.  You know those teenage years when you think you know it all and your parents must be insane… OH THE DAYS.

#1 Always be yourself

Back to those high school days.  Of course, I wanted to fit in and be and do like my friends did.  I thought that’s what life was all about.  I’m sure many of you have been in this position and my mom would always remind me to be myself.  It’s the great “your friends should like you for who you are.”  “Don’t change for anyone.” Back then I thought it was what parents were supposed to say to their kids so they would feel good.  Now I realize how true it is.  As I said in a recent post, you won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but those who stick around are true friends.

#2 Family comes first

No one has taught me this better than my mom.  No matter the situation or time of day she always put us first.  To this day if we need anything or are sick with a cold she is there to help us.  It’s been such a great feeling knowing that no matter what she will be there for me.  It’s also shown me that family is important and should come first.  Growing up I always thought being with friends and making those memories was important in life.  Time and time again I’ve been proven wrong and know that my mom’s way is definitely the best.

#3 Love, Love, Love!

My family is a funny one (literally).  We aren’t overly affectionate but if you are around us you definitely know we love each other.  Growing up I wasn’t very affectionate at all.  I mean I loved my family and friends but ask them and I had a funny way of showing it.  Even when I didn’t want hugs my mom would hug me.  Gave me kisses even if she was upset with me.  No matter what the situation there was love involved.  She taught me how to love and forgive.  It’s been one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned to date.

To all the moms out there I hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day!  For everyone else give your mom an extra big hug on her day.  To my mom thank you for everything! You seriously are the greatest mom I could have ever asked for.  I know sometimes I may argue with you or we might not see eye to eye but at the end of the day I’m always here for you the same way you are here for me.  I can’t wait to spend another Mother’s Day with you!



Silvia M.

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  • Reply fairyprincessjord

    Your mom sounds like a truly wonderful woman. Mom’s really do teach us the most valuable lessons don’t they?

    May 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww thank you and yes they do!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:07 pm
  • Reply Keating Bartlett

    So many great lessons! I’m so envious of those who have a great relationship with their mom. I’m not on good terms with mine these days. But thankfully I have an amazing stepmom and mother-in-law who have been absolute rockstars in my life 🙂

    May 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks Keating! I’m glad you have your stepmom and mother in law to be there for you!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:13 pm
  • Reply Linh Nguyen

    This is so so sweet! Family is definitely first in our family. I have to say that ever since becoming a mom myself, I finally understand her so much more. Happy Mom’s Day! 🙂

    May 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I totally agree!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Cameron Dufore

    This is so cute! Definitely perfect for mother’s day, but also a great way to share about your relationship with her!

    May 12, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks Cameron!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply adriana

    Aww this post is so sweet! Celebrating our moms is so much fun!

    May 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I definitely agree!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply Shann Eva (@Shanneva)

    This is so sweet, and your mother sounds like a wonderful woman. I hope you both enjoy the time you get to spend together this weekend!

    May 12, 2017 at 2:51 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      We had a great time! Thanks Shann!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Rachel R Ritlop

    So sweet! you’re very lucky to have this type of relationship with your mom! don’t ever take it for granted <3

    May 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Virjinia

    Does your mom read your blog because I’m sure she’s honored by all the sweet words you’ve said about her! It’s so awesome to see all the love she’s had for you and your family.

    May 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      She does! Thank you Virjinia!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply abroadnamedpatrice2016

    So sweet! I love this homage to your mommy. She clearly taught you things you’ll be passing along and your children to their children. Beautiful!

    May 12, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww thank you! And yes I definitely will!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply nicoleandthecouches

    What a beautiful post and tribute to your mother!! How lucky she is to have you as a daughter!!

    May 13, 2017 at 8:32 am
    • Reply Silvia

      You are so sweet! Thank you!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Summer Telban (@SummerTelban)

    This was so, so sweet to read, Silvia! Your mom seems so amazing! <3

    May 13, 2017 at 9:48 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks Summer! She is!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    Such a wonderful post to your mom! It sounds like you have learned some amazing things!

    May 13, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I definitely have! Thank you!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Janette

    Aww beautiful post. Your mama seems like one incredible lady!!

    May 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      She is very incredible!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Elise Giannasi

    This is such a sweet post! Thanks for sharing – it’s so fun to get a little peek into your family life. XO!

    May 13, 2017 at 7:55 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks Elise! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Angela Amores

    I love your post. Your momma sounds like an amazing women. I hope y’all have. Great weekend with lots of celebrating your special momma.

    May 13, 2017 at 9:20 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks Angela! We definitely celebrated her!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Sydney Power

    This is so sweet!!! Mom’s totally are the best, it is so sweet to see how much love you have for your mom

    May 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you Sydney!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Anna

    Very sweet post, Sylvia! Wonderful photos of you and your mom!

    May 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Greta

    Awww this is such a sweet post! Your mom sounds amazing!

    Greta |

    May 15, 2017 at 12:05 am
    • Reply Silvia

      She is! Thanks Greta!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply McKenna Bleu

    This is a great post and awesome for mothers day!

    May 15, 2017 at 9:17 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks McKenna!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Kate Simpson

    I love posts like this as opposed to the gift guides… the gift guides are all tailored to moms that are really nothing like my mom, but this is so much more personal and it makes me think about things I’ve learned from my mom.

    May 15, 2017 at 10:14 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww thank you Kate! Yeah I wanted to do something special for her.

      May 17, 2017 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Mom’s are the best, aren’t they?! Such a great post for Mother’s day and so many great lessons learned from your sweet mom!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    May 15, 2017 at 10:39 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks Amy! Mom’s are the best!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Such a cute post, soudns liek your relationship with your mom is so special.

    May 16, 2017 at 11:22 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww thank you Amanda!

      May 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Maegan Clark

    What a lovely and sweet post!

    May 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Oby Grace

    Awe this is so adorable and so many wonderful life lesson!

    Oby Grace

    May 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm
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