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#ReachHigher: One of the Greatest Lessons I Learned From My Mom

May 9, 2014
One of the greatest lessons I learned from my mom was about the importance of education.
Michelle Obama's picture

My mom helped me understand that I should appreciate what I have, while I have it.

May 9, 2014
My mom helped me understand that I should appreciate what I have, while I have it. Some of that's really small stuff. My earliest memory is being washed in the kitchen sink, and then, my disappointment when we had to move that to the bath. Later, well, I loved having pajamas with the feet in them,...
Craig Newmark's picture

The Gift of Being a Mom

May 9, 2014
I’ve always known there was something special about my mom. Maybe it’s because of her infectiously positive outlook on life, or the way she gives of herself no matter how full her plate, or how her laughter comes from the inside in a way I’ve never seen before.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers's picture

Lessons from my mom

May 9, 2014
Always make time to play with the kids. (Or grandkids.) When the family is gathered, my dad often complains that my mom is wasting time "piddling around with the kids" rather than doing something he wants her to do. She usually ignores him, because she figured out long ago that kids grow up way too...
Rysa Walker's picture

My mom always loved and accepted me as I was

May 9, 2014
My mom always loved and accepted me as I was, and in doing so, she taught me to love and accept others as they are.
Emily Saliers's picture

Mother's Day Milestone: Breastfeeding and Fibromas

May 9, 2014
This Mother’s Day marks a milestone for me and my baby—my first (and so far only) child just turned one year old, and I have continued exclusively breastfeeding him for one whole year, in spite of the two fibromas in my right breast.
To-wen Tseng's picture

My mom taught me these life lessons

May 9, 2014
My mom taught me these life lessons…
Christy Turlington's picture

How Does a Mother/Daughter Relationship Heal from Toxic Chemical Exposure?

May 9, 2014
Almost twenty five years ago, as a young woman at the beginning of my social change filmmaking career, I had an experience that pushed me to turn the camera on myself. In 1963, my mother was prescribed the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES), meant to prevent miscarriage and ensure a healthy baby. In...
Judith Helfand's picture

My mom is my best friend

May 9, 2014
My mom is my best friend. She gave me the confidence to believe I could do anything.
Fran Drescher's picture

Protect and Nurture Our Human Capital

May 9, 2014
My mother taught me that looking after our financial capital is not enough. We need to do everything we can to protect and nurture our human capital.
Arianna Huffington's picture