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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Things I Learned From My Mom

Today is my mom’s birthday and this post is in her honor! The following are things I learned from my mom.


  1. My mom was into weekly meal planning way before it became the thing to do. Every Sunday she would sit down and make a list of the meals for that week.
  2. She would also clip coupons and make a shopping list at the same time.
  3. Cooking was done ahead for whatever was needed.
  4. Recycling was a rule in our house!
  5. My mom used email for work long before any of us used email for personal reasons. We actually had a second line in our house for her work terminal. And this was in the ‘80s!
  6. Women can have a career and be a mom – my mom worked part time when we were young and full time when we were older as a Systems Analyst.
  7. If your kids enjoy something – do it again! We used to go to the beach in Wildwood NJ every summer and it was a great tradition we looked forward to.
  8. If your kids are active in something, get involved with them. I was active in my youth group in high school so my mom became the synagogue youth chairperson. My brother was in theater so my mom got involved in the parents’ group.
  9. Always eat dessert. But brush your teeth after!
  10. As soon as you can, move to Florida! My parents just moved to Florida last week – and we can’t wait to visit them there!


Happy Birthday Mommy!


KC Coake said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! Sweet list...your Mom taught you some great lessons.

Tamar SB said...

Happy birthday to your mom!!

Myrna said...

What a nice post. I am honored. And thanks to the followers who sent good wishes. I look forward to your visit(s)!!

Raising Reagan said...

Mom's are super special ~ Happy Birthday to your mother!

(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

Breenah said...

Such a sweet post :)

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

I think you can learn the best things from your parents :) Happy Birthday to your mom!!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum, they're great lessons!

Sara said...

Aww what a nice birthday post to your mom. And kudos to her for using the internet so early. My mom still doesn't want to learn how to use a computer or the internet.

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!

You know I have to ask where in Florida. :)

Libby said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! She sounds like a pretty amazing woman. And Florida sounds like a great vacation spot. :-)