I’ve Been Spotted

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 8, 2010

This Mother’s Day, in honor of their 2nd annual Spot A Mom campaign, 1-800-FLOWERS.com has scoured the blogosphere and has “spotted” several moms, the first two being women I know and love.

Well, last week I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from 1-800-FLOWERS.com as well as CEO Jim McCann’s new book, Celebrating Mom. And, just today I was featured by Floral Lifestyle Expert, Julie Mulligan, on her blog. Yup, I was “spotted” as a “Do-It-All Mom”! I hope you will hop over and read about how my own Mom inspired me and the lesson I hope to pass on to my children.

Bouquet created for fellow Do-It-All Mom Louise

Bouquet created for fellow Do-It-All Mom Louise

I was very excited to be able to pay it forward and suggest a wonderful blogger friend to be ”
spotted,” but you’ll just have to watch Julie Mulligan’s blog to find out who it is!

But, I have a surprise for YOU, too! 1-800-FLOWERS.com would like to give one of you a copy of Celebrating Mom along with a $75 gift certificate!

Here’s how to enter for a chance to win:

  • Answer one, or all three, of the following questions (each as a separate comment in order for each to count as a separate entry), before 9pm (pst) on April 23rd,
  1. What is the greatest lesson your mom has taught you?
  2. What’s one lesson you hope to pass on to your children?
  3. What’s your favorite Mother’s Day memory?

Want a few bonus entries? Leave me a separate comment for each of the following:

  • Visit 1-800-FLOWERS.com and then come back and tell me which arrangement is your favorite and why.
  • Follow me on Twitter – I’m YoungMommy – and tweet about this giveaway, including a link to this giveaway and the hashtag #D2Dgvwy.
    One winner will be selected at random, and will be notified by email. Winner will then have 24 hours to respond before forfeiting their prize.

    Benefited giveaway

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Paula Hafner April 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Mom taught me to treat others the way I would want to be treated.

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Paula Hafner April 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I want them to learn to judge whats on the inside and not what’s on the outside.

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Paula Hafner April 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm

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Happi Shopr April 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm

My fave Mother’s Day memory is the first time my step-daugthers (am I the only one that hates that term?!) brought me flowers and a necklace for Mother’s Day.

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Melanie Bleile April 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm

4/22 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/12657218777
.-= Melanie Bleile´s last blog ..WINNER! Golden Moon Tea! =-.

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Valeen N April 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm

My mom taught me to find the worth in individuals, even when sometimes it’s hard to see.

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Valeen N April 22, 2010 at 6:03 pm

One of my favorite Mother’s Day memory is the first Mother’s Day I had right after we adopted our daughter! It was such a seet day holding my daughter in my arms, and getting a glimpse of what it was like to be a mommy.

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Ed Nemmers April 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm

“Listen and Love” is the greatest lesson taught to me!

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shawna April 22, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I hope my children learn from me to not take anything for granted!

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catherine copeland April 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm

1.What is the greatest lesson your mom has taught you? Never wish you were someone else. They have their own hardships and challenges. When you spend your life wishing you were someone else you never become the person you were meant to be.
.-= catherine copeland´s last blog ..YouFloral – Product Review =-.

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catherine copeland April 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm

3.What’s your favorite Mother’s Day memory?

Actually my new favorite Mother’s Day Memory is when my son came back from Iraq. I was so glad to see him
.-= catherine copeland´s last blog ..YouFloral – Product Review =-.

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catherine copeland April 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm

2. What’s one lesson you hope to pass on to your children?

I want my boys to always remember that it’s important to reach out to others and willing to help others.
.-= catherine copeland´s last blog ..YouFloral – Product Review =-.

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catherine copeland April 22, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I just love the Martha Stewart Lily Meadow Bouquet
.-= catherine copeland´s last blog ..YouFloral – Product Review =-.

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heather pfaff April 22, 2010 at 11:21 pm

What is the greatest lesson your mom has taught you?
The greatest lesson I learned from my mommy was to be an independent woman and not to rely on a man to make it in life. My mother was a stay at home mom and my father was the provider, when my father passed away in 2002 my mother was left with no income at all, she struggled until the widowers death benefits started. Seeing her struggle made me realize that I would not let myself ever be in her shoes, I promised her I would graduate college and get myself a job.

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heather pfaff April 22, 2010 at 11:26 pm

What’s one lesson you hope to pass on to your children?
When I have children I want to pass on the lesson to always respect themself.

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Danielle April 23, 2010 at 1:18 am

I hope I have taught my kids to work hard, remember who they are and love a lot!
.-= Danielle´s last blog ..Why Most Businesses Fail…Take Action =-.

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Rebecca April 23, 2010 at 4:58 am

My Mom taught me never to hold a grudge-you never know how long someone is here

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Jennifer gersch April 23, 2010 at 5:17 am

never ever say I cant always say I’ll try

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Randy Saunders April 23, 2010 at 8:24 am

The greatest lesson Mom taught me was to believe in God, and trust in Him.

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Randy Saunders April 23, 2010 at 8:26 am

I hope to pass on to my chilren and grandchildren the imoptance of love of family and God.

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Melissa B. April 23, 2010 at 8:29 am

I would like to teach my girls to think before they speak or act.

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Nadine L April 23, 2010 at 9:19 am
marc-andre taillefer April 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

Mom taught me to treat others the way I would want to be treated.

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marc-andre taillefer April 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

I hope my children learn from me to not take anything for granted!

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marc-andre taillefer April 23, 2010 at 9:59 am
marc-andre taillefer April 23, 2010 at 9:59 am

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marc-andre taillefer April 23, 2010 at 10:00 am

my fav arrangement is the One Dozen Long Stem Multicolored Roses

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Melanie Bleile April 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm

4/23 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/12708906634
.-= Melanie Bleile´s last blog ..WINNER! Golden Moon Tea! =-.

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Crystal F April 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

My very first Mother’s Day dh got me a charm with my daughter’s pic engraved on it. I’ve had it for 9 years and wear it at all times. I now have one of my youngest daughter too. I get so many compliments on it. Besides my girls, this is my most loved possession. Thank you!

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lilshuga2001 April 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm

No matter what happens in life – always take the time to stop and smell the roses!

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lilshuga2001 April 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I hope to pass on that we shouldn’t take anything for granted!
WE may be here one day and gone the next! :(

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lilshuga2001 April 23, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I heart the Martha Stewart Lily Meadow Bouquet – the color is amazing!

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Charlene April 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm

The greatest lesson my Mom taught me is to have patience and not sweat the small stuff.

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Charlene April 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I hope to pass on love and compassion to my children.

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Charlene April 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm

My favorite Mother’s Day memory was my first Mother’s day after my son was born. We spent the day with family & took lots of photos.

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Charlene April 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

My favorite is the Springtime Carnation Bouquet. Carnations are my favorite flower.

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oanne Schultz April 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

1. What is the greatest lesson your mom has taught you?
how to cook and sew.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Joanne Schultz April 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

2. What’s one lesson you hope to pass on to your children?
how to cook and sew.

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Joanne Schultz April 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm

3. What’s your favorite Mother’s Day memory?
one year my father was away from home so my mother would have been all alone. I invited her to my apartment and we went househunting that Saturday, and the next day we went to church and a wonderful Mother’s Day dinner.

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Joanne Schultz April 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I subscribe to your blog’s feed via google reader.

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Joanne Schultz April 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

we love the Two Dozen Long Stem Exotic Pink Roses.

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Joanne Schultz April 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm
blueviolet April 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I love the Martha Stewart oriental lilies arrangement. I’ve been hugely partial to lilies for a long time and that’s a perfectly delightful spring arrangement.
.-= blueviolet´s last blog ..Tiny Prints Personalized Greeting Cards! {Giveaway} =-.

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sal williams April 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Entry 1 – my mother taught me about honesty.

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sal williams April 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Entry 2 – I want to teach my kids generosity.

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sal williams April 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Entry 3 – When my godmother was near death in ICU at the hospital – the nurses allowed me to give her a candlelight,classical music, china and crystal the works holiday dinner – I served her her favorites: beef wellington and baked alaska. I loved every minute of making this little feast and she loved it too. Just us two together for one last Mother’s Day.

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Jennifer April 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm

What is the greatest lesson your mom has taught you? – courtesy for others

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Jennifer April 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm

What’s one lesson you hope to pass on to your children? – Not to take life too seriously

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Jennifer April 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm

What’s your favorite Mother’s Day memory? – taking my mom to Disney World!

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Jennifer April 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Pink Rose and Calla Lily Bouquet because I’ve never seen those two varieties put together and I like it.

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Terri L April 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm

The greatest lesson my mom taught me (and also the one I want to pass on) is to be involved in your kids’ lives. My mom taught me by example and hope my kids are picking up on the example my husband and I are setting as well. Mom always attended all of our school and extracurricular functions. She always made sure we did homework and knew how we were doing in school. She knew our friends and what we were doing when we were with them. We always ate dinner as a family. My husband and I are raising our kids the same way.

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Anne April 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm

The greatest thing my mother taught me was to love and appreciate myself.

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Anne April 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm

I hope that I can give my children the kind of advice that my mother gave me! The biggest lesson would be to treat others as you would like to be treated.

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Anne April 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm

My favorite mother’s day memory was when I went to the jewelry store with my dad to pick out a present for my mother! I felt so special, and we picked out something that she really loved.

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Susan Bywater April 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

The greatest lesson my mom taught me was to speak my mind and stand up for myself. It’s served me well.

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sal williams April 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I much prefer live plants to cut flowers and I would absolutely adore a live terra cotta orchid garden or a juniper bonsai…(and who know those could be had for such a reasonable price!)

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Susan Smith April 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm

My Mom taught me to treat others the way I would want to be treated.

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Susan Smith April 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I’m teaching my children to be honest

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Susan Smith April 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm

My favorite Mothers Day memorial was when I told her on Mothers Day I was pregenant with my first child.

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Beverly M April 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm

1.What is the greatest lesson your mom has taught you? In times of stress..This too shall pass

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Susan Smith April 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I like Blooming Dish Garden because it has nice colors and plants last longer then flowers

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Sarah G April 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm

The greatest lesson that my mom taught me was to stand up for what I believe in, despite any pressure I might receive.

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Sarah G April 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I hope to teach my daughter to love the Lord with all her heart.

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Sarah G April 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm

And, I haven’t had many Mother’s Days yet – but, my favorite was when my hubby made breakfast for me, with my daughter’s “help.” :)

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Sarah G April 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I love the Berry Beautiful bouquet, because I have a weakness for tea cups. :)

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Sarah G April 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I’m a subscriber, via Google Reader.

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Sarah G April 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm

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Lori Z. April 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm

My mom always had excellent ways to have fun with learning (shaving cream letters was my favorite).
.-= Lori Z.´s last blog ..To the Lady at Whole Foods =-.

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Lori Z. April 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I hope that my kids will learn hard work and never giving up from me. I do love that they know my favorite poems by heart. I hope they can remember those even when I’m gone.
.-= Lori Z.´s last blog ..To the Lady at Whole Foods =-.

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Lori C. April 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm

1.What is the greatest lesson your mom has taught you?

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Lori C. April 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

1.What is the greatest lesson your mom has taught you?

My mom has taught me to try to be more laid-back, to take things as they come.

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Lori C. April 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm

2.What’s one lesson you hope to pass on to your children?

to just take each day as it comes

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Lori C. April 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm

3.What’s your favorite Mother’s Day memory?

When we were growing up we’d wear a red rose to church indicating that our mom was living. If your mom had passed away, you wore a white rose. Our little church gave a prize to the oldest mom. We had a lady who was in her late 90s and she always got a kick out of this. Sweet memories.

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Lori C. April 23, 2010 at 7:47 pm

I love the “Garden Pathway” bouquet b/c of the beautiful pink roses and sunflowers.

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Lori C. April 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm

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Sonya April 23, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I hope to teach my kids self-respect.
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Sonya April 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm

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Sonya April 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I’d love the Comfy Baby Newborn Girl Ducky Gift Basket because we have a baby on the way!
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R Hicks April 23, 2010 at 8:24 pm

The greatest lesson Mom taught me is to always treat others the way you would want to be treated.

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R Hicks April 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm

My fav. arrangement is their Pink and Purple Tulip Bouquet. I like it mainly because the colors compliment each other and I love tulips!

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R Hicks April 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm

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sheila k. April 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm

the greatest lesson my mom taught me is compassionate service — keep an eye out for others in the community who need a helping hand or listening ear.

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kathy pease April 23, 2010 at 8:53 pm

the greatest lesson my mom taught me was to be responsible with finances..i make sure bills are paid before anything

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kathy pease April 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm

i love the Coral azalea in galvanized metal planter
Product Code:13771 that is so beautiful :)

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kathy pease April 23, 2010 at 8:59 pm
Kim Benton April 23, 2010 at 9:19 pm

The lesson I’ve passed onto my children is to not judge someone by their looks, race, economic status, popularity…etc. I got a huge compliment while pumping gas with my youngest daughter. A schoolmate came up to us and introduced her Mom saying that Danielle my daughter sat with her at lunch when everyone else was making fun of her. I about cried. Her Mother thanked my daughter and said her daughter gets teased all the time.
I was so proud of her. Thanks so much for this offer :) [email protected]

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Annemarie April 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

The best advice she gave me was to always believe in myself!

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Annemarie April 23, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I love the Fields of Europe™ Romance because I love roses & lilies!

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Charity S. April 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm

1. Always respect yourself.

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Charity S. April 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm

2. It’s better to give, than to receive. I try to teach my son to help others, and to not expect anything in return.

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Charity S. April 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm

3. The last one with my nana. We didn’t know how sick she was..and she didn’t really show it.

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Charity S. April 23, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I like the Mom’s Pearls of Wisdom™ arrangement. It’s exactly what you get from your mom..”Pearls of Wisdom”

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Charity S. April 23, 2010 at 10:35 pm

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Charity S. April 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm
Sand April 23, 2010 at 11:35 pm

My favorite Mother’s Day memory was when I was in Kindergarten and we made gifts for our moms in school.

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Kate April 23, 2010 at 11:41 pm

The best lesson mom taught me was to be myself, unapologetically. That’s what I love about her :)

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chastidy April 23, 2010 at 11:42 pm

My mom taught me to love the way I want to be loved :)

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Veronica Garrett April 23, 2010 at 11:45 pm

The greatest lesson my mother has taught me is to be a friend to everyone.

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Trina C April 23, 2010 at 11:49 pm

My mom taught me to always tell the truth.

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