She’s a nurse, a therapist, a chef, a chauffeur, a teacher, an accountant, and sometimes, even a lawyer (who else could negotiate a cookie out of your sister?). Of all the things Mom is better than anyone at, though, we have to say giving advice is right up there with her peach pie. So, in honor of Mother’s Day, we thought we’d share pearls of wisdom from our own.
Marie Lacey, mother of Katie Lacey, president
The back of one is the face of another… Better to be single than to wish you were… A woman who will tell her age will tell you anything.
Jamie Rufo, mother of Stephanie Rufo, typesetter
Make faces… Play in mud puddles… Take bubble baths… Turn off all the lights and watch lightening storms… Read everything you can get your hands on… Run through snow drifts… Spin in circles and roll down hills. Pet puppies, hold kittens, and talk to babies… Take afternoon naps… Stay up to watch the sunrise… Expect the best from life and that’s what you’ll get.
Marlo Livsey, customer service representative and mother of twin boys
Write down the cute or funny things your children say in a journal with their date and age. It will bring smiles to your faces to remember these moments.
Bonnie Berk, mother of Anna Berk, marketing designer
Take delight in the little things.
Lorraine Jahn, mother of Sarah Jahn, graphic services supervisor
When you have something you MUST do and really dread, just set your jaw, get your head into it and DO it… Keep a clean kitchen and bathroom. No day starts well if started in a mess… Always have some money set aside, just in case.
Joan Barrows, mother of Gabby Doane, art director
Stay out of my garden
And a handful more…
Yumi Harada, mother of Chikako Harada, director of marketing for William Arthur and Vera Wang
Have compassion toward every living thing — they all have feelings… It’s more important to be a better guest so you get invited back… Be sure to send a thank you card promptly*… Sit up straight!
Karen Rosier, mom of Antoinette Hajdas, product development manager
You can’t see a trottin’ horse.
Barbara Sorota, mother of Liz Sorota, vice president of marketing
When you use honey, you catch flies.
Kathy Bourque, mom of Meghan McBrearty, assistant to the president
Always take the high road… Learn to pick your battles.