Enter the Thanks Mom Giveaway

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 05.07.14
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Mothers really do know best!

Somehow they always come up with the right thing to say or do & their guidance lasts a lifetime. That’s why we’re rounding up all of their best advice in our Thanks Mom Giveaway – where you can tell us about your Mom & enter to win a $100 American Express Gift Card!

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren"

For most of us, it was Mom who urged us to “think before you speak” and explained that “actions speak louder than words” – but beyond the basics, we’d love to know a little bit more about what makes your Mom so special to you? Did you inherit some of her superhero qualities? Was there a time when her advice (either hilarious, practical or wise) made a lasting impact? 

 To enter, just comment below and you'll be eligible to win a $100 American Express Gift Card!

 

 Here is the exquisite "Baby Mine" from Dumbo, sung by Bette Midler.

 Happy Mother's Day to all of our SheSpeaks Moms!!

 

Baby of Mine

 

 *This giveaway is open through May 20th to US residents over 18 years of age

 Congratulations to our lucky winner, Tikkun!

 

 

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  • jaibabytalks By jaibabytalks
    11.20.14  

    My mom is amazing, but strict as well, she was a single mom with four kids, I always thought she was being mean when I was younger but later realized all the things she discreetly taught me like keeping a clean house , respect, treat others as you want to be treated, she shared me how important self love is and showed me that I'm perfect in My own way

  • Justmissash By Justmissash
    11.11.14  

    My mom was basically a single mom. My dad worked a lot, then after their divorce, she was the one who was always there but also always working so hard to give us what we needed and wanted. I never knew how hard she worked until I got older and was a single mom myself. Now I am thankful to have a wonderful husband, but I never take for granted the one who taught me just how much to appreciate everything we have in life and to work your butt off for what you don't and so you can keep what you have. Life is hard and you don't always get the best of it but you can always power through it.

  • Justmissash By Justmissash
    11.11.14  

    Not exactly word for word, but something along these lines is something my mom always told me. Just keep smiling. Even through the bad times. It may hurt but never let them see it. And I always heard this too, that you can't rely on anyone but yourself. And that is true. Everyone thinks and believes differently or has different motivators. You have to be strong and take care of yourself, because no one else can take care of you like you can.

  • dexterfan87 By dexterfan87
    05.21.14  

    everydays a good day knowing my mom is always there for me

  • MomOnTheEdge By MomOnTheEdge
    05.20.14  

    My mother always reminded me to use my filter and think before I speak.

  • rge-rge By rge-rge
    05.20.14  

    My mom taught me that when in doubt wear red and that i always look the best when i wear a smile .... :)

  • fmhern By fmhern
    05.20.14  

    My mom is by no means perfect, but nevertheless there's something about her that helps drive me through my little day to day struggles. She fell asleep to the distant sounds of bombs detonating in wartime Vietnam, suffered physical abuse at her father's hands, ran away from home and the war by climbing onboard a little boat with many strangers. Alone in the US, she somehow made her way from California to Oregon, where she met my father, had four children, and despite having never had the opportunity to complete grade school, started her own very successful nail salon that has been in business now for over 10 years. She was frugal and resourceful while we were growing up, so we were never hungry, and she always did and still does push us to make the most of the opportunities we've had. So in spite of her imperfections, I can say without a doubt I wouldn't be here if it weren't for her.

  • CricketFowler6819 By CricketFowler6819
    05.20.14  

    Let me just start of by saying that fact that my mother survived raising me should earn her a Presidential Award or a Purple Heart! No, I'm joking - maybe not the PurpleHeart. My mother has and still is such a strong woman that has never given up on anything that she believed in, cared for or just had to fight tosurvive! Her biggest fight was the Breast Cancer; however, she would probably say I was her biggest challenge. Haha! But I watched my mom as she battled the cancer all the while being concerned about everyone else. She taught me that I could walk with grace and dignity and still be a strong woman and today I'm so grateful for that because with that strength, I've survived quite a few things that were very difficult as well. I'm so blessed to be able to call my hero 'mom'! I'm even more blessed for all the beautiful things she instilled in me!

  • CStacey By CStacey
    05.20.14  

    My Mom gave us alot of good advice - and I did inherit some of her super qualities - her compassion for others is so HUGE!!! She has always been there for me during good and bad and now as she ages I am there for her!!!

  • marc4401 By marc4401
    05.19.14  

    My mom is a great woman who thinks about everyone else but never herself. I guess it is also a quality I need to learn to accept of hers. Whether it was me,my sister,her grandson Richie she always did for all of us and put herself last. There were times I wish she would just say no but she doesn't, she always believes everyone and they use her but she is still happy. Even right now she has lung cancer she said if she dies tomorrow she had a great life. I just want her to move with me and let me pamper her but she insists on staying back in PA and looking and tending after my 50 yo drug addicted sister who gives her nothing but problems. I want her to rest and relax and she still won't she is 73,I would like to make her remaining years peaceful but she won't let it happen.

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