- What has motherhood taught you about yourself?
“Motherhood has definitely taught me to be patient. I do have limited patience. I sometimes use it up by 10:00 in the morning and other days, if I really take good care of myself, and I’m well rested and eating eating healthy then I’m a better mom.”
~ Emily Libbey
“Motherhood has taught me patience, and that I have never loved anything more in my life than my children. I don’t know what I would do without those little hugs, smiles and funny little moments each and every day.”
- What do you want your children to know?
“I want my children to know that I will always love them no matter what they do or who they become. I also want them to know that they are capable of a lot. I don’t ever want them to feel like they are limited.”
~ Emily Libbey
“I love them, and that no matter what life brings them I will always and forever be here to help them and guide them. I will never be too old for a hug, to wipe away their tears or have a good laugh.”
~ Jessica Ferris
- What does it take to be a good mother?
“You need to be excited about life, enthusiastic, balanced and open to new experiences.”
“Patience, laughter, the ability to be a kid at heart and enjoy those silly little moments. Also being able to teach your children the difference between right and wrong and someday they will thank you for all of those little life lesson lectures.”
- What is a mother’s favorite thing to hear?
“Of course, ‘I love you’ is always nice to hear. It’s nice to hear that you are doing a good job. Dads get praise anytime they do anything, but with mothers, good parenting is just expected. They don’t really get verbal credit for what they do because it’s just assumed that they are a good mom. I would love to see the change.”
~ Emily Libbey
“I love you Mommy,” followed by a sweet little hug and smile.
- What is the best motherly advice you have ever given/ received?
“One thing that my mom taught me was to always set boundaries for how you let other people treat you. She taught me to expect kindness and respect. She also taught me the importance of unconditional love.”
“The best advice that I have ever received is that every day will not be perfect. The house will be a mess, work can wait, I will make mistakes and when it comes to your kids the most important thing you can do for them is to be there when they need you.”
- What is your favorite memory you share with your mother?
“My mom was a single mom and I grew up an only child so it was always just her and I. We had allot of time where everything we did, we did together. So, we made trips to the zoo and every year we went and saw a musical. But my favorite memory with my mom was right after I graduated from high school. We took a trip together to Boston and Cape Cod. It was our first big vacation together.”
- Is there anything you would like to say to her?
“I always apologize to her for my bad behavior towards her in Highschool. In Highschool, I didn’t always appreciate my mom. I wanted more freedom. So I would tell her that she made the right choice giving me limits and rules, even though I fought against them, it was the best thing for me and I needed that.”
- What has your mother taught you about being a mother?
“Unconditional love. For me, being a mother is being soft place for your children. She taught me that being approachable and affectionate and loving are synonymous with motherhood.”
By Paige DelMargoby