Growing up, we never want to become our mothers, but eventually, we do. Well, maybe not completely, but we realize that having some of the traits of the women who raised us really isn’t that bad.
Sometimes, we are raised by more than one woman. Some of us have our other mothers. The women in our lives that helped us and inspired us to be the women that we are today!
I have a few women that inspired me and the first one is, my mother. She was always so strong, even when she wasn’t. She always fought for us and got us what we needed, which is amazing for a single mother of 3. One of the most important things that she has taught me is, “We do whatever we have to for our kids.”. That’s right, my mom taught me how to be a mother that never gives up.
Another woman who inspired me was my grandmother. We were always so close. I saw her everyday and she taught me the true definition of unconditional love. She showed me nothing but love and support, no matter what was happening and I will NEVER forget that. It made me realize that I need to show my kids unconditional love everyday.
The last woman, but certainly not the least is my second mom. She is the mother of my best friend from high school and she always treated me like I was one of her daughters, as my mom did for my friend. This woman out in a tag team effort with my mom to keep my friend and I safe and loved during our high school years. She inspired me to be there for people and to check in on them from time to time.
This year, I am celebrating my mother and my other mothers by surprising them with LovePop Cards!
A Lovepop is more than a card. The intricate 3D paper sculptures are designed by naval engineers on cutting edge software and then hand-crafted in the Asian art form of sliceform kirigami.
• Each piece of paper art is hand-assembled for impeccable finish craftsmanship
• Add a personalized, hand written message
• Add custom inserts into your cards to create that little bit of creative flair needed to fit the moment
• Create an entirely custom card to suit any occasion
• Order online You can also share your stories of inspiration by nominating your “Other Mothers“!
Who is an Other Mother?
Maybe it’s a step mother or mother-in-law who doesn’t fit that simple definition of mom, but she has been a wonderful addition to your life, and you never quite stopped to tell her.
If you’re a mom, maybe it’s the village of women helping you to raise your children – the new mom friends in the neighborhood who pick up the kids when you can’t or the old friends who pour you that second glass of wine.
Or maybe it’s a teacher who has taken countless children under her wing, who is a surrogate mom to so many she doesn’t even realize her impact.
You can nominate your “Other Mother” here.
All nominated Other Mothers will receive a 3D popup card.
A select few Other Mothers will be chosen to receive a curated gift basket of special treats!
The contest runs until May 5th.
Thank you to Lovepop for sponsoring today’s post and encouraging me to tell the story of my #OtherMother!