What We’ve Learned From Our Mothers

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To put it bluntly, the Bloguettes are a melting pot of strong, determined, dare we say, beautiful women (we’re not complimenting ourselves, keep reading). And where did we get these spirited traits from exactly? Well of course, we got it from our mamas.

With Mother’s Day this weekend, we decided we would give back to the women who have molded us into the people we are today. From braiding our hair as a kid, guiding us through those awkward teen years (& dealing with our moody angst), to now giving us advice as we settle into adulthood, we’d like to say thanks and tell our moms that we actually listened to everything they’ve said throughout the years.

To our mothers and the rest of the deserving mamas out there–you’re the real MVPs!

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Sakura, co-founder

Describe your mom in three words.

Strong, giving, and loving. ONE MORE!!! She’s so dang cool.

What trait do you admire most about your mother? 

Can everything be my answer?! Her strength & positivity is probably what I admire the most. No matter what, she always has a positive outlook on things and she does everything with a smile. There isn’t one single person that doesn’t love & adore her. She really is the best.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from your mom?

Pretty cliché, but she’s always said, “Be with someone that makes you happy, do something that makes you happy, and surround yourself with people that make you happy.” I’ve always put pressure on myself, but she’s always helped me relax & pause to make me realize that I need to do whatever makes me the happiest.

In what ways do you think you and your mom are similar? In what ways are you different?

We both are very caring, nurturing people. We love taking care of others and tend to put others before us, which is why she’s such an amazing mother and I hope to be exactly like her! As far as differences go, she’s a lot more easygoing than I am—maybe sometimes too easygoing, ha. I think we balance each other really well!

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Lorena, co-founder

Describe your mom in three words.

Best mom ever.

What trait do you admire most about your mother?

The trait I admire most about my mom is how she’s always there for me and my siblings.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from your mom?

Life is not always a bed of roses (haha!). Life always has its ups and downs and I think knowing that has prepared me for a lot of things in life.

In what ways do you think you and your mom are similar? In what ways are you different?

I think we are both Type A personalities that want to lead. We are both very strong-minded and sometimes a little stubborn. Oh, and we both love fashion! Does that count? In regards to differences, I think I am a little bit more patient than she is.

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Shanna, editor-in-chief

Describe your mom in three words.

Independent, open-minded, and honest.

What trait do you admire most about your mother?

I’m really thankful for my mom’s honesty. People usually say moms are biased, but my mom has always been really good at telling me what I need to hear, even if that means she takes the opposing side. I realize this doesn’t sound lovey-dovey, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I don’t want someone to constantly fluff my ego because that’s not realistic or helpful. My mom is what keeps me grounded as a person. She’ll raise me up and encourage me when I need it, and when I need to work on something or view something from a different perspective, she’s right there with me figuring out a way to help me through it.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from your mom?

I think the best piece of advice I’ve gotten is to step out of the situation and think as a third party. By doing that, you’re able to see everyone’s perspective and can take on a more neutral, rational mindset.

In what ways do you think you and your mom are similar? In what ways are you different?

I always say that my mom is eerily good at reading people. I’d like to think I’ve acquired some of her ability, but I’m definitely nowhere near as good as her. As for the differences? My mom has a pretty healthy diet and goes to the gym almost every day. I, on the other hand, eat junk food like it’s nobody’s business and haven’t gone to the gym in almost a year *the horror, the horror!*

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Rudé, events director

Describe your mom in three words.

Hardworking, thoughtful, stylish.

What trait do you admire most about your mother?

I think my mom is really brave. She has always put family and my sister and I first and has done so much for us. Her and my dad moved halfway across the world to give our family better opportunities and that is still something I admire them both for every day.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from your mom?

To always be independent and make sure you are valuing yourself and what you want and need in life.

In what ways do you think you and your mom are similar? In what ways are you different?

I think we are very similar in that we like to plan things out and know the next steps in order not to be stressed or run into conflict. I also look JUST like her and people always know I’m Adele’s daughter. We are a bit different in terms of using our right brain/left brain. I got more of my creative traits from my dad, who is super creative and imaginative.

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Karlie, videographer

Describe your mom in three words.

Strong, independent, and hardworking.

What trait do you admire most about your mother?

I admire how hardworking my mom is. When my siblings and I were young, my mom was working three jobs, went to nursing school, and was a single mother of three. Even though that’s when I was little, she’s continued with that work ethic her whole life and still does whatever it takes to support her family.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from your mom?

Always put Christ in the center of your relationship. I’ll be married to my best friend very soon and this is something I’m definitely going to keep with me. She also said to establish a strong relationship before you have kids. If you have a strong relationship with your husband, you’ll make a great team which will ultimately be better for your kids.

In what ways do you think you and your mom are similar? In what ways are you different?

One way that my mom and I differ is in our artistic abilities. I’m definitely an artsy person seeing how I love photography, videography, and DIY-ing. One way that we’re both similar is our determination. We love challenging ourselves and seeing what we can accomplish.

*ps: Karlie is currently honeymooning in Europe, so we had to use an old picture of her. It worked out perfectly if you ask us…the resemblance of her younger & current self is on point!*

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Amy, creative director

Describe your mom in three words.

Thoughtful, brave, & kind.

What trait do you admire most about your mother?

Her willingness to help others. She’s welcoming to everyone, family or not she will treat you like you’re family.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from your mom?

Be the bigger person, always, because forgiveness and giving second chances will go a long way. Even if someone makes you mad, remember that your relationship means more than the fight you got into. Always try to hear people out and after you’ve talked, move forward. 

In what ways do you think you and your mom are similar? In what ways are you different?

We are both very caring, sensitive, and kind. I think I’m a lot more creative than she is, and maybe a little bit more adventurous too!

Becca, content moderator

Describe your mom in three words.

Loving, supportive, & cupcakes! She loves to bake lol.

What trait do you admire most about your mother?

My mom is probably the most reliable person I know. When she says she’s going to do something or be somewhere, she means it! It’s a quality I’ve tried to emulate throughout the years, but it has also set unrealistic standards for me in the real world. It drives me crazy when other people are flaky or don’t follow through!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from your mom?

My mom was always really adamant about teaching me to be independent. Even as a little kid, I remember she would always make me order my own food at restaurants and made me call to schedule my own dentist appointments in grade school. I hated it then, but now I’m thankful! It taught me to be assertive and to ask for what I want.

In what ways do you think you and your mom are similar? In what ways are you different?

I’m pretty lucky that she passed her creative skills down to me. Her creativity has basically made her the Martha Stewart of baking and crafting, but my creativity helps me to be a better marketer and writer. She passed down her stubbornness to me too, but she’ll never admit it! Haha. In terms of differences, my mom always called me her little social butterfly. She’s social too, but in a much more reserved way.

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Allison, executive assistant

Describe your mom in three words.

Best gal pal!

What trait do you admire most about your mother?

I really admire her selflessness. She’s always so willing to drop what she’s doing to help someone and always puts her family before herself. She gives unconditional love.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from your mom?

She once told me, “When you feel God has ripped something from your hands, he’s just opening them for something better.” I didn’t understand this at the time, but looking back, it was the best advice she could have given me.

In what ways do you think you and your mom are similar? In what ways are you different?

We share the same values and many of the same interests! We’re both vegan and love to cook together too! She’s brilliant and has the more analytical/medical mind and I am much more creative and into design and the arts. We’re much more similar than different!

Avi, office manager

Describe your mom in three words.

Pink, caring, happy.

What trait do you admire most about your mother?

She always put my brother and me before everything, even her own interests or needs. She is like a momma bear and is always taking care of my brother and me.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from your mom?

Always be in style because first impressions matters. My mom is all about appearances. I’m not saying about wearing brands, because she doesn’t care about brand names. It’s more about being presentable whenever you go out. Her makeup and hair is always on point and she always wears high heels even though she is pretty tall (5’6”).

In what ways do you think you and your mom are similar? In what ways are you different?

People say we speak similarly and have the same face gestures. I’ve even heard that we put on makeup the same way. Her friends like to call me “Pequeña Lena.” We love fashion even though our styles are different. Our personalities are very different. She is more expressive, social, romantic and a hugger. I’m more distant, shy and it takes a while for me to warm up to people.