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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

5 Things My Mom Taught Me That I Want to Teach My Daughter

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5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Patience

Happy almost Mother's Day ladies!  In honor of this special holiday, I am teaming up with Hyland's to share 5 things my mom taught me.

1.  Patience.  I still have a LONG ways to go when it comes to being patient (I'm not very good at it at all!), but thank goodness my mom was there to TRY to instill some of it in me over the years.  I get my impatience from my dad though.  Luckily when it comes to mothering, I am pretty patient thanks to my mom teaching me how important it is to give children time to understand.  They are tiny humans and are growing and learning at such a fast pace.  It is so important to try to work with them instead of against them by being patient and imagining how they feel.

2.  Knowing when to give in and when to stand my ground.  Growing up my mom definitely taught me how to stand my ground (monkey see, monkey do), but honestly I am really more of a pushover.  And now that I'm older I see her give in more (that's what grandparents are for.)  Seeing both sides of this has taught me to know when I can't budge and when I can soften up a little and let things just roll off my shoulder.  It is so important to be flexible when you have children.  Basically everything you thought you would do is thrown out the window!

3.  Unconditional love.  My mom always taught me how important it was to love unconditionally.  You forgive and forget, and you love no matter what.  I always thought I understood unconditional love, but from the moment I became a mom, the true meaning really hit me like a ton of bricks.

4.  Family comes first.  Friends will come and go.  Boyfriends came and went.  But family should ALWAYS be there.  They are built-in friends. 

5.  Empathy.  My mom is a really strong woman, but deep down, she is also sensitive.  She taught me to always try to put myself in the other's person's shoes and try to see how they are feeling.  I always try to do this no matter what situation I'm in.  It's so important to be able to relate to people and be empathetic, even if you don't always agree with them.  You should at least be able to see where they are coming from and see how they feel.

Hyland's has been trusted for generations of moms.  Their goal is to support moms and provide them with a warm and nurturing community as well as with products that provide gentle and proven care.  When Leighton was younger, we used their cold tablets and gas drops quite a bit.  It's hard when you have a young one and you don't know what is wrong with them and what to do.  Being a mom is already overwhelming enough, so Hyland's wants to help provide mothers with the knowledge and comfort that they are not alone, and to support them and the parenting decisions they make along the way.  What are some of the most important things your mom taught you?  What are the most important ones you want to teach your old children? 





5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Patience5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Unconditional Love
5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Unconditional Love5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Unconditional Love5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Empathy
5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Empathy
5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Empathy
5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Unconditional Love
5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Unconditional Love
5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Family comes first5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Family comes first
 5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Family comes first
5 Things My Mom Taught Me by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels: Family comes first

This post is sponsored by Hyland's, but all opinions are 100% my own.

25 comments:

Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris said...

Such a lovely pictures!! The girl is too cute!
xx
Mónica Sors
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Queen In Between said...

Moms love to hear we have impacted you in a positive way! Such a thoughtful way to honor your mom.

Khanh Nguyen said...

Love your dress, so cute! And the girl is adorable as well <3

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Anna E. Fox said...

This is such a sweet post!

Nataly Schma said...

This post is so sweet! I love your outfits! Too cute!

Mary said...

Such lovely thoughts about your mom! And your daughter is absolutely precious!

Mary
http://marymurnane.com

Lee Anne said...

Love reading this, so sweet! And you two look so cute.

XO
Lee Anne
www.lifebylee.com

Amanda Nicole Walker said...

How sweet! Y'all are adorable.

xo, Amanda | www.thegoldengirldiary.com

Shira said...

Loved reading this post- the sweetest! And you both look absolutely gorgeous!

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kileen valenzuela said...

loved reading your tips and you two look so pretty!

kileen
cute & little

NotJessFashion said...

This is such an inspiring post. Great shoot with you and your daughter as well!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

Kelssey Layton said...

These pictures are all so sweet! And I would have to say that one of the top lessons I learned from my sweet momma was also when to stand your ground and when to give. Such an important life lesson! I still call her for advice on when to do which though ;) ha!

Mollie said...

Aw this is such a sweet post. My mom taught me so much that I hope to teach my future children too!

Xx Mollie

Lindsay Rutland said...

These photos are just darling! I think #2 is a big one for me also, and definitely something I struggle with! Thanks for sharing this Laura!

Ashley Hargrove said...

This is such a sweet post. I love it so much!! And I am in love with y'alls cute outfits!!

Rach DiMare said...

What a sweet post! It's such a great tribute to your mom!

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Jessica J said...

These are all such great lessons to teach your daughter. And these photos are precious. I think the most important lesson to teach a child is that family is first. It is one of the biggest things I learned from my own parents!
xo Jessica
www.whatsfordinneresq.com

Laura Bain said...

You're so sweet and such a good momma!

xo Laura Leigh
www.louellareese.com

Jenna Colgrove said...

this post is just PRECIOUS!!! so obsessed!!

Emily Fogarty said...

This is so sweet! And y'all are adorable!!

xox Emily
http://thestylehuntblog.com

Kelsey Hill said...

This is such a cute post, I love it!! Ya'll look so sweet, Happy Mother's Day!!

xo Kelsey | www.chasingcinderellablog.com

Oh What A Sight To See said...

Aww these are the sweetest photos! I love the mommy and me matching:)

xoxo, Hannah
www.ohwhatasighttosee.com

Sarah Lindner said...

OMG this is such a cute post! Shes too adorable!
XOXO
Sarah Lindner
www.thehouseofsequins.com

The Glitter Gospel said...

Patience is HUGE! You are the cutest mama!

xx,

Lacey
http://theglittergospelblog.com

Morgan Flinchum said...

You second lesson is one that's not brought to light very often, but so important. While I'm not a mom yet, I do hope to someday teach these to my children as well!

-Morgan
How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com