She Caught it from her Mama

2021 November 13
by Jennifer

three generations of strong women

When it comes to parenting, they say more is caught than taught.  That means children learn more from observing and imitating their parents than from the lessons their parents intentionally teach.

So in honor of my mom’s birthday, I want to share a few life lessons that I most definitely caught from this living legend:

  • Always offer to bring a salad and dessert.
  • Do not pay full price for athleisure. There is gold to be found shopping the designer discount racks.
  • Know your strengths.
  • Know your colors.
  • You don’t need a second home but be an exceptional guest so your friends invite you to theirs.
  • Find passion, joy, and purpose in your work.
  • Find passion, joy, and purpose in your family.
  • Find passion, joy, and purpose in things outside of your work and your family.
  • Warm it up and add ice cream.
  • Never stop learning.
  • Stay curious.
  • Animal print is always in style.
  • Everything is negotiable.
  • Instead of saying “what can I do to help?” just start helping.
  • Treat yourself very well.
  • It’s never too late in the evening to start a game of Scrabble or Oh Hell.
  • The more condiments, the merrier.
  • Marry someone awesome.
  • Marry someone who thinks you are awesome.
  • Write thank-you notes.
  • Being considered low maintenance is not a goal worth striving for.
  • If you want something, ask for it.  The worst anyone can say is no.

I am a lucky girl indeed to have learned from the very best.


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