3 Lessons my Mom Taught Me | Happy Birthday Mom!

January 24, 2019
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I pinpointed 3 top lessons my mom taught me to commensurate my mom’s birthday today! Wising her the happiest of birthdays as she looks younger as ever! Through all these years, she has been my best friend, confidant and life advisor all in one. Trust me, it was extremely hard to narrow all the lessons my mom taught me into just 3. But here goes….

Be Resilient Through Time

The most important lessons my mom taught me would be to be resilient through time. And that holds so true in everything I do. To never give up and to constantly go after what I want. And after achieving your goals, make sure to set new ones – don’t let life get the better of you and tear you down to the point where you don’t try. One saying that she constantly told us growing up was “there are all sorts of cures/medicines in the world, but there will never be one created for regret”. This is one that drives deep into my siblings and I’s mind as we try to strive after every opportunity that comes our way. Be tough and through time, things will work the way it should be. We are truly meant to be where we are in the present.

Family First

One of the earliest lessons my mom taught me was the importance of family. To always put each other before anyone else and to always support them in all the good and bad. She loves to tell us children that there’s no stronger bond than the blood flowing between us. From someone who has experienced and seen what it was like to have siblings who didn’t support each other, she made sure my siblings and I were to never go down that route. Be each others’ biggest supporters and always have each others’ backs. It’s the best feeling in the world to know that no matter how far one of us may venture off to, home is always waiting. 

Health is Wealth  

My mom is all about good food – she isn’t afraid to try new things and is always down for it! But one thing she is extremely strict about in our household is to buy quality ingredients. She is not a major health nut with strict diets or anything, but she is very conscious of the types of food she eats and moderation in our snacks. Like me, she is a major snacker! But she has waaaay more self-control than me ahah. You can ask any one of my siblings (I only have 2 but that made it sound as if I had a lot more aha) and even Alex on how much my mom loves to constantly tell us to buy higher quality foods. From organic to getting enough veggies, she is on top of it all. Looking after her health and taking the necessary steps to make sure her body is in top condition. That woman works out at least 6 times a week!! Be conscious of what goes into your body because it will eventually show.


What influence did your mom have in your life? Becoming even a fraction of the woman my mother is would be enough. She is an amazing individual that I constantly look up to. She pushes every one of her children to do the best they could while remembering our roots. The lessons my mom taught me are uncountable and I admire this strong woman every day. Her hardworking yet loving demeanor has led me to go after all of my dreams and to continue pursuing my future ones. She is a role model indeed!

A million and one thanks for reading — until my next lil’ thought then!

xx jen

*read 3 Lessons my Dad Taught Me 

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  • Reply Amanda January 24, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Aw these are three great pieces of advice from your cute Mama!

    It’s also my Mom’s birthday tomorrow, how crazy! That’s cool that you are both so passionate about food and trying new things. I am also a huge snacker just like my Mom!

    XO Amanda || Affordable by Amanda

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen January 27, 2019 at 11:19 pm

      thanks so much amanda! happiest of birthdays to your mom – hope you all had an amazing time celebrating!
      xx jen

  • Reply Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's January 24, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    My mom taught me about family first as well! I remember that when I was little, I would sometimes get annoyed at my brother when he was being difficult, and I would tell my parents something along the lines of, “Why bother? Just leave him alone to be mad in peace so that he can stew and get over it,” but my mom would always say to never give up on family. Which, might have been a bit dramatic, but I got the gist of it haha. Anywho, happy birthday to your mom! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen January 27, 2019 at 11:20 pm

      YESSS I totally get those comments all the time growing up too!! Thank you so much!
      xx jen

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