Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms in my life.

Of course, my mom is at the top of that list. I always look forward to seeing her on any day, especially this one. Now that I’m a mother myself, I realize how important being one is. I can recall my mom reassuring me when I took my first cartrip, with baby in tow, to visit her at work and realized I forgot the diaper bag. No diapers. No wipes. No nothin.

Several phone calls and two kids later, I’ve learned from the best. Mom is very thoughtful and sweet, and in honor of mom, here’s a list of things I picked up from her along the way:

How to be a good listener

How to write a thank-you note

To take a hostess gift to a party

To be there for a friend

To volunteer for your kids activities

That lipstick makes you feel better

How to cook

To make birthdays special for others

To love your kids

Why family is important

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom…you are loved!

Stay tuned for more on what happened in my household…tomorrow. (One kid cooked, the other decided to show some love on a drumset, and the hubby’s effort didn’t turn out as he’d hoped.)