Our mother might be one of the most important people in our lives--she was literally the first person we ever met, and for at least the first 18 years of life, we’re around her more than anyone.
As a company that highly values all women, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate mothers in particular.
Here are 10 reasons why there’s no one quite like Mom.
1. Their Nurturing Touch
For so many of us, our earliest memories are those of Mom kissing our boo boos when we fell off our bikes, and somehow, they always hurt a little less when she did.
It’s truly proof that moms are magic, and it sometimes seems like a mother’s touch can heal anything, scraped knees and broken hearts alike.
And this is actually huge for us in the long run! When mom’s the emotional back bone of the family, we’re raised to be more confident, emotionally intelligent individuals.
No matter how old you are, you can always go to Mom to ease whatever trouble you’re going through.
2. She Always Put You First
From the moment you were born, you always came first in Mom’s eyes, even when she had 500 other things on her plate.
We all need moms to prioritize us like that when we’re children, but the fact that they’re teaching us selfless love in the process is precious. It’s a huge part of what makes us better friends, spouses and parents ourselves.
3. She Was The First to Teach You Kindness
Kindness is everything, and while many of us are just naturally compassionate, we learn so much of it watching our mothers.
Children are taught that they can be anything, but above all, being kind is most important.
4. She’s The One with The Answer
When we were kids, we all had those memories of asking Dad a question, or permission for something, and what was the answer?
“Go ask your mother.”
Now let’s be clear: we know moms are still human, and they’re by no means perfect, but when in doubt, we’ve always gone to mom for help. Whether it’s asking where the car keys are, or how to file our taxes, “Mum's the word”...literally!
5. Confidence and Body Acceptance
Our moms didn’t just give us our bodies; they also taught us how to love it.
Research has shown that a daughter’s body image is strongly influenced by the way her mother views her own body.
Because of this, our mothers play a huge role in body acceptance; when they show us that they love their bodies, we’re encouraged to do the same.
6. She Taught You It’s Okay to Cry
When the world feels like too much and we’re feeling overwhelmed, our mothers have always been there to let us know it’s okay to cry. She’s there for you when you need to let out your frustrations and fears, and she’s there for you when you’re ready to get back up.
7. She Was Your First Nutritionist
When we’re eating in a way that’s balanced and healthy, there’s a good chance it’s because your mom instilled healthy eating habits in you at an early age.
It’s not always easy to make sure a tiny human is consistently fed, and the fact that they made sure you had three meals a day, and made sure you ate your vegetables, just proves what a superhero they really are.
8. She’s Your Biggest Cheerleader
Whether it was putting your childhood drawings on the fridge, or when she cheered you on at your high school volleyball games, your mom was always there to cheer you on, and she’s always there to make sacrifices for you so your life could be better.
Whenever we set out to succeed in something, our moms are there to give us words of encouragement, and maybe even some snacks.
9. She’s Always There to Shoulder Your Burdens
In one study, teenage girls were asked to make an impromptu educational speech--something so many of us dread as teens--and while they did, their mothers were instructed to either sit silently next to her or hold her hand. This study observed that in the groups where mothers held their daughter’s hand, their anxiety was lower.
That being said, mother-daughter pairs with strong relationships experienced less anxiety even if the mother only sat silently next to her.
This is a great example of how mothers are there to shoulder our emotional burdens, making the load a little lighter for us.
10. The Importance of Self-Care
Our mothers were the first person to teach us that we need to take care of ourselves, and sometimes, pampering is essential.
And for most of us, we developed our interest in makeup by watching our mothers as children. There was something so enchanting about watching mom apply her lipstick and mascara, and it made us go “I can’t wait to do that when I’m older!”
And in small moments like these, mothers taught us so much about enjoying our beauty and loving ourselves.