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Favorite Advice From Our Moms for Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, we’re sharing a few of The Nashville Mom contributors’ answers to “What is one of the best pieces of advice your mom (or a mother-figure) has given you?” Check out these sweet answers and we’d love for you to share your own answer in the comments!

Of all the advice my mom has given me, the best one related to motherhood is to focus on the present, only worry about the things I can control and be positive. I have a tendency to go down the rabbit hole and drive myself crazy with worry, but my mom always has a way of putting me at ease and reminding me to look at things one day at a time and that I’m strong. On a more fun note, she’s also taught me to celebrate every holiday, make birthdays a big deal and continue family traditions – from favorite recipes to Christmas pajamas to dying Easter eggs. – Erin T.

My mom always tells me to keep my gas filled to at least a quarter tank! If I had listened more often to this advice, it would have saved me quite a few times. I have run out of gas more times than I would like to admit and mainly on road trips. I get so in the zone when I’m driving that if I don’t take action when I can safely make it to the gas station and then I may be too late. -Lindsay D.

My mom has given me tons of advice over the years – from child rearing to work/life balance, from standing up for my beliefs to cooking tips – but since I was a little girl, I always remember her saying that I should use cloth napkins (to save some trees) and keep fresh flowers in my house.  Both tips I try to abide by and also pass on to my girls. –Sarah W.

I wouldn’t say that my mom “gave me this advice” in that she didn’t sit down and say it to me, but I definitely learned it from my mom by watching her. Actions speak louder than words! I see my mom’s passion for people every day- in her job, in her friendships, in everyone she comes into contact with throughout the day. I see how she bends over backwards to service her clients in the best way possible. She takes the time to get to know them. She knows their kids, she knows their story and because she spent that time, she can assist them in ways no one else can. She does the same for her friends. She knows all the details because she cares. Growing up watching that has definitely rubbed off on me. I know I strive to be more like her every day. –Lindsey M.

Here’s to a beautiful, passion-for-people, focus-on-the-present, full-tank, fresh flower-filled Mother’s Day from The Nashville Mom Team!

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Library Magic

A couple weekends ago, my family attended the Picnic with the Library Event at the Nashville Public Library and I was reminded – throughout the afternoon – of the magic of libraries. At events like this, the magic is amplified – where the food is named after children’s books, puppets and characters wander the halls… Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Pampering {Giveaway}

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For the Love of Our Public Library {Giveaway}

*This post is sponsored by the Nashville Public Library Foundation, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the best things I’ve done with my kids is nurture a love of the public library. All three of my girls (now ages 10, 8 & 5) have been attending library events since infancy! Now… Continue Reading

Sarah’s 5 – Easy Ways to Go Greener at Home

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Easter Celebrations with Babbleboxx

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Zappos Rewards for the Family

A big thanks to Zappos for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Last weekend I had the incredible opportunity to partner with Zappos and attend the Friends with Benefits Road Show and Pet Adoption event here in Nashville. I brought two of my girls along with me and we all had… Continue Reading

Girls to the Moon (& A Giveaway)

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Zappos Reward Road Show Pet Adoption

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