The Power of Mom

by Brittany Simons May 11, 2017

The Power of Mom

She was there for your first step, first word, first crush, first heartbreak and first "this whole adulting thing isn't so easy after-all" life lesson. To celebrate Mother's Day, we asked our team to share why their moms are so amazing, along with the biggest life lessons their moms taught them. And please, don't forget to thank your mom (or favorite mother-figure) in your life for all she has done for you.

Meet Carley's Mom, Susan

 

What’s one life lesson your mom gave you that you think is important?

She always used to say “pop some corn and have some fun." Her mom used to say that to her and her sisters. It’s true…there is no excuse to not have some fun!

Why is your mom strong/amazing/etc.?

My mom is a bad-ass. She speaks a handful of different languages, has lived all over the world, is super fun to hang out with, raised 4 pretty cool kids and is super strong and physically fit. She is also the best skier I know, which I am really thankful for because it made me love skiing at a very young age which is a huge part of my life.

What’s one thing your mom has told you that’s really stuck with you through life?

To be kind. She always said treat others the way you want to be treated. My mom is one of the kindest, most selfless people I know.

How has your mom made you the person you are today?

She made me appreciate being active all the time, the outdoors and knowing how to let go, to be free and have a great time.

Meet Irene's Mom, Insook 

Why is your mom strong/amazing/etc.?

There were times in my childhood where my mom was the main breadwinner. That woman hustled hard. I saw that she defied gender stereotypes and witnessed firsthand what women were capable of. She always had a lot on her plate, but there was never a day where my siblings and I didn’t feel loved or cared for. As a new mom, my appreciation for her goes beyond what words can express and she’s an even bigger hero to me today and ever before.

How has your mom made you the person you are today?

My mom will go grocery shopping with rollers in her hair. She just does not care about what people think about her, and she laughs a lot of things off. My mom is most definitely confident in her skin and has made me feel, and that attitude has rubbed off on me as well.

Meet Sara's Mom, Sue

Why is your mom strong/amazing/etc.?

My mom is my role model and inspiration, she’s beautiful, strong, confident, intelligent, successful and most importantly, the love that surrounds me and my family every day. I admire her so much, especially her quest for knowledge and her incredible drive in being the best woman she can be. She successfully juggles being a mom, grandma, sister, wife, the Administrative Director of the Breast Care Center at MD Anderson Cancer Research Hospital, and student (graduating this May with a PhD in Nursing, go mom!) without a missing a step. I don’t know how she does it all and seeing her passion, drive and love encourages me every day to be the best woman I can be as well. 

I’m from a small town in South Texas and I’ll never forget, as I was starting my journey in school at UC Berkeley in California, an unfamiliar state surrounded by unfamiliar people, she gave me a necklace with a Texas pendant and told me to not forget from where I came. At the time, I thought she meant Texas, but what I’ve come to realize (after only removing the necklace a handful of times over the last 15 years) is that, what it means to me is that I’ve come from her and to keep her love and support close to my heart at all times, even when we’re miles apart.

Meet Brittany's Mom, Joannie

What’s one life lesson your mom gave you that you think is important?

The importance of working hard. After my parents divorced, my mom raised me on her own while putting in countless hours and a lot of national and global business trip while working in corporate event planning for companies like Sun Microsystems and Cisco. She instilled in me a strong work ethic and showed me how important it is to be as dedicated, motivated and hard-working as possible. But she also always made me feel more important than her work, and made sure the time we did spend together was quality time. Her drive to succeed not only as a professional, but also as a mother is something I admire, and would like to emulate.

How has your mom made you the person you are today?

My mom has a heart about three sizes too big for her body. Her innate thoughtfulness and generosity has greatly shaped my core values, and has shown me the importance of being generous. Whether she is busy dropping off blankets at an animal shelter (which occasionally leads to fostering and/or adopting from said shelters) to picking out the most thoughtful gifts to brighten someone’s day; she always wears her heart on her sleeve and is willing to go the extra mile for those she cares about, and pretty much any furry creature she encounters. I consider myself lucky to have been raised by someone with such a gigantic, genuine heart.

So whether you're celebrating your mom, your mentor, your sister or yourself, make sure to acknowledge the immense "power of mom."

Brittany Simons


Brittany Simons
Brittany Simons

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Hello! I’m Brittany, the Creative and Marketing Lead here at Biossance. A wordsmith with lots of heart, I’m excited to have joined a beauty brand (and whip smart team) with such an incredible mission. I love lending my creativity to Biossance’s social posts, digital banners, blog posts, and anything and everything I can get my hands on. I’m a “dog person” in every sense of the phrase, and collector of all things pigs (I told my husband my pig collection was a “kitchen thing,” but my pigs are slowly migrating...) Formerly from the media agency world—strategizing, copywriting and managing all things creative. Pleased to (virtually) meet you!


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