What Mother’s Day Means To Me

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Women

This is my 12th Mother’s Day. There really are no words to adequately describe what it means to be a mother.  However some words that come to mind are:

  • Selfless
  • Nurturing
  • Caring
  • Loving
  • Helping
  • Teacher
  • Mentor
  • Protector
  • Role Model

I no longer have the luxury of having a mom, and with that, comes a new appreciation for those who do.

I often reflect on what I learned from my mother; things I mimic as a parent, and things that I vow not replicate.  There is one thing that I know, and that is my mom did the best she could.  It wasn’t always necessarily how I would parent, but in her reality, she tried, and for that, I love her.

I am sure that there are things about me that my girls wish were different; maybe I’m too much of a perfectionist, perhaps I’m too hard on them, but hopefully, one day, they will realize that whether they agreed with my parenting or not, I did the best I could.

Today I toast to all of the mothers who have willingly sacrificed some of themselves to provide a better life for their children.

I will leave you with this….

A friend (and sBo client) sent me the following text today:

“Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks for helping make my life easier so I can enjoy being a mom when I have free time!”

On a professional level, it was one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me.  When I started sBo, I wanted it to be more than just about having an organized pantry.  This text validates my purpose for founding simply B organized. So to my friend, who I deem a great mom- Thank You.

And on a lighter note:

dont forget to pick up a bottle of wine

Laurie Palau

Laurie Palau is the founder of simply B organized, author of the book HOT MESS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GETTING ORGANIZED, and host of the weekly podcast, This ORGANIZED Life. She is a go-to Organizing Expert whose advice has been featured in The New York Times Parenting Section, Family Circle, and Home + Table Magazine. Laurie can also be seen sharing tips on 6ABC,CBS Philadelphia’s Morning Show & WFMZ. She lives in Bucks County, PA with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs.

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