Was/is your mom a role model to you?

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@mamashane (1140)
United States
January 11, 2007 9:43pm CST
I have 2 teenage daughters and I was told that raising teenage girls was going to be hard but I never thought it would be this hard! I remember when I was a teen, I thought I knew everything and everyone else around me was just plain stupid. It wasn't until I got older and had my own kids that I realized what a great person/mom/woman that my mother was. I think back to everything she had went through in her life and she came out of it all with her head held high, she's someone I admire, along with my grandmothers and aunts. Those are my role models. It's amazing to me all the wonderful things that women do for their families and community. Who are your role models and why?
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@inked4life (4227)
• United States
12 Jan 07
My mum was the biggest influence on my life, and the greatest woman I have ever known. Her passing 5 years ago left a huge void in my life that will never be filled.
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I guess that almost every teen has that feeling at one time or another that they know everything and everyone else is a bit silly *laugh* I fully well remember going through that phase, as well. I don't know who I would state as my role models. I love my parents very, very much, but my father is probably more of my role model than my mother is. My mother, I love her dearly, but she drives us up the wall sometimes *laugh* But she has truly done a lot for me. My father is kind, patient, and just an all around wonderful person. I don't know what I would do without either of them! ^_^
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@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My mom is my greatest role model. There are so may things about her that I look up to. She's a wonderful person and I hope I can be half the woman she is. :)
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@mamashane (1140)
• United States
8 Feb 07
You're very lucky!
• China
12 Jan 07
yes, I admire my mom and appreciate all the things that my mom did for me.. I love my mom.. I inherite sevetal good natures from my mom, such as honesty, always be strong when facing difficulties, ready to help others and keeping to my word... I love my mom for ever... she is my role mode
12 Jan 07
You're lucky, your mother seems like an actual proper role-model, an actual REAL mother -- my mother's hopeless, especially now she's 'depressed'.
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@kaydee10 (268)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
Even though my mom was abroad until now I Love her and I admire her. I admire my mom very much because of her love for us, love for her husband, her will to give us a good future. I am turning 21 this june, for 13years that my mom is abroad I have only seen her 8x. But that was never a hindrance for me to Love her very much. Even if my mom was not here physically to guide me she is still the best mom ever...Now I have 2 kids and she can't wait to see them and I also want my daughter to look up to my mom as her hero someday...For my mom is an extraordinary person she is my role model and my hero
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@kaydee10 (268)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
Even though my mom was abroad until now I Love her and I admire her. I admire my mom very much because of her love for us, love for her husband, her will to give us a good future. I am turning 21 this june, for 13years that my mom is abroad I have only seen her 8x. But that was never a hindrance for me to Love her very much. Even if my mom was not here physically to guide me she is still the best mom ever...
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
13 Jan 07
My mother is everything to me. i didnt tell her that enough as a young girl. but now that i h kids of my own i realize how much she did for me. I make sure i tell her now. i LOVE my mother. Nice topic take care.
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@Devinarun (387)
• United States
13 Jan 07
well to me my role model was alays my mom...ther are no specific reasons to that.she always influenced me more than my dad di so would always look up to her for everything.
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@coolcatzz (1588)
• Canada
13 Jan 07
Yes most definitely. My mom passed away 20 years ago but she taught me a lot. She was so very kind and considerate and was always helping others. She did charity work and volunteered to help people. She never thought of herself first. She loved her family and always put them first. Boy do I ever miss her.
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@buddha02 (128)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
My mom is a role model to me and so fantastic. I love her so much because she made me feel a princess when i was a kid, she made me decide on my own during my growing up years. and she thought me the best things in life...she is the best mom to me. she always helps me and guides me. now i've grown up, i can say that, i wouldn't be this king of person if not for her. she literally "MADE" my personality and i love it...
@rein2410 (809)
• Australia
12 Jan 07
Well.. My dad was my real role model I guess. My mom is the one who interact to me the most. But I really see my dad as the role model
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I was raised by my grandparents, back then I didn't think much of what they said but I listened and respected them. Now having a child of my own, It's like everything they instilled in me I see myself now talking to my son and saying and doing the same thing to him. From morals and values, to respect, and working for what you want out of life. I would say my grandparents because they made me who i am today and I thank them for all the hard work they put into me, Now I'm passing it down to my child...
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• United States
12 Jan 07
I love my mom because she went through some really hard times, and looking back on it, I guess we were poor, but I never felt poor. She always made sure that we could have whatever we want/needed. Sometimes my friends mother would tell me that my mom was a bad mom because she was never home, and it made me feel bad, but I knew it was just because she didn't understand. My mom worked all the time, a workaholic, brought work home with her, always stayed late, and she did it to make the most possible money for us. To this day my mom is one of the most valued employees at the past few companies she has worked for. They even sold one of the companies and they tried to pay her a large amount of money to go work for them, but she refused to move and leave her daughters. My mom still works, still helps out a huge amount with my family, and with my sisters and their families. She is like super woman, but not. I love my mom and she is absolutely without a doubt one of my best friends! I am glad I learned this early on, because I am 20 yrs old now, and I have the rest of my life to appreciate her, instead of waiting until it was too late!
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12 Jan 07
I don't really have any role models -- my mother's a complete hopeless wreck -- she's depressed and lazy and she doesn't have a job -- so no, she's not a role model. She's completely useless to me right now. I do love her now, though. I guess I've kind of learnt to at this point.
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• Canada
12 Jan 07
My Mom is my Hero, definately! She raised my sister and I on her own. She went through a lot and everything she did, she did for my sister and I. She never thought about herself, we always came first. All the words in the world wouldn't do her justice as to how great she is. Everyone needs to show appreciation to their Moms. Just a hug or an I LOVE YOU would make their day. Do it everyday! I figured I needed to do something to show how much I appreciated everything she has done. So I started a little quest. We'll see how it goes.
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@anabaik (206)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 07
i think your daughters will follow your step. one day your daughters will think they knew everything and everyone else around was just plain stupid. so what is your solution.
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@Rahleah (187)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I think my dad was much more a role model to me than my mom was or is. They divorced when I was young and I haven't always agreed with the decisions she made or the path her life took. I think he fared much better in his "second chance" for happiness because he made a conscious decision to be happy, and I am afraid she daily makes the decision to be miserable. That's something I try not to do. She did take good care of me and has always done right by me, but as far as modeling my life after her, I can't honestly say I'd be comfortable with that. She did the best she could with the resources and information she had at the time. I'll give her that. I don't judge her, but I do not want to be her. I've raised two daughters of my own, and it hasn't tempered the way I feel. If anything, I may feel more strongly about it now that she is not such a great role model for them either.
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@addy220 (599)
• Pakistan
12 Jan 07
well my role model is my dad 2 becuase i love my dads nature he is really calm and always understand me he never scolded me ...always supported me ...he is my ideal
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@Piratesware (2893)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 07
both my parent, I realise that they role me for good even though I old, they still role me,they never role me with hard way.. but role with care and love.. I so lucky has parent like them.
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• Philippines
12 Jan 07
i could say that my mom is a role model because she's not the type of my to go to the neighbor to make some non-sense things!...She's a good provider to us!...I salute my mom for everything she has done to us!...Now, were almost done with our studies because of her and my dad!...She suffers for a long time just for us!...She did all just to save money for our education!
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