Trusst Loves Moms

Mother’s Day is this weekend and we are super excited to share with you some of our favorite things about our Moms, the special women (Aunts, Grandmas, etc.) in our lives, or about being a Mom. If you are lucky enough to have a special relationship like that of a Mother, you know the importance of having a strong female role model in your life - whether that’s you or a woman in your life.

We asked everyone in the office to share 3 things about their Mom (or being a Mom) with us:

  1. What is the biggest life lesson you learned from your Mom (or learned from being a Mom)?
  2. What do you love most about your Mom (or being a Mom)?
  3. What makes you and your Mom laugh? (Or you and your children)

Sophia, Founder + Chief Creative Officer

When I was growing up I thought my mom had all these crazy rules: don’t straighten your hair, leave it natural; don’t play with your eyebrows, they’re much prettier thick and full….Now, as a new mom, I understand where she was coming from. Until I became an adult, and I always would hate to admit it - my mom has always been right :)

I have a lot of moms in my life - from my mother and my stepmom to my grandmother and so many aunts, now to friends who are new mothers. What I’ve learned from all of them is the unconditional love that comes with being a mother. And that being a mother - having a mother, sharing mother-ly advice - takes on many forms. It’s different and special for every relationship.

I love to watch my daughter laugh. She’s almost 5 months old and every day she shows more and more of her personality. She laughs the most when I sing to her. I can’t wait to watch her grow up and share so many of the lessons and experiences the mothers in my life have shared with me!

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Susan, Director of Innovation

I love being a mom to my baby girl, Olivia.  I love that I have this awesome opportunity to teach her everything my mom taught me. My mom told me many times to enjoy life, get a strong education, and to save or invest money early-on. I love watching her grow into a creative, funny, and smart person. I love it when she sees or learns things for the first time, or when inquires how things work, or when she gets excited when she finishes her puzzles. We laugh at the simplest things like look at that mug there's dog wearing a hat, and it's amazing.  

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Mariah, Product Designer

There are many lessons my mom has taught me throughout the years and still learning from her. One lesson that I would say has stuck to me is it's never too late and never be afraid. She has always encouraged me and shown me herself what this means. She has never let circumstances or fears in life hold her back from anything and I think that has helped shaped me and grow as her daughter.

What I love about my mom is that she is a caretaker by nature. She enjoys creating an atmosphere of love for others and making sure everyone is taken care of before herself. She has such a huge heart and I admire her strength and willingness to take on life with whatever is thrown her way.

We can laugh at anything! I don't think there's a time where I'm with my mom and we're not laughing. She's a goofy one but at least she's my goofball!

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Chelsey, Content Manager

I think the biggest life lesson I have learned from my Mom is that strength looks different on everyone. I can’t say that growing up I ever really thought about my Mom being strong, but as I have gotten older, I am in complete awe of my Mom’s strength. She raised 3 kids on her own, started working to provide for us, and has now gone through treatment for cancer twice. There are so many things in between, too, but she has always soldiered on and been the best Mom to myself and my 2 siblings, as well as a Nonna to her only grandchild (her actual favorite).

The thing I love most about my Mom is that she loves unconditionally. Not just me, but all of us, and never fails to show up anytime we need her. No matter what happens, I know she will always back me up.

I love making my Mom laugh. She’s been through a lot, so I know if I can make her belly laugh doing an impression of someone crazy or just relaying a funny story, I’ve nailed it.

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Nirmal, Principal Analyst

Life lesson:

My mom has always promoted the idea of taking thoughtful risks and insists I establish a risk-reward equation before making a choice. That has made my life much simpler than it was.

She always tells me, “Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives, forgetting loses the lesson”

What I love about momma:

That she is such a trendsetter back home in India. Also her balanced, fire and ice attitude.

Something that makes us laugh:

How obsessed my dad is with being disciplined and how we disrupt that every time we have to.

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Courtney, Digital Marketing Specialist

Out of the countless life lessons my mom has taught me, one of my favorites is that she has shown me how to treat everyone better than they deserve. Each day my mom goes above and beyond in what she does, including being a mom to four girls, a wife, and a teacher. In all of her roles, she makes every person she comes into contact with feel genuinely important and loved.

My favorite thing about my mom is her heart. She is the most genuine person that I have ever met. My mom cares so deeply about every person she encounters and it truly blows me away. I don't know how she manages to do everything she does so well, but on top of all that she balances she puts everyone first. From small notes to big surprises she knows how to make any person feel like the most important person in the world and it is truly inspiring.

I don't know if there is one specific thing that makes us laugh, but I can say we are always laughing when we are together! My mom is one of my favorite people to be around so it is guaranteed that while we are together we will be laughing the whole time!

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Bre, Community Experience Manager

The life lesson I learned from my mom is to enjoy life and do what makes me happy. My mom has always pushed me to better myself in work, education and being a better person. She wants to see her family living their lives to the fullest and taking as many opportunities as we can. Our happiness is her happiness.

What I love most about my mom is her ability to always put others before herself. She always makes sure that her friends and families needs are taken care of before her own. She is such a giving and kind-hearted person.

My mom and I laugh a lot! We have the same sense of humor. One of the memories we laugh about the most is when I shaved my eyebrow off in 7th grade and she had to draw it on every day for school. It was one of those moments that we will never not laugh at.

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Lauren, Production Manager

The most important lesson I've learned as a mom is to be present.  "The days are long, but the years are short" is something my own mother said to me when I had my first child and I didn't really get it until now...five years and three kids later.  When I am with my kids, I try to soak it all in and enjoy them. Sometimes that is much easier said than done, but I try to remember that one of these days they won't want to hang out with their good ol' mom as much.  I need to get these moments in while I can!

I love that my purpose as their mom is to raise these three crazy little human beings.  They are each so different so finding ways to nurture their individuality while still trying to get them to listen and grow up to be nice, respectful people is a challenge I feel privileged to take on. It's not always pretty, but my husband and I really do try our best!

Honestly, my two older kids love to laugh at my expense. It’s actually pretty hilarious. When we play a game of baseball in our backyard and I miss the pitch, it’s comedic gold.   

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Molly, Marketing Specialist

My stepmom Nikki is truly my inspiration. A life lesson she’s taught me is to always enjoy the present. Life is too short not to enjoy the journey. She tells me to live life to the fullest, especially as a young woman. I love her for a million different reasons but the reasons that mean the most to me is her caring personality and determination. She is THE most selfless person I’ve ever met, along with being the most hard-working person I know. Something that makes us laugh? Literally anything and everything. When we’re together we crack up at the most random things, and the laughing carries on for an obscene amount of time. She’s the woman, and mom I aspire to be.  

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Caroline, PR Manager

My mom (Barb) taught me legit everything I know. I'm an only child so I've always been super close to my parents and I still talk to my mom 1201921 times a day. The greatest life lesson my mom taught me was "always speak up."  Can't remember the talk or the reason that she first drilled this in my head but I've used this in countless life scenarios. My mom is an attorney and speaking up is her job but she is always an advocate for what she believes in and the people she loves. I've tried very hard, especially in my adult life, to do the same and not be shy to stand my ground.

I love that my mom scares people. No really, it's super cool and inspiring. She's so spunky, tenacious and has no filter. She doesn't let what other people think, bother her at all and therefore she typically intimidates people (it was a v cool benefit with teachers/ principals in high school.)

My mom and I love all the same TV shows and since I moved to PA and she's back in North Carolina we FaceTime a couple of times a week during shows. We love to laugh together during Modern Family, Splitting Up Together, Blackish (and more.)

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We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating the incredible women in your life or celebrating yourself and your motherhood. Feel free to share your story in the comments section. We would love to hear from you.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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