My Mom's Better Than Your Mom

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You may never have said it out loud but come on, admit it, at some point in your life you've looked at someone else's mom and thought "My Mom's Better Than Your Mom". As I walk around and see all the cards for Mother's Day and all the advertisements for flowers and 'the right gift' for Mom, this little phrase pops into my head. Sure, it's most often heard said by kids but let's stop and think of the reality of this phrase.

My Mom's Better Than Your Mom. Who doesn't think that? Can you imagine a little beagle puppy thinking a labrador mom is better than his beagle mom? I doubt it. What about a tiger cub, would he think an elephant mom is better than his tiger mom? Nature knows Moms were made especially for their offspring and I believe our Moms are made especially for us.

I love my Mom and I'm sure you love yours too.

My Mom's Better Than Your Mom

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Remember these Moms?

Remember when you were a little kid and Johnny Bully's Mom came to pick him up at school? She bullied the other Moms and always stood in front of the line, just like Johnny! Oh and don't forget little Suzie, you know the one who always folded her napkin just the right way, and all her book covers were clean and neat? Her Mom WAS Suzie Homemaker. Everything neat and in it's place all the time. She packed little Suzie's lunch and made sure everything was in it's proper place so Suzie would have it easy at lunctime. How about Jack the Jock? His mother knew more about baseball than anyone you ever met! The straight A student, Sally Bright? Her mother was a teacher of course.

Didn't you think it was funny that all those kids had Moms just like them? It was so easy to pick out a kid's Mom because she either looked like him or acted like him. Did you ever think that about your Mom? Do you look like your Mom? Maybe you didn't when you were younger but started to resemble her when you grew older. How about acting like your Mom? That is something you definitely start to do when you grow older whether you like it or not.

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I sound just like my mother

I can remember yelling at my kids one day and I stopped dead in my tracks...Oh my God, I thought, I sound just like my mother. Not that it was a bad thing but I had started saying things to my kids that my Mom said to me. It really gets scary when your kids get married and they do it too. My oldest daughter said she found herself in the same situation, did the same thing I did, stopped in her tracks and thought, Oh No! I sound just like my mother. I miss my Mom and will never forget her. She lives on in me and my children and my grandchildren. I love you Mom.

So now that we've established we love our moms and how much we are like our mothers, what makes your mom better than anyone else's? I have to borrow from my friend List Lady a/k/a Sunshine. I think the best way to prove my point here is to give you a list or two.

Doing things with mother -- family photos

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Hanging out with Mom and the Gnome.
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Driving Mom in the parade.
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Why You Love Your Mom - as a baby

Let's start with a list of things when you were a baby;

  • Who else knew when you were hungry?
  • Who knew how to hold you to make you feel so safe and warm?
  • Who sang those lullabies to you? Maybe not the best singer but that sweet, soothing voice that could help you fall asleep?
  • Who knew when to change your diaper and make you feel all dry and comfy?
  • Who knew when you were tired and just what pj's you needed for bed?

Why You Love Your Mom - as a toddler

As you began to grow your Mom's experience grew with you;

  • Who put a band-aid on a boo boo and kissed it to make it better?
  • Who else could understand what you were trying to say when you were crying?
  • Who knew your favorite foods?
  • Who knew when your feelings were hurt even when you didn't?
  • Who knew which toy you really wanted?
  • Who read you bedtime stories?
  • Who watched Sesame Street with you?

Why You Love Your Mom - as a young child

Then you had to go to school and leave your Mom! What a horrible time. You found out though that Mom would be there when you got home and you did meet new friends and start to learn some things.

  • Who knew what you wanted in your lunch box every day?
  • Who could tell when you had a bad day at school?
  • Who hid that test with the "D" on it from Dad and waited till you got a "B" on the next test before she told him?
  • Who let you buy that funky pair of jeans so you could be like the other kids?
  • Who drove you and your friends to all those practices and picked you up without ever complaining?
  • Who made you those great birthday cakes?

Why You Love Your Mom - as a teenager

Along came high school, a new and exciting time in your life, a time when you knew everything! Mom wasn't as smart as she was before but she sure was good to have around.

  • Who made snacks for you and your friends?
  • Who let you stay up late on a school night so you could watch that special movie?
  • Who just hugged you when you came home from school upset about a bad day?
  • Who tried to help you with your homework even when she didn't understand it?
  • Who let you have sleepovers even when it wasn't your birthday?
  • Who listened when you complained about school or a friend who did something you didn't like?
  • Who gave you advice on dating?
  • Who helped you fill out all those college applications?
  • Who calmed your father down after he'd taken you for a driving lesson?

Why You Love Your Mom - as a young adult

Going away to college or moving out to get your first apartment, or if you're as old as me, getting married and moving out....all traumatic experiences. Sure you've looked forward to being on your own, being your own boss, doing what you want but...

  • Who do you call when you're sick?
  • Who do you ask about cooking?
  • Who do you visit when you need a hug?
  • Who can you confide everything in and know it's safe?
  • Who understands you because she's just like you?
  • Who is always there for you no matter what?
  • Who let's you yell at her and make a fool of yourself but loves you anyway and always?

I know, and you know, I've left out a ton of wonderful things mother's do. Everyone believes their Mom is the best and they're right, she is the best Mom for them. Your Mom knows you and loves you from the day you were born. She has nurtured you, fed you, clothed you, understood you, and loved you!

No one will ever take the place of your Mom. While you have her nurture her and love her. As Peter Donegan says, "call her now 'cause there are no phone lines to heaven". My Mom passed away over six years ago and I miss her as much today as I did the day she died.

Always let her know she is number one in your life. Happy Mother's Day to you and to your mother.

P.S. Please add comments as well as thoughts about your Mom.

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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

My mum passed when I was 27...she was 61 (cancer of course). I wrote this verse for her:

"A flower died today

The world stood still

Until it became a star."

Lovely article dear

Bob x

A well-earned hub score congrats.


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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

Its so strue that we often compare our mothers to others as children. And we do that as adults to a certain degree. As you mentioned, truth be told, the experience is subjective. Of course, you love your mom, because no one else would be interested about what you ate for breakfast. And can you blame them. However, a mother's beauty does not just lie in loving you, but also in the way she has raised you. Are you a strong minded individual with good values and morals. Do you stand by your word and do you have integrity. And are you compassionate. These are universal values that only a mother has the most potency to pass on.

In that, we can all say that some have awesome mothers, because they show in the character of the child. That's the true testament. However, I also accept that all mothers are awesome in their own way. Well, most mothers make honest efforts to do what is best for their child. And, you have to respect that, even though the results may not be perfect.

As humans, we are never perfect, but we try to do our best. Thanks for sharing this awesome hub. You took me back to memory lane and beyond. Voted up up and away.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Your mom is best for you and my mom is best for me.

Actually, my mom is celebrating her 51st birthday in couple of days. And it feels great to read your hub.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Till...."awesome & beautiful" vote on this wonderful hub. I'm holding back the tears...very sweet hub.

I love the pictures.....especially the one of you and your (GORGEOUS!!) daughter, on her wedding day. How special these moments are to us......Thanks for such a loving story....


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

A great and timely tribute to Mothers here! Beautifully iluustrated!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Bob, that's a beautiful poem. So sorry you lost your mother so soon.

Jeramyd - how right you are. There is so much to what our mother's teach us both knowingly and by example. The people we are today is a testament to our mothers.

Vinaya - give your mother a kiss for me and wish her happy birthday!

Effer, I'm embarrassed because I left out a picture of my mother, but I fixed that. Thanks for the compliment. I have been blessed...first with a wonderful mother and now with wonderful children.

Xstatic thank you.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

HEY YOU!!! I just noticed! Congrats on the 100 again!! I made it twice also and I know exactly how exciting it is.......

I also meant to say....It would be my opinion (guess) that our Moms may have been very much alike...otherwise, how do we explain our similarities? So, I gues in our case, we'd have to taunt with "My Mom's as Better as your Mom!"


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm not sure but the pictures may be as good as the hub, and I mean no disrespect when I say that. I loved this hub; I lost my mother nine years ago but I hate to tell ya, she was the best! :)


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Okay Ef, so it's, my mom and your mom are like to peas in a pod, nah, nah, nah, nah,nah :)

Thanks Billy. I went through tons of pictures and really couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, however, you lead me to believe I did ok! Glad you enjoyed the hub. Hope our mothers have met in heaven.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Lol! TillsonTitan!! What? Effer's mom is better than yours? I thought mine was better than anyone. What cab I add to the rest of fellow and respected commenters? Our moms rock! They are the best and we are feeling like kids again. The pics are wonderful and family as well! Voted up my friend!

LORD


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Aaw I love my mom and she is my bestest friend ever. I can't go a day without talking to her. I call her when Im happy, when Im sad, when I need to vent, and when Im bored. She's such a great Grandma to my girls and I am glad to have this Mother's Day off work (first in 10 years!). Great Hub girl


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

No way Lord, no Mom is better than my Mom ;) You got it right, our Moms rock! Glad you enjoyed my hub. Couldn't let Mothers Day go by without something about my Mom. Thanks my friend.

Ardie, so glad you have off! I was the same way. When my Mom was alive there wasn't a day I didn't talk to her, some days two or three times. Enjoy your day off.


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karmicfilly 4 years ago from Franklin, TN

I don't have the mom your talking about but I am the mom you are talking about. I am trying to get to California from Tennessee to see my daughter for Mothers Day as we have never been apart for this holiday and I miss her. I became the mother I always wanted and it was a lot of hard work but you can ask my daughter, her friends and her boyfriend and they will tell you "I'm the best Mom". I am grateful to have that and have the gray hairs to prove it, lol


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Great shots, great music and great hub! I better get some flowers ordered.

My Mom is a crazy artist.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Karmicfilly how wonderful you are that Mom! I'm sure your daughter is very proud of you and looking forward to seeing you on Mother's Day. I know what you mean about the gray hairs ;)

WD...hope you ordered those flowers. Looks like talent is in your genes!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

This was such a lovely hub, and yes I had tears too! lol! my mum was the best mum in the World to me, and I still miss her so much. Your photos were awesome and gorgeous! Happy Mothers day! we had ours in March though, but it was great! voted up and shared!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Nell. Our Mother's Day is in May. Hope your tears were happy tears remembering your great Mom.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Yes they were, and your words too, they were so lovely.


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JessicaSmetz 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

This was a great hub. The only thing is I didn't have a good mom so I think I thought the opposite.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

I'm so sorry Jessica, I know this happens. I hope you had someone in your life that you could think of as your Mom.


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DemiMonde 4 years ago from Mobile, Alabama

Enjoyed this one! Laughed at photo of "Don't All Moms Dress for Halloween?" because I certainly do! LOL.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Oh yay! A kindred spirit. So glad to hear you dress for Hallloween and you liked my hub.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

Great hub. Yes, I'm a bit like my mother, but not as much as I wish I was. Everything is genetic. My mother died of cancer when I was 18. No one ever worked harder than my mother, with 5 kids and a farm to take care of. Many times she was lucky to get a couple of hours of sleep, and sometimes she probably got none. She was the best mom, but I know some of my friends had great moms too. Theirs were great for them, mine was great for me and my sibs. I think most parents try to do what they think is best for their kids.

Enjoyed the hub and the photos!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

I'm sure you're Mom was great. God bless her for all that she did! Yes, I believe our Moms are best for us. Glad you enjoyed this hub and photos.


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Robert Erich 4 years ago from California

I saw this article and it certainly intrigued me! I have thought this so many times. I guess I will have to be careful about who I marry - gotta think about what those kids will act and look like. Great article, voted up, and shared!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Robert. There is nothing like you mother no matter who you are. Yes, they say to look to your wife's mother to see what she will look like in 20 years..the kids, well you're in on that one too! Thanks for the vote and share.


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onegreenparachute 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

There are more than a few of us who didn't have a wonderful mom (I have just written a Hub about that) - but I'm glad you did!! :) I'm especially happy to hear that so many are passing it on! Very nice Hub


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

I know not everyone has had an ideal life and/or Mom and for those my heart goes out. Thank you for reading onegreenparachute and for passing on my hub.


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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

A delightful hub. It brought a tear to my eye, I am a grandad myself but it made me think of years gone by. You never forget a good mother (or father). They are there till the end.

Voted up. and Follow.

Graham.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks old albion. I love to make people recall their memories! Parents are the best things we have and remembering them at any time is a good thing. Thanks for the follow!!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Moms are awesome (and not just because I am one!). We learn everything from them, just as you mention above. You know the old saying, "motherhood doesn't come with instructions"? Well, I beg to differ! Just as you say above, we all end up doing and saying the things our moms said to us when they were guiding us through life. If that's not an inherited instruction booklet, I don't know what is!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

You are so right bravewarrior but we don't stop and think of it as an 'inherited instruction booklet', however, I like your terminology and think it is right on!


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Mary,

you are so true. I remember an anecdote similar to this. Pale and Maradona are two great soccer player. Once when both were in the same TV show, it was asked to Maradonna, who is the great player he or pale. Maradona answered, Pale's mother thinks Pale is great, and his mother thinks Maradona is great.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Well done Vinaya..we each think ours is best;mother, father, son, daughter....


Helen 18 months ago

Love this! Thankyou for such a lovely read. So true and amazing.


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tillsontitan 18 months ago from New York Author

Glad you enjoyed Helen. I appreciate you taking time out to read my hub.

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