Does Your Mom Inspire You?

by Susan

“When God thought of mother, He must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly—so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.” – Henry Ward Beecher

In our youngest years we drink in our mother’s love unaware of our good fortune. But the older we get, the deeper we understand the gift.

My mother turns 70 this week and for 37 years she has loved and sacrificed for me.

The older we both get, the more I understand her and appreciate all she’s done and continues to do for me, my sisters and my brother.

To me, she’s a mother, a friend, and a business partner.

She is an inspiration.

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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder, Susan.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Stephanie December 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm

You and Susan are NOT 37! You don’t look a day over 30. For real. :)


2 Stephanie December 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Oops! I meant, “You and Janice…” ;)


3 Susan December 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm

LOL. Thanks so much Stephanie. Very sweet of you.


4 Jacqueline Green December 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Thanks for giving me a moment to think about the mothers who have influenced and inspired me. I want to acknowledge my friend Kathleen who most influenced and inspired my parenting. She has 10 kids, 2 by birth and the rest are either adopted or she is currently fostering them. She showed me that parenting well involved resolving whatever issues we have from our childhood. She inspired me and gave me hope that I could change and overcome the depression and other issues that were causing me to have such a tough time parenting.

I love spending time at Christmas being grateful for all that I have. Thanks for giving me a chance to say thanks publicly to Kathleen for her amazing example and for her support and inspiration along the way!

Thanks again for your meaningful post! Happy holidays!


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