A Mother Is…


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A Mother is…selfless in every way.

A Mother is someone who lets you cry in her arms after your boyfriend dumps you and tells you that you don’t need a boy to be fabulous. You already are.

A Mother is someone who gets up early to make your lunch for school and sneaks in a written note to say she loves you.

A Mother is someone who can rock an 80’s perm like nobody’s business.

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She can also style a mean side pony when she has to.

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A Mother is someone who cuts the crusts off your bread even though she doesn’t have time to butter her own.

A Mother is someone who communicates well. When she calls you by your first, middle, and last name you know you are in deep trouble.

A Mother is also someone who is a master of non-verbal communication. With just one look, you know she knows what you did…and that’s never good.

A Mother is someone who writes Operation Beautiful notes and leaves them wherever she travels.

A Mother is someone who defies the aging process because she radiates love and beauty.

A Mother is someone who supports your love of singing, tutus, furry pets, and rollerskates.


A Mother is someone with patience. She understands that your terrible twos and troublesome teenage years will pass. And when they do, she misses them.

A Mother is someone who teaches you the power of the written word.

A Mother is someone who is awake at night worrying when you are going through a tough time. Whether you are a toddler with a bad cold, a 16 year old girl with a broken heart, or a 25 year old woman struggling with a career decision. She’s used to not getting much sleep.

A Mother is someone who cries when she reads your cards.


A Mother is someone who misses you when you are not around. She reads your blog, calls you, and emails you. She even learns how to use Twitter and Skype just so she can be more connected. (still working on the texting, but we’ll get there!)

A Mother is someone who takes a picture of a recipe that she made because she knows you will be proud.

A Mother is someone who gives you the last piece of cake and exclaims that she ‘isn’t hungry’ after all.

A Daughter is someone who thinks her Mom deserves to eat more cake.


Thankfully, Mother’s are forgiving because this recipe I planned to share with you yesterday did not taste good!

I have a feeling that if I could be with my mom today, she would love this cake anyways.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers who make this world go round. Red heart

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Amanda May 7, 2011

Such a cute post! I feel the same way about my own mom :)


Holly @ The Runny Egg May 7, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers!

Loved this post Angela — especially the little part about your mom joining Twitter and suck to stay better connected. That made me smile :)


Brittany May 7, 2011

Such a beautifully written post! It made me tear up a little. I have an awesome side pony picture too :)


Leah @ Why Deprive? May 7, 2011

I teared up a little reading this. I think Im getting emotional in my old age. :)


Kristy H May 7, 2011

Well said Angela, our mum’s are amazing people!


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn May 7, 2011

Aweeee Ange, you made me tear up!!! Mothers are ALL of those things, and so much more. During my terrible teenage years, I never understood the love of a mother until the time came for me to realize that I will be leaving in the fall. Even through everyday fights, it is not easy to see how much love we have for one another, but today especially I am trying to show her that<3


Abby White@Eat, Drink and Be Aware May 7, 2011

Angela: I was very touched by your Mother’s Day tribute. You are a very special person and I enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing!


Char May 7, 2011

Beautiful post!! Your mom sounds like a wonderful person :) And that side ponytail…WOW! haha


Apron Appeal May 7, 2011

I must not be a mother yet because I have a really hard time sharing the last piece of cake!


Lenna May 7, 2011

Soo lovely post Angela! Your mother is such a pretty lady :) I was the same as Katelyn stated above – in my teenage years, I was kind of a brat who never really understood how important the mother-daughter relationship was! Fortunetelly I am much clever now:)


Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 7, 2011

this made me cry! That’s true about my mom: the blog reading, skyping, twittering. she does it all because she misses me!


Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh May 7, 2011

Beautiful Post! Your mother sounds like an amazing woman! :)


yummy supper May 8, 2011

Very sweet post…Your mom is lucky to have you!


Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 8, 2011

too cute!


Nadine May 8, 2011

Hi Angela,

Been reading your blog for a while and loving it! But this post was the first one that made me cry…The way you describe your mum is beautiful and reminds me of my own mum. Unfortunately she isn’t amongst us anymore but i’m sure my loving memory of her will never be gone. Thanks for your beautiful post :)


Lori Delgado May 8, 2011

Thank you! As a mother of two beautiful daughters, 20 & 15, this really touched me and is so heartfelt! I bet your Mom is SO proud of YOU!!!


Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 8, 2011

So well said! And really speaks for my relationship with my mom, too. I especially loved that picture of your mom reading your card :)


Sabrina May 8, 2011

Okay I cried. I mean I cried like cartoons when tears come flying out their eyes from left to right. Now I miss my mommy. I will have to call her today.

To think I just came here to see the latest recipe or news about your deck and instead you moved me to my core. Thanks Ang.


Lou May 8, 2011

this post is so true. my mom cried reading the booklet i gave her :)


ellalinea May 8, 2011

What a beautifull post! I bet OSG mom is the best mom ever, she deserves her special holiday!! :)


VeggieGirl May 8, 2011

Aww, such a wonderful post!!!!


Shelby May 8, 2011

Showing you some recipe/link love on my blog!


I hope I credited you properly! It’s my first recipe post! :)


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 8, 2011

Oh Angela…what a beautiful post!

Not sure if you’re ever thinking of becoming a mother but if you are, omg lookout, you are going to be amazing.

That pic of you and your mom is just…beautiful. I only hope one day that my daughter loves me the way you love your mom.

She IS the child of a food blogger tho b/c she asked hubs to dictate a mother’s day card for me that I just opened and it thanked me for always making her yummy yummy snacks and that makes me an awesome mom. She’s 4. And it’s all about the yummy snacks apparently :)

The cake. I bet it tastes great! It looks like it does!


Katherine: Unemployed May 8, 2011

mothers are so sell self- sacrificial!


Christine @ Burning It Off May 8, 2011

Beautiful! I think I should go write my mother’s day card now while I’m inspired ;)


Grace May 8, 2011

I love this post! Happy Mother’s Day to your fantastic mother!


Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 8, 2011

What a sweet way to honor your mother.. appreciative, humorous.. and 100% true!


tweal May 8, 2011

Oh this brought tears to my eyes – what a beautiful post Angela.

I did LOL at the bad 80’s perm reference, as my mom definitely had her share. You didn’t mention mom jeans though…..

Happy mother’s day to all the wonderful women who make this world go round!

p.s. I can recognize you in your kid photos by your smile!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit May 8, 2011

Moms are truly amazing! Great post :)


Tiffany May 8, 2011

Beautiful Angela!


Emily May 8, 2011

Such a sweet post! I love my mom SO MUCH.


The Teenage Taste May 8, 2011

Awwww, this almost made me cry, Angela! You are such a sweetie!
I hope you and your Mom have a wonderful day together! :-D


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 8, 2011

Great post! I feel the exact same way about my mom – she is amazing.


Julie @ Shining From Within May 8, 2011

aww this is so sweet :)


Morgan May 8, 2011

This is beautiful. *happy tear*


Rebecca May 8, 2011

I have tears in my eyes! I just sent this to my mother – I am far away from her in France and your words expressed exactly how I feel! I am also finishing off a huge plate of your tahini avocado chickpea salad which may just possibly be the greatest lunch ever invented in history. So merci beaucoup! Wishing you and your Mom a fabulous Mother’s Day!


FoodFeud May 8, 2011

Very sweet. I’m sure she’d love the cake because she seems to love you very much. Happy Mother’s Day to everyone…


Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 8, 2011

Such a sweet post :) I’m sure your mom would love this post!


Emily@Perfection Isn't Happy May 8, 2011

I love this post! Happy Mother’s Day to your mom :)!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 8, 2011

You are a beautiful writer! YOu’re mom much be very, very proud of you. :)


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