A Mother Is…

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 7, 2011

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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 at 10:58 pm

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


Holly @ The Runny Egg May 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm

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 at 11:12 pm

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 at 11:21 pm

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


Kristy H May 7, 2011 at 11:29 pm

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


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn May 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm

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 [email protected], Drink and Be Aware May 7, 2011 at 11:37 pm

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 at 11:41 pm

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


Apron Appeal May 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm

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


Lenna May 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm

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 at 11:50 pm

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


[email protected] DiVa DiSh May 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm

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


yummy supper May 8, 2011 at 2:18 am

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


Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 8, 2011 at 2:28 am

too cute!


Nadine May 8, 2011 at 2:28 am

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 at 3:29 am

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 at 3:41 am

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 at 3:46 am

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 at 4:15 am

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


ellalinea May 8, 2011 at 4:49 am

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


VeggieGirl May 8, 2011 at 5:02 am

Aww, such a wonderful post!!!!


Shelby May 8, 2011 at 5:31 am

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 at 5:40 am

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 at 5:56 am

mothers are so sell self- sacrificial!


Christine @ Burning It Off May 8, 2011 at 6:07 am

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


Grace May 8, 2011 at 6:14 am

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


Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

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


tweal May 8, 2011 at 6:20 am

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 at 6:20 am

Moms are truly amazing! Great post :)


Tiffany May 8, 2011 at 6:33 am

Beautiful Angela!


Emily May 8, 2011 at 6:38 am

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


The Teenage Taste May 8, 2011 at 6:45 am

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 at 6:47 am

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


Julie @ Shining From Within May 8, 2011 at 7:35 am

aww this is so sweet :)


Morgan May 8, 2011 at 7:36 am

This is beautiful. *happy tear*


Rebecca May 8, 2011 at 7:40 am

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 at 7:45 am

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 at 7:49 am

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


[email protected] Isn't Happy May 8, 2011 at 7:56 am

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


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

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


Dolores May 8, 2011 at 8:25 am

This is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for posting this! Brought tears to my eyes…


Ricki May 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

So beautiful! I’d say your mom is one lucky gal, too. :D And well, the cake LOOKS beautiful. . . !!! ;)


Baking 'n' Books May 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

Ditto! It definitely looks good…and how can you go wrong with strawberries? :)


Jaime May 8, 2011 at 8:43 am

Love this post! :)

PS: Your vegan enchiladas were to die for!! I made them the other night and they were a HUGE success to say the least. Thank you!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 8, 2011 at 9:15 am



Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans May 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

Beautiful post!


Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food May 8, 2011 at 9:10 am

Beautiful post! I have to say…my mom also could style a mean side ponytail! Haha! :-)


staceyhealthylife May 8, 2011 at 9:15 am

Oh how cute, your mother sounds fabulous.


Carol May 8, 2011 at 9:20 am

Super cute post! Also I find it hard to believe your cake did not taste good…it sure looks good!
Hope you have a great day!


AdrienneCarolyn May 8, 2011 at 9:20 am

What a sweet post your momma must be so proud! I live in a different province from my momma too! Hehe I love when they figure out new “technology” to stay connected! Happy Mother’s Day!! (you are momma to Sketchie after all) :-)


McKella May 8, 2011 at 9:45 am

Beautiful, Angela! Your mom sounds awesome. I love reading everyone’s Mother’s Day posts!


Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner May 8, 2011 at 10:19 am

What a beautiful post! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!


Vivianne May 8, 2011 at 10:20 am

A very sweet post, and all very very true! I love my momma (:


Kellie May 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

Beautiful post! A dear friend of mine introduced me to your blog today and I cant wait to share it with my readers. Have a wonderful week!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 8, 2011 at 10:32 am

Thank you Kellie!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 8, 2011 at 10:48 am

This is such a lovely post Ange, you’ve actually given me chills! Maybe it’s also to do with the fact that I’m drinking a very cold green monster at the same time….. ;) Happy Mother’s Day to OSGMOM (who sounds like an amazing lady), my mom, and all the other moms out there! :)


Moni'sMeals May 8, 2011 at 10:49 am

what an adorable post…the whole darn thing!



Amber K May 8, 2011 at 10:58 am

Such a sweet post! I wish I had one of those mothers. But someday I’ll become one :)


Jayme @ Runner and Spice May 8, 2011 at 11:06 am

I can totally relate with the part about twitter, email, texting etc! I set my Mom’s facebook account up last year :)

Great post. Enjoying reading your blog!


Alaina May 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

What a beautiful homage Angela!

I have so much respect and admiration for my mom. And my grandmother. They both mean the world to me! :-)


Paige @Running Around Normal May 8, 2011 at 11:18 am

Ahhh I love these pictures! You look so much like your mom too – gorgeous


Megan May 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

That was lovely, thanks for making me smile!


Molly @ RDexposed May 8, 2011 at 11:41 am

Think we’ll see the day that a side pony and bangs make a comeback? So glad the 90s are over! hahah


Paulina (One Smile Ahead) May 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

This is a really beautiful post! Sometimes what our mums do for us goes unnoticed and taken for granted. I feel the exact same way towards my mum! I’ll try to show her my appreciation a bit more not only today but everyday. She deserves it :]


big sis May 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I wish you could be with your mom today too xo wonderful post, sniff sniff


Hayley @ Oat Couture May 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Lovely post! :)


Abby May 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm

This is such a beautiful post! :)


Ashley May 8, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Amazingly beautiful post!!! I’m sending this to my mom. SO so so sweet and it sounds like we have very similar relationships. :) You are both so lucky!!! <3


Angel7 May 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Perfectly worded! You could not have said it any better!

Moms eat anything their child or children make, because it was made with love! :)



Heidi May 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

So cool, so cool, so many thnks…. being a mom and a daughter I can appreciate your posting. Always love your momma just the way she is!


Heidi May 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

So cool, so cool, so many thanks…. being a mom and a daughter I can appreciate your posting. Always love your momma just the way she is!


Lina May 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Lovely post!!! Thank you, as a Mom of 4, and a Daughter to a very wonderful Mama!!!


Olya May 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Oh, it made me cry! I miss my mom.


vivoir May 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I love this post too… My Mom is someone who loves me for me- faults and all. Sometimes I push it, sometimes she pushes it. But she’s my best friend- through thick and thin… very thin…! We give our Mom’s more grief than we could ever wish to admit, but also hold more love than can ever express xxxx


Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm

oh this is so beautiful! Have a great day :)


OSGMOM May 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mom’s out there. Oprah says “Mom, hardest job on earth — but I’d like to add that it is also the most rewarding! I hope you all feel as loved as I do today.


OSGMOM May 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm

My day would only be made more perfect if Ange was here with me. Miss you lots :)


Hilary May 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm

So sweet…and so true! I love reading all the warm mother’s day sentiments from the blog world. :)


marla {family fresh cooking} May 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Angela, this post is darling. I can see you got that gorgeous glowing skin form your momma. Love what you say here…all of it so true!
“A Mother is someone who cuts the crusts off your bread even though she doesn’t have time to butter her own.”


Lu @ A Mix of it All May 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

That is such a sweet post. All mom’s deserve more cake.


Kris May 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Beautiful post sissy!!! xoxo


Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 8, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Such a nice post :-) Your mom sounds wonderful, and she is super pretty just like you and your sister!


Kathy Steger August 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Simply beautiful.


Mary February 14, 2014 at 7:58 am

Mothers redefine what beauty is!


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