Then & Now: Mother's Day Edition (Valerie and Beth)

May 10, 2013



Then: Beth & Valerie   Now: Beth & Valerie

What is your earliest childhood memory about your Mom?
For a brief period my Mom was also one of my nursery school teachers and I remember her having some of the best ideas! During circus week she used to put a line of masking tape down and students pretended it was a tight rope. We even had a wild-west theme where she dressed up like a train robber, lined us up, and “stole” all of our costume jewelry. This obviously backfired when we all started crying, but it makes me laugh every time I think about it!

How has your Mom impacted your life / What do you most admire about her?
From early on I’ve been a witness to my Mom’s strong work ethic. She successfully completed grad school as a commuter and with three young girls. Even though she often got home at midnight, she was still up early the next morning, making our lunches and getting us out the door on time. She’s never lost sight of what’s really valuable- and that’s what I admire most about her.

What is your favorite thing to do when you get together?
Honestly- probably shopping! I trust her judgment, and I’m always having her try on things she might not otherwise.

What’s the best advice your Mom has given you?
“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” Sometimes the best advice is the simplest.

Describe your Mom with 3 words
Strong, Funny & Stylish!


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