Happy Mother’s Day!

As each year passes I realize that I’m becoming more and more like my mom.  I was never into fitness (food, yes; fitness, no!) until about a year ago.  My mom has been going to step/spin/cardio classes since before I was born.  She has found time every single week to get to the gym for my entire life.  She’s a role model for healthy living and fitness.  She also loves her yoga – but I got her into that!


My mom loves to cook and makes creative vegetarian meals all the time (both my siblings are veggies; Rob is a vegetarian and Julia is a vegan).  When I was young she let me play in the kitchen without nagging me to be careful and not make a mess.  She let me learn on my own.


My mom let me dress myself.  (Not that I would have let anyone dress me.  I was very… “independent” as a child.)  She gave me so much freedom and I am so grateful for it.

My mom is my best friend, and I miss her.

I love you, Mom!

18 Comments on Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Shelby
    10 May, 2009 at 5:52 pm (8 years ago)

    This is the cutest! I love how she let you do your thing in the kitchen and with your clothes. She must be amazing. =)

  2. Jen
    10 May, 2009 at 6:12 pm (8 years ago)

    Aww, cute pictures. Your mom sounds like a really incredible lady. I hope her Mother’s Day was swell! 🙂

  3. Diana
    10 May, 2009 at 7:05 pm (8 years ago)

    Aww…adorable story! 🙂

  4. The Dainty Pig
    10 May, 2009 at 7:35 pm (8 years ago)

    This is such a sweet post. Thanks for sharing such love and joy.

  5. Sophia
    10 May, 2009 at 7:36 pm (8 years ago)

    so that’s where you got your love for greens, your free style, and your beauty from!

  6. Sharon
    10 May, 2009 at 8:09 pm (8 years ago)

    Awwwh, this is such a wonderful post!! <3

  7. carolinebee
    10 May, 2009 at 8:13 pm (8 years ago)

    so cute have a great day maggie!

  8. lucy
    10 May, 2009 at 8:37 pm (8 years ago)

    So sweet- happy mother’s day! 🙂

  9. Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    10 May, 2009 at 11:08 pm (8 years ago)

    Adorable pictures! I love the smiley photo of you!

  10. Lara (Thinspired)
    11 May, 2009 at 2:57 am (8 years ago)

    Awww, that photo is so sweet! This post makes me want to scan in some old photos 🙂 I think I’m becoming more like my mom as I age, too!

  11. Brittany
    11 May, 2009 at 4:57 am (8 years ago)

    Your mom sounds like a lovely lady and the picture of you in the hat is too cute!

  12. Kristin
    11 May, 2009 at 6:07 am (8 years ago)

    HIya! Found your blog from Abbie’s (about your Macrobiotic experiment) looking forward to reading more!

  13. meg wolff
    11 May, 2009 at 9:55 am (8 years ago)

    Your Mom did a great job!!

  14. Biz
    11 May, 2009 at 10:08 am (8 years ago)

    Love this post! Happy Mother’s Day to your mom!

  15. elise
    11 May, 2009 at 10:15 am (8 years ago)

    very cute. i had mashed tofu baby food, so i feel you on the veggie upbringing.

    cute pics!

  16. coco
    11 May, 2009 at 1:50 pm (8 years ago)

    such a sweet post Maggie. I feel the same, as I get older, I feel closer and more like my Mom, not that she’s fitness/healthy conscious, but she’s so wise and so optimistic about life. I’m so glad that I’m learning that from her.

  17. Robert Snyder
    11 May, 2009 at 3:41 pm (8 years ago)

    That picture of dad looking angry always gives me a laugh. I can’t give enough credit to mom for raising us healthily and without any of the other junk the world was putting out in the 90’s (especially monitoring the food we bought by the amount of packaging used in the product). It’s pretty amazing how shes managed to juggle all of the various things she has going on in her life and still keep her head on straight.

    By the way, as soon as I have a dishwasher to clean up my messes again, I am totally making this –