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Posted on Tue, May 7, 2013 : 3:19 p.m.

What's the greatest lesson your mother taught you?

By Kyle Mattson

As the trees and flowers bloom with the rising temperatures of spring, we also welcome the annual day when we all pause to recognize the mothers in our lives.


A mother leads her daughter by the hand at an Earth Day celebration in April, 2013. I Daniel Brenner

This year at and MLive we're looking to celebrate motherhood with our readers by collecting "lessons from mom" to feature here on the site and in print. Perhaps it was a lesson about your perspective on life, a specific tip that you still use every day or even something you've passed on to your own children.

Share your responses as well as any photo of your mom using the form below. Please submit your lesson and photo of your mother by noon, Saturday, May 11 to be included in the gallery. Please limit responses to 75 words.



Wed, May 8, 2013 : 2:02 p.m.

To all the individuals who had to post negative comments: you have my sympathy, but hey, even we mothers aren't perfect!


Wed, May 8, 2013 : 6:03 p.m.

My mother was never around and when she was? Sad to say, not much of a mother was she. Sad to say it? I suck too. But heck, we can't all be perfect can we?

Hugh Giariola

Wed, May 8, 2013 : 12:51 p.m.

Balance your checkbook.


Wed, May 8, 2013 : 11:51 a.m.

Kindneess and love!

Darth Pablo

Tue, May 7, 2013 : 7:51 p.m.

A Boy's best friend is his Mother