My Kids Answer The Question: “What Makes Your Mom Awesome?”

Mother’s Day is fun for me, and not necessarily for the candies or the nice meal or the homemade coupons that get lost within the month. Mother’s Day is fun because it’s the one day when if I ask my kids what they think about their ol’ Mom, they’re obligated to say nice things. Or at least be several degrees more vocal with their appreciation than any other day.

Take, for instance, the question I asked my kids last night: what makes ME (your mother) awesome? My oldest daughter said I’m awesome for the way I juggle our hectic lives while my husband is away (which is fairly often). My 9yo son said I’m awesome because I’m honest, a hard worker, and I give him stuff. And when my 3yo was asked, he simply answered with his arms wide and an ethusiastic “this much!” {hey, I’ll take it!}

But when I asked my 12yo daughter to record herself answering the question “What Makes Your Mom Awesome?,” I didn’t expect to get this powerful video in return. Warning: grab a hankie (and ignore any weird spelling/grammar errors in the video. bad me!).

I’m not sure I deserved all that, but it was really pretty wonderful to hear.

With Mother’s Day around the corner, there are a lot of people looking for ways to tell their mom “You’re Awesome.”

I’ve featured and reviewed the fabulous stationary/greeting card/custom invitation company Tiny Prints before on my blog, and I’m happy to spotlight them again as a wonderful resource for a variety of Mother’s Day cards. Whether it’s your mom friends, your sister who’s a mom, your mother-in-law, or your own mother who deserves a “You’re Awesome” this year, check out the Mother’s Day card shop from Tiny Prints, where there’s something for everyone.

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Now, if you’ll excuse me, I still have some tears to wipe away from  my daughter’s video. But first maybe I’ll watch it a few more times and remember why the hard work of Motherhood really is worth it in the end.

*Disclosure: This post was written (and video recorded and shared) as part of a Mother’s Day campaign with Global Influence for Tiny Prints. I was compensated with a gift code for Tiny Prints; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

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  • Anonymous

    STACEY! OMGosh! I am crying too! What a sweet daughter, and I agree with her. You are so inspirational and strong and loving!

    • Thanks for those kinds words, Sarah. This daughter in particular has such a tender heart. I was worried about her last year when she went into jr high (she got a little “lost”), but I’m so happy that her sweetness has returned! 🙂

  • Nanette ~ AMomBlog.com

    Stacey, you are obviously doing everything right as a mom and I’m sure with your example your daughter will follow in your footsteps.

    Like Sarah, this brought me to tears.

    You are so very inspiring.

    • Nanette – you’re so sweet! Thanks so much for saying that. My kids are really great kids, most of the time they make it pretty easy to be their mama. 😉

  • She is the SWEETEST THING!! She sounds so much like my 11-year-old son. Stacey, you should be SO proud. And wow, tears, man. Thank you for the hanky alert.

    • Is your son a tender heart, too? I swear this daughter has an old soul – she’s very “in tune” to people and often speaks up when someone needs to be the voice of reason. I’m so grateful for the chance to get to know these awesome little people. 😀

      • OMGosh, EXACTLY him! Yes! I just explained this to the principal last
        week how he began school befriending an unpopular kid, which then made
        *him* unpopular for a bit. He came home telling me he couldn’t
        understand why people had to “be that way”, that the kid was a good kid
        and they were just jerks. His heart constantly makes me swoon with
        motherly pride, so grateful to have him.

  • What a wonderful daughter you have and how AWESOME of her to make that video for you!

  • If one of my kids ever says anything half as nice as this, I’ll die of happiness. You must be doing something right!

  • Mary Davis

    So sweet. You’re definitely doing something right, Stacey! Congrats on raising such a sweet girl.

  • Heather

    Stacey! How wonderful is this video? So precious. This is one time that I am not jealous someone’s post was way better than mine.

  • WOW. That video must be the greatest gift your daughter has ever given you. What a special girl.

  • Stacey, can I borrow her? I’m sure this video essay will become one of your favorite gifts. Unscripted and real. Congratulations on doing the mom thing right!