Queen for a Day giveaway 2012

This giveaway has ended and the winner will be announced soon!

Welcome to our second annual Queen for a Day giveaway! Today we’ve got six gift baskets full of treats to celebrate the mom in your life, just in time for Mother’s Day on May 13th.

Motherhood is not an easy job, but it is one of the most important ones on the planet. That’s why I never shrink from allowing my family to make a big deal about me each year on Mother’s Day. My work is a big deal! And so is yours. You deserve to be honored for the continual investment you make into your family.

This week, the six blogs in our network (you heard about Simple Design, right?) are celebrating mamas by blessing six of them with a basket full of amazing goodies! All of these items would make excellent Mother’s Day gifts–and most are in the $20-$50 range.

At Simple Living Media, moms are valued! Keep reading to find out what’s included in the Simple Homeschool gift basket.

1. Bath & Body Collection from LuSa Organics

Rachel Wolf, one of our newest contributors on Simple Homeschool, is also the mama behind LuSa Organics, a family-owned business creating organic body and baby skin care products.

Rachel sent me one of her Delight Mama Gift collections, and I’ve enjoyed trying it all out! This set includes many of the company’s products: a bar of soap, a lotion bar, a lip balm, and an organic sugar scrub (my favorite!). The entire collection comes in a reusable zippered muslin pouch.

Also check out LuSa’s awesome soap of the month club. This is pampering at its finest for the mamas you love.

Rachel is including one delight gift collection for our winner today!

Between now and May 15th, you can type “simple giveaway” in the comments field at check out to receive a free bar of naked soap on any LuSa Organics order over $35. (LuSa will choose a favorite scent for you and include it in your order.)

2. Whole Grain Cookbook from King Arthur Flour

King Arthur Flour began in 1790 and are still going strong 200 years later. Known mostly for their variety of flours, the company also has a passion for education. At their headquarters in Vermont they offer a range of baking classes; you can learn online as well. Homeschooling groups are also eligible to take part in their Life Skills Baking program! Head here to find out more details and apply.

I have had my eye on their Whole Grain Baking cookbook since I recently saw it at a friend’s house. Clocking in at over 600 pages, this book lets you go from a whole grain baking novice to an expert.

The recipes cover everything from scones to crackers, pastry to breads, quiche to cookies–and much more in between. My kids and I made the banana crumb cake yesterday, which tasted fabulous!

King Arthur Flour is giving today’s winner their own copy of Whole Grain Baking!

3. Earrings from Peggy Li

Peggy from Peggy Li Creations generously sent me this pair of windchime earrings (pictured above), and I’ve worn them every day since they arrived. They have a delicate and feminine look, but are still simple and classy.

Peggy specializes in handmade jewelry using beads, gemstones, vintage findings, charms and chain–earrings, necklaces, and more.

Her work has been featured in O Magazine and on television shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. Cool, right? I also appreciate that whenever possible, Peggy works with US-based manufacturers and sources that believe in green eco-friendly practices.

Peggy is including one pair of windchime earrings in the Simple Homeschool Queen for a Day gift basket!

Peggy is also offering a discount for readers: From now through May 4th, use the code “SHSmom” to receive 20% off your order at Peggy Li!

4. Camera Bag from Epiphanie

Lugging my camera around used to be a hassle, but the last few days I’ve wanted to take it places so I can try out my new camera bag from Epiphanie! I chose the Lyric bag, and I love how it is both functional and beautiful. Camera bags traditionally lack personality, but not Epiphanie bags. They scream femininity, elegance, and fun!

Epiphanie bags are made of water-resistant, high quality synthetic leather. Plenty of padding inside keeps expensive equipment safe, and velcro strips allow you to customize the bag inside.

These bags easily double as a purse and can hold not only your camera and an extra lens, but also your wallet, iPad, phone, and more. You can keep up with Epiphanie on Facebook and Twitter, and be sure to check out the entire Epiphanie collection!

Today’s winner will receive an Epiphanie camera bag!

5. Family Poster from Life Manifestos

I strive to bring items into our home that match our family’s values. This 16″x20″ family manifesto poster from Life Manifestos (frame not included) certainly fits the bill. I have it in our dining room where I can be regularly reminded of its important words about family.

Here’s an excerpt: “In our home you are loved, wanted, appreciated, and cherished no matter what. We believe in you. We’re on your team. In your corner. Your biggest fans. Cheering our hearts out for you to reach, strive, leave it all on the field, become who you were born to become.”

Don’t you want your children growing up internalizing words like these? You can even personalize it with your family’s name, and the poster looks great dressed up in a frame. Stephen at Life Manifestos has mastered the art of crafting words, and has developed an entire line of inspirational manifestos.

Our Queen for a Day basket will include one family manifesto poster!

From now until May 4th receive 10% off your purchase of a family manifesto. Enter the code “SIMPLEHOMESCHOOL” at check out. Orders purchased by the 4th are guaranteed to arrive before Mother’s Day.

How to win

One Simple Homeschool reader will win all the items listed above, so that you can bless the mother in your life. Incredible!

Everyone has three chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, telling me one of the most important lessons your mother (or another influential woman in your life) taught you. (If you’re reading this via email, you must click over to the post to leave a comment.)

2. For an extra entry, “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then come back here and leave an additional comment letting me know.

3. For an additional extra entry, tweet about this giveaway, mentioning @simpleschool, the hashtag #mothersday, and the URL of this post (http://lvsm.pl/IHVf6o). Then come back here and leave an additional comment letting me know.

This giveaway has ended and the winner will be announced soon!

Enter all the Queen for a Day giveaways:


About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.

Comments

  1. My Mom is amazing. She has endured so many difficulties in her life. Through her example, she has taught me to keep trusting in the Lord through adversity and sorrow and what true forgiveness and grace looks like. So thankful for my mom!

  2. My mom taught me many things. I think the most important thing was to always be myself….and thing will always work out for the good.

    What an amazing giveaway. I have already picked which friend will get which gift 🙂

  3. Michelle Y says:

    She has been a great model to me of faithfulness and steadfastness.

  4. My mom taught me that just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time.
    Steph’s latest post: On knowing yourself and therefore messing up your kids less

  5. my mom taught me to cook, something i use every day.

  6. i follow on fb
    morgan’s latest post: the everyday: part 3 {march 9, 2012}

  7. Just keep laughing.
    Kate Berry’s latest post: Project Simplify: Week Four

  8. I like Simple Homeschool on facebook 🙂
    Kate Berry’s latest post: Project Simplify: Week Four

  9. My mom taught me that the most important accessory you can put on in the morning is a great big smile!
    Sally’s latest post: Public School Dropout

  10. My mother taught me to stop and enjoy the things around me. To find beauty in everyone and God’s creation.

  11. I like on facebook! Thanks!
    Jessica’s latest post: April 26 – Legos and Learning

  12. My mom insisted that we do our best, and try to smile at people, even for no reason.

  13. She taught me to always keep trying, even when life gets hard, never give up.

  14. I already “liked” on FB

  15. She taught me to always be open when meeting new people or hearing new ideas, to always listen and only give advice when asked.
    RaisingZ’s latest post: My Blessing Bag

  16. I like you on FB

  17. There are so many things I learned from my mother that its hard to pick just one thing that was the best or stands out most. One thing my mother taught me was how to love, we never left the house, hung up phone or go to bed with out saying I love you to each other, and she showed me everyday being my mom, as I do with my sweet boy. She also taught me to give your all at what you do, just do your best and be yourself. She taught me that my family is whats most important. I love my mother so much!

    There are so many more things I could go on with, but I wont.

    Thanks for contests they are cool.

    I liked your facebook page a while back, and I tweeted to.
    MzBaker’s latest post: We took a trip to my moms house!

  18. A very important and practical lesson my mother taught me: never let your mortgage or your rent cost be more than 25% of your take home!!
    Shoulda’ listened to that one with our first house. Ouch. Now it’s a golden rule around here.
    Sarah M
    Sarah M’s latest post: {This Moment}

  19. My mom showed us to support each other in our dreams and needs, even if those dreams are a little far-fetched or surprising!
    Caroline’s latest post: Book Review – You Are a Writer by Jeff Goins

  20. My mom taught me to be a hard worker.
    Rachel’s latest post: How to Learn About the World from the Suburbs

  21. My mom schooled us… and is now helping me navigate schooling my daughter!

  22. My mom always said it was better to have no friends than the wrong ones. It meant some lonely seasons, but it was great protection against negative influence!

  23. I like on FB.

  24. Tweeted
    MzBaker’s latest post: We took a trip to my moms house!

  25. i think the most important thing she taught me was how to me a mom…now that I have my own daughter I’m so much more like her than I ever thought I would be.

  26. My mom taught me about loving God wholeheartedly with a child-like heart.
    Hilarie’s latest post: And the World’s Worst Blogger Award goes to…

  27. Christina P says:

    My mom taught me thrift and how to trust the Lord in all things.

  28. Christina P says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  29. Elizabeth says:

    think of others first.

  30. My mom taught me how to take good care of her family. Valuable lesson in a selfish culture.
    Amber DeGrace’s latest post: Drink: Beer Garden at Taste of Pennsylvania Wine & Music Festival in York, PA

  31. I “like” Simple Homeschool on FB.
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  32. Stacey K says:

    My mother taught me the importance of hospitality: making people feel welcome and appreciated and important when they are around you. It was not merely about having the house clean or a nicely set table when they came over, but an attitude she has around everyone she spends time with.

  33. Stacey K says:

    I follow you on fb!

  34. My mom taught me never to waste and that you can always make a way.
    Rachel at Stitched in Color’s latest post: personal things

  35. My mom taught me perseverance and faith in God.

  36. My mom taught me to be generous.

  37. I like simple homeschool on facebook.

  38. Now that I’m a mom, I find myself thinking a lot about my parents’ hands-off style, how it worked so well, and how it’s totally at odds with how we raise kids today.

  39. My neighbor was my mother figure. She taught me the importance of making a child feel special and loved unconditionally. She fixed trays of little goodies, she told me she trusted me to watch her younger daughter and paid me to do so, she told me and tells me to this day when I am 51 that she treasures art I made for her. I often remember her special touches when I mother my own daughters and remember how much it meant to me – I hope they remember it their whole lives as well.

  40. I like you on Facebook!

  41. The most important thing my momever shared is her faith in the Lord.
    Lawana Gray’s latest post: Name Changes

  42. I like you on FB
    Lawana Gray’s latest post: Name Changes

  43. My mom taught me how to be loving and compassionate with my own children.
    Kimberly B.’s latest post: Life’s most recent moments.

  44. I tweeted this giveaway
    Lawana Gray’s latest post: Name Changes

  45. I liked you on facebook!
    Kimberly B.’s latest post: Life’s most recent moments.

  46. My mom has taught me the value of just spending time with people and investing in them by listening.
    Rae’s latest post: Synthesis

  47. Heather Brandt says:

    I already like Simple Homeschool on fb.

  48. Heather M says:

    Treat other people how you want to be treated.

  49. Heather Brandt says:

    My mother has taught me to trust in God’s plan and that He will provide for my needs.

  50. My mom taught me that when all else fails…LOVE!

  51. My Gram. She told me, “I may not love what you do, but I will always love you.”

  52. My mother has always modeled generosity and hospitality, and those are so much more important than deep-cleaning!

  53. I Like on FB.

  54. My mother taught me that the little things that we do for others will have a tremendous impact.
    Aimee @ Menus and Meals for Moms’s latest post: Southwest Corn Dip

  55. Mom taught me patience and love and the importance and influence of prayer. Still working on the patience, but the others have had an amazing influence on my every day life, contentment and peace.

  56. The people and experiences in our lives are so much more important than the THINGS.

  57. Terri Fisher says:

    My mother taught me–and continues to teach me–the importance of spending quality time in the Word of God each day. She is so faithful to her devotional time with the Lord. I remember even as a younger child and teenager seeing her with her Bible at the beginning of the day. I so enjoy talking to her about the things of the Lord now as an adult. What wisdom she has from growing with her Lord!

  58. My mom has taught me that it’s never too late to change. She rededicated her life to Christ just a few years ago…it is amazing to watch the changes in her life since and the joy she has had despite the challenges she has faced. And it is a joy to watch her be a loving grandmother to my kiddos

  59. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
    Aimee @ Menus and Meals for Moms’s latest post: Southwest Corn Dip

  60. Terri Fisher says:

    I “like” Simple Homeschool on FB!

  61. I like simple homeschool on FB 🙂

  62. I vividly remember my mother telling me as a young girl that when I pray to God, I need to BELIEVE he is listening to me. That took a girl with anxiety issues and help hone a very important, healing relationship in my life.

  63. I recently learned that my mom beats herself up about parenting “failures” I don’t even remember! It was a great lesson to me. I shouldn’t obsess over every little thing I do “wrong” with my kids.
    Cate’s latest post: Housekeeping

  64. Be gentle with yourself and others.

  65. my mother taught me to fully enjoy each day and to laugh!

  66. Amy Lynch says:

    I liked you on facebook!

  67. The advice my mother gave us when we got married was: compromise.

  68. Amy Lynch says:

    My mom taught me to pick your battles. the relationship is important.

  69. Jessica Johnson says:

    Best line from my Mother in law: it’s not love that keeps the marriage alive, it’s the marriage that keeps the love alive!

  70. My mom taught me–by example–the sense of security in having a patient mom…still working on that, as a mom, with my daughter.

  71. Her quiet and steady faith in the Lord as she faced cancer. Sometimes her example spoke louder than her words.
    Jo’s latest post: Hanging Out With Daddy

  72. We “Like” you on Facebook!

  73. Karen F. says:

    My mom taught me by her example the importance of kindness, and how to show compassion to people.

  74. Natalie E. says:

    My mom taught me to cherish time with my kids now.

  75. Pamela R says:

    I think the most important lesson that I learned from my mother was to make every moment count, especially those with your children.

  76. My mom taught me to make the right choices for me. They aren’t always what she would choose, but she supports me anyways.
    Katherine’s latest post: Grocery Shopping Audit

  77. Natalie E. says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool on FB.

  78. Karen F. says:

    I don’t have a Facebook account, but I posted a twitter comment here: https://twitter.com/#!/Fritzemama/status/195855535462031360 @Fritzemama

  79. Johanna S. says:

    My mother taught me to trust & rely on God when things get tough, whether it’s the REALLY tough times in life or tough phases in my children’s lives.

  80. Johanna S. says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  81. She made sure I knew that God loved me and made me for a reason.

  82. The most important thing my Mom passed on to me was her faith. My mother and I are quite different, but without her bringing me to church as a child I would never be where I am today….
    Amy Ellison’s latest post: Hermella

  83. My mom has taught me that family is so very important.

  84. I just “liked” you on Facebook. 😉

  85. As a tearful kid, worried about starting school, I remember asking my mom what to do. Her reply, “Just be nice to everyone,” has served me very well in school, at work, and in life.

  86. I liked you on FB.

  87. Always search for answers to your questions. They are out there somewhere.

  88. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB! Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Brittany says:

    She taught me to invest in friendships.

  90. This looks wonderful! I already like you on fb!

  91. Love all of these! But that camera bag is amazing!!!

  92. Oh yeah…my mom taught me to pray for family and friends!

  93. Liked on Facebook too!

  94. My mother taught me to always keep a positive attitude, even when a situation seems to be nothing but negative.

  95. patience

  96. My mother taught me the importance of my role as mother and wife to my family!

  97. natalie g. says:

    My mother taught me how to care for others with words and actions!

  98. My Mom taught me at a young age that life isn’t fair, and although a tough pill to swallow at the time, it is advice that I know use with my own children. (This is just one of the many wise things that she has taught me.)
    Deirdre’s latest post: Latest & Greatest: GAP Canvas Shorts

  99. Andrea R. says:

    My mum taught me the importance of family support, and that we can get through anything as long as we are there for each other.

  100. I like you on fb.

  101. Facebook post complete! Thanks:)

  102. j22lynne tweeted #mothersday on Twitter! Thanks again! Have a great day!

  103. My mom taught me to persevere. No matter what, keep on swimming.
    Carol J. Alexander’s latest post: New Publications

  104. My Mom taught me to always be kind and smile and treat everyone os if they were my mother. Susan

  105. My mother taught me to open up my home to others, just as she does. She always says, “don’t entertain, just have folks over.”
    Haley’s latest post: This Week’s Miscellany: Vol 9

  106. Liked SH on FB.
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  107. Amanda Gray says:

    My Mother taught us how important family is, and that there would always be a shoulder to lean on if we needed support, as long as we respected and were kind to each other. To this day, I know I can rely on any of my siblings to be there for me!

  108. Amanda Gray says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  109. My mother is my greatest role model…she has taught me how to be a wonderful, present mother!

  110. My mother taught me to stand up and be proud of who I am.

  111. Amanda Gray says:

    I tweeted.

  112. I have liked Simple Homeschool on FB

  113. My grandmother (who raised me and so was my mom 🙂 taught me to always keep my chin up and keep moving forward!
    Marie’s latest post: #1 Most Decadent Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

  114. My mom taught me to be independent, strong and resilient.

  115. I know a couple mom’s who would love these special gifts!

  116. I liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook — Venus Marie Lay
    Marie’s latest post: #1 Most Decadent Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

  117. Elizabeth says:

    My mother taught me that I can do what ever I want in my life. Nothing should hold me back from achieving what I aim for.

  118. Elizabeth says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook.

  119. My mother taught me that mothers watch, wait, plan and stand up for their kids.

  120. That camera bag is looks great and I LOVE that print!

  121. From my mom and her mom and her mom I’ve learned to trust God because He is Faithful!

  122. My mom always says to be on my knees praying continually for my kids.

  123. I like you on FB!

  124. My mom taught me that less is always more:)

  125. Be yourself.

  126. My mother reminds me often to not get caught up with the tasks of being a homemaker – to the detriment of being present with my children – who will only be here a short while.
    Chris Seiler’s latest post: What’s Been Happening Lately?

  127. Liked on Facebook.

  128. She taught me how to love…not necessarily worldly love, but true heavenly love.

  129. I like you on fb

  130. My mother taught me unconditional love.

  131. heidi sink says:

    My mom taught me by example that no matter how hard circumstances are you always keep your word

  132. My mother taught me resilience and perseverance. She stuck it out when most women would have given up. This has taught me the value of love and self-sacrifice and the rewards that come through those virtues.

  133. My mom taught me that family always sticks together — and I learned to love travel and adventure from her.

  134. My mom has taught me to have an audience of One – God and only God.
    Jill Foley’s latest post: Little By Little

  135. My mother taught me what true love looks like

  136. My mother always told me I was beautiful, even when I didn’t feel beautiful. She helped me understand that beauty is not about having the right clothes or being the right size; true beauty is what’s on the inside.
    CC Jen’s latest post: Angst

  137. Also, I liked you on Facebook!
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  138. My mother taught me to hold possessions loosely and to be generous. She did this most clearly by the way she modeled generosity to all those who came across her path, even when we had little to give.

  139. Jennifer says:

    My mother taught me to give my best in everything I do.

  140. Sandi Maners says:

    My mom taught me to always go out with a smile on your face, no matter how bad you feel or how bad you think your circumstances are. Jesus is in your heart and that is always a reason to have a smile 🙂

  141. To never waste time.

  142. Jennifer says:

    I like you on facebook.

  143. kristine says:

    My mother taught me to include my children in the everyday tasks of cooking, cleaning and being part of a family. We were always in the kitchen and having a blast. I was always welcomed and never told to mind my own business. She truly cares about me and wants me around, even if I did slow her down and cause more messes.

  144. Chelsea McDowell says:

    My Mom taught me how to be extremely strong when my husband is away. My Dad traveled a lot for work and my Mom seemed to never miss a beat. I’m so thankful for her strength.

    Hoping I win this giveaway to treat her!

  145. My Mom taught us all the household basics, cooking, laundry, cleaning, etc… and she also taught us to value family and to have fun!

  146. What a generous giveaway! Thank you for the encourage you offer to moms.

  147. My mom taught me how to always be there. No matter what we needed then or need now, she is always there to help.
    catholichusker @ gmail dot com

  148. My mum taught me the value of contributing to my world by working!

  149. I just went to facebook and liked Simple Homeschool. 🙂

  150. One of my Mother’s best words of wisdom:

    Never do anything you wouldn’t do for the rest of your life.

  151. unconditional love, listening, and support…thanks for the giveaway!

  152. already like on facebook:). thanks!

  153. My mom taught me that time spent laughing is far more valuable than time spent cleaning.

  154. My mom taught me to be proud of who I am.

  155. I just liked simple homeschool on Facebook

  156. My mom taught me to work. It’s come in handy through life. 🙂
    Tammy’s latest post: ~Sewing Up a Storm~

  157. My mom taught me how to pray, to see the good in difficult situations, and to love eating my vegetables!

  158. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  159. I’d say the most important thing my mom taught me was the importance of prayer. There were often times when I would find her in the furnace room of our house (it was the warmest, quietest room of the house and she had put an arm chair in there) with tears in her eyes as she sought God’s help for the needs that burdened her heart.

  160. My mom taught me the importance of family dinners & creating traditions for our family.

  161. I just tweeted about the contest

  162. I liked you on facebook!

  163. fabulous – LOVE Lusaorganics!! thanks for the chance

  164. i just liked you on FB

  165. My husband’s mother has taught me the importance of sharing the gospel with others. I had always let everyone know that I was a Christian but she taught me the importance of telling others why and having them want that in their life too.
    Brandi’s latest post: Marriage matters: an upcoming series

  166. Donna M. says:

    I’d love to give my stepmom a gift basket. Although my natural mother died 6 years ago, Charlotte is truly a mother in Christ. She awesome!

  167. Donna M. says:

    I also liked you on facebook!

  168. Charissa Cooley says:

    One of the most influential things that my mother taught me was to seek Jesus always. That in Him was life and hope. I am so grateful for my mom. She is and has been such a strong and peaceful presence in my life and is an amazing example of sacrificial living. Wow. I love her! 🙂

  169. jennifer says:

    my mom always encouraged me to “just be myself”

  170. Charissa Cooley says:

    Liked on facebook too.

  171. i “like” you on FB

  172. Sarah Cooper says:

    My mom taught me to love to read. Whenever she had a minute, she had a nose in a book, and would read to us on winter evenings. I’m so thankful!! Thanks for a great giveaway. I know the mom who wins will feel special and pampered! 🙂

  173. That I was never allowed to “quit” something just because I didn’t like it or didn’t want to do it.

  174. Sarah Cooper says:

    I’ve liked Simple Homeschool for a while now…both in real live and on Facebook. 🙂

  175. My mother taught me that real love truly is selfless and unconditional.
    Danielle Drown’s latest post: Goodbyes

  176. My mother taught me that it is better to do the right thing than to do the popular thing. She is my constant support and inspiration in my own journey of motherhood.

  177. I liked simple homeschool on face book
    Danielle Drown’s latest post: Goodbyes

  178. I posted this on twitter
    Danielle Drown’s latest post: Goodbyes

  179. My mother taught me the importance of creating family traditions and loving each other, no matter what.

  180. One of the most important lessons my mother has ever taught me is how to be graceful and not bitter, how to smile in the face of a storm.
    Evon’s latest post: Fieldtrips, Horseback Riding and Pizza

  181. Sue Humes says:

    I “liked” Simple Homeschool on facebook.

  182. Liked ya! Looks like there is some good discussion going on in the facebook page!

  183. My mom taught me to be present in life and cherish it
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  184. Sue Humes says:

    Biggest lesson that I got from my mom was to keeping going even when life is hard. She made it through some pretty hard stuff.

  185. Greengardeninggirl says:

    Celebrating my birthday and Mother’s day on the same weekend. This would make it extra sweet.

  186. My mom is a very selfless person. She has taught me to put others first and to give generously. I have so much more to learn in that regard.
    Christine’s latest post: The Importance of Adding Cod Liver Oil to One’s Diet

  187. I just liked you on FB.
    Evon’s latest post: Fieldtrips, Horseback Riding and Pizza

  188. I am a fb fan of simple homeschool.
    Christine’s latest post: The Importance of Adding Cod Liver Oil to One’s Diet

  189. She taught me to be strong. She taught me to not just think/believe what everyone else is but to research it for myself.

  190. Liked you on Facebook.

  191. Never settle.

    Thanks!
    Melissa’s latest post: 2012 Homeschooling Conference and Curriculm Fair

  192. My mom has taught me that we all have the need to give ourselves grace. And that we should be aiming toward growing & not staying the same.

  193. I like you on fb
    Julieann Thompson

  194. How to love and how to forgive. Thanks!

  195. My mother taught me so much, but her heart for giving is what I cherish most. Thank you for this lovely giveaway opportunity.

  196. I always knew my mother loved me thorough her words and actions. Nothing she ever did contradicted that and her family was most important. That is the greatest lesson she instilled in me and I have strived to give the same gift to my children. Thanks for this opportunity!

  197. That Jesus is our only hope.

  198. One of the most important lessons my mother taught me was how to work. I hated every minute of it as a teenager, but it has helped me throughout my life in countless ways, especially as a mother myself.
    Cari’s latest post: Tracy Aviary

  199. I follow on facebook!
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  200. She taught me to respond but not react. 🙂

  201. I just tweeted about your giveaway. I’m @Tranquilb.
    Evon’s latest post: Fieldtrips, Horseback Riding and Pizza

  202. She taught me to see the good in people.
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  203. I liked you on FB!
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  204. A dear friend reminded me that moms get well too busy with their kids and sometimes their spouse gets forgotten about 🙂

  205. She taught me to be faithful, to the Lord, to my family, to my responsibilities.
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  206. An “adopted” mother of mine taught me the importance of a time for everything, that friend come and go, and then often come again.

  207. I think the most important lesson my mom taught me was to choose happiness and contentment

  208. I tweeted @parsonagefence
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  209. “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  210. My mom taught me that with kids, you have to let go of the little things (like dusting) and focus on what’s important – time with the kids!

  211. serve your family first

  212. My mom taught us all to be kind. Her example of service and love was amazing.

  213. lisa elizarraras says:

    I learned from my mom to really “be there”
    100 percent for my kids. it’s important that they know
    they are number one!

  214. One of the most important things my mother taught me was my way around a kitchen. No, seriously. For my Mom, cooking was an act of love. She planned healthy meals, she cooked on a budget, she always had us come to the table for dinner, and we always prayed before eating. In the one simple daily act of bringing us together for dinner, my mother transformed her family!

  215. I follow you on facebook!

  216. She taught me how to cook!

  217. lisa elizarraras says:

    liked you on FB

  218. My mom taught me what it means to sacrifice for your family…she was always so giving with us!
    Amy’s latest post: our ultrasound {boy or girl??}

  219. Liked on FB
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  220. I liked you on FB

  221. Genevieve says:

    My Great-Grandmother taught me that if you stop using it you lose it! She was in her 80’s living in the hospital and was still walking and doing deep breathing exercises everyday to stay strong.

  222. Genevieve says:

    I like SH on FB

  223. Just listen, it builds trust.

  224. I like on FB

  225. My mom taught me how to give, give & give some more to your family…but not make them feel like it was a job. She didn’t complain or whine or make us feel like we owed her. She was (and still is) the kindest person I know! I hope I can teach through my actions, the same thing to my girls!
    Brookiej’s latest post: our little swimmers

  226. My mom taught me not to stress over the little things. Not everything matters! 🙂

  227. she taught me that it was important to be friends with the man that i would marry. she was right! i’ve been married to my best friend for 12 years. 🙂

  228. I liked you on facebook!

  229. My mother taught me sacrifice without complaint. She lived it every day. Great generosity.

  230. My mom taught me the importance of being a spiritual example to her children and family.
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  231. My mom taught me to forgive and forget. This has never been an easy thing, but when I have chosen to do my life has always been better. My grandmother tended to hold on to her hurts and offenses and I saw how that robbed her of joy. I never want to walk in that place.

  232. My mother taught me that children grow up way to fast, and to enjoy every stage of their life. Also patience will be your best friend always! I strive for patience daily and my mother reminds me of this often.

  233. I likes on fb.
    Jessica’s latest post: Tumaini Children’s Home Update

  234. Noble Gill says:

    My mom taught me that when I’m complaining about life, to stop and think about the choices I’ve made that got me where I am, and how I wouldn’t have it any other way. (Being married and having a baby are so worth the work/effort!)

  235. Noble Gill says:

    Liked you on facebook!

  236. My mother taught me the importance of spending daily time reading the Word of God.

  237. Love Jesus above all.

  238. Liked on FB

  239. My mom taught me the importance of feeding your spouse BEFORE having important conversations. Gamechanger, that tip. 🙂
    Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm’s latest post: Vlog: Bedroom Book Tour

  240. One of the lasting lessons from my mother is “Haste makes waste.” This was after I washed my doll clothes and hung them to dry in front of our standing heater where they caught on fire. A sad lesson to learn.

  241. I have been blessed to have an amazing Mom, Grandmother and most recently Mother-in-law. They are each unique and very different but in their own way they have each taught me to value others and the importance of make sure others feel valued and loved. They have modeled this for me and I am so thankful for their influence in my life. I am a very blessed woman!

  242. What I learned from my mom is that life isn’t always easy, but that with love & hard work you can get through it!
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  243. Liked you on FB! 🙂

  244. You are already “liked” on FB 🙂

  245. The lesson that stands out most for me was from my grandmother, my mom’s mom. She asked if she could teach me to read when I was 3 as she thought I was ready. I can still remember sitting on her sunporch at a card table, playing my voice into a tape recorder, looking at letters and simple readers, and finally having this mysterious activity become clear for me. My family is a huge group of readers and it was nice to join the ranks of those who knew the secret. I’m eternally grateful to her, and have made this a big part of my own life since now I teach learning disabled students reading amongst other subjects.

  246. I tweeted about the giveaway!
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  247. One of the most important lessons my mother taught me was to stand up and trust in my doing and hard work pays off as well

  248. I already ‘like’ you on FB!
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  249. My mom taught me to love unconditionally! I am so thankful for such an amazing mom!!!

  250. Stephanie says:

    My mother taught me the importance of serving and truly listening to others. That and the healing power of a smile!

  251. Jennifer Ott says:

    My mother taught me the importance of being true to my calling, no matter what others think or say.

  252. My mom taught me to love to read and to never stop learning.

  253. I liked simple homeschool on facebook!

  254. My mom taught me babies grow up quickly and enjoy every moment. But if you’re having a tough moment, walk away and come back later. Babies will do better with some time alone and a happy mom a few minutes later.
    Ashlee’s latest post: Diaper Bag-"The Annabelle" – A Messenger Style by MomBabyMe

  255. Liked you on FB!
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  256. Moosegirl says:

    My mom taught me that homemade cookies are always better :o)

  257. My mother didn’t teach me this; I learned it when I said it to my son and then realized I didn’t apply it to my own life: “What you do it NOT who you are.” In other words, if you make a dumb mistake, that doesn’t mean you, yourself, are dumb. We’re always learning and trying to become better people.
    Angela’s latest post: Hiatus…

  258. Tweeted the giveaway! (@mombabyme)
    Ashlee’s latest post: Diaper Bag-"The Annabelle" – A Messenger Style by MomBabyMe

  259. My mom taught me the importance of serving.
    Grace’s latest post: gluten-free cinnamon roll cake

  260. My mom has taught me to dream big and go after that dream with all my heart. Sadly, teaching me this means that we live so very far apart. She’s taught me tht letting go can be hard but very rewarding.

  261. I like Simple Homeschool on facebook.

  262. Hanna DeMaster says:

    My mom taught me it’s never too late in life to follow your calling.

  263. Hanna DeMaster says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  264. One of the best things my mom taught me was that staying home to raise your little ones is a wonderful and fulfilling time of life.

  265. Jennifer Butler says:

    Love your blog and especially the current give away!

    • Jennifer Butler says:

      Opps for some reason the rest of my post disappeared. My mother taught me to be strong and stand up for what I believe in even though we don’t see eye to eye on lots of things she loves me for being so willing to be outside of the box – something she is too scared to do. I love my mom even when she drives me crazy.

  266. My mother taught me to read. Sounds simple, but there’s no better gift. I spent my childhood with my nose in a book and now I write them as well, thanks to a mom who knew the importance and love of the written word!
    melyssa’s latest post: How Did We Get Here?

  267. Jennifer Butler says:

    Like you on Facebook.

  268. Jennifer Butler says:

    Tweeted your posting…hope I win looks like a great mother’s day gift for myself.

  269. My mom taught me to be tough and it has helped me through many difficult things.

  270. Keep your hands clean! (literally and figuratively)

  271. My mom taught me the importance of being there for one another. thanks for the great giveaway!

  272. Unconditional love is the biggest lesson my mom has taught me. She is so gracious and loving!

  273. My mom taught me to be a giving person.

  274. I love those earrings (I just pinned them), love that bag, and absolutely adore that poster. Thanks for the chance to win. I think the most influential thing I learned from my mom is making family a priority.
    Andrea’s latest post: Striped Crocheted Beanie

  275. tweeted about your giveaway!

  276. Jeannine Q says:

    Standing up for yourself is not being a bitch

  277. My mom taught me that it’s okay to take care of myself!

  278. Liked your page on FB.

  279. My mother taught me the importance of being grateful!

  280. be organized! It has blessed me in all aspects of my life.

  281. I am grateful that my mom taught me about respecting authority. As an adult of young children now, I realize the importance of teaching children respect … my mom sure had her work cut out for her when I was little. I eventually got it though 🙂
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  282. I follow Simple Homeschool on Facebook
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  283. ElizabethL says:

    Putting family first often takes worthwhile sacrifices.

  284. ElizabethL says:

    I liked you on facebook.

  285. My mom taught me how to serve others.

  286. The love and respect I have for my mom has grown since my son was diagnosed with autism. She has been my biggest support and encouragement, because she’s “been there and done that” raising my sister with Down Syndrome. I am in awe of her patience and life of sacrifice.

  287. Dena Babb says:

    My mother taught me to be strong, but to also know when to ask for help

  288. I like you on Facebook!
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  289. One thing my mother taught me, treat others how you want to be treated. She said I had a heart of gold as a young girl, but I think it’s because she taught me to be sensitive and love others well.
    Brooke’s latest post: Our fruit is here!

  290. My mom always taught me the value of a sincere apology and forgiveness. We all mess up sometimes, and being willing to make amends is a necessary skill to keep relationships healthy.

  291. My sweet step mom”s first husband died young. She has said that before you complain about your husband, think hard if you would say that if he died tomorrow. Is it important now to complain? She is a wonderful and wise woman.

  292. I like you on facebook!
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  293. Natalie Sherwood says:

    Other than the many wonderful lessons she taught me daily, and especially the ones about the Lord, she taught me how to one day deal with my little kiddos in the toddler years. She would say, “The answer is always YES unless it is absolutely NO.” That keeps us from saying NO all the time and keeps a positive spin on life with toddlers!

  294. I liked you on FB!
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  295. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Love your site. 🙂
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  296. Stephanie Russell says:

    I would love to be entered in this give away.
    My mother is an incredible person. She never quite got the life she was expecting although she would never use those words to describe it. Despite this, she has steadfastly exhibited loyalty, commitment, and uncompromising love no matter what the undertaking.
    I learned these things from her and much more.
    How does one learn to show love if they never had it modeled for them?
    My mother never felt this was shown to her when she was growing up although through logical deduction, she is pretty sure she was loved but it was never said and as the youngest of a very poor, very large family, there was hardly time to show it.
    Many would use this upbringing as an excuse for their personal failures but not my mother. She learned from them and vowed to herself that her children would KNOW they were loved beyond a doubt and beyond just logical reasoning.
    I am her only child and I know I am loved.

  297. to enjoy the moment now

  298. Stephanie Russell says:

    I have already liked you on Facebook so hopefully, it counts:)

  299. One of my Moms taught me that it’s important to stand up for what I believe, and that if I want something I need to work to achieve it.

  300. my mom taught me that god never gives you more than you can handle.

  301. I tweeted about this!

  302. The most important lesson I learned from my mom is to follow Jesus.

  303. i liked sh on fb

  304. When life gets crazy and I feel discouraged with the state of the world, my om always tells me to light my own candle. I have repeated if so often as it soothes both in the saying and in the imagery and it makes me realize that walking your own path is a challenge but also empowering.

  305. I like you on facebook too!

  306. Stephanie Russell says:

    Okay…Tweeted!
    Thanks!

  307. She taught me to trust my instincts regarding children and homeschooling.

  308. My mama taught me that it’s better to be decent at a lot of things than to be a star in one (sometimes pretty useless in real life) thing. The more things I learn, the more happy I am, so to me this is a good reminder to step away from perfection and choose joy instead! Thanks for the opportunity!

  309. I like you on facebook.

  310. That should say Mom not om!

  311. I remember when my mom told me, “Even if I had the money, I wouldn’t buy you _____,” because it wasn’t good for me to have everything I wanted. It’s a lesson that really stuck with me.

  312. My dear Mother taught me the importance of having a strong marriage and always making time to invest in your spouse. She raised 7 children with the love of her life and is still going strong with my Dad who was diagnosed with ALS 3 years ago. They are best friends and still so in love. They truly laid a foundation of the need to have a good marriage to raise healthy sting kids. Happy Mothers Day!!

  313. *strong kids

  314. She taught me to think for myself and not just go along with the crowd.

  315. To be independent and make sure I can take care of myself and business before I can take care of others!

  316. Sorry – “liked” you too!

  317. My mom, mainly by example, has taught me to think of others and serve others. I think my compassion was learned from my mom.

  318. I have learned through the years of mothering to take care of myself more and worry less about every little detail. Not easy, but necessary.

  319. Like you on FB.

  320. definitely the importance and joy of reading
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  321. I like simplehomeschool on FB
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  322. I tweeted http://twitter.com/cc_almon/status/195911249849098240
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  323. My mother taught me appreciation for simple beauty, flowers, and nature.

  324. I like SH on FB!

  325. Staci Gratton says:

    To enjoy the everyday moments.

  326. Staci Gratton says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  327. My mom taught me to always give your all to all you do. Never do less than your best.
    Sarah’s latest post: 5 Years

  328. I follow on Facebook
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  329. I learned that you need to give children room and experiences where they will probably make mistakes and grow from it.

  330. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  331. Mom teaches me hospitality.

  332. I tweeted about the giveaway on Twitter. Thanks!

  333. My Mom taught me to not put off the unpleasant tasks for later. Such practical, and hard to follow advice 🙂

  334. I “liked” on fb.

  335. My mom taught me the value on investing in your marriage.
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  336. I also “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
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  337. My mom taught me to love God!

  338. To always be a woman of conviction

  339. My mother taught me (by her absence) that “to mother” requires a daily commitment of selflessness, resolve and love.

  340. CHOOSE happiness everyday, despite what everyday may present you. My childhood felt happy because SHE chose to be!

  341. i LIKE you on fb.

  342. My mother taught me never to give up, one of the most important lessons of my life.

  343. thecoolmom says:

    My mom taught me to relax and not worry about all the small stuff.

  344. thecoolmom says:

    I “Like” you on Facebook!

  345. That being who you are is more important that who you think others will want you to be.

  346. Trust in God is one of the most important things my mom taught me!

  347. Like you on FB

  348. my mom taught me how to value raising children by always trying to be around for us, fitting work in around our schedule not us around a work schedule!

  349. My mom has taught me the lesson of selflessness: she never once let on to us kids that we were inconveniencing her or requiring a sacrifice on her part, although now I know how much she was truly giving of herself.

  350. Bridget Stevens says:

    I’ve liked simple homeschool

  351. To trust in God to provide.
    Amy’s latest post: Who is the parent around here anyway?

  352. The biggest lesson my mother taught me was to work hard.
    Cynthia’s latest post: I’ll take it

  353. I was taught, among other things, that your body is a temple.

  354. Sha taught me that if I want something bad enough, it is never to late to go out and get it. Age doesn’t matter. Just hard work and determination. So dream big!

  355. To laugh!

  356. I liked you on Facebook.

  357. Liked you on Facebook.

  358. To let go to love more.
    J.J. Killins’s latest post: Ten on Tuesday: Wednesday Edition.

  359. My Mom showed me how to be a strong woman, and how to trust myself when parenting my kids. She’s an amazing woman.

  360. I like Simple Homeschool on FB

  361. My mom taught me the importance of family dinner every night to catch up and see how things are going with everyone in the family.

  362. beryl jacobs says:

    To be humble and admit when you make a mistake.

  363. beryl jacobs says:

    I liked you on fb!

  364. My momma has taught me that God is graceful when it comes to the mistakes that I make as a momma.
    Keilah’s latest post: Simple Questions

  365. loyalty

  366. i liked you on fb

  367. I “like Simple Homeschool on FB

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  368. My mom believed in me and taught me that I was a strong and intelligent young woman who could do anything that I set my mind to.

  369. To stay positive!
    Jenny’s latest post: just chasing rainbows

  370. I liked Simple Homeschool on fb!

  371. My relationship with God is the mot important thing

  372. My mom taught me to love God and pray! 🙂

  373. Liked you on Facebook!
    Carrie’s latest post: Choosing to Count

  374. my mother taught me to be true to myself and look for the good in the world
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  375. i like you on facebook
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  376. My mom taught me the importance of patience.

  377. I “liked” you on FB. 🙂

  378. My mom continues to teach me to “Be Myself”. Not let others influence who I am, to truly find myself and be true to myself.

  379. I liked you on Facebook!
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  380. Heather J says:

    “Did you think to pray?” was what my Mother would rhetorically ask when I was facing a tough situation or challenge. Invaluable.

  381. Victoria Vandesteeg says:

    To love and trust God always.

  382. My mom taught me the importance of having some quiet time with the Lord at the beginning of the day. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  383. Victoria Vandesteeg says:

    I have liked on FB.

  384. Like you on Facebook!

  385. My mother-in-law has taught me so much about selfless service to others. She is a joy and spreads that joy to everyone she can, mostly her kids and grandkids. I am so blessed to have her as an example.

  386. My mother taught me to always keep my sense of humor – as a mom, a wife, and a friend. I never knew how much I would need it!

  387. Jamie R. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win and for making us mother’s feel special.

    • Jamie R. says:

      oops. Clicked too soon. My mom taught me that if I need to recharge that spending a little time in nature will do the trick. Works every time.

  388. I’ve “liked” you!

  389. To love and never count the cost!
    Christy’s latest post: Seven Quick Takes vol. 13

  390. Jamie R. says:

    Liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  391. Balance – in everything

  392. My mom taught me the value of believing in yourself and going for your dreams.

  393. i like you on fb

  394. Christine says:

    My mother taught me about God, and led me to the Lord at a young age! She has always been a good role model for me.

  395. Christine says:

    I “liked” Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  396. Having and developing a personal relationship with God, is the best thing my Mom ever taught me.

  397. I also “like” Simple Homeschool on FB!

  398. Through her example my mom taught me selflessness and patience with others.

  399. Elizabeth says:

    My mother taught me many things, and I carry her lessons with me throughout my parenting journey. One of the most important lessons I learned from her was to love, respect and accept your children for who they are as they mature into their own unique person.

  400. Christine says:

    I “tweeted”/twittered”? Any way, I posted giveaway on twitter!:)

  401. my mom taught me so much – still does! But the most important is (and always will be the most important for all moms to teach their little ones) was her gentle leading to God & his word.

  402. It’s ok and normal not to have friends sometimes. Just keep being yourself and you’ll make the right kind of friends. She taught me that in 2nd grade in the midst of horrible bullying and it’s still one of my favorite life lessons : )
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  403. My mom taught me how to serve others selflessly.

  404. The most valuable thing I have learned being a mom is that I am not in control. (and I am a TOTAL control freak!) God is always in control even when I’m not (or think I am!)

  405. I like simple homescool on FB
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  406. My mom taught me to live for the experiences and never fear failing.

  407. I’m a FB fan.

  408. In her own way, my mom taught me to appreciate nature.

  409. practice hospitality

  410. One of the best things my mom taught me was perseverance! Never give up and keep the faith in what you value and believe in and you will succeed!

  411. I ‘like’ simplehomeschool

  412. I “like” you on facebook 🙂

  413. My mother taught me that life is about the friends and family you keep- they are more important than almost anything else!

  414. be yourself!

  415. liked on Facebook!

  416. Stacie@HobbitDoor says:

    She taught me to pray without ceasing, especially for those who don’t know Jesus and to love others no matter what.
    Stacie@HobbitDoor’s latest post: Twinkle Twinkle

  417. Stacie@HobbitDoor says:

    I like SimpLe Homeschool on FB.

  418. Brittany S. says:

    No task is impossible, regardless of how daunting it may seem.

  419. Michelle says:

    My mom taught me that, as a mother, all the hard work and sacrifices are worth it.

  420. Michelle says:

    I ‘like’ simple homeschool’ on fb!

  421. My mother taught me how important it is to make new people feel welcomed.

  422. I like you on FB.

  423. My mom taught me to be compassionate to all
    living things!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  424. I “Like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook!
    Many thanks to you…
    Cindi
    Cindi Hoppes

  425. Erika Russell says:

    My mom taught me to put God first and put my family second. She taught me how to love well.

  426. My mother taught me to find strength in the Lord through being in the Word. And to sing…it brings a light heart in troubled times.

  427. I liked!

  428. Pamela O. says:

    My mom taught me to put God first. I don’t always do that well but she was a great model for that and something to strive to do on a daily basis.

  429. Pamela O. says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB

  430. She modeled for me what it was to have an authentic relationship with Jesus! But also, she once told me that if I didn’t learn to get along with my sibs, the Lord would just bring someone else into my life just like them until I learned the lesson I was meant to learn. Truer words have never been spoken!

  431. What a fantabulous give-away! I’ve been drooling over the Epiphanie bags for a while now!

    My mom gave me the gift of not over-parenting the little things. It set a good example for me in my parenting, since I tend toward the control-freak side of the pendulum. 🙂
    Heidi @ Mt Hope’s latest post: Laughing Out Loud

  432. My mom taught me to believe in myself, no matter what

  433. To be true to yourself
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  434. I like you on Facebook

  435. I like SH on FB

  436. I like Simple Homeschool on fb!

  437. to have God as our foundation

  438. i’ve liked you on fb!

  439. my mom taught me consideration for others

  440. That every day begins new. It is o.k to make a fresh start!

  441. I would love to win this for my sister – she is an incredibly sweet, hard-working single mom. She does so much for everyone in her life. It would be an honour to celebrate her with these wonderful gifts on mother’s day!

    the biggest lesson i have learned from my mom is to always be truthful – especially to oneself.

    thanks for the chance! happy weekending! xx

  442. MichelleH says:

    My mom taught me that you can be ‘strong’ without being ‘hard’. No one doubts my mom is a strong woman, but she’s still gentle, loving, and sweet. She’s always willing to help someone who needs it, but will go to the mat for her family and friends.

  443. My mother taught, by example, how to make faith an active part of your life.

  444. Stephanie says:

    Do what makes you happy and everything else will fall in place.

  445. I don’t often win things . . . but I wanted to say how great this giveaway is anyway!

  446. My mom was loving and patient. I’m still working on the patience. 🙂

  447. Like Simple Homeschool on FB

  448. Your actions affect others. Act accordingly.

  449. To thine own self be true!

  450. Yes, please enter me!

    What advice impacted me as a mom? I think it was the unspoken advice of my own mother who nourished and cherished her babies and treated preschoolers with care and attention – – for the little people that they are.

  451. I liked simple homeschool on facebook.
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  452. Heidi F. says:

    Happiness is a choice you make.

  453. Kristi F says:

    That it is important to spend time with your children and not get too caught up in the business.

  454. Kristi F says:

    I liked on Facebook!

  455. To treat others as you’d like to be treated.

  456. I liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  457. My mom taught me how to take care of myself and not wait for others to do it.

  458. Keep my home simple and open it up often for friends.

  459. liked on FB

  460. Christin Jacobson says:

    My mother has taught me to depend on God…for everything.

  461. My mother taught me the importance of making family a priority. I will never take for granted the time spent with my family!

  462. I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  463. My mom taught me two very important lessons about love: no matter what, she loves me. And, in any relationship, love is not enough.

  464. never give up, she said (says!)
    Roxy Schow’s latest post: my girl

  465. My mother taught me not to worry about what other people think of you, because they’re too busy worried about what people are thinking of them, to bother about you!

  466. My mother always taught me to endlessly love your children. Even when they make mistakes and wrong choices. They always need to know they are loved by their mother.
    Shawn @ I Wash…You Dry’s latest post: Chocolate Malt Cupcakes with Chocolate Malt Frosting

  467. I like you on facebook!
    Shawn @ I Wash…You Dry’s latest post: Chocolate Malt Cupcakes with Chocolate Malt Frosting

  468. Tweeted the giveaway! @iwashyoudry
    Shawn @ I Wash…You Dry’s latest post: Chocolate Malt Cupcakes with Chocolate Malt Frosting

  469. Sarah Novak says:

    My mother taught me to completely devote my life to Christ, and that everything else will work itself out.

  470. Sarah Novak says:

    I already like you on Facebook!

  471. put your children first

  472. To never give up

  473. My mother is amazing (aren’t they all?) My favorite thing I have learned from my mother is how to always… and I mean always…look at the bright side of what ever life throws at you.
    Jennifer Castro’s latest post: Finding Like Minds

  474. I just “liked” you on FB too.
    Jennifer Castro’s latest post: Finding Like Minds

  475. Do big things.

  476. I liked sh on fb.

  477. I liked Simple Homeschool on facebook
    priest’s wife (@byzcathwife)’s latest post: 7 QuickTakes- Kids & Church

  478. I teweeted about the giveaway on Twitter
    priest’s wife (@byzcathwife)’s latest post: 7 QuickTakes- Kids & Church

  479. My mom and grandmother both taught me the power of having a generous spirit. They are incredibly giving women!

  480. My mom taught me to laugh- life can get way too serious, and sometimes the best thing to do is to step back and have a chuckle or a good ol belly laugh. Then you’re ready for anything.

  481. I tried to “love” Simple Homeschool on FB, but it only let me like it. Maybe when we know each other better. 😉

  482. My mom taught me to treat others the way you want to be treated for we are all created in His image.

  483. Liked you on FB!

  484. My mother taught me that real ladies don’t gossip.

  485. My mom taught me that things don’t matter. Life is about relationships and the most important relationship of all is the one we share with our creator and Father, God. <3 Love my mom!
    Tori’s latest post: A Homeschool Day in the Life…

  486. Amy Stout says:

    Love it! what a wonderful Mothers Day delight!

  487. Victoria Long says:

    My mom was a stickler for being on time. To this day I hate to be late for anything.

  488. My mom has taught me the value of relationship (with God, family, friends) over things and perfection.
    Sara R’s latest post: quote for the day

  489. Meghann P. says:

    My mom taught me that if it’s not going to matter in 5 years, then it’s not worth stressing over.

  490. Meghann P. says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  491. Abigail Gunter says:

    Take time to talk to others.

  492. The best advice I’ve received on being a mom? Cleaning, work, and everything else will always be there, but your kids are little only once.
    Amy’s latest post: A Little Peek into this Week {Insta-Friday 4/27}

  493. I “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
    Amy’s latest post: A Little Peek into this Week {Insta-Friday 4/27}

  494. Bethany B. says:

    My mom always let me try new things, even if it was inconvenient to her and supported me with all she was. She is an awesome mom and I’m so blessed to have her!!!

  495. My mom taught me to be strong, and take care of myself.

  496. MomStarr says:

    My mother taught me to always seek and trust God in all things!!

  497. What wonderful gifts and i would love to win them! Those earrings and that camera back are so beautiful! The most important words of wisdom my mom spoke to me were that I am enough and would be unconditionally loved by her. I love her so much!

  498. Lesson from mom: be good friends with your siblings because it is one of the longest relationships you will ever have
    Joyce M’s latest post: Our Week in Photos (Week 17 of 52)

  499. Like Simple Homeschool on FB
    Joyce M’s latest post: Our Week in Photos (Week 17 of 52)

  500. Trust in the Lord…

  501. I like you on FB!

  502. My mom taught me to always help others, an amazingly valuable lesson!
    Jamie’s latest post: Purple Sweet Potatoes: 2 Ways

  503. Like you on FB
    Jamie’s latest post: Purple Sweet Potatoes: 2 Ways

  504. tweeted about the giveaway
    Jamie’s latest post: Purple Sweet Potatoes: 2 Ways

  505. Kristen M. says:

    My mom is an example to me of putting God first!

  506. My mother’s strongest lesson to us (7 kids total) was to stick together and be willing to stand up for one another. We are all very close because of it. She wanted us to put each other first above friends, peer pressure, etc. It worked!
    Angela’s latest post: Harley’s High School Plan

  507. I like you on FaceBook! Have for a long time.

  508. I tweeted about the giveaway @angeladerossett
    Angela’s latest post: Harley’s High School Plan

  509. The importance of staying home with my kids. She was also the first person to tell me I should homeschool, it was just the push I needed.
    Marci’s latest post: Tower in the Kitchen

  510. I liked simple homeschool on facebook.
    Marci’s latest post: Tower in the Kitchen

  511. If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. SO IMPORTANT.
    Kim’s latest post: My baby is almost One.

  512. I follow you on FB.
    Kim’s latest post: My baby is almost One.

  513. Beth Gillespie says:

    My mum taught me to love people through all of their faults and weirdness! She is amazing at patiently, genuinely loving all people, and she taught me through doing it.

  514. Beth Gillespie says:

    Liked on Facebook 🙂

  515. My mother taught me to always put my family first, no matter what. The other important lady in my life, my daughter, has taught me to treasure every moment.
    Alycia Jensen’s latest post: Baby Led Weaning

  516. My mother taught me that people are more important than things and that relationships among family are worth nurturing. Hope i win!

  517. Tweeted (@the_row_show). Love your site!
    Alycia Jensen’s latest post: Baby Led Weaning

  518. Amber Walters says:

    My mom taught me to learn from my mistakes instead of making the same ones repeatedly.

  519. Julie Gonsalves says:

    Such a great giveaway!

  520. Amber Walters says:

    I like you on Facebook!

  521. Julie Gonsalves says:

    I’m a facebook fan!

  522. I learned how to wash walls and carpets from my mom.

    jensteed dot 08 at gmail dot com
    Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker’s latest post: Non-Negotiable Prayer Time: Seven Devotions and Practices for When You Don’t Know Where To Start {CatholicMom.com}

  523. I tweeted from @happylhomemaker

    jensteed dot 08 at gmail dot com
    Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker’s latest post: Non-Negotiable Prayer Time: Seven Devotions and Practices for When You Don’t Know Where To Start {CatholicMom.com}

  524. My mom taught me (and is still teaching me) to walk by faith in Truth.

  525. I like you on facebook.

  526. Pam in Missouri says:

    My adopted grandma taught me to stand up straight. She said “if you’ve got it, flaunt it!” Awesome!!

  527. I think I would say she taught me that family is important, that all for one and one for all.

  528. I liked you on FB.
    Billy’s latest post: Jupiter 9.6.05 – 3.4.12 *

  529. Sacrificial love, hospitality, selflessness, and so much more!
    Johanna’s latest post: Educational Philosophies: Classical

  530. I like simple homeschool on FB.
    Johanna’s latest post: Educational Philosophies: Classical

  531. That ‘this too, shall pass!’

  532. I like you on facebook.

  533. The most important lesson I have been taught is from a mother-figure and spiritual mentor in my life, Debbie. She taught me to seek God with all my heart, to believe that what God says about me is true (I am his child, loved, etc.) and that in seeking him I will find my purpose and calling.

  534. I like Simple Homeschool on facebook!

  535. My mom taught me about Jesus!
    Sarah’s latest post: Teeter Totter (or Our World as It Should Be?)

  536. I like you on Facebook!
    Sarah’s latest post: Teeter Totter (or Our World as It Should Be?)

  537. My mother taught me how loved and secure I am with Jesus.

  538. I like you on FB.

  539. I tweeted (@halfasmany).

  540. Faith.

  541. My mom taught me to be kind to everyone.

  542. My Grandmother was always there reminding me that I could do anything if I really wanted it. She believed in me more than anyone else. 🙂

  543. Like you on facebook

  544. tweeted

  545. Alyssa C says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB

  546. Alyssa C says:

    My mom taught me to live life to its fullest.

  547. Debbie Pelfrey says:

    My ww2 Mom recognized that the world was changing and emphasized to me to get my college education so that I could be independent to make my own choices and choose my own direction in life. She was a very smart lady.

  548. My mom and dad both modeled the importance of marriage. They always said the best thing I could do for my kids some day was to make my marriage a priority – and it is SO true, because my husband and I are a team and when we make the time for each other we are a much better team. Plus, when the kids are grown and the house is quiet, it will just be us again – and I want to still know and enjoy him in our old age. And I want our kids to seek that kind of relationship for themselves someday.
    Stephanie Hanes’s latest post: Bigger Picture Moments & 5 for 5: Age

  549. I LIKE Simple Homeschool on Facebook too.
    Stephanie Hanes’s latest post: Bigger Picture Moments & 5 for 5: Age

  550. My step-mom has continually taught me through actions that it is never a bother to help someone…whether it be a listening ear, a car ride somewhere or a loan until payday!

  551. Liked you on facebook!

  552. I tweeted. 🙂

  553. That it’s okay if friendships don’t last forever, relationships have seasons. Huge help in not feeling guilty about moving forward with life.

  554. Do the right thing no matter how you feel about it.

  555. Liked you on Facebook!

  556. Christine says:

    The most important lesson was to “stay calm”. 🙂 With 3 little ones this is definitely important!

  557. i liked you on facebook *before* the giveaway, not just because i want something from you.

  558. My mother taught me that the love of a mother needs to be willing to go against the grain – to love and insist on the greater good no matter what the cost.

  559. I “like” SimpleHomeschool on FB!

  560. advice from my mom? hmmm, that’s a tough one because i have a poor memory and my mom and i aren’t very close. if i can include advice from another influential woman, then it’s this: “above all else guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (proverbs 4:23)

  561. I tweeted about the giveaway! (@ejfalke)

  562. My mom has modeled and taught a life of devoted faith; I am so thankful!

  563. Mom taught me that anything I ever wanted to learn could be found between the covers of a book, instilling in me a lifelong love of the library, words and language, and reading in general. In this internet age, she’s still right– even if I am prone to using an e-reader. 😉
    Miss Merryheart’s latest post: Post 21: Floral Fun!

  564. Don’t let others get you down, just keep your chin up.

  565. I like simple homeschool on fb.

  566. It is up to you how you react to people. Smile at the person who just said something mean and you instantly change the situation.

  567. One of my mama’s wise words that stuck with me: “When you walk into a room think about everyone else and what you can do for them instead of about yourself and what they can do for you.”

  568. I liked you on FB 🙂

  569. illya gonzalez says:

    Liked you on Facebook

  570. illya gonzalez says:

    My mother taught me to also seek the best and to always give your best.

  571. I liked you on facebook.

  572. One thing my mom “taught” me is that men are only good for one thing. That one thing is different for each man, but that’s about it. LOL

  573. Crafty Mama says:

    My mother taught me the importance of family. She also never yelled at us, which I think is so important.

  574. Crafty Mama says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  575. Crafty Mama says:

    I Tweeted at 8:12 PM CDT!

  576. My Mum taught me how to be a good Mum – to love my kids and teach them to serve God and love others.

  577. Christyn says:

    I learned dedication from my mother.

  578. Christyn says:

    I like you on FB.

  579. Pay with cash, not credit!

  580. My mother taught me to show love to people by asking them how they are and really listening to whatever they have to say.

  581. Liked you on FB!

  582. My mom taught me to laugh at myself (and everyone else…but mostly myself 🙂
    It was an amazing gift that has certainly helped me persevere in homeschooling – and life.
    Debbie @ Cheaper By the Bakers Dozen’s latest post: Time Management and Tomatoes, Connected?

  583. Liked you on FB 🙂
    Debbie @ Cheaper By the Bakers Dozen’s latest post: Time Management and Tomatoes, Connected?

  584. My mom has really shown me how not to sweat the small stuff. She’s a type A personality like me, but she has been able to release control and not be so anxious about everythhing – and I strive for that daily!

  585. and I like you on FB!

  586. Kimberly A says:

    One of the most important lessons my mom has taught me is the value of a soft word in the middle of a conflict. Peace and patience!

  587. Kimberly A says:

    I like you on fb!

  588. Evangeline says:

    A soft answer turns away wrath. Heard her say that a million times.

  589. Evangeline says:

    I like you on fb!

  590. To always stand up for myself.

  591. I like you on facebook.

  592. Now that I’m a new mom, my mom always reminds me to take time to take care of myself. It’s very easy to get run down from trying to do everything all of the time, and it helps to be reminded how important it is to take care of my own health every now and then!

  593. She taught me how to be loyal to those you love.

  594. I liked you on facebook 🙂

  595. My mom has taught me the importance of being a good hostess!

  596. Alisha Jaybird says:

    The best advice I’ve been given is don’t take yourself or situations too seriously. Enjoy life. Love. Things will be okay.
    Alisha Jaybird’s latest post: The Best Reason To Get Married — From a 6 Year Old

  597. Alisha Jaybird says:

    I also liked Simple Homeschool on FB. (Alisha Johnson)

  598. My mother taught me that faith in Christ and living my life for God are the two most important things that will make my life meaningful.
    Crystal Santos’s latest post: My Soundtrack to 2011

  599. Kate Dickey says:

    My Mom taught me that it is still possible to be a stay a home mom if you want to be. I appreciate that she did and worked hard to bring in an income too.

  600. Yahoo! I just liked you on facebook. I’m excited to see what you’ve got going on on your page!

  601. My mom has taught me to listen to my poet’s voice….I have things worth writing….I am a POET!! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  602. Jackie Leyba says:

    The one lesson that my mom taught me that I remember more than anything is “God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle.”

  603. Jackie Leyba says:

    I liked you on Facebook!!!

  604. I tweeted about the giveaways!! Thanks for the chances at some great items! 🙂

  605. My mother always said that “a happy mom is a happy family” as she went off to the beauty salon for the afternoon.

  606. My mom taught me that if someone makes you miserable then you probably shouldn’t be around them. I tried so hard to please people that I just couldn’t please. She encouraged me to be free from trying to please everyone.

  607. Christi L says:

    My mom taught me about unconditional love!

  608. Work hard and make the most of everything.

  609. Mom taught me that you can rule with love and freedom and enjoy life

  610. You should always be available to talk with your children. My mother was there for me so many times with a listening ear and words of comfort or action.

  611. My mom had multiple sclerosis my whole life, yet her whole life was about giving. She taught me how to put others first, and how to be tough through trials.

  612. I also liked you on facebook.

  613. My mom taught me to put Christ above all else.

  614. I liked simple homeschool on facebook.

  615. My Mom taught me to try to find joy in every day because “today only happens today”

  616. It’s okay not to have a perfectly clean house or perfect life. Kids are messy, so is life. Go with the flow and enjoy every moment.

  617. My Grandma … Yes she taught me how great God is, She taught me how to put love affection n perfection into every little job you do 🙂

  618. During hard times, know that things will get better.
    Krissa’s latest post: Eating in Season: Spring!

  619. I liked you in facebook

  620. My mom taught me that family is the most important relationship in life! We had such a close knit family as I grew up…and my children are experiencing the same, now. We are blessed!!

  621. I like you on FB.
    Krissa’s latest post: Eating in Season: Spring!

  622. I liked Simple Homeschool on fb!!

  623. I think one of the most important things my mother taught me was the joy of sharing food with others.

  624. Liked ya’ on fb!

  625. Seek joy.

  626. One of the most important things my mom taught me was to trust God in all things!
    Prov. 16:9, and Jer. 29:11

  627. I’m a FB fan.

  628. I’ve “liked you” on FB.

  629. nopinkhere says:

    to be comfortable with myself. Whatever you are–that can be okay.

  630. My mom always taught me (with her actions more than words) that motherhood is a joyful blessing, not a drudgery.
    Liz @ The HomeStyle’s latest post: {Salad of the Week} Cranberry-Walnut Salad

  631. Lauren brown says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

  632. Liked you on FB
    Liz @ The HomeStyle’s latest post: {Salad of the Week} Cranberry-Walnut Salad

  633. Lauren brown says:

    My Mother always taught me how to find true beauty in myself and even when I couldn’t see it, she could.

  634. Never be afraid to say I’m sorry

  635. I like simple mom on Facebook

  636. My mom taught me how to laugh at the ridiculousness of life.

  637. Lyndsey G says:

    My mother taught me to be forgiving and kind.

  638. How to laugh.

  639. My mother taught me to be observant.

  640. My mom taught me the importance of being home with your children and actually being “present” with them. Thank you mom for giving me the gift of real time with my children.

  641. She taught me to be appreciative.

  642. My mom taught me not to use curse words.

  643. She taught me to wear red lip stick and gems in my hair.

  644. Good grammar. 😉
    Magic and Mayhem’s latest post: Minnesota Post reports on worrisome legislative news for homeschoolers

  645. I like you on FB!

  646. Catherine says:

    You don’t have to be everyone’s friend.

  647. She taught me to love Jesus. 🙂

  648. Catherine says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  649. My mother taught me to be compassionate and considerate towards others. She served without complaint and is a living example of Christ in my life.

  650. I just “Liked” you on facebook, also!
    Katie Little’s latest post: Katie Little Photography; Pearland, Friendswood, Houston Area Newborn Photographer; Baby “R”!

  651. Sleep when you can.
    Melissa’s latest post: six word fridays + five for five: listening

  652. Also, I like SH on FB.
    Melissa’s latest post: six word fridays + five for five: listening

  653. I have liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  654. My mom taught me that I can do anything that I put my mind to.

  655. My mom taught me to love and cherish children.

  656. I like Simple Homeschool!
    Shirley’s latest post: Family Movie Night

  657. She taught me to be honest and always tell the truth.

  658. What a collection!
    One of many things my Mama shows me by example is that you don’t have to always agree with your husband to show him honor and respect. You can even show him honor and respect in the very moment in which you disagree! Thanks, Mama.

  659. Liked you on FB 🙂

  660. My mother taught me I can’t control everyone else but I can control myself.

  661. my mom showed me that patience is a virtue

  662. like on FB

  663. My mom has taughtme that all people should be treated equally, with love and compassion to all.

  664. I liked you on fb!

  665. Me (several hundred times): “I don’t think I can do it”
    My mum (replying patiently several hundred times): “how will you know if you don’t try?”
    So I always gave it a try

  666. “liked” on FB

  667. My mum taught me how to be a godly mum, by being a wonderful example. She taught me to love my son like Jesus loves his children.

  668. You are already liked by me on fb. 🙂

  669. Elizabeth says:

    My mom taught me to (1) Feed people you love well and (2) Listen while they eat.

  670. Susanna Joy says:

    My mom taught me “pretty is as pretty does…” 😉

  671. Susanna Joy says:

    And I tweeted!

  672. My mom taught me to always say THANK YOU!

  673. One of the most important lessons my mother taught me was to focus on the good in others.

  674. I liked you on Facebook!

  675. I give my mother all the credit for my work ethic.
    Amy @ A Little Nosh’s latest post: In Which We Try Something New: Star Fruit

  676. Life is about living, not about a clean house.
    Jessica Brammer’s latest post: Live Blogging the Birth of Our Son

  677. Be who you were created to be and walk confidently in the Truth.

  678. When things seemed especially dire as a teenager, my mom would say “This too shall pass”. At the time I always thought she was being flippant but now I know she was trying to help me understand perspective. Our lives are long (hopefully) and we must breathe deep and stay calm to get through the bad times.

  679. My mother taught me to work hard, care for the well being of others, and to travel whenever the opportunity arises.

  680. Heather Wetzel says:

    My Mom taught me the value of hard work!

  681. Heather Wetzel says:

    I ‘liked’ Simple Homeschool over on facebook.

  682. liked you on FB 🙂

  683. My grandmother taught me it is important to dance/play in the rain, it helps wash the bad away.

  684. My mom taught me to love my children and cherish them while they are young!
    Pamela’s latest post: Menu Plan March 19 – 23

  685. I like Simple Homeschool on facebook!
    Pamela’s latest post: Menu Plan March 19 – 23

  686. AnnMarie says:

    my mother taught me to never take yourself too seriously and to always give yourself a break.

  687. AnnMarie says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  688. AnnMarie says:

    I tweeted about Simple Homeschool

  689. Kara Brown says:

    My mom told me that it’s more important to be kind than to be right!

  690. Kara Brown says:

    I liked simple homeschool on Facebook

  691. Michelle says:

    My mother taught me never to be afraid to let people know your age or see your grey hairs. You have earned every one.

  692. Taught me about love!

  693. Always take advantage of the small teaching moments.

  694. Liked on FB

  695. My mum taught me to be myself~ there’s only one you!

  696. the importance of forgiveness!
    charis’s latest post: how to pray with boldness

  697. Jacinthe P. says:

    not judge people.

  698. That my husband was a keeper(back when we were dating 20 years ago)!

  699. My mom taught me to strive to show God’s love everyone I meet, regardless of how unloveable they may seem.

  700. One of the most important things my mother taught me was my love of reading.

  701. I liked you on facebook also.

  702. I like Simple Homeschool (on FB)

  703. Everyone always told my mother that she couldn’t do this or that, but she didn’t listen and always worked hard to prove herself. She created strength within herself and she taught me to do the same.

  704. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB.

  705. My mom demonstrated selflessness and persistence even in the face of difficult things. I love and admire her so much.

  706. I think I learned some of the most important lessons from my mother as an adult. I realized that my mom overlooked a lot, instead of nitpicking us constantly. That was a gift. I had no idea how much she must have done this until I became a mother myself, and I realized now hard hard (and important) it is to do!
    Sarah @ Amongst Lovely Things’s latest post: An April Daybook

  707. Mary Beth says:

    She modeled for me a life secure in the love and grace of God. Priceless.

  708. Mary Beth says:

    Like on FB.

  709. My mother taught me the power of prayer.

  710. How to be self-sufficient (cooking, cleaning, studying, etc).

  711. She taught me how influential spoken words are!

  712. I’ve liked you on FB! 🙂

  713. My mom taught me to serve others and to take care of those I love. 🙂

  714. I liked on FB 🙂

  715. And I tweeted! 🙂 Loving this giveaway. Thanks so much!

  716. My mom taught me that life can continue and thrive after a major crisis.

  717. I tweeted @crystalbella77

  718. It’s not whether a child is loved, what matters is that a child feels loved.
    Kristy Ewing’s latest post: The Three Factors Behind Great Creative Work

  719. I never win anything, but I’m feeling lucky!

  720. My mother taught me to love deeply!

  721. Cheryl Andes says:

    Always find the positive in every situation.

  722. My mom was always a listening ear for her friends, so I guess that’s something I’ve learned from her: be there for others when they need someone to talk to.
    Bobbiann’s latest post: The Lost Prince

  723. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB. (I didn’t realize I hadn’t already “liked” it.)
    Bobbiann’s latest post: The Lost Prince

  724. The most important lesson my mom taught me is that gossip is insidious and can poison yourself and others.

  725. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  726. Rebekah Shaver says:

    The most important lesson my Mother taught me was with her life. ALWAYS work hard at WHATEVER you do!!

  727. Rebekah Shaver says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool on FB!

  728. My mother taught me how to play and have fun. We grew up together.

    Fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
    Southern Gal’s latest post: Random Friday with Photos

  729. Rebekah Shaver says:

    I Tweeted about this giveaway!!

  730. One of the most important things my mother taught me was to think of others. Love that about her.

    thanks for the giveaway! I’m drooling over a camera bag… 🙂

  731. It’s okay to make mistakes and have disagreements as long as you apologize and make up.

  732. I like you on FB!

  733. I also tweeted. (lyzaloo)

  734. Leann J. says:

    Mom taught me the importance of establishing and maintaining your own interest, friends and dreams outside of your own family.

  735. Believe in yourself and work hard for your goals.

  736. My mom is funny. She says that she wishes for just one day everyone would write down or say everything that everyone thinks. She thinks it would be so interesting to hear everyone else’s ideas. (She hasn’t discovered FB yet–little does she know her dreams have come true!) When you are with her, she practices her idea–nonstop articulation of her thinking! It makes me laugh and sometimes it makes my ears hurt, but it has taught me that everyone needs someone to listen to him or her. Listening is a powerful gift. I try to listen to my children when they talk to me–and sometimes even when they don’t.
    Emily from ReadytoWait.com’s latest post: Ready or not

  737. Like you on FB!
    Emily from ReadytoWait.com’s latest post: Ready or not

  738. Tweeted!
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  739. My MIL taught me that anything is possible. She’s so creative at problem solving and overcoming the ‘it’s not possible’ mindset.

  740. Liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
    Jennifer P’s latest post: I Might Be Tired

  741. My mother told me on my wedding night to never go to bed mad. Scriptural and so true!
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  742. I like Simple Homeschool on FB
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  743. My mom taught me to be patient and faithful… for the long haul.

  744. My Mother taught me….”If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. Also, if you have someone who is being mean or contrary “Kill ’em with kindness”. I totally use both of those still today.
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  745. My mother taught me to give love the same way I received it, constantly and unconditionally.
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  746. The biggest lesson my mom taught me was to be myself and to follow my dreams.
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  747. Amy Rouse says:

    one of the most important lessons your mother (or another influential woman in your life) taught you

    drink more water and get more sleep

  748. Amy Rouse says:

    For an extra entry, “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook

    done

    amy rouse

  749. Amy Rouse says:
  750. My Mom taught me the importance of honesty and forgiveness. My Grandma had given my Mom a beautiful sparkly necklace and I asked my Mom if I could wear it to school. She said no. I snuck out of the house wearing it anyways. It broke and I lost it 🙁 I told my Mom what I’d done and she prayed with me thanking God for my honesty. AMAZING!!!

  751. My mother taught me to speak in public, to think things through and to confidently approach new things. Blessings

  752. That giving up a career to rear your children is not a sacrifice, but the most rewarding work you can ever do.
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  753. I have “liked” you on FB. Thanks!

  754. It sounds silly but looking back I think the number one thing I keep with me is that it all matters. As a kid I would wonder why what my mom scrubbing the oven or cleaning the closets just as company arrived, no one would worry about those little things but those little things she did show how much she cared. How much she cared about me, my brother, the company that we had. I feel it now. When I do things in the house as small as it might seem I do it because i love and care about my family. When I debate with my 10 yr old about the importance of good writing or picking up his clothes then I know that those little things will help him later in life and will eventually matter.

  755. she taught me to have fun with my girlfriends because boys will come and go, but my girls will always be around
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  756. Becky Jones says:

    The best advice my precious Momma ever gave me is to love like JESUS loves…to every human being…ooh boy, that’s not always easy..some people have big ole’ stingers…but I never regret or feel guilty for loving others…it’s only when I don’t heed that advice that I feel pangs of remorse…yep-love-it’s the thing!! Blessings and a big thanks for the cool giveaway!

  757. Do the work that needs to be done. (still working on fully learning it)
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  758. My mom (who homeschooled me and my 7 younger siblings all the way through) taught me to chase my dreams and never give up on what I wanted. She taught me confidence in myself, the thrill of learning, and the love of the everyday.

  759. I like Simple Homeschool on FB. -Sarah G. Ortiz

  760. The most important lesson that my mama taught me was to love Jesus.

  761. My Grandma taught me, through how she lived her life, that it really doesn’t matter how someone treats you, you show them the love of Christ at all times…love, patience, kindness….I never did see her mistreat a single soul…miss you Grandma

  762. My mom taught me to remember to do the fun and kind things with my kiddos and not just the necessary.

  763. My mom taught me to be the best you can be-regardless of circumstances. She had a lot of tragedy in her life when I was young, but I always remember her smiling and being the best mom she could be to us girls. I love her!

  764. Liked you on fb!

  765. My mom taught me, and continues to teach me, to give time to those you love, and to give generously of yourself. She also taught me to bake amazing things with yeast dough, and I hope I can someday make my stuff taste as good as hers!

  766. My mom taught me to be strong and to be who I am, not wish or desire to be someone else.

  767. My mom taught me to be calm. Don’t sweat the little things.

  768. My mom taught me to care deeply for people.

  769. My mom taught me to marry someone who I can communicate well with.
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  770. I like you on FB.
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  771. my grandmother taught me that i can always find humor to ease every situation. this helps with homeschooling days!!!

  772. liked you on fb!

  773. One of the most important things my mom taught me is to always do your best work and then you will always be happy with what you’ve done.

  774. My mother taught me to always trust in God.

  775. The best lesson I learned was to organize my week so that one day was dedicated to running errands. It has helped me to achieve more at the home and be more focused in the home.

  776. Liked on facebook

  777. My grandmother taught me about strength and how to be stubborn in all the right ways 😉

  778. Mama taught me how to be a great mother.

  779. Mom taught me to pick my battles and not to sweat the small stuff!

  780. Important Lessons from Mom – always kiss and hug your family. Lots.

  781. I liked you on FB
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  782. I tweeted your giveaway
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  783. The most important lesson my mother taught me was this: “No matter how hard you try or had badly you want to change someone else, the only person who you have the power to change is yourself.” It’s something I’ve held near and dear to my heart. Not only has it allowed me to strive to be a better wife, mother, friend, sister, and daughter, but it has also allowed for me to learn how to accept other people just as they are. I don’t always do it perfectly. But, it’s always a good reminder.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  784. I also liked your facebook page!

  785. She taught me to never give up and to depend on the Lord in all things.

  786. Just liked Simple Homeschool on FB!

  787. Rhonda35 says:

    Over and over again, my mother taught me forgiveness.

  788. Megan Mattinson says:

    My mom taught me how great a clean house feels.

  789. Megan Mattinson says:

    I “like” on Facebook.

  790. My mother has taught me to always be honest and vulnerable with my family…there has never been a topic I can’t talk about with her, and I’ve always trusted her with my life experiences because she has always trusted me with hers.

  791. My mom taught me to value family.

  792. My Grandma taught me the value of putting family first, in every way. Also, how to make a really nice cup of tea. 🙂

  793. My grandmother was the first one to take me to church when I was a little girl. She planted a seed that is blooming in full today. Thanks so much for the opportunity of this blessing basket!
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  794. My mother taught me to have faith that everything happens for a reason.

  795. No matter what, she will always love me.

  796. My mother taught me that happiness is a choice we make every day.

  797. My mom is continually reminding me, in words and actions, that she’s here for me when i need her.

  798. My mom taught me how to give.

  799. Already like you on FB 🙂

  800. one of the most important lessons my mother taught me was to not wait to do something until the timing was perfect. the timing will never be *perfect*. whatever that big step is that i’m contemplating, i just need to step out in faith and do it!!

  801. I like you on Facebook.

  802. i like you on facebook! (laura gates speece)

  803. I tweeted about this giveaway.

  804. Elizabeth P says:

    My mom taught me to be who I am, even if it brings me to unexpected places.

  805. My great grandmother taught me how to smile and be in the moment.

  806. My mom taught me that integrity is more important than popularity.

  807. I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  808. Jennifer says:

    The importance of family!

  809. Don’t base any decision you make on money.

  810. Karyn H. says:

    My mom taught me the importance of prayer in all that you do.

  811. Karyn H. says:

    I like on FB.

  812. To always try to find the silver lining.

  813. that’s a luxurious giveaway! thanks and an early Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  814. I like Simple Homeschool on fb. 🙂

  815. My mom taught me to love, love, love your kids, whether they show love back to you or not.

  816. I like you on facebook
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  817. My mom taught me to enjoy learning and to explore my interests.
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  818. I like Simple Homeschool on facebook!
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  819. My mom taught me to follow through on my word.

  820. I like you on FB!

  821. My mom taught me to do quiet acts of service.
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  822. Nina Sheehan says:

    A special female friend taught me that whatever happens, I am the pulse of the home. I need to set the tone and the rhythm and keep the home a haven of peace from the craziness of the rest of the world….always a safe place to come in to. Also to always connect with the heart of my child……to observe the behavior, reserve the judgment, and to preserve the relationship.

  823. Nina Sheehan says:

    And I already LIKE you on Facebook!

  824. To get into the Word of God.

  825. Kristy Boyd says:

    My mom taught me to laugh and to stand up for myself!

  826. My mom taught me not to leave the special things for “later” but enjoy them today. Today is all we have.

  827. I was really influenced by my best friends mother. I didn’t take much notice then. I ended up cloth diapering, baby wearing, bed sharing and gentle disciplining, just like her.

  828. I “like” Simple Homeschool on FB.

  829. I now realize that when my mom told me “be yourself” what she was really telling me was that I was enough! That’s a great message.

  830. I can still hear my Mom say, “It’s just a dish. You’re so much more important than a dish.” That has stayed with me year after year. A reminder to value people above stuff.
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  831. The best lesson my mother taught me is to always be myself!

  832. To alway be thankful and be present in my children’s lives

  833. Jessica B. says:

    My mother taught me to forgive.

  834. I learned from my own mom to make certain that my own little one knows that I love her, see her, care for her, applaud her, treasure her.

  835. My mom taught me to respond in patience even if I want to blow my top, and to go to bed with a clean kitchen. Both kind of awesome when I get them right.

  836. I learned that I need to just be me – the me I was created to be…

  837. jenn thomas says:

    She taught me to value being together as a family

  838. jenn thomas says:

    I already like you on fb 🙂

  839. Courtney says:

    Best lesson my mom taught me was unconditional love

  840. Courtney says:

    I already like Simple Homeschool on FB 🙂

  841. One of the best moms I know taught me (by her example) to always look kids in the eye and speak softly when addressing them. It really does work better than yelling over your shoulder!
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  842. I “liked” you on FB!
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  843. My mom taught me about unconditional love.

  844. gretchen says:

    mom taught me that only I can make myself happy!

  845. My mom had taught me to always be myself

  846. gretchen says:

    liked you on FB!

  847. Kristine says:

    My mother taught me how to survive and break the cycle of abuse.

  848. My mother taught me that it is indeed possible to be a mother AND a friend. I can’t think of a single time I was embarrassed to be seen with my mom, she was always the “cool mom,” and yet, I think I actually had stricter rules to follow than my friends. And now, I still love hanging out with my mother, as does my daughter!
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  849. Jennifer Rae says:

    My mom taught me to always open my home to others. People won’t care if it was the biggest or best, just that I cared enough to open the door.

  850. Dara Huber says:

    Give myself just a bit of the grace God’s given me.

  851. Becky W. says:

    A very influential woman in my life taught me to slow down and really take time to be with my children each day. The dishes and laundry will always be there, but my children will one day be gone.

  852. 3 E boys says:

    Just liked onFB

  853. 3 E boys says:

    Just liked this on FB

  854. 3 E boys says:

    My mom taught us that enjoying family was so much more important than other things we could be doing with our time and energy

  855. My oldest sister taught me the only limitations you have are the ones you put on yourself, and you shouldnt think/believe you have any limitations.

  856. To be honest

  857. I like Simple Homeschool on facebook

  858. Heather Myhr says:

    To put God and Family First.

  859. My mom taught me unconditional, sacrificial love.

  860. Tracy Stone says:

    My mom taught me to always do your best and be happy with that.

  861. My mom taught me many things. One of those was about and how to garden and preserve. Now I want to do those things with my children.
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  862. Aimee Goddard says:

    My mom taught me the importance of knowing and loving Jesus.

  863. I “liked” Simple Homeschool a while ago – hope that still counts! 🙂

  864. Aimee Goddard says:

    i liked you on facebook

  865. AmyG says: