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|A day to pay tribute to a mom-of-all-trades|
|By DONNA McGUIRE,
Special to the Times
First published: Sunday, May 12, 2002
|During our formative years, our valuable life lessons come
from good ol' mom.
Children learn by example from everything a mother does for us. Being a mother is a lifelong career, and a good mom wears many hats. In fact, being a mom is like running a business, for many reasons:
My mother's greatest accomplishment and career is being a mom. I am an adult now, and realize that my mother did an excellent job with the three of us. I have my own business, and find myself recalling all of those good business practices I learned from her.
Mom taught us those really important life lessons that helped prepare us for our formal education and all the experiences we will encounter on life's journey. I enjoy my work, but I am sure it is only a stepping stone for what will one day be my most fulfilling job.
Thanks, Mom -- you are the best!
Donna McGuire lives in New York City. She grew up in Catskill, where her mom, Bridie, still lives.