By Leah Lightman                                    

Mother’s Day is more than a Hallmark holiday. It’s about expressing our love, appreciation, and gratitude towards mothers and mother figures for their unconditional love, support, and sacrifices. We asked a wide variety of women within the Total Family Care greater community: What is one overriding lesson you have learned from your mother?

Bashie Urbach, daughter of Lauren Eisenberger — Be positive with a can-do attitude about everything and anything.

Betty Pearlman, daughter of Edith Berger Bistricz AH – You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Yehudis Schlaff, daughter of Miriam Liebermann – Don’t dramatize. Solutionize.

Rivka Gross, daughter of Debbie Greenblatt – How to stay connected to your teenagers and adult children

Leah Lightman, daughter of Arlene Rosenfield AH – Be a proud Jew.

Jenny Gulkowitz, daughter of Etty Mann — Persevere and keep moving on with HaShem’s help.

Faigy Abadi, daughter of Marilyn Wolowitz – Be kind, gracious and a true Eishes Chayil to your husband.

Lauren Eisenberger, daughter of Linda Zelinger – Three Ls – Love over the top. Live a full life, rich with wonder and enlightenment. Laugh with those you love most.

Lauren Eisenberger, granddaughter of Belle Rosenbaum AH – Three Bs – Build your home and family. Build your business. Beautify all the Mitzvos.

Naomi Krasnow, daughter of Cecelia Plaut – Give, give and continue giving to your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Atara Yudin, daughter of Esther Williams – You can make a difference by sticking to your beliefs and advocating for what you believe in.

Debbie Greenblatt, daughter of Edith Berger Bistricz AH – With a smile on your face, you can uplift everyone around you.

Rebbitzen Nava Orlian, daughter of Ruchama Alter – View life choices as an adventure filled with opportunities.

Yaira Perla, daughter of Leta Greenstein – Have an open home that’s open to all kinds of people.

Rebbitzen Aviva Feiner, daughter of Judy Handelman – Love Klal Yisrael and keep your head up, smiling and trusting in HaShem.

Esther Williams, daughter of Judith Wohlberg – Be able to sit down and have a conversation with any person on earth, no matter how different they may be from you.

Miriam Liebermann, daughter of Margot Pollak AH – Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, meaning find happiness from many aspects of life, not just from a single source.

Nava Nematnejad, daughter of Shevi Plawes – Family, honesty, being true to yourself and hard work are IT.

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