#RisingAboveIt: The Mighty Strength of My Mother #WomenRiseAboveIt

December 4, 2013 21 Comments »
#RisingAboveIt: The Mighty Strength of My Mother #WomenRiseAboveIt

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I handle a lot as a wife, mom of five, business woman, blogger. And at times, life becomes overwhelming. I have my ups and downs but no matter how hard things get, I pull myself up, toughen up and get to the task at hand. And I know I definitely have my mother to thank for instilling in me the drive to never give up, push through my pains and persevere.  She has mental toughness that she has passed along to me and no matter what she’s experienced in life, she overcame it, rose above it and made the situation better. My mom raised five kids as a single woman. And even being alone, and struggling somehow she always made sure we had a nice place to live. And even though we were probably as poor as people who lived in the projects my mom said she REFUSED to move her kids into the projects and she worked hard and struggled to keep her kids out of the projects and living in a nice home. I don’t know how she did it but it took true strength in those days to raise three boys and two girls on your own and survive.

I truly admire my mom and I thank God I have a mom who taught me to be tough too. 



Me and my mom  Janice Gullette-Pugh



Me and my mom Janice Gullette-Pugh

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21 Comments

  1. Pam December 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm -

    Your mom sounds like a remarkable woman! What an inspiring story.

  2. Melissa December 4, 2013 at 8:30 pm -

    What a wonderful post! So many inspiring stories on that site!

  3. Angela December 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm -

    Your Mother is a beautiful and remarkable woman. I also have a very strong mother and draw inspiration from her daily. I absolutely love this campaign!

  4. Jennifer Soltys December 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm -

    Okay, sure I am not the 1st to say you and your mom look like sisters!!! It’s so great that she raised you to be strong. Definitely an important trait!!

  5. cincomom December 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm -

    Thanks Pam!

  6. cincomom December 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm -

    Appreciate that! Thanks!

  7. cincomom December 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm -

    Moms are everything! Thanks Angela!

  8. cincomom December 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm -

    Yes everyone says that! Thanks Jennifer. She’s quite a woman!

  9. brett December 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm -

    wow. your mom sounds like such an amazing woman. and HOLY MOLY she doesn’t look a day over 30!! you guys have some great genes :) and i say that not to be superficial but its impressive that she’s worked that hard her whole life and still looks amazing

  10. Amanda @ Mommy of Two Little Monkeys December 5, 2013 at 12:25 am -

    Your mom sounds like an amazing woman! Thank you for the inspiration :)

  11. Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom December 5, 2013 at 6:21 am -

    What an inspirational post..thanks for sharing …. and your mom sounds like quit the MOM.. WOW>.thanks for sharing..she is an amazing women

  12. cincomom December 5, 2013 at 6:33 am -

    Thanks so much Brett! I guess I have something to look forward to when I get older! So glad I have good genes! LOL People always think she’s my sister.

  13. Carlee C December 5, 2013 at 6:37 am -

    I think it is wonderful how your are complimenting your mom is this post. I do have to agree with Brett, you guys have some good genes. Great picture of you both. :)

  14. Shell Feis December 5, 2013 at 7:07 am -

    Your mother sounds like a wonderful person- as do you!

  15. Rachee December 5, 2013 at 8:28 am -

    First of all you and your mom look like sisters! Your mom sounds wonderful! I love hearing how she worked to take care of you and your siblings.

  16. Anne - Mommy Has to Work December 5, 2013 at 11:18 am -

    Sounds like a wonderful mom! I’m glad I have a good relationship with my mom.

  17. Stefani December 5, 2013 at 5:01 pm -

    Great post! Your moms sounds like an amazing lady. :)

  18. Ashley - Embracing Beauty December 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm -

    Women rise above it, what a great campaign! Your mother sounds like a wonderful, beautiful person!

  19. Danielle @ We Have It All December 6, 2013 at 12:47 am -

    I love posts like this. Women rise above it because that’s what we were made to do :)

  20. Bernetta December 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm -

    That is a real blessing! Your mom is gorgeous!! Just like her daughter.

  21. cincomom December 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm -

    Aww thanks Bernetta! You’re so sweet!! xoxo!