My Mother Taught Me

Debra Martin Chase

My Mother Taught Me

by Beccastone Editorial

Ms. Chase is a successful motion picture and television producer and a Harvard educated lawyer by training.

The first thing that comes to mind from my mom was a sense that I needed to be able to take care of myself. You need to take care of yourself emotionally and financially so that you don’t have …

Sheila C. Johnson

My Mother Taught Me

by Beccastone Editorial

Sheila Johnson is Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and President and Managing Partner of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.

My mother has given me so much but one thing that rings in my ear. I’d say, “Mom, I’m working so hard but it’s not happening,” and she would respond, “Then you’re not working hard enough.” …

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

My Mother Taught Me

by Beccastone Editorial

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. President Hrabowski´s research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. President Hrabowski has introduced many programs at UMBC, which have become national models for boosting minority achievement in math and science. Time magazine recently …

Valerie Jarrett

My Mother Taught Me

by Beccastone Editorial

Valerie Jarrett is senior advisor to President Obama and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement.

“Life is not fair.” My mother told me that throughout my childhood. She said I should be prepared to work twice as hard as anyone else and not to fret or complain; just work hard and good …

Dr. Jessica Harris

My Mother Taught Me

by Beccastone Editorial

Dr. Jessica Harris is a noted author, journalist, professor, and culinary historian.

My mother lived the saying that it’s never too late. My mother was a trained dietician who became a master jeweler at age 65. She taught me to always keep on growing. She used to say she was “a divine work in progress.”

Dr. Maya Angelou

My Mother Taught Me

by Beccastone Editorial

 was a true literary giant and an artistic treasure of our time.

My grandmother gave me one order that was two pronged: When you get, give. When you learn, teach. It was very important to her that I learn. That was true with both my mother and grandmother. By reading, you learn. Anything that is worthwhile, …

Dyana Williams

My Mother Taught Me

by Beccastone Editorial

Dyana Williams is an award-winning veteran broadcaster, print journalist, lecturer, and mother to three adult children.

Anything the mind can conceive, and believe, you can achieve! This one has served me well all my life.
Be considerate and caring… do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Sex gets better after 40 (I am approaching …

Jasmine Guy

My Mother Taught Me

by Beccastone Editorial

Jasmine Guy is a dancer, actor, singer, director and writer who performs in many mediums.

My mother gave me truth. She spoke and led her life as she believed. My mother was not a hypocrite. And it takes courage to live in your truth. That is what I want to model for my daughter. I want …

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

My Mother Taught Me

by Beccastone Editorial

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist with more than 40 years in the industry, extending her work at various times to all media.

During those years of growing up in a segregated society, where whites tried in every way possible to make a Black person feel inferior, my Mother told me that I should always behave …

Stephanie Phillipps

My Mother Taught Me

by Beccastone Editorial

Stephanie Phillipps is the founder of Beccastone and a practicing lawyer in Washington, D.C.

My Mother always said to live by the Golden Rule, and treat others as you would want to be treated. Respect other people, regardless of who you think they are. You are not better than anybody else, and if you go around …

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