Posted: May 11, 2012 6:00 AM
For moms, caring for their children is the biggest, most important job in the world. And many of us learned what we know from our own moms. In honor of Mother's Day, I asked allParenting writers to share photos of themselves with their moms, along with their favorite memories. We are moms ourselves now, but we still love our mommies!

Laura Willard and Terry

Laura Willard, allParenting editor, and her mom

My mom and I have always taken an annual mom-daughter trip to Laguna Beach each summer. I love those few days we spend together — seeing a play, shopping, enjoying wine and laughter and bonding. My mom is one of my best friends, and I cherish the time we have together. This photo was taken the summer before I became a mom. My husband and I had received my son's adoption referral photo, and we were in the early stages of the wait. I had so much fun on this particular trip — and I knew I'd soon be a mom and my mom would soon be a grandma!

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Nichole Beaudry May 12, 2012
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The best part of being included in this piece was looking back and realizing just how many wonderful memories I had to choose from. Thank you for including me here!
Melissa Arca May 11, 2012
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Moms are just awesome. No way around that. Thanks for this and for including me with my mom :-)
Valerie Thacker May 11, 2012
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Lisa, I love the cheesy cheesy sentiments...I am tearing up. I feel the same way about our relationship! Love, Mom
Jennifer Chidester May 11, 2012
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Love this!!
Alicia French May 11, 2012
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Loved this!
Christina Holt May 11, 2012
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