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!

Jennifer Chidester as a baby, with her mom

Jennifer Chidester, allParenting author, and her mom

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My favorite memories with my mom are all the long talks we had when I was growing up — usually in the car. That's when I learned how much she loved me, valuable lessons in everything from grammar to what it takes to be a successful businesswoman, that she believed I could do anything I set my mind to (and made me believe it too) and, most importantly, that my life would be full if my kids loved me even half as much as I love her.

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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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