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!

Melissa Arca with her mom and sister

Melissa Arca, M.D., allParenting author, and her mom and sister

unconditional love
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I love this picture of me, my mom and older sister. It's so true what they say about appreciating your mother 100 times more when you're a mother yourself. My children are about the same ages as my sister and me in that photo, so I can really relate to that beautiful woman with two (of her five!) girls. Still, one of my most treasured memories is when my mom walked me down the aisle at my wedding. My father was unable to and my mom... well, she has always been my rock. She epitomizes what true, unconditional love is. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

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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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Beautiful!