This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the ones who raised us by sharing some of our mother's gems of wisdom.
There are a lot of influential women who have shaped us during our time growing up - from Michelle Obama to Beyoncé to Greta Thunberg to name a few. But, arguably, the most influential women we'll ever know are the ones who raised us - our mums. Mothers guide us through life – helping us navigate the ups and downs of growing up, and are always there on the other end of the phone, no matter how old we are. We owe them a lot! Thanks to my mum, I know the entire discography of Rod Stewart and I’m not even ashamed to admit it (any more!). But besides from a questionable taste in music, our mother figures really have passed on some of the best pieces of advice we’ve ever been given. Some of the Beards & Daisies team share the most important lessons they’ve learned from their mums.
Sam – The Plant Folk
“Mum has taught me to always cherish every moment and everyone in your life — these moments are unique and precious, and memories last a lifetime. She would say she’d always be with me, to be brave, have courage and to love life.”
Phillipa – Marketing Manager
“My mum always taught me it’s ok to go against the flow — whatever decisions I’ve made in life, even if they were slightly controversial, she’s supported me 100 percent. I try to offer that same support to the women in my life.”
Jo – Founder
“My mum has always made me feel that anything is possible with a bit of hard work and determination. Whether it was moving to London at 18 or starting this business, she’s always been my biggest cheerleader — thanks, mum.”
Georgia-May – Marketing Coordinator
“It’s not a piece of advice my mum gave me, but rather her attitude. In 2017, she was diagnosed with cancer and I will forever be inspired by how she has fought such a terrible disease with courage, grace and positivity.”
Happy International Women's Day from the Beards and Daisies Team!