They Say It’s Your Birthday

Instead of my regular blogging schedule, I am just popping in to pay tribute to this hot mama:


In other words, my mama.

I’m posting this tonight as I know my mother has the habit of checking the computer in the mornings. After she has her coffee of course ;)

Wednesday, September 22nd is my mom’s birthday. I was home with her on Mother’s Day but we didn’t get to spend much energy on her (there was cake to be made after all!) I hope that this year, my mother will get that special day she deserves on her birthday.

mom collage

I know some people would call a mother like mine their “best friend.” But clearly, our relationship goes much deeper than that. Of course she is my best friend and a blast to be around, but she’s also the most important person in my life. She gives me the best advice. She tells me to smarten up when I need to, and consoles me when I need that even more.

To say my mother and I have been through a lot together would be an understatement. It was just me and her in the house during my high school years – arguably the toughest years of my life. Even when I was at my lowest of the lows, she was always there ready to pick me up. She’s lived through some of the hardest things I can imagine and come through an even more amazing woman.

She’s the kind of feminist who taught me how to love myself and stand on my own. She got her third university degree while raising three small children. My family has been stricken by sickness and death over the past few years. Her ability to give and care for others is unlike anything I’ve ever known. Not to mention, taking three new step-children under her wing.


Did I mention she’s a pro at step aerobics?? Seriously. One of my clients was making fun of my Jane Fonda-esque mat moves the other day. It then recalled jumping around the living room to Jane Fonda videos next to her as a small child. So happy birthday mom! We’ll get to work out again together when you come visit next month <3


Also! If you’ve got time and votes to spare, you can still vote for my Project Food Blog entry here to name me the “Next Food Blog Star.” Thank you friends!!



Be back on Wednesday with, what else, waffles. Have a great hump day!


Question of the Day: Tell me something about your mom! I could go on and on about my mom. She’s lucky I left her nagging habit out of this post. Ohwait.

Posted on September 21, 2010, in Fun and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. My mom is the most amazing person I know. She is strong, compassionate, and balanced. She inspires me and I hope to some day be 1/2 the woman she is.

    Nicole G

    PS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Susan’s Mom!

  2. i’ve never been that close to my mum until about a year ago.

    we have a delightful relationship now!

  3. omg you and you rmom look so much alike! i love those pics andhappy birthday to her!!

    I LOVE my mom she is my best friend, legit knows me better than ANYONE else in this entire world. She is my role model and an inspiration

  4. Aw! Happy Birthday TGBA-mom!

    My mom is badass and owns her own harley!

  5. after reading this post i have started missing my mother,.:-( nice one

  6. Happy Birthday to your mama! My mom rocks my socks. One thing I love about her is that she is never afraid to push herself and started running half marathons in her 50s!

  7. happy birthday mama balancing! She is gorgeous.

    voted for you. its the only vote ive cast so far. I cant imagine using all 400. dang.

  8. My mom went throught the worst with me too and cried with me when the doctor said I may never make it to 25 because my Bipolar disorder was so bad. My 25th birthday we celebrated in NYC together because she was with me through it all and then some!

  9. such a sweet and funny post! My mom is a stellar, pretty much self taught painter. Pretty cool!

  10. omg happy bday to your mommma!!!

    the relationship you two have is amazing and is one i hope to have with skylar. not sure how much ive told you about things w/ my own mom. Not really something comment field-ish.

    But anyhoo….
    thank you soo much for the commetns today and catching up on my posts, i felt so happy!

    and you totally exude confidence and spunk and spice and all that jazz on the blog, and i bet in real life too :)


  11. Happy Birthday to your mom!!

    My mom is a total fashionista. She works at J Crew, and I every time I see her I jokingly complain that she’s dressed better than me. But it’s true! She has great style. I am more of a casual kinda girl :)


  12. What a great post for your mom, I love it!

    My mom is awesome, she is seriously the most generous person I know, We hang out every Saturday abd I love that.

  13. Happy Birthday to your mom!! I hope she had a great day, and I love the photos of the two of you!

  14. What a beautiful post for your mom, Susan! Happy birthday Susan’s mama!
    I’m sure she will look back to this post many times. You have such a wonderful relationship with your mom!

  15. What a lovely post, I feel exactly the same about my mum she’s so much more. She is one of the stars that light up my life. x x x

  16. Aw, happy birthday to your mama! Sweet post!

  17. Happy birthday to your lovely mom! Something about my mum. Le sigh. She lives in Spain…ten million thousand miles away. She gave me my shyness, my eyes, legs and frugality! And I heart her so much.

  18. Happy birthday to your lovely mother! She sounds eerily like mine, and so I have a feeling she is just as fabulous as my own. Mama E is hilarious, gives the best advice and just as a perspective on the world like no other. She also can booty dance with the best of ’em. Yes, I said booty dance.

  19. Aww! Happy Birthday Momma Balance! She does sound like an amazing woman, which would explain why you have turned out to be an amazing woman.

    I’m sorry to be awol from the bloggie-world so much these days but know that I will pop in and check on you as much as I can- lovvvveee,


  20. Awwww – ’twas your mommy’s birthday! Here’s hoping it was everything she deserves and more!!!!! :)

  21. such a great post. your mom seems like she’s AWESOME! happy bday to her!

  22. What a lovely post! I love my mum too, but we’ve never been close.. not like “best friends” close anyway. She’s great but we are too similar and that has caused some sparks flying during the years. We get along much better since I don’t live at home anymore (I moved out 8 years ago) :)

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