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Headless Mom

I didn't realize your mom had a masters! Go Mom!

LizP

Since my husband was recently diagnosed with a lung disease, how could I not comment? Great interview with your mom!

Sally Bowman

My comment sadly won't get a donation (outside the US), but I wanted to add my admiration and appreciation of your Mum. We tend to assume the nurses will be there when we need them, without truly appreciating their hard work and compassion, exhibited day in and day out.

Jen S

Education gave me a career I loved until I, too, felt called to stay home with my children (at least until they are older). Your story reminds me that a sincere thank you note goes a long way.

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

Your Mom is a wonderful person who genuinely cares about people, you can see it in her smile.

Noel Lizotte

We can learn so much by listening to our mothers. Funny how we realize that after our teen rebellion years!

Your mother gives good advice. In fact, I'm sending my daughter a link to this column as she's looking into nursing school.

Thanks for sharing!

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