Speaking of My Mom
Guest: Mary Ann Oaks
My mom is a mother of 3 daughters, 8 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 2 great granddaughters and 2 great grandsons. She makes us all laugh so hard and she is so present in each and every one of our lives. It is a privilege to be her daughter and to have her here with me today to celebrate Mother’s Day. I am counting my blessings and am wishing anyone listening who is without their mom today or anyone who wants to be a mom and is finding it to be a challenge, so much love. Let us always lift each other up, especially those right now who need it most.
1:10 Welcome my mom!
2:08 How is love speaking to you today?
3:30 My SPEAK book launch
5:29 Being 88
6:05 My mom and her luggage
7:17 Why do you pack so much?
8:56 My mom is Moira
10:17 My mom dresses up to travel and keeps up with us
11:52 When my mom said no to my invitation to the Watching Oprah exhibit
14:10 We tricked her into saying yes
15:28 How did you feel when you saw my quote?
15:53 Saying yes means so much
16:27 Tell people you are inviting just how much their yes means to you
17:02 The Mike Douglas Show
17:52 Betsy from the Book
19:04 The words I love you
22:49 Mother’s Day when you are without your mom & The Memory Circle
24:09 Thank you for being so present
25:55 How do you feel about being on Instagram?
27:13 Keeping the family close when we all live so far apart
27:58 Always forgiveness
28:35 It is a privilege God chose me to be your child
29:11 How did you get your nickname Snookie?
31:00 My LOU chorus
32:17 Snookie vs. Mary Anne
33:11 My grandfather
35:15 My mom was never a worrier and now she is
36:22 She is a prankster
37:16 What do you want to be remembered for?
37:25 JLo and the Superbowl halftime show
38:34 When I realize my mom is JLo
40:18 My mom is so easy going
41:53 What my mom taught me as a mother
43:17 I am really going to miss you
44:00 So many of us want to call the people we’ve lost
45:30 “My biggest regret in life is that I wasn’t educated.”
46:38 My mom ran the house
47:17 She is funny and flirty and never stops living her life
48:04 Love questions
48:50 My mom can’t pronounce Moira’s name
50:30 Moira necklace shop
50:40 Who is your favorite child?
51:34 A little conditional love
52:58 Thank you mom!
54:00 Speak from the heart
55:00 Happy Mother’s Day!
Oui Madame in Winnekta, IL
Then I met designer Jenny Jules who designed my “Moira’ necklace