Hour 12 | #Likeamom

This week, the Women’s Fund of the greater Cincinnati Foundation is celebrating Mother’s Day via the #Likeamom campaign. So Leadership Council members, friends and supporters of the Women’s Fund are honoring folks who are or who have been like a mom in their lives via donations and/or social media shout outs.

When you think about a “mom” typically you’d think someone who has encouraged you, inspired you, given advice, been there when you need them, told you about yourself when you thought you didn’t need anyone, helped you in some way either by getting you out of a pickle or stopping you from getting yourself into one.

This list could go on and on.

Also, being like a mom isn’t necessarily gendered. My brother has been like a mom to me in the past by helping me out and watching his nephew (my son) when he was little. My grandpa has been like a mom for me by always being there when I need/ed him.



My fabulous grandpa and amazing brother


And that person doesn’t necessarily need to be older than you to be like a mom. My younger sisters fall into this category. They’ve been #likeamom to me in that they’ve shown me what it’s like to be fearless (in varied ways). My older sister has, too!

When I first learned about this campaign I realized it would be a bit difficult for me not to go overboard with posts and shouts-outs because

  1. My muchness and
  2. There have been so many people who have been #likeamom to me throughout the years.

There’s really not enough time or space (or days in this week!) for me to honor you all–and some of you I’ve thanked in a previous work-in-progress post (click here to see that).

Who has been like a mom to you? If you feel so inclined, please share in the comments below. Better yet, post it to your social media using #likeamom and tag @cincywomensfund

To donate to the Women’s Fund in honor of this campaign, click here.



About Desiré

During my 20-year climb to economic self-sufficiency, I've inched my way from being a teenaged single-mother and high school dropout to completing a postgraduate degree and working as a Social Justice Advocate.
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