Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Do YOU have a role model?

Posted by   + Show Post

Soooooo, yesterday we talked about our kids and their role models...those folks they may look up to, admire, get inspired by their actions and choices. Um, what about you? Do you have a role model? There is no age limit on that, you know?

It's funny, but I think I have a variety of role models - for different parts of my life. Kind of the Justice League of Heather's Admired Folks. I've got role models for fashion, for family, for career, for life, for entertaining...all people I admire how they do things.

I think the cool thing, when you get older and have role models, is that you know the person isn't perfect, you don't want to be just like them, you may not really like much else but the way they move about the kitchen and can whip up something with ease.  It is not someone to mimic or copy, just someone I can take tips from, to make myself a little better version of me in that specific area. More of a reminder, a focus for, say, my style when I'm shopping...and don't we ALL need little reminders in these crazy days of ours?

So, who are your role models? You can break it down by category - your fashion role model, your career role model....


by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Replies (41-50):
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:39 PM
1 mom liked this
Lol sometimes I wish mine wasn't so happy happy happy all the time lol I need to see him get mad every once and a while haha

Quoting AleaKat:

Lol I was starting to think we married the same man until the end...

Mind has a temper! Not abusuve or anything but I don't wanna be in his bad side. Lol

Quoting Olivia11812:

It's not cheesy I would also say I look up to my hubby! I'm what you would call a worry wart, not confident in decisions and afraid we might not get everything done...he always keeps me sane he never worries and he always "makes it happen" his saying is "don't sweat the small stuff"!!! He's smart, funny and it's hard to get him angry!!

Quoting AleaKat:

Never ever thought I'd day this but my mom.

In the past year or so she has really showed her strength.

She is so smart and brave and classy

It's a shame that she has had to go through the things she has to get the way she is now.

It's kinda cheesy but also my husband. He just walks through life effortlessly so sure of himself. He is so confident and knows exactly who he is.

I'm never sure of anything and I'm always second guessing myself.

Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

my mom is my role model other than that I have several people who have influences in my life but I wouldn't call them role models 

by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM

There was also a coworker of mine whom I observed and from whom I learned some manners that still stay with me.

by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 6:46 PM
My mom.....just hope to be as good as she was
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
by Bronze Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:56 AM
1 mom liked this

I agree My Mom is a big role model to me also.

Quoting RobynS:

My mama!!

by Silver Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:43 PM

my Granny and Mom 

by Silver Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Quoting jessicasmom1:

my Granny and Mom 

Both my grandmas and both my DH's grandmas are role models for me as well.  All but one of them have passed away but they all lived such inspiring lives and I hope to be half as good as they were, lol. 

by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Sounds like your father is amazing!  Mine isn't.  I envy people who have great relationships with their fathers.

Quoting 4kidz916:

I've always looked up to my father.  He was always patient, kind, caring, sensible with money, and very hard working.  I've always tried to have those same qualities. 

by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 6:01 PM

My father is the same way...a role model of what not to be.  I know exactly what you mean.

Quoting heather4511:

Well mostly my parents are a role mofel of what not to be.

by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 6:05 PM

I have one other role coworker and dear friend, Rose.  She started out as my boss, but became so much more.  She came to work every day during her cancer without fail, she always kept her head and spirits up, and she never stopped fighting, even on her last day.  She died back in 2005, but I still miss her and think of her often.  I'm hoping that she met up with my granddaddy up in Heaven and that they are both my guardian angels.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN