One of the best holidays on the planet is Mother's Day...quickly followed by Father's Day of course! (sorry Dad!) Moms come in different sizes, colors, you might have two moms, and she may not even be exactly 'related' to you -- but no matter we celebrate them all, without them we wouldn't be here and life wouldn't be the same.
The KK team wanted to share a little bit about why our moms are so wow-worthy, please share yours with us in the comments below.
Ellen's mom and mommom during their first visit to Colorado.
I'd just moved to Colorado and my Mom, Mommom (Grandma) and myself on Mother's Day 2015; a.k.a. Denver gets wrecked by a freak ice storm. They luckily made their flights out just before the storm hit and we spent the day stepping over frozen branches, touring the Molly Brown house and brunching at Denver Biscuit Co. It was a blessing to share the special weekend with them and show them around my new city. -- Ellen, Product Development Manager
My favorite memory of my mom is her sewing in our basement growing up. She made wool capes and ponchos as a side business and I have always admired her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. She worked nights as a nurse and would come home, get my sister and me off to school and sew in her off time so that we could have nice things. Thanks, Mom! Besides looking a lot like her, I've inherited my mom's design style. I love the story behind the things I collect and that eclectic style is apparent in how I dress myself and my home. -- Alison, Customer Service & Showroom Manager
My favorite memories of my mom are of the two of us out searching for wildlife. She always had me out searching for Bullfrogs, birds and snakes. Climbing steep hills to search for baby owls. Sometimes to be attacked by the momma birds. She has such a large curiosity around wild life. All animals were always incredibly curious about her. In another generation she would have been an animal whisperer. I inherited her creative side which has helped me in every aspect of my life she also instilled the belief that I could do anything, and I thank her for that. -- Rhonda, Founder and Creative Director
One day out of the blue, my mom says to me "I wish I had named you Emma". Me: "What!?!" I happen to love my name but I thought it was funny, so I started signing all of my cards and notes to my mom "Love, Emma". Now, my mom, sister, nieces and nephew all call me Emma or "Auntie Emma". The rest of my family and friends call me Eme or Em and have no idea who this Emma person is. My mom is an amazing seamstress and made all of our Halloween costumes and special occasion outfits for years. I can't remember how old I was when she started the tradition of me making homemade Christmas ornaments for the whole extended family, now I have a big box full of ornaments made by me from several years of her mini-sweatshop (haha). I've maintained my crafty/creative side she gave to me and I appreciate the value of hand-made goods because I know how much love goes into them. -- Emelie, Marketing & Communications Director
Emma and her mom
My favorite memory of my mom is when she surprised me at Windy City Smokeout, a country music festival in Chicago, by spontaneously showing up with my dad. I was there already there with a friend and had no idea that they were thinking of coming, so when my mom texted me a picture of the stage and talking about the song that was just performed I was so excited that she was there and I instantly started searching for her and my dad! We have gone to many country music festivals together and every time it’s such a blast. She’s always down to throw on a pair of cowboy boots and have a great time - I’ve got a pretty cool mom. I am like my mom because as stubborn as I can be sometimes, I always put others first and try to make my loved ones happy and I get that directly from my mom. I also luckily got her sense of style and creativity! -- Emma, Public Relations Intern
My Mom is an angel. I know this because, for the last 4 years of my Dad's life, she took care of him morning, noon and evening in the nursing home he was in. He had Alzheimer's, Parkinsons and blood cancer. In 4 years, she did not miss even a handful of days. She never made a big deal about it or complained even once. My Mom the angel. -- Mark, Operations Manager
I inherited my Mum’s competitiveness when it comes to quizzes and puzzles, and this was also instilled in my sister. We make quite the team at pub trivia night! -- Luisa, Director of Sales
Gail's mom, a consummate cheese head.
One of the things that I love and admire about my mom is her wonderful sense of humor. She is quite mischievous and as a child, I loved to listen to her stories about all the crazy things she did with her friends growing up. One of my favorite stories was when she and her best friend Rut, who both attended Catholic school, were on their way to summer camp at the age of 17. They decided it would be a hoot to dress up as nuns, so they tracked down the appropriate costumes and accessories, boarded a train in Milwaukee, and stayed in character for the 3 hours it took to get to their station in Northern Wisconsin. Her camp buddies who were also on the train did not suspect that the two young nuns in the back (one with nail polish, both sneaking cigarettes) were their old friends. 60 years later my Mom still makes me laugh! I only hope that I have instilled in my two boys my mom’s wonderful sense of humor and adventure. -- Gail, Chief Operations Officer (currently the only actual mom in the office, but only for a few more weeks, Alison is about to become a mom soon!)
Cooper, Gail's oldest son
Miles, Gail's youngest son
We wish all the moms out there an awesome mother's day, and thank you for all you do for us!