As a mother, I have to say that I’m amazed just how many tips and skills my own mom passed along to me. From favourite Finnish family recipes that I now make for my boys to a belief in the importance of unstructured imaginative play, her parenting techniques have, in many ways, become my own. Even my love of reading and writing comes from my mom!
Canadian Olympian and P&G brand ambassador Brianne Theisen-Eaton, from my own home province of Saskatchewan, has learned a lot from her mom as well. Like me, she became an avid home cook because of her mother’s influence. And thanks to the support of her family, she currently holds the Canadian record for heptathlon! This adorable video explains why she’s thinking “Thank you, Mom!” as she prepares to compete in the Pan Am Games.