We can thank our moms for a laundry list of gifts: love, patience, support, and teaching us so many important life skills like being confident. Moms deserve to be recognized every day for the impact they’ve had on our lives. This Mother’s Day, we asked Taskers and the TaskRabbit HQ team to tell us what they learned from Mom that has stayed with them through the years.
What’s the most valuable life lesson you learned from your Mom?
“Women are full human beings. They hold up half the sky.” – Tasker Jules L., NYC
“Whatever you choose to do, work hard and be fully invested” – Colton M., Partner Management
“Say what you mean and mean what you say.” – Tasker Joshua B., London
“My home was the type of home always filled with children, where other parents came looking for their children. I didn’t necessarily understand the values of charity, compassion, and hospitality as a child but as an adult I realized that’s what makes the world go round, and I’m so grateful to my mum for teaching me that.” – Anonymous
“Be a forever student. Life is short and there is always so much more to learn.” – Zach D., Manager Talent Acquisition
“Be like a duck. Let it roll off your back.” – Heidi A., Product Manager
What’s a life hack you learned from Mom that you’ll never forget?
“The most valuable thing my mom has taught me is that I will only be treated as well as I treat myself. So to dedicate time every day to making the spaces I work and live in beautiful and reflective of the life that I want and deserve.” – Anna C., Community Manager
“Having spent over 30 years in the nursing profession, my mother taught me to make sure I take the time to care for myself. As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Colton M., Partner Management
“You can always add, but you can never take away. (Applies to chiselling as much as a cake mix.) Tidy up as you go along. Use the right settings on appliances.” – Tasker Joshua B., London
“For super clean windows: equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle, wipe windows with newspaper for no streaks. To deglaze a pan, put a little bit of water in the pan and bring it to a boil. With a spoon, scrape off all the stain.” – Sara B., Recruiting Coordinator
“Put extra trash bags under the one in the trash. Makes trash so easy especially when working an event or bartending by yourself.” – Tasker Nicole D., NYC
“The only life hack you need is to work hard.” – Zach D., Manager Talent Acquisition