“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”
– Barbara Kingsolver
To celebrate all the amazing moms in our community we invited you to head to Instagram and tag photos of #OneToughMother in your life, and boy did you blow us away! From mountain biking mothers to zip lining grandmas, jogging stroller moms to marathon running grammies, power tool wielding mamas to devoted dog moms, you rocked our world with your adventures.
And while only one mama could win the Osprey pack full of Title Nine gear (she’s doing the kid-assisted plank above), every one of you is definitely #OneToughMother.
Check out just a few of the awesome photos and stories we received:
“My 72-year-old mom requested we zipline. So this happened.” – @llamadoes
“Meet my #onetoughmother friend @alekamayr – I took this pic as we were on a state park trail while she carried her “functional fitness partner” with us! Check her Instagram to see all the wonderful places she takes her three littles…Plus, this past #earthday she did a story-and-paint event at the park for our kids because that is just who she is.” – @kiamruiz
“Moment of absolute appreciation for my BOSS mom! She is the strongest woman I know and inspires me every day to be the best I can be and to never take anything for granted! She is #onetoughmother and I am blessed to be her daughter!” – @hailee_bennett
“Still can’t believe we did it! The only female duo team in the 2018 Boston marathon. Hardest thing I’ve ever done. Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support!” – @jackiwaller
“I love fitness and my profession teaching PE to children. I also love getting outdoors with my own children; exploring nature and movement and sharing in all the joy it brings. And when people say, ‘why are you still carrying your kid?’ I say, ‘it makes me even stronger.'” – @jilltoure
“Being tough isn’t about living a comfortable life without fear or challenges. You are looking at a woman that stares down one of her greatest fears every time she jumps in open water. She learned to swim a few years ago so she could start racing triathlon. She has come so far and I’m so proud of her. It is NEVER to late to take on new challenges in life. Get after it mom!” – @tkleinhe
“Passing on my love of bikes to my little shredder!” – @skibunny182
“Adventures with Pete. Gorgeous day in North Georgia.” – @be_lovedlamb
“Hawaiian Mother-daughter-son plank sandwich.” – @sheltonmegs
“Watching Lily play soccer in 40 degree weather… in April…after a long night shift…and 30 weeks pregnant with sweet babe number 4!” – @linzgus5
“Celebrating my #onetoughmother today and reminiscing on her first triathlon #shetrisprinttriathlon where she competed, never swimming more than one lap in a pool in her life and won her age group at the age of 75. And she sports her cute #titlenine dress on the podium! So excited we were able to join her on the podium!” – @angelaklick
“Overcoming my fear of power tools to build awesome things for my family. So excited about my next project!” – @sunnyand79
“Hanging with my boys.” – @boysx4inc
“Post race hugs for mommy! just icing on the cake.”- @teamdoawesome
The mother daughter son plank sandwich was awesome!!
Had tears of happiness in my eyes this early morning Mother’s Day! Sooo many inspiring, beautiful, awesome women in this crazy world of ours! Thanks for posting these.
What inspiring Moms! Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms.