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Celebrating Women

Mother’s Day is to cherish and recognize all mothers.

Mother’s Day is celebrated across the world every year on the second Sunday of May. It is marked to recognize the immeasurable contribution of mothers in building the lives of their children. It is the one day out of the year when children, young and old, try to show in a tangible way how much they appreciate their mothers.

Edie Israel

The Edie Israel Team

Being a mother means many things—being scared, challenged, loving, and committed to doing whatever it takes for my daughter. My goal is to help her learn to make wise decisions be a mother who loves her child, respects her husband, and knows her God.

I did not do all of those things perfectly, learning a great deal in the process. My daughter has made great decisions—marrying a wonderful man, David, and raising Greyson, the best grandson a grandmother could have! If the proof is in the pudding, then Emily is a great example of excellent pudding!

Penny Foskaris

Foskaris Wellness

I remember my mother cooking dinner almost every night for the family. Some nights my sisters and I helped prepare the meals with her.  We had a lot of fun being creative putting together the various ingredients to create our masterpieces. I also learned how important healthy organic foods were and to eat foods that nourish our bodies. This is where my love for cooking started. 

Lynn Stone

Pastor, Yorba Linda Presbyterian Church

Watching my daughter grow is a delight. The teenage years bring challenges, and that’s when I lean on my community. I ask my own mom how she weathered emotional storms; I quiz experienced mothers at church for tips, and, most of all, I depend on the relationships I’ve built with friends who are also navigating the ups and downs of parenting.

Whether it’s laughing over our crazy schedules or clutching hands in prayer when we’re near the end of our ropes, I’m so grateful I don’t have to be a mom alone. 

Bonnie Conte

Yorba Linda Moms

 Growing up, my mom Barbara always put her kids and family before anything and anyone else. She worked hard and always was there for us with love, advice, and support. She set the best example for the type of mom I wanted to be.

My mother is full of love and support for her three children, sons-in-law, and four grandchildren, yet she still finds time to be up for any adventure—and she’s always up for happy hour!

I am truly grateful for the blessing to be able to call her my mom! 

Louise Hernandez

Yorba Linda Women’s Club

As I fondly recall, my parents raised nine children in a way that seemed effortless. Growing up as a typical Southern Belle, my mom’s values revolved around prioritizing good manners and using proper grammar, along with instilling the importance of faith in God.

Together with my husband, Gene, I have enthusiastically shared those principles with our three children, Nikki (Ware), Paul, and Elissa (Gillum). Among other life lessons, they understand the value of giving back to our community through time, talent, and treasure.

Linda Mandel

Mandel Jewelers

Sometimes becoming a single mother is a choice, and sometimes it’s not. Both paths require great courage and stamina. My life changed instantly when my husband passed away in 1973, leaving me to raise a toddler and run a business on my own. I later realized that thinking I was “on my own” was where I was wrong—thanks to my mom. She was there for me night and day, whether I asked for help or not. After all these years, I still thank the universe for blessing me with my mom—a treasure forever!

Tara Campbell

Yorba Linda City Council 

One of the greatest lessons I learned from my mother, Lynn Campbell, was the importance of giving back to your community. Growing up, my mother and I were constantly volunteering through National Charity League.

To this day, we continue to volunteer through Meals on Wheels, our church, St. Martin’s, and Love Yorba Linda. When you see a need in your community, look inward—ask yourself what you are doing to help address this need. Change starts with you, and my mom has led by her example. 

Beth Haney

Councilwoman, Luxe Aesthetics

My mother, Roslyn, is the embodiment of unconditional love. She has been the best mom anyone could ask for—she is always there for each of her five children. My Mom taught me never to judge anyone and to always make up my own mind—and for that, I am eternally grateful.

She is a special kind of person who finds joy in making others happy. You’ll never get by her without a hug—whether you’ve just met, or if you’re a lifelong friend. I am so grateful that God made her mine!

Emily Frevert

Anaheim Hills Pediatric Therapy

“There are three heartbeats,” I heard while lying on the exam table. For many months and years after that day, I couldn’t fathom how being the mother of one and then instantly four would change me.

I instantly felt these babies’ unique and vastly different bonds with me. Rejoice? Absolutely! Regrets? Zero. Exhaustion? YES. Becoming the mother of my trio plus one has shaped me with experience and weariness, empowered me to homeschool them all while starting a pediatric therapy clinic.

I am grateful for the gifts from God.

Carolina Aguilera

The Tailor’s Place

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I would like to express our gratitude to two wonderful women. First, I want to thank my grandmother, Rosa—shown in the center of the photo—who taught my mother, Blanca, to sew.

My mother would then use what she learned from my grandmother to make many of my dresses when I was growing up. Later, my mom would teach me how to design my own dresses when I was 12. Thanks to those skills, and the legacy that was passed down to me, The Tailor’s Place was created as a result

  • Edie & Emily
  • Penny Foskaris
  • Lynn Stone
  • Bonnie & Barbara
  • Carolina & Rosa & Blanca
  • Nikki & Louise & Elissa & Paul
  • Kale & Eden & Sophie & Collin & Emily
  • Tara & Lynn
  • Linda Mandel
  • Beth & Rosyln