She’s your mom. You call her when you need advice, direction and the occasional stern talking to when your life gets off track.

Why? Because she’s the one who will tell you what you need to hear whether you like it or not, the one who reminds you to be your best self no matter what, and the one who always has the best advice.

She isn’t shy. But you wouldn’t trade her for the world.

Well, here’s your chance to tell the world what your mother means to you by submitting a story about the most significant lesson you learned from your mother.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.