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‘Mobility’s Hometown’ mothers share mottos for motherhood

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Left, Staff Sgt. Lucille Galang, 97th Communications Squadron base equipment custodian, and Tech Sgt. Kylee Galang, 97th Training Squadron military training leader, pose for a photo with their son, May 4, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Their motto as parents is to “be the mother you want your child to remember,” by showing their son everyday how much they love him. Their advice to other moms is to take care of themselves so their children can have them at their best. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Master Sgt. Janiece Lucky, 97th Mission Support Group first sergeant, poses for a photo with her children, May 4, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Her motto is to have proper work-life integration, as her family and her job are two important parts of her life. Her advice is to be receptive to other perspectives, but trust yourself know what your kids need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Master Sgt. Stacie Hamilton, 97th Healthcare Operations Squadron pharmacy flight chief, poses for a photo with her children, April 29, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Her motto is to always share the truth with her children. She is honest with them about her work and how it can affect the family. Her advice to others is to attend your kid’s events, include them in personal plans as much as possible, and to enjoy “proud parent” moments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Senior Airman Janae Goss, 97th Contracting Flight contracting specialist, poses for a photo with her child, May 7, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Her motto is that children don’t need a “perfect” mom, they need a “happy” mom. Her advice to other mothers is, even on the worst day, to feel confident in knowing that they are doing everything possible for their children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Amy Tarnowski, spouse of Lt. Col. Matthew Tarnowski, 97th Training Squadron commander, poses for a photo with her child, May 5, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Her motto as a mother is that most things are temporary, and that aspects of her child’s young life will be missed one day. Her advice to other moms is to build a “tribe” so mothers don’t have to parent on their own. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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A kind smile, a warm hug, a voice of reason; these are all characteristics of a mom. Women from the 97th Air Mobility Wing were asked what their motto is as a military mother and what advice they would give to other moms in honor of Mother’s Day. Here are what a few mothers had to share.

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