For Mother’s Day, Birmingham StyleBlueprint published a story about Magic City Mothers & Daughters , asking for lessons, inspirations, and insights from women around town. Pepper Place’s own Community Manager and Events Coordinator, Mimi Major, and her daughters Margot and Grace were asked to participate. Read along and you’ll see that Margot knows something about her mother that we at Pepper Place benefit from every single day: “She works really hard.”
What is the best piece of advice your mother ever gave you?
Mimi: My mother wasn’t big on advice, but she went back to school in her 40s to get her degree in landscape design and became well-known in the field around the Southeast. Several of her gardens were published. She taught me it is never too late to reinvent yourself.
Margot: What’s on the inside is all that matters — being kind is the most important thing.
Grace: Eat healthy!
Share a surprising or funny memory or fact about them that you cherish.
Mimi: I love to travel with my girls. I have so many memories of discovering new beaches, hiking paths, cartwheels on the lawn in front of the Biltmore Estate. We are all about an adventure!
Margot: Going to New York for my 10th birthday was the BEST!
Grace: All of our beach trips — watching the Destin 4th of July fireworks on a boat and seeing dolphins.
Share a special tradition that you enjoy together.
Mimi: We love to have dance parties! My house is usually filled with singing and dancing. The girls like to make music videos too!
Margot and Grace: We love family movie night. Mommy lets us watch movies from when she was growing up. Father of the Bride has been one of our favorites so far!
How does your mother (or your daughters) inspire you?
Mimi: My daughter Margot is the sweetest person I know. She is the girl everyone gets along with. I am so proud of who she is and who she is becoming. My daughter Grace battled cancer when she was 3, and she did it with such “grace” and strength, she changed my life.
Margot: She works really hard.
What have your daughters taught you, and what has your mom taught you?
Mimi: Both of my girls have taught me what really matters in life, and I try not to sweat the small stuff. They have taught me what it really means to love unconditionally. I am a better person because of them. When I asked Margot this question she said “Mama, you’ve taught us like everything,” but the truth is they have taught ME everything!
Margot: You have taught me not doubt myself.
Grace: I really like cooking with you.
Be sure to read the wit and wisdom of the other Magic City Mothers here.