Maria Dueñas Jacobs sat with her mother Rosaria Pugliese and sister Bianca for a Mother’s Day portrait for Tory Daily in 2013
. For this Mother’s Day, Maria and her mother shared a handful of pictures from her childhood in Miami — all precious considering many were lost in a flood caused by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. But nothing can touch the bonds between mother-daughter, something shared between Pugliese and her daughters and which Jacobs is nurturing with her three young daughters. And when you’re a mom, every day is an exercise in remembering what you learned from your own mom. “Throughout my childhood my mother lead by example, always empathizing with others and demonstrating patience in difficult situations,” says Dueñas Jacobs, Accessories Director at Elle
. “Every day I work on being the best version of myself (some days it’s harder than others) by being kind and working on being patient with my kids and in my daily life. I repeat the phrase ‘It’s cool to be kind” to my daughter often so that it sinks in!”
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