From Taia Ergueta, Founder of The Wisdom of Poor Mothers
I had the good fortune of being raised by a wise poor mother. Despite her difficult life experiences (and because of them) she taught me the most valuable things I know. A divorced mother of two small children, she emigrated from Bolivia to the US. She had not had the chance to study beyond the 8th grade and she worked as a secretary her whole life. But she managed to identify and open doors of opportunity for her two children that led them to Harvard and Stanford and, from there, to many demanding and rewarding professional positions.
So I have deep personal experience of the power of a wise mother. But further evidence of that power is everywhere. In political campaigns, celebrity profiles, sports events and business journals, we see successful people in all fields who point to their financially struggling mothers as the fount of their inspiration and strength. The stories of everyday Americans who live rewarding and responsible lives because of the teaching and example of wise humble mothers are just as compelling.