05/08/2013 08:54 am ET

Best Lessons From Mom: Generation Fabulous' May Blog Hop (PHOTOS)

Courtesy of Barbara Coleman

As blogger Anne Louise Bannon notes, our mothers are often our first teachers, and the lessons they instill in us last much longer than the rules of reading, writing and arithmetic.

The women behind Generation Fabulous, a midlife blog network, must have had this in mind for their May blog hop. Members wrote at length about the best things they learned from their mothers.

To see just what some of those lessons were (and some pretty sweet photos of mothers and daughters together), take a look at our slideshow below.

Best Lessons From Mom