Ohio family’s 5 generations of strong women share life lessons

Four generations in a family enjoying each other’s company is rare, but a Sylvania family has five generations of strong women.

SYLVANIA, Ohio – Four generations in a family enjoying each other’s company is rare, but a Sylvania family has five generations of strong women.

With Mother’s Day on Sunday we learned the special life lessons that they passed on from mother to daughter.

Janet Moffett, 79, is the great-great-grandmother who started it all, and she’s number one in her close-knit family. Her mother taught her the importance of belief.

“Go to church on Sundays,” Moffett said. “I try to pass that on to my daughter and my grandchildren. House cleaning too. You had to do everything before you went out with me.”

Moffett’s daughter Cheri Hauser, 58, the great-grandmother says her mother taught her to be strong and to overcome obstacles.

“You only notice how much your mother loves you until you become a mother,” said Hauser.

“I’m in the thick of it, so I have my mom and grandma,” said Andrea Mahoney, the 38-year-old grandma. “I get the older women to look up to call to talk to me and then I have my daughters calling me and we’re so close they’re more like friends.”

Mahoney taught her 21-year-old daughter perseverance.

“My mom was also a young mom. She just always taught me to keep pushing. School and work are very important, ”says Alyssa Mahoney, the great-granddaughter.

And last but not least, Alyssa’s 8-month-old daughter and great-great-granddaughter of the Everleigh Ramirez family learned assertiveness from her female role models.

The family says it is more than a blessing to have all five generations together and they will share many lessons, laugh and love this Mother’s Day.

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