Mothers Day Video Screen Shot Hoffmans

A Mother’s Love: An Inside Look at the Hoffman’s

Phyllis People, Video 35 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Hoffman Media. I have the privilege to work with my twin sons, Eric and Brian. They are the executive vice-presidents here at the company. I am asked a zillion times what it is like to work with them, and it is a joy—truly. I have told them from the time they were born that no one will ever love you like your mamma loves you. I love working with them, and I wanted to give you a glimpse into our working life.

Comments 35

  1. How heartwarming! Isn’t it a blessing being a Mom? Wouldn’t trade it for the world. It’s great that you can have a good relationship with your sons. It’s a rare thing to see these days…shows you brought them up right! Hope you had a great Mother’s Day. ; )

  2. Great post, Phyllis. Enjoyed seeing and hearing your boys. Michael has told me stories about the boys and them growing up “in the business.” He always remembers them, and you, so fondly. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Four years ago, I spent Mother’s Day with friends, and the day was so difficult for me, because I was not yet a mother and wanted so badly to be. We had been going through the adoption process for what seemed like ages, and I was, quite literally, without hope and feeling depressed. My friends cheered me up, but still, my heart ached for a baby…to be a mother…and I thought that it might never happen. I remember thinking, “Maybe God is telling me no.” Four days later, we received a telephone call that a baby boy was waiting for us, and by that following Friday morning, I was holding my son in my arms. The greatest moment of my life (and I’ve had a lot of great moments). What a joy it is to be a mother, to watch that beautiful baby grow into a young boy. I never knew my heart could hold so much unconditional love for one little person! I am amazed at the strength and of a mother’s love, and knowing this has made me appreciate my own mother even more. Love you, Phyllis! XOXO Paula

  3. Loved the video, Phyllis. What a gift to have both of your sons working with you! My mom arrived on Saturday from TX and we’ve had a whirlwind of fun. Off for more….after I get my 2 little boys to school!

  4. A Happy and Blessed Mother’s Day, Phyllis! Thank you for sharing that video with you and your two sons! And for all the Great work you do and for that “beautiful” magazine “Victoria “

  5. Phyllis,

    You are an inspiration and model to us all. You encourage me and your magazine fills me up when my battery is low. I am the mother of twin boys too (9 years), from Brisbane, Australia. In the past I have sent your magazine a photo of my twin boys snuggling together reading Southern Lady. They have grown up with your magazine in our house and know that it means “mom”.

    My very best to you and your wonderful team.


  6. Thank you for sharing your family with us. It was very nice to hear your voice…..I love the Southern accent. Your sons are blessed to have you as their mom and I would say you are blessed to have such wonderful sons. Happy Mothers Day to you Phyllis.

  7. The continuation of your traditions of decency, good taste and class within your publications are in able hands, Phyllis! I personally couldn’t think of anything better than working with my Mother. Happy Mother’s Day ~

  8. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about motherhood and “showing off” your two gorgeous sons. I have 2 daughters, and, I too, always wanted to be a mother. Unfortunately, I have one on the east coast and one on the west, with a total of 7 grandchildren. It’s so hard having them so far apart (they’re best friends as well). But I do what I can, save my miles and try to get out west at least 2 times a year (I live on the east coast). My daughters are wonderful and I feel incredibly blessed, I guess you could say they are my life. Thank you for this blog.

  9. Absolutely delightful! Thank you for sharing this video on your blog. A blessed Mother’s Day to you. You are an inspiration!

  10. Such a beautiful family! It was a pleasure to meet you last year Phyllis, and I am so grateful that Brian has found such love and happiness with my cousin. Happy Mother’s Day to you!


  12. Loved the video of you and your sons. Thank you also for the great magazines you publish. Happy Mothers Day. Isn’t it great being a Mother. Yarlette

  13. Phyllis, I love the video. Thank you for bringing such joy into my life through your publications. I wish you the very best Mother’s Day.

  14. Thank you for sharing. You are blessed to be able to have your
    sons work with you. Being a mom, grandma, and daughter are celebratory events daily. Enjoyed and was inspired by the video.

  15. How wonderful! I love getting to see the personal side of you live, Phyllis! Your conglomerate business is so very tasteful, classic and I’m so happy for you to be able to enjoy it as a family. Happy Mother’s Day, and many years of success to come!

  16. Phyllis-
    I thoroughly enjoyed this video. It is so warm to see the family side of a business women. I can’t imagine starting a business with two-year-old-twins! You have certainly done an exceptional job.
    Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  17. What a totally delightful post! Loved seeing you interact with your “boys,” Phyllis—-they are actually very nice looking and intelligent young men.

    Hope your Mother’s Day is wonderful, too. Sincerely, Susan

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