(Closed) What is the best advice your Mom ever gave you?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

People will treat you exactly as you allow them to treat you. Don’t go around being a raging bitch, but put someone in their place the first time they step on you and they won’t do it again.

Never straighten your hair. I wish I had listened. I have naturally curly hair and have straightened it so long that the curls don’t curl anymore, so now I basically HAVE to wear it straight.

Let your kids be kids as long as possible. Adulthood is long and hard. Don’t make them grow up any faster than they need to.

Your best asset will be a good sense of humor, because sometimes shit happens and you can’t do anything but laugh.

Never put anyone above family.

Your first instincts about people are usually right. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not something my mom said, something my dad always says

This too shall pass – I try to always remember it whenever something isnt going right. And its true.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Never depend on a man. Be able to always be your own person and take care of yourself.

Never put your kids above your husband, because when they are grown and gone, you’ll have nothing left with the man you married.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@PitBulLover: My mom says that all the time.  It’s a good mantra to have.

My mom always says, “It is what it is,” meaning, you can’t change it, so just accept it, whatever IT is. 

Variations include “Whatever it is, it is,” and “Whatever will be, will be.”  Can you tell my mom is really laid back?  I’m hyper Type A, so she’s really helped me to relax and just accept things. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mom always used to say: I did not bring you into this world with a man so you do not need to die with a man by your side.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

My mom is not big on general advice like that. Neither of my parents are actually! I can’t ever remember them saying something like that… but two pieces of advice I like from other peoples’ moms: 

You can have ANYTHING you want, but you can’t have EVERYTHING you want. (my MOH’s mom)

It’s always okay in the end. If it isn’t okay yet, then it isn’t the end. (the mom/grandma from Judging Amy…. don’t judge me… I liked tnt reruns in college lol)

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@CorgiTales- I really like those two pieces of advice!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Mom’s best advice was probably “Don’t apply for a credit card” which I didn’t end up following of course and now I can see why she said that, but fortunately I only have one now and it’s nearly paid off.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My mom said, “People say you shouldn’t go to bed angry, but 30 years of marriage to your father tells me something different. At times I am very angry with him, but taking time to work through things and not react in my current state of anger, will make the situation later seem less important then when my emotions were at their peak. A lot of times, I forget about the anger over night, and the fighting doesn’t have to continue.” I think she’s right. I love this advice.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

“You can’t control what people say about you, you can control whether or not it’s true.”

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Even though I was horrified at the time (early highschool), my mom once told me: “Most guys are just looking for a warm place to stick it” and looking back, she was probably right!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

“if you try smoking pot, you’ll probably like it… but that doesn’t mean you should still do it.”

… would have been great advice except i only tried it because she said i might like it… and i ended up hating it anyways and never did it again.

beyond that, she doesn’t really have any pearls of wisdom. she’s a sweetheart though…

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

“Paper doesn’t refuse ink.”

 

Just because it’s in print (or online) doesn’t mean it’s true. 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

“Dont be a people pleaser because you’ll  never succeed at pleasing everyone at the same time”

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