What Your Mama Told You…

The Next Family

By: Brandy Black

Happy Mother’s Day!  In an effort to truly embrace the importance of this day, I decided to celebrate a mother’s wisdom.  For all the times we may have jettison the parental advice of our moms, today is our opportunity to share in all the truly wonderful things we have learned from our Mom, Mommy,Mama, Mothers and Moms!   With a little help from our readers, here is a bit of wisdom…

As I was getting ready to walk down the aisle to get married, my mom whispered to me, “you know, if it doesn’t work out, it’s not the end of the world.” It was the perfect thing to tell worrywort, perfectionist, hand-wringing me. And it was thirty years ago. Still married.

Ann Brown – Dr. Strangemom

The best bit of wisdom my mom ever gave me was to “never let a date be late and disrespect my time.” If someone was more than 15 minutes late she would tell me to leave the house and leave them to ponder their error when they finally showed up!!

-Shira Gill

“Always use birth control.  Obviously I didn’t follow her advice.”


“Your happiness does not come from someone else, it comes from yourself.”  She told me this when I was getting divorced.  She’s a wise woman, that one.

-Mako Trinadad Scott

“In whatever you’re doing and saying, always be sincere.”

-Halina Newberry

“If you marry for money, you’ll earn every penny.”

-Amy Forstadt

You didn’t come with instructions….”  And she was right..kids do not.  The other one was keep your back straight.  And I should have listened to her more!

-Jessica Durchin

“Sometimes your dreams don’t come true until you’ve hit age 50, so don’t give up”

-Hayden McManus

“Buy your fruit cheap – that means it’s in season and will be fresh”

-Susan Howard

“If it doesn’t happen, it wasn’t meant to be” This was nice to know when things didn’t happen.

-Brandy Black

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