Friday, April 30, 2010

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  • "Just go for it!" - Best Mom in the World

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • Smile as much as you can, you never know who's day you can brighten.

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • Don't put metal in the microwave!

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • "Arguments are usually just the result of unfulfilled expectations." - not exactly a happy thought but one that often helps put things in perspective. :)

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • If art is what you want to do, do it. I'll love you always even if you live in a cardboard mansion-Mom

    love my mama :]

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • My mom has always taught me to be my own person and not follow the crowd.

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • the grass is not going to be greener on the other side...she was talking about my boyfriend (now husband) and she was SO right:)

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • Always wear clean underwear.

    Also...You win more bees with honey than vinegar.

    areed1134@gmail.com

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • My mom was a victim of verbal abuse. For years, she stayed with my father because she felt it was best my sister and me to have our father in our life. However, she then realized that that situation would not work out.

    She taught me that you must learn your limitations. Don't try to endure things if in the long run they will not benefit you. She's a strong woman, my mother.

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • never leave the house without a smile, faith in a good world, and a little perfume. :]

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • "Stop whining." =)

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • "It's nice to be important, but it's important to be nice" -- grandma!!

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • A smile and kindness costs nothing, so use them whenever you can. Im a nurse and always remember this when caring for patients.

    Also, im having a giveaway if you are interested in entering :)

    Rose

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • Losing my mom has been the hardest thing I've ever had to endure, but she always taught me that "Life is a lesson in itself. And that it was always worth a try." Her love and advice has carried me forward and will definitely be things I hand down to my children. :)

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • In a tough talking Korean accent...
    "What comes around goes around....Karma will bite you in the ass so be a good person."
    Thanks Mom!

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • Too much to mention, but one of my favourites "Never buy anything on sale that you wouldn't have bought at full price."

    Posted on April 29, 2010

  • I grew up with a "gifted" older brother who always seemed to be better at everything than me growing up (at least in my mind). She would constantly be reminding me to "stop comparing myself to others, we are each unique and have our own talents. It would be boring if we were all good at the same things." :) I love my momma!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The best advice I ever got from my mom was to be happy. Maybe it looks like a simpel thing to say but actually my mom was dying at that point. I lost her from cancer, 2 years ago. And just the simple word 'stay happy' has made my life very different these days.

    Love,
    Melissa

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • as i was growing up, in elementary school, etc. my mom always said "be nice to all the boys, even if you don't like them now, they change a lot when they get older. they may be the hottest most successful ones later."
    haha not entirely inspirational, but funny and true to a point. lol.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • *'It's not where you start from, it's how you finish!'*

    said to me during moments of struggle in front of a nice warm mug of cocoa

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The best advice my mom ever gave me was to play hard and not worry about winning. She would always tell me to be myself and that being competitive was ok and that winning was ok too. She inspired me to practice and play wiht all myheart.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "If you don't have your health, you don't have anything!"
    Love her!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "If he makes you cry, he isn't worth it".

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The best advice was to always tell the truth no matter what. It is hard but I try to do my best :)
    Thanks for the chance.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Always be true to yourself"

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • ah mine is about worry too!

    my mom would always say "worrying doesn't solve anything" since i've always tended to worry too much.

    Renee E.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • I tend to worry about my hair, since I always try new haircuts. When I leave with another cut that doesn't really look as I hoped, my mom says that "On a pretty girl every haircut looks beautiful" and that's really sweet of her. :)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mother always told me "If a guy breaks up with you he will always come crawling back. Don't ever take him back."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Do your best, no better no worse. Any given day is different, too. And if your best does not meet expectations on that day, take a nap. Those that mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind. No thing can make you happy. Happiness is a state of mind, and it comes from within. You are your toughest critic, so don't let expectations of others get you down. You are out there to improve yourself as a individual, and to be kind and compassionate towards the people around you. Take a deep breath, and forgive yourself when you feel like you've "failed". Anger and hatred fulfilled anyone in the end. It's a contagious disease that strikes with no warning. Live simply and practically with a level-headed mindset, and you can't go wrong.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mom always let me be me. That was the best! She always encouraged me, I don't think she's ever told me I couldn't do something. Best advice would have to be to just go for it!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • You must always be self-sufficient. You can't depend on anyone but yourself.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Never forget that in the end, you are the one that decides how your life will turn out and you are the only one that will take care of yourself. Be strong and self sufficient, and you can do anything.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Kill them with kindness."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Always leave the house looking your best, because you never know when you'll run into the Queen of England."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Don't talk back and don't dress like a hooker!" (a rather colorful way to describe the only two rules at our house: respect others, respect yourself).

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Have love in everything you do, and you won't regret it!! :)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • always take your makeup off before you go to bed.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mom taught me to say "I'm sorry" when having a disagreement with a friend, even if I don't think I'm in the wrong. It keeps me humble, even though I'm naturally a bit more stubborn! =) Thanks Mom!!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My momma always told me "never be good at something you don't want to do more than once". hence the reason my boyf thinks I am a horrid omelet maker. Seriously one of the best pieces of advice I have ever received.
    (This is pretty good compared to my dad's advice Don't smoke & never keep a dog in your house)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • It will get easier

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mother always said "Never write anything down you don't want someone to see."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The best thing my mother ever taught me was "kill 'em with kindness." It applies to all aspects of life, but I've learned more everyday that it has really helped me in business. People may not like you (because they are intimidated by you or whatever the case may be), but it will drive them even crazier if they don't like you and you're super kind to them!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Think with your head b/c your heart can mislead you"
    I know this is usually true of relationships...people confuse lust with love.
    Renee- reneealam@verizon.net

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Trust your instincts!"
    Happy Mother's Day!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Kylie Woodley
    "Everything in Moderation"

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Jennifer Adams
    My mom has always told me to be real and genuine. Great advice!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Hillary Shea
    "It doesn't matter what people think of you, but in the end is what you think of you."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Bloom where you're planted"
    aka, make the best of whatever circumstances life hands you.

    Thanks mom, I love you!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Persevere in spite of!" and "Never argue with an unarmed opponent."

    She always said the last one with a wink, too.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • just keep going for what you love.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • never go to bed angry

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Negativity breeds negativity." The more you focus on the negative the more you see and the more you spread it to others. A positive, encouraging attitude can brighten the dullest of days. Thanks mom, for always seeing the positive in me ;)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • my mom always told me not everyone would like what i did, but as long as i loved it and it wasnt hurting anyone, then i should just go for it.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • always stay possitive, think on the happy side, and trust your heart. Dani Beth

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • I love her quotes - "Rejection is God's form of protection." and "God has no grandchildren."

    Lastly the most influential - "Time bares all things."

    They have all turned up true in life - so now I share them with my children.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "A place for everything and everything in its place!"

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Always keep developing your talents, no matter how old or busy you get!

    Adri

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • 2 things:

    "Always keep a little mystery about you."

    and

    "It's better to stay up late and finish something than trying to finish it in the morning."

    vanshika@umich.edu

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • always wear sunscreen =)

    -Jessica @ http://cadencesmama.blogspot.com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • to love. that love is the healer of all wounds. and after losing her to a battle cancer, i realize now, that they only thing that sets my heart at rest, is love. the love of life she carried with her, has been passed down to me. love. is all you need.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Find what you really love and do it. Then will bring the bandaids if its necesary.
    Christie Checo
    Christie@lmvstudio.com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • I am a worry wart and a crybaby by nature while my mom is quite the opposite. She has always told me not to cry over spilt milk because there is nothing you can do about it but clean it up! =) This has taught me to focus more on coming up with solutions for problems then dwelling on the problems at hand! I would LOVE to win this giveaway!

    http://www.sandyalamode.com/
    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Normal is a setting on the dryer." I love this quote by my mom and use it often!

    Kelli

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "you are a brown paper package. you need to put on a red bow before you leave the house. aka. go put some lipstick on"

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "No man is unattainable; he simply hasn't met you yet."
    I find this as hilarious at 28 as I did when she told me this at age 5. Thanks mom!
    Jess

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • When I became engaged to my now husband, I told my mother that I wanted my relationship with him to be 50/50, with each of us putting in 50% of the effort to make it work.

    My mother, who is very wise, said that 50/50 was an admirable goal for any relationship, especially a marriage, but to keep in mind that '50/'50' was an average, not a daily condition. Some days -- and even some weeks or months -- she said, it may be 80/20; on others it may be 30/70.

    The best relationships, she told me, are those where neither person keeps track.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Be yourself ( :

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The greatest thing my Mama taught me was without words...by always showing me love & patience...she helped me to in turn be a better mama! Best gift ever! :)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Keep a bank account in your own name (when married). You should have something of your own that your husband doesn't have any say about!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • 'a person has to love themself, before they can truly love anyone else.'

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • While talking about the fact that people never change, my mom said something to me that I will always remember, "Zebras never change their stripes."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Wet leaves are like ice." Perhaps not the "best" of all her wisdom but it's the one that makes me chuckle the most..and it's true. :)

    -Rachel from A Cupcake for Moose

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • never go to bed angry! and by the way I am IN LOVE with all of your things!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Some things no-one else can decide for you. And they shouldn't!

    - Melissa
    jadoreitall.blogspot.com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The best advice my mom ever gave me was in regards to men.
    She said, "don't ever settle"
    And she was so right. I was until I was 33 to get married, and I couldn't have found a better man!

    Thanks momma! Love you!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "If you're having a bad day, put on a really cute pair of matching undies and bra- nobody will be able to see them but they will cheer you up through the day!"

    -Kara
    ariatalis@gmail.com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Moisturize!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • There are two pieves of advice that got me through nearly every situation.
    Do what you are afraid of." and "What Goes around Comes around." To this day, when I need encouragement, I reall these words and off I go!

    jwalker8(at)canada(dot)com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Hi this is Jennifer A.

    My Mom always tells me to have an emergency savings. I have gotten myself in many dilemmas where I was thankful for her advice.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Whenever I am going through rough times and I talk to my mom about it, she patiently hears me out and says a million perfect things that make me feel better.
    One of my favorites is
    "Put on your red dress and a smile."
    Or, in other words, life goes on, and you'll feel better if you face it with confidence. she's a good mommy.
    -rose

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Kill 'em with kindness
    and
    things always look better in the morning

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The best advise my MOM gave me is "Å happy, healthy marriage makes happy, healthy children!"

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • It wasn't so much what she said, but what she didn't say and lived instead. My mom never wore make-up, never complained about her clothing, never commented on her weight, and never talked about other women that we knew or passed by on the street. From her example, I learned to be happy with the way I am and to love myself for what's on the inside. I learned not to judge and that I didn't need makeup to feel pretty. I have a healthy body image and lots of self-confidence, due in part to my wonderful mom and the example she set.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Slightly pessimistic point of view, but very valid advice:

    "Be careful what you wish for"

    &

    "Put sh*t in one hand, and what you want in the other, see which fills up faster!" (usually in response to some frivolous material item we had wanted)


    Gotta love mom =)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Small kindnesses can go a long, long way.

    I love my sweet mom!

    Tracy

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • She told me: "Follow your dreams and trust your heart"
    Thanks to her advice, I'm living my dream now :)
    xoxo
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Bleach everything."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • I am a mother of two now and the absolute most important thing my mother told me was two fold:
    ALWAYS ALWAYS follow your dreams; don't let anyone tell your it's crazy or you can't do it...and with that always show love and compassion toward others. Following your dreams should never include stepping on others or tearing them down.

    My daughters know that I love them EVERYday! And I am running a website and launching a magazine. Some thought it was crazy or a silly dream, but it's well on it's way!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mom is not with us any more..but being 1 out of 9 kids....she gave us plenty advice! : )

    She always told us girls: Never the house without your lipstick on! She says it always made her feel good even on a bad day~

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • You've got to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince. But just kiss them - you're a lady.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Never leave the house without perfume, earrings, and a smile.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Don't let anyone walk on you, but also learn when to back down and say sorry.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The best advice my Mom gave me wasn't given verbally. It was given to me through her actions and attitude, every day. Be strong, respectful, silly, and loving. That's what I took from my Mom and what I now give to my own children, every day. Thank you Mom.

    ~Lori H., Eagle, WI

    msandlsh@yahoo.com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mom told me to pay attention to the way a boy treats his mom, because he'll treat his wife the same way. SO glad I listened and observed, my hubby treats his mom like a princess, and treats me like his QUEEN. :)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "You can be strong and kind. Those are not mutually exclusive things."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Never date a man who doesn't love his mother.

    Sarah Louise
    slubird@gmail.com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mom told me once that even though it may be stormy, the sun will eventually come out.

    She taught to me hang in there when life gets hard and just to always remember that happier times are ahead. You have to go through the bad to be able to appreciate the good.

    Feliz Dia De Las Madres Mama! :)

    Grace Hart

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • It's not WHAT you say, it's HOW you say it.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mom always told me to never settle. For a job, for a man, for anything.

    I love my mom!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "She may have a big diamond on her finger and a Louis Vuitton on her arm, but she probably has holes in her underwear. Never judge a book by it's cover. Things aren't always what they seem on the outside...and pretty on the outside doesn't always mean pretty on the inside too.

    "oh, and don't go out with wet hair or you'll catch a cold."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Love all you can during your lifetime.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Every woman writes her own price tag...Great advice, and so, so true!!

    Leslie R.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The grass is NOT always greener on the other side!

    Ashley J
    ashorg@aol.com

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Don't get married before you're 30." But now she's itching for me and my long-term boyfriend to tie the knot! (I'm 28 - still got a couple years to go, mom!)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Everything in moderation" - it applies to (almost) everything!

    Sarah
    sarah@pmc.org

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Life doesn't get better it just gets different,.. there will always be hard parts"

    Amanda Lakin

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Always make your bed first, if you don't get anything else done in the day at least you can go to sleep"

    Calley F.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "I can't wait until you have a child just like you" -- maybe more of fortune telling rather than advice...but she was right.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "If they are whispering every time you see them talking with someone, they aren't someone you want to be talking to." <3

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mom has taught me how to be face life with a smile. Her patience has been an example for me to follow. I couldn't have asked for a better mom!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Whatever you do, always give your best"

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

    I got my big mouth from her!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mother always told me to enjoy every moment of every day, because one day you'll miss the time gone. And to clean up the kitchen behind me as I go :)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "We all need a little rain in our lives. It makes the flowers grow."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Never turn an opportunity down.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "The more you pick at it, the worse it will get."
    I was 13, and she was talking about zits at the time, but its been pretty good advice overall. :)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mother taught me not to live in fear. A useful bit of advice in today's world. She would say "Enjoy each moment at hand and be grateful that the vast majority of moments in life are without great tragedy or drama. They are mostly blissfully mundane and ordinary. What a gift! Soak it up♥"

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • when I bought my house she told me,
    "take one room at a time" It's actually pretty universal.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Don't give up!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "cherish every moment you have and do not waste your time on anything. Once time passes you will never get a chance to go back in time again."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Marry him." Was my Mom's simple, but powerful, advice about my then-boyfriend, Sam. My Mom died shortly thereafter, very suddenly, and her advice stuck- as did Sam. He stayed by my side 24/7 holding me while I grieved her death, cried and screamed, lost my mind, threw fits, pushed him away in every way possible- he stayed, and I took my Mom's advice. We've been married now for five amazing years and have two gorgeous children together. I wish my mom could see how far her advice has taken me, I like to think she can :)

    ~Hilary Dillon

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Continue your education, because it's one of the few things in life you cannot lose.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "don't worry about what everyone else thinks of you ~ you could spend a lifetime trying to fulfill that worry ~ just be yourself and you'll weed the good friends from the bad ones" ~ I still have to remind myself of this sometimes since I'm such a people person! So fun reading everyone elses' mom advice! Nazknutsen@gmail.com. <3

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Always use the manners we raised you with or the next time someone sees you...your face will be on the side of a milk carton!" Love my parents!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Pretty is as pretty does." -- Mom

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "It' doesn't matter the outcome... but how you react to it."
    -Taylor J
    ps. i would choose the jaded dangling hoop earrings!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Nothing good happens after midnight...so be back at 10:00." :)

    Madeline
    www.spidatter.com <3

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mother grew up impoverished in the small country of Taiwan with 5 other siblings under one small house. They never had the luxury to eat meat or candy. she told me that sometimes when she craved something sweet she ate toothpaste to satisfy her insatiable sweet tooth. She also loved to dance, but her parents couldn't afford it. She turned to education as her outlet of hardships. Eventually, she graduated top of her class, and changed her life by moving to America. Today, I have the opportunity to dance, as well as being able to eat and wear whatever I wish. My mom tells me all the time to appreciate what I have now and make good use of it, because there are other people who are less fortunate.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mother told me, "be careful with the color red, you don't want to look like a hooker." lol



    Boradeth
    borasom@mtholyoke.edu

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "If you act confident, the day will come when you will actually BE confident." She was totally right.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder...for somebody else. Sad, but usually true!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The best advice my mom gave me was to always put God first!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • I love you, my daughter-Mommy

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mom's best advice was~
    Use up what you have and make do!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Spit out that jolly rancher. You're getting fat."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • I don't think this is the best advice that my mom has ever given me but its definitely the cutest/funniest thing to come out of her mouth every time I walk out the door....

    "Don't forget to wear lipstick. You never know when you will meet the future father of your children"

    :)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • I have a beautiful story about "mom" advice, from my mom-in-law. Twelve years ago, my own mom was very ill, and had been for 7-8 years. Late one afternoon, she called and asked me to come by her house on my way home from work. It was late, and my kids were with my mom-in-law, who provided my daycare. I was late getting off work, and called my mom-in-law to tell her I was on my way. In the process, I mentioned that my mom had called and asked me to come by. I didn't plan to go. (My husband was out of town, and I didn't want to be that late picking up the kids from my mom-in-law.) "Go," my mom-in-law told me. "If you don't go and something happens to her, you'll never forgive yourself." So I went. It was the last time I my mom alive. My memories of that time with her are precious. And I've always treasured my mom-in-law and the advice she gave me that day.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Don't compare yourself to others."

    Moms always knows best!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Kiss and make up!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My mom always said "Just know that I love you".

    I do mom. I do.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • whenever i couldn't find something, and was whining for help my mom would call out, "keep looking. it's in there!" to this day it makes me smile.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Stop worrying about what other people think. They are going to assume something or make fun of someone everyday of your life. You should never be upset when someone is hating on you, worry when nobody does. Its ok to make a few people jealous." Best thing to hear at 16!
    -Britny

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My Mother-In-Law gave me the best advice. After my husband and I were married she told me "Don't put yourself in sticky situations. Temptations are always out there...we are human. But you have to be sensible and don't put yourself in any situation that could end up with you being "tempted" to stray from your husband". I thought it was so true and I have tried to follow that advice ever since! :)

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "Don't drink and shave."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • pray about it!
    - alice lee

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My name is Melissa.

    My mom said: "Love the person for who they are now and not what you want them to be in the future"

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The best advice my Mom ever gave: Whenever my sisters and I complain about something, my Mom says, "Is that solution oriented?" If we're going to complain about something, we better have a solution for it!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • "don't be worried about what you want from the world, but instead think of what you can give to the world."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Never do a man's laundry for him unless you are married to him.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • My name is Kathryn McAdams and the best advice my mom every gave me was to never be ashamed of what you do, and if you are, then you shouldn't be doing it. There are so many people out there that do not tell their parents things about their own lives, simply because they feel that their parents would be upset or disapprove. If you are happy with the choices you have made, and happy with what you are doing, then you shouldn't be ashamed to tell the whole world. But, in the same regard, if you don't want to tell anyone, then it is probably something you shouldn't be doing in the first place.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Mom's advice: "It's not being bossy; it's being assertive. That's how you get what you want."

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Be a good friend to your boyfriend and an even better friend to your girlfriends!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • The best advice that my mother even gave me though I didn't recognize it until I was in my late 20s is that you should always look your best. It makes you feel better to get dressed in the morning, and gives people the best impression of you. It doesn't take a lot of money to look pulled together.

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • She stole it from Eleanor Roosevelt (my namesake! I'm Eleanor Smith):

    "The biggest risk in life is not taking any risks at all."

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Posted on April 30, 2010

  • Before my first child was born, my mom told me to say yes to my children as often as I could because I would have to say no far more often.

    Posted on April 30, 2010