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Mother’s Advice, 22 Perfect Pearls of Wisdom from Mom

She was your social secretary, doctor, banker, chauffeur, personal chef, and probably even your therapist! You had a problem, she had a solution. You had questions, she had answers. Yep, mom certainly helped guide the way. Heck, for some of us, she still does! Whether it was to always wear clean underwear or the importance of a handwritten thank you note, everyone has their favorite. For me, it was to make my bed every day, and boy could my Mother give any Ritz Carlton bed-maker a run for their money! Now, as an adult, I may not have time to make my bed every day (I can see her shaking her head at me now) but when I do, I realize what a luxury it is to slip in between the neat sheets and covers at the end of a long day.  Thanks Mom!

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We asked around the Julianna Rae office and polled our friends and family to find out what their favorite Mother’s advice was and here are 22 memorable lines we wanted to share…

  1. The importance of family dinners
  2. Search for the truth – about everything including yourself
  3. Don’t fry bacon in a tank top
  4. Eat often and eat a lot
  5. If you don’t appreciate what you have, how is more going to help you?
  6. Make time for tea time
  7. Don’t be afraid to say “no” to your boss
  8. Life is too short to hold grudges
  9. It’s not only what you say but how you say it
  10. Be a great neighbor
  11. Manners are free
  12. When buying a car, the monthly payment should never be more than one week’s pay
  13. Will you remember this in five years?
  14. It’s okay to admit motherhood is hard and not always fun
  15. Don’t turn on the ceiling fan if you have an important stack of papers or bills in that room!
  16. You only have one reputation
  17. Go back and finish the fight yourself – I am not finishing it for you
  18. Marry someone who can fix your car (you too, guys!)
  19. Never forget how it felt to be young and free
  20. Things will look better in the morning
  21. Never do anything you don’t want printed on the front page of the newspaper
  22. Shut the door – you weren’t born in a barn

What’s your favorite advice from your Mom?  Remember… your Mother was right about everything and sooner or later we all quote our Mothers!

Deb Fries is a freelance designer and writer and has worked with Julianna Rae in the graphics department and customer service, she now writes lifestyle pieces for the blog at