In anticipation of Mother’s Day, which is Sunday (May 9), we asked readers online to share advice they had gotten from their moms.
“This too shall pass.” ~Carolyn O’Daly
“ ‘Always do your best,’ which is probably why I got the jobs of dishwashing and bathroom cleaning while my three sisters dusted.” ~Kathleen Kourie
“Never marry an engineer.” ~Robert Balogh-Robinson
“You never have to justify spending money on books or music.” ~Sarah Feyl
“Don’t whiz on the electric fence.” ~Josh Stark
“Live your values.” ~Larissa Miller
“ ‘You’ll be better before you’re married’ – an Irish saying that means basically ‘This too shall pass,’ or don’t sweat the small stuff.” ~Patricia Cronin
“You should study abroad.” ~Bryan Conway
“If you’re bored, you’re boring.” ~Michael Hardman
Add your own in the comments below.