3 Important Tips I Got From My Mother (Plus a $500 Giveaway!)

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. So I’m taking this time to remember 3 important tips I received from my mom.

Tips From Mom

3 Important Tips – #1: Be wise in your relationships.

Just because you’re right doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be the first one to say “sorry” and that you should never give way for the other person. Sometimes you concede because you love them. This is one of the tips that’s quite a challenge for me especially because I’m a bit hard-headed. But it helps to remind myself that I love this person. This advice doesn’t only apply to spouses though.

3 Important Tips – #2: Be wise in raising your son.

No one is ever born a parent. No one gets into the parenting life knowing every single thing there is to know about how to take care of kids and how to raise them to become a good person. You will make mistakes. But just always try to learn from those mistakes.

3 Important Tips – #3: Be wise with your money.

I realized that being wise with money doesn’t necessarily mean not spending a lot. Being wise means you make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. It’s okay to spend money on items that you know you’re going to use a lot and are of good quality. I’ve bought lots of cheap stuff without taking quality into consideration and I just ended up using the items just once or twice. Take all of those together and you can say I’ve wasted a lot of money!

I thank my mom for giving me these tips because I realize that really I need it. Now I know I’m wiser — or at least I’d like to think I am — because I will always have these to think about. 🙂

Tips From Mom

My mom, Santa Claus, me, my niece and my sister-in-law


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3 Important Tips I Got From My Mother (Plus a $500 Giveaway!) — 73 Comments

  1. My mom said there was NOTHING a woman can not get through, to never depend on others solely and nothing is ever as bad as it seems. (This coming from a battered woman with 9 kids who got out of a horrible marriage situation with my Dad, and went back to school at 47, bought her own home and is a confident woman of 81 now). She practices what she preaches and preaches what she has practiced. She is my hero for real. 🙂

  2. My mother told me to always make your marriage the priority because kids will grow up (as they SHOULD) and move on with their lives. You and your mate will be left and you had better been nurturing the relationship along the way or it will be harder to stay together after the kids move out.

  3. my mother always told me to listen to my heart, and know when things are right from wrong! and to always believe in myself!

  4. Honestly my Mother has a Heart of Gold, I will always inspire to be like here. She has taught me so much, but she always taught me to Believe in myself she is always such an encourager and so positive in ever are of her Life =)

  5. She told me to never ley anyone change my mind about my GOD, my faith,to respect others and myself and to always listen to my heart. She was a wonderful mother and I miss her but she will always be in my heart. She always taught us to have unconditional love.

  6. If a man hits you and you take him back he has gotten away with it. If any man raises his hand to you dump him and don’t look back.

  7. My mom always told me to think for myself, question everything, and don’t believe something just because others to tell you to.

  8. You can’t be anyone else but yourself. But even if you are yourself, be the best that you can be and when you achieve that best, strive even higher. I thank her for that too.

  9. My Mom once told me to always date a guy who had a better car than me. It was because I always worked hard to have a nice car, basically make sure he is a hard worker too…

  10. Those are great tips. My mom always said when I was dealing with difficult people to “kill them with kindness” or “you will attract more bees with honey than vinegar”

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