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23 Things My Mom Said


(Art by Katie Daisy)

23 Things My Mom Said

1. Attitude is everything.

2. Everything in moderation.

3. Always leave a place a little nicer than you found it.

4. Go run around the house 7 times.

5. Do the whole job.

6. Do it right the first time.

7. Read this with your filter on.

8. Song lyrics are my theology.

9. I’m still learning.

10. Pretty is as pretty does.

11. Be good and have fun, in that order.

12. Presentation is everything.

13. What you think is important.

14. This is non-negotiable.

15. Manners will get you far in life.

16. The important things don’t change.

17. Fresh air is the best medicine.

18. Let’s go on an adventure.

19. If you tell me you’re bored, I’ll give you something to do, but you’re not going to like it.

20. You’re not lost if you know how to get home.

21. Don’t be afraid to turn around.

22.  Tell the truth, no matter what.

23. That’s just the way of it, child.


What things did your mom always say?  What phrase of your mother’s most often comes out of your mouth?  Share in the comments or on Twitter with the hashtag #thingsmymomsaid!   Happy Mother’s Day!


  • Anne

    Kate, I’d love to share on Facebook!!! Is that possible or is it linked to your page?

  • Ruby

    Your mom is a smart lady!

  • Cindy

    Love it..Happy Mother’s Day Kate!

  • Wanda Dulski

    Strength & Beauty will get you far. Intelligence will take you further.

  • Aleida

    ” ‘I want’ doesn’t get.”

  • Kate Conner

    My brother added: “Wash your hands AGAIN,” and “Be gentle with your mother.” Fitting for the boy in the family. :)

  • Marie

    We used to go on little driving adventures and if we ended up somewhere and did not know exactly where we were at my mom would say, “You are never lost. You are always somewhere.”

  • Marissa Kellas

    This was from a friend’s mom: If he likes you at your worst, he will appreciate you at your best.

  • Amanda Musolff

    My mom said #19 A LOT! She would also say :

    “The fair is in August.”
    “You can’t always get what you want.”
    “Michael Jordan didn’t make the basketball team when he tried out.”
    “God never gives you anything you can’t handle.”

  • nanetteksu

    Sit down, you’re making me nervous.

  • Susan M.

    “Go ahead and ask. The worst they can say is no!”

  • Donna

    “Life isn’t fair” and “Just because someone else does it doesn’t make it right.”