15 Lessons My Mother Taught Me

The older I’ve grown, the more experiences I have, the more responsibilities I get, the more I appreciate my mom. I look back and think about how much she has taught me and prepared me for my own life, and how much she still does so.
My mom’s birthday is tomorrow.  So, I decided to work together to list some lessons my mom has taught me.
"you'll catch more flies with honey than vinegar, even though sometimes you need bittersweet honey." Such are the lessons my mom has taught, and is continuing to teach, me throughout my life
** You catch more flies with honey; however, there are some circumstances that require bitter-sweet honey.
** A clean house not only is a house of God, but also allows relaxation and you won’t be embarrassed when company comes.
** It doesn’t matter if you succeed…what matters is how hard you tried.
** Pound the pavement and work hard.
** A basic musical background is very helpful throughout life.
** Family is most important.
** Backup everything!
** It’s ok to not be perfect, because you aren’t supposed to be. And that’s ok.
** Don’t take your husband for granted.
** Knowing how to do simple cleaning and chores is something you should know how to do before you leave the house. (Seriously! My freshman college year, I knew girls who not only didn’t know how to do laundry, load a dishwasher, or even Windex a sink mirror!)
** Delegate and ask for help–you don’t have to do everything yourself.
** Don’t be judgmental (I’m still working on this one).
** Learn from your parents’ mistakes and do better.
** Have a strong testimony, but don’t rely on your parents’ testimonies.
** My mom will love me no matter what and will always be there for me!
I love you, Mom! Happy birthday!
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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • Oh! That was a metaphorical phrase…be kind to get what you want (like when dealing with insurance, bills, etc) but sometimes, if it's not working, than you have to be a little fiercer, but still kind

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    LOL!!! You just taught me something new today!

  • Excellent advice from your mother! I love this one best, " You catch more flies with honey; however, there are some circumstances that require bitter-sweet honey." because it reminds me of that Southern "bless your heart" attitude I hear here in Georgia all of the time.

  • Moms are the best! I'm glad you have such an awesome mom!

  • My mom has a great Attitude! I love it!

  • I love these. I unfortunately was one of those girls that knew nothing about cleaning. I had to teach myself everything, and it is still hard to keep it up and get in the habit. I really want my children to be better prepared than I was for married life/life as adults.

  • At least you know now! I think that's what every parent wants–they learn from their parents, and want their children to have better.