The Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me

My mom is a clever woman. She knows that little girls with long hair do better with a shampoo at the kitchen sink. She knows that little fingers can “paint” cookies better than they can pipe or frost. She knows that little hands are more successful at feeding the Christmas tree with ice cubes instead of schlepping a bucket of water across the living room.

There’s no end to the good ideas that my mom has handed down to me over the years. She’s a genius, I tell ya! But, unlike those of us who offer unsolicited advice rather verbosely (ahem), my mom has always been subtle about how she’s advised me.

Recently, I put together a little tribute to my mom, complete with funky 1970s style music to set the mood. ;) It’s about the best advice my mom ever gave me — and how it informs my parenting.

If the video doesn’t show up on your screen, you can go watch it on my YouTube channel.

Currently, Mott’s is running a fun campaign where your kids can share the best advice you ever gave them. What a hoot! Kids do say the darndest things. Hop on over to the Mott’s Facebook page to upload your clip, two minutes maximum. Every week they’ll choose a winner to post on their Facebook page.

This post is sponsored by Mott’s. As a Mott’s Mom I have been compensated for my time spent writing. Participation in this program is voluntary; all opinions are my own.

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  1. Feeding the Christmas tree with ice cubes might be the coolest thing I’ve read today.

  2. Your video is so cute! Some of the best advice my mom ever gave me is to be patient and keep the peace. SOmetimes it is makes us feel better to say I am sorry rather than to be stubborn because we think we are right. Also, I never FULLY appreciated my mother as a mom until I became one myself…she always made it look so easy little did I know how hard she was actually working.

  3. Yeah that ice cube thing is cool….. he he.

  4. When running in the dirt my mom always said fall with your mouth closed. Great advice!!

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