Mother Knows Best

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Our mothers have known us since day one. They were our first confidantes, our guardian angels. Each of us is the product of years of motherly advice, worry and encouragement.

Whether it was to... not talk to strangers, stand up straight or deeper conversations about life and how to navigate the twists and turns of decision making, we’ve all heard it many times.

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As teens, we often did the opposite of what mom said.  Sooner or later, we all acknowledged that mom was right more often than not.

My mom took every opportunity to dish out advice (even when I didn’t quite want it). Nonetheless, my mom was my first role model and my best friend. For that, I’m so grateful.

Years later, with children of my own, I heard myself repeating those same words of wisdom. Even if my boys didn’t seem to be listening, much like I didn’t at their age, I realized later that they heard every word!

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words from our fleurettes


For Mother’s Day, our Fleurettes share their memories of motherly advice. You may find them to be enlightening or even familiar.

Feel free to share your motherly words of wisdom below!

If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.
— Cate
You’ll know when you know. And stop torturing your brother!
— Tracy
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Be kind to everyone - treat all as you would like to be treated. And stand up straight!
— Julie
Focus on where you are going! But never forget where you came from!
— Sherman
Life isn’t always fair. And sit up straight!
— Paige
Be courteous to others and always use your manners.
— Danielle
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Life is good... don’t miss it! You’ll get what you need!
— Kelsey
Respect yourself and others will follow.
— Annabelle
Better days are coming
— Amy
Respect your elders.
— Dan
Never quit. If you start something, you have to finish.
— Mary Lou
Everything is ok in moderation.
— Betsy
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If you wish to share your favorite quotes or stories, please enter them in the comments below. We would love to hear your inspiring words because, of course, moms know best!

Happy Mother’s Day!