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My mom is not a highly educated woman, but man, that she is smart. She’s taught me so many things over the years, many of which I have the opportunity to put into practice now that I am a mom, too. My mom isn’t necessarily a “words of wisdom” type of person, but she’s always led quietly by example. My mom is the one who showed me that it’s possibly to make your child feel valued and loved without forsaking discipline and boundaries. My mom taught me about hard work and always trying your best. (She also taught me that everything is better cooked in bacon grease, but that’s another post for another time.)


When my mom did impart words of wisdom to me, they stuck with me for years after. One thing my mom always told me that if you are truly a friend to someone, you’ll be there when there’s a marriage, a baby, or a funeral. What she meant is that you need to be there to support the people you love through all of the big events in life, the good and the bad. I’ve tried to live by this, and always be present for those big moments. In fact, a good friend of mine lost her brother this week, and it’s killing me that I can’t make the out-of-state funeral services this weekend. My friend understands, and I’ve been supporting in other ways, but there is just something about having the physical presence of a friend during those times. I am thankful that my mother taught me this lesson.


Another phrase I remember hearing my mom say often was, “All things in moderation.” I’m not going to tell you I heeded her words, but I definitely heard this phrase on a regular basis. Usually when I was grabbing yet another soda out of the fridge. You could say I had a bit of a soda addiction. My mom knew that soda was something to have occasionally, and she was always trying to get me to drink more water. A few cavities and some extra weight later, and I understand what my mom was saying. Kicking the soda habit was hard, and drinking all that soda affected my body in a negative way. These days, drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day is one of my top priorities, and once again, my mother’s wisdom proves true.


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This post was sponsored by Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water. I received compensation for writing this post. All opinions are 100% mine. All smart things come from my mother.