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Yesterday was Grandparent’s Day at my daughter’s school *happy sigh*.  I love watching my mom and my daughter interact.  Two of the people I love most in the world and they love each other very much.  Mother’s Day is coming up and I will be with my daughter, but we will be away from my mom on that special day.  I’m working on a special way to tell my mother how much she means to us, without being physically with her.  I know we’ll talk on the phone, but I need something else… any suggestions?

What was the best advice you ever received from your mom?  My mom’s best advice for me was to be kind.  Whenever she talks about my grandmother, her mom, she tells me how many friends she had because she was so kind to everyone.  When I watch the end of the holiday movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life” when George’s friends come through with more than enough money to help him out of the problems at the Savings and Loan, I would think of my grandmother.  “Remember no man is a failure who has friends.”

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Here are some great ideas for Mother’s Day gifts that I found at Nordstrom!  Don’t forget to check out for great Nordstrom offers.

I love, love, love this fun bangle bracelet from Kate Spade, available at Nordstrom.  The interior says, “mom always said” and the exterior inscription reads, “follow your heart” “play fair” “have another slice” “chin up” “take my advice” and “be nice”

kate spade bangleThis is my latest favorite scent!  I’m layering Pure Grace and Amazing Grace and getting lots of compliments.  Does your mom show “grace under fire”?  Any mom would love the clean, fresh scent of Amazing Grace.

amazing grace

Does your Mom love Pandora jewelry?  How about the Pandora “Mom” bead?

mom pandora

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  1. 1

    My mom always told met to give back. When you are blessed with so many things, share with others!!

  2. 2
    CherylS22 says:

    Be yourself & become a strong, independent adult.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. 3
    soha molina says:

    She said: Be yourself.

  4. 4
    Amanda W says:

    Stand up for yourself.

  5. 5

    Be kinds to everyone.

  6. 6

    This too shall pass.

  7. 7
    joanne gentry says:

    Best advice I ever received was to relax. Not every situation is life threatening nor will it damage your child mentally, or emotionally. Teach them coping skills!

  8. 8
    rebecca shockley says:

    She said to always be myself, never pretend to be something I’m not!

  9. 9
    Kimberly Schotz says:

    My moms best advice was to always try my best.

  10. 10
    Robin Christofaro says:

    Forgive and forget!

  11. 11
    Sandra Beeman says:

    You can’ make people do what you want them to..

  12. 12
    Vickie Couturier says:

    do not borrow money nor lend money out,,wize advice has worked well for me

  13. 13

    She use to always say: you made your bed now you have to lie in it.

  14. 14
    natalie nichols says:

    A tiger never changes his stripes

  15. 15

    Be kind to everyone and everything ,and always look for a good sale :)

  16. 16
    courtney hennagir says:

    the best advice she gave me was when my son was born. she said to hear others’ advice but to listen to my really helped to keep me sane!

  17. 17
    Holly Thomas says:

    T be true to yourself!!

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    Jennifer says:

    I am always stressed out trying to keep my home freakishly clean… my mom told me that’s not as important as I may think- My kids won’t remember if my home is perfectly clean, but they will remember if they are happy!

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    Tabitha P. says:

    Very simply put to be kind!

  20. 20
    Vicki Hale says:

    Hello, the best advice my Mom gave me was “you are known by the friends you keep”. It is one of the things I have never forgotten. Vicki

  21. 21
    Alisha Kostiuk says:

    You have to give respect to earn respect.

  22. 22
    Peggy Hopkins says:

    Homemade food always tastes better because it has love in it.

  23. 23

    Moms taught me to not talk bad about people, if I can’t say it to them, don’t say it at all.

  24. 24

    Never allow anyone to treat you as a second class citizen…

  25. 25
    Sam Stamp says:

    Never forget that you are loved

  26. 26

    I would say she told me too be myself do what my passion is.

  27. 27

    The best advice my mother gave me was to never intentionally hurt anyone, either by words or actions.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  28. 28
    Margot C says:

    My mother, a big hearted Texan, taught me always to look for what is good in people and not to dwell on their faults -least they take it in their heads to dwell on mine!

  29. 29
    Stephanie Hastie says:

    Do your best.

  30. 30
    Heather Poindexter says:

    I ALWAYS know!

  31. 31

    Be careful it’s Friday night and all the drunks got paid

  32. 32
    Kasee Johnson says:

    BE NICE. And I heard it often … very often.

  33. 33
    Dorothy Teel says:

    FYI _ my facebook account was messed up it has taken me all day to straighten this out I am sorry if I entered contests with it on your site, I have a new accoutn now and will use from now on.. sorry if this causes problems

  34. 34

    Be yourself – there’s nobody like you and never will be.
    Thanks for the contest.

  35. 35
    Sue Farrell says:

    The best advice my mother gave me was to always be financially independent—no relying on someone else to take care of you. It has really made me secure in myself.

  36. 36

    my best advice my mom gave me was to live life on your own terms, and if you try to please everyone, you’ll please no one, including yourself

  37. 37
    Claire Rheinheimer says:

    This is advice concerning kids- she told me they’d eat when they’re hungry. My toddler has days he doesn’t eat much and I’ve learned to not worry about it!

  38. 38
    Julia Rain says:

    My mother always encourages me to follow my passions and embrace my creativity, and never let anyone discourage me.

  39. 39
    kelly Nicholson says:

    What is the best advice your mother (or Mother figure) ever gave you?

    dont play in the street..saved me life

  40. 40
    Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) says:

    Always wear clean underwear

  41. 41
    Ellen Casper says:

    Be yourself.

  42. 42
    Nataly Carbonell says:

    My mother always told me to follow my dreams and never let other’s destroy them

  43. 43
    julie matek says:

    If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  44. 44

    Never give up! Always try hard for what u want!

  45. 45
    Dalores Lounds says:

    My mom always said to treat others the way you would like to be treated and if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

  46. 46

    To read a book everyday.

  47. 47
    Melinda Stuhlman says:

    My dads advice was; “nothing in this life is guaranteed so therfore you must have a backup plan”. He was my hero.

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    Heather Alexander says:

    My mother always told me that if someone is mean to you, be nice back and they will come around. It always worked for me as a kid. As an adult, I just don’t have the patience for it anymore. LOL

  49. 49
    Elizabeth G. says:

    She always quoted Proverbs 14:1!

  50. 50

    My mom was, and still is, a very smart intelligent individual. She always instilled respect and responsibility with me, especially being the oldest. I got a lot of authoritative roles and was a bit of a handful rebelling against her wishes as a teenager but I tell you now that I have a family, I get her!

  51. 51

    My mom’s best advice was the way she lived her life: work hard and don’t sweat the small stuff.

  52. 52
    Don Gentry says:

    My Mom always says to treat others how you want to be treated !

  53. 53

    Be careful who you trust

  54. 54

    Don’t touch that!

  55. 55
    Tiffany Drew says:

    Be kind to others, but be good to yourself too.

  56. 56

    My mama told me about the strength in decisions…and that I get to choose how to respond and act.

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    Jennifer Haupt says:

    Honesty is the best policy. (Oh, and Scentsy has a wonderful Mother’s Day bundle for $45 if you know anyone who sells Scentsy!)

  58. 58
    penelope merriweather says:

    My mom always said you can’t draw blood from a turnip..! Thanks for this giveaway!

  59. 59
    Amber Daulton says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! That’s very generous of you!!! Kohls would be awesome!

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      Amber Daulton says:

      I forgot to mention the advice… sorry. The best advice my mom gave me is to not give up, plain and simple.

  60. 61

    Best advice was to be able to support yourself and to be proficient in more than one skill.

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    JenniferB says:

    Always wear clean underwear in case you are in an accident

  62. 63

    The best advice my mother in law has given me is that every couple fights. It is part of marriage and only makes us stronger. Let the small things go and fight for the things you really want. Since I am married to her son she knows him better then me and we have been really good since I stopped worrying about the small stuff. Turns out Mommy inlaw was right.

  63. 64
    Julia H Pooled says:

    Don’t ever look back!

  64. 65

    I would so love to win this for myself :)

  65. 66

    I ask for my mom’s advice all the time. Trust in God is the best.

  66. 67

    The best advice my mom ever gave me was to listen to my head, not my heart. Unfortunately, I have not always taken her advice. :O

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