Everything I Know, I Learned from my Mother

It’s Mother’s Day and I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there, especially to my friends that are parents and the best Mom I know. Mine.


In celebration of Mother’s day, here is a list of the top ten things I learned from my Mom:

1. The phrase, “if it’s free, it’s for me.” She said this to me growing up all the time and now I love free stuff. This may have happened without her clever rhyme, but I can never be sure.

2.  If you think someone is choking on something, but they are coughing, that means they are still breathing and therefore not choking.

3. Expired antibiotics work just as well as unexpired antibiotics.


4.  Bananas are the best cure for diarrhea.

5. It’s ok not to over-protect your children, because they can make their own decisions, learn from them, and still turn out to be good people.

6. My mom is never wrong, and I’m not saying this to suck up. I have literally never known her to be wrong. Sure that can be annoying, but it comes in handy whenever I need advice.

me and mom

7. Your mother will pick up your terrible habits on purpose and annoy you with them – so mind your manners.

8. The best “Mom date” includes some Lazy Boys, a couple of adult beverages, and anything starring Jim Carrey.

9.  Howling at the moon once a month is good for you.

10.  I am lucky to have the best Mama Bird anyone could ask for.


I hope you’re having a fabulous Mama Bird’s Day on the opposite coast as me, Mom. I’ll see you next week!

Baby Bird


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8 responses to “Everything I Know, I Learned from my Mother

  1. Marilyn Fluegel

    Paula ….well done….Pam

  2. movesnmunchies

    my mom is NEVER wrong too! as much as I hate to admit it- she just knows things!!. BAHAHAH to number 4!

  3. Mammabird

    She’s as bright as the son, sweet as honey and assessment
    skills above the bar. That’s my baby girl!
    Thank U for your Greeting today (5-8),
    It truly made my day. Yes. Made my day.
    Love MB

  4. Aw, what a sweet post. Love your list for your mom. 🙂

  5. T

    your mom sounds just as awesome as my mom! let’s get them together!

  6. Becky

    Really awesome post! Love the nurse picture of your mom! And of course you two look so cute in the other pics.. 🙂

  7. Jen

    I was at my brothers house today and he said “if it’s free, it’s for me.” I have never heard of this until reading your blog yesterday and now today!

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