25 Priceless Lessons On Life Learned From Mom


Many years ago I came across an article similar to this in a newspaper or magazine that I read somewhere and I’m so glad to have come across this once more on the internet, and completely by accident I might add. I’d like to share this with everyone out there and see how many of these things ring true in your own personal upbringing. Hope this brings back pleasant memories and puts a smile on your face. I also hope this helps you to remember mom just a tad bit more on Mother’s Day as well as her birthday.

Enjoy 🙂

So….. I present to you……….

25 Priceless Lessons On Life

Learned From Mom

~ or ~

25 Reasons I Owe My Mother

(1) – My mother taught me to APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE
“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside – I just finished cleaning!”

(2) – My mother taught me RELIGION
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

(3) – My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL
“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

(4) – My mother taught me LOGIC
‘”Because I said so, that’s why!”

(5) – My mother taught me MORE LOGIC
“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”

(6) – My mother taught me FORESIGHT…
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

(7) – My mother taught me IRONY
“Keep crying, and I’ll really give you something to cry about.”

(8) – My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper!”

(9) – My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM
“Will you LOOK at that dirt on the back of your neck!”

(10) – My mother taught me about STAMINA
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone!”

(11) – My mother taught me about WEATHER
“This room of yours looks like a tornado went through it.”

(12) – My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY
“If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”

(13) – My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE..
“I brought you into this world… and I can take you out.”

(14) – My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
“Stop acting like your father!”

(15) – My mother taught me about ENVY
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents  like you do.”

(16) – My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION
“Just wait until your father gets home!”

(17) – My mother taught me about RECEIVING
“You are going to get it when you get home!”

(18) – My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”

(19) – My mother taught me ESP
“Put your sweater on… don’t you think I know when you’re cold?”

(20) – My mother taught me HUMOR
“When that lawn mower cuts off your foot, don’t come running to me.”

(21) – My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up to be big and tall.”

(22) – My mother taught me about GENETICS
“You’re just like your father.”

(23) – My mother taught me about my ROOTS
“Shut that door behind you! Do you think you were born in a barn?”

(24) My mother taught me to THINK AHEAD…
“If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job.”

(25) – My mother taught me about WISDOM of Age
“When you get to be my age… you’ll understand.”

And here are a few more you can add to the list…


[BONUS #1] – My mother taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS…
“If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you, would you listen THEN?”

[BONUS #2] – My mother taught me about THINKING INDEPENDENTLY

“If Tommy jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, would you have to jump off too?
[BONUS #3] – My mother taught me CONSERVATION and ENVIRONMENTALISM
“Put that back! That’s too expensive! Do you think money grows on trees?”

[BONUS #4] – And my favorite:  My mother taught me about JUSTICE
“One day you’ll have kids… and I hope they turn out just like you.”


A Final Thought

If you’re fortunate enough to still have mom in your life – visit her or call her – say “Thanks Mom”, tell her you love her – and let her know how grateful you are for her never-ending love, understanding, support, and above all, wisdom.

While you’re thinking of Mom – Here’s one more post from this site you may want to check out…

Mother’s Day Songs For Mom

Also ideal to use for her birthday or any other special day set aside to honor mom, grandma, etc.


One Response

  1. oh my god it is soooooooooooo true i am from pkistan dont know about wheret my mom said all thoes things to me its like mothers have a universal language lol

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