What Our Mothers Told Us


Do it right the first time and you won't have to do it again

It's just hair, it'll grow back

I don't know what exactly a civil engineer does, but I'm proud of you

He's not worth your tears

Don't take it personally

This is how you sew on a button, hem a dress, set a pleat

I changed your diaper, I can tell you you need a haircut if I want to 

You better not put me in the cheap nursing home

It's totally fine to eat the cookie dough, don't let society control you 

I say this because I love you--that dress doesn't look good on you

Turn that terrible music off 

Shoes and perfume are always worth spending money on

You're lucky you got your brains from me and not your father

I believe in you

I love you