my mamma said: justine

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I love the fact that a caring mother can see all possibilities in their child… if only we as children believed in their vision for us. It can take a lifetime to figure out for ourselves that we can be so much more than we think we can. Justine’s mother clearly dreamed big for her girl… the world is your oyster and I love oysters :) Do something today that scares you and be more than your being right now.

I recently asked a bunch of people to share with me a piece of advice their mother had given them. Some are wise, others are hilarious but most of all, they are all true.

While the words in these illustrations are direct quotes, the characters are inspired by each advice recipient and are not meant to be an exact likeness. I am only using their first name so they can stay anonymous, if they choose.

Feel free to share on social media (please link back to my site). It would be awesome if you could send me your mothers best words of wisdom… it might just help someone else out :)

What did your mamma say? Get in touch via Twitter, Instagram or by email :)

my mamma said: denise

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It wasn’t just Rihanna who sung the praises of the humble umbrella… Denise’s mum also held it in high esteem. Perhaps it was because she knew what rain does to curly hair or maybe she didn’t want her girl to catch a cold. Either way, it’s solid advice. I know that if I ever get caught in the rain with Denise, I can always stand under her umbrella ella ella eh eh eh.

I recently asked a bunch of people to share with me a piece of advice their mother had given them. Some are wise, others are hilarious but most of all, they are all true.

While the words in these illustrations are direct quotes, the characters are inspired by each advice recipient and are not meant to be an exact likeness. I am only using their first name so they can stay anonymous, if they choose.

Feel free to share on social media (please link back to my site). It would be awesome if you could send me your mothers best words of wisdom… it might just help someone else out :)

What did your mamma say? Get in touch via Twitter, Instagram or by email :)

my mamma said: fred

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Thanks to a flawed scientific study in the 1950’s, a US army survival manual in 1970 recommended hat use due to the belief that “40 to 45 percent of body heat” is lost from the head. This has since been debunked and current science believes that any part of the body that is left uncovered in cold temperatures will lose heat.

Having said that, a lot of people are told to wear hats to protect them from the cold. Also, in the hotter countries, hats have a different function… protecting us form the sun’s rays. Regardless of why, Fred’s mum wanted to protect her son when she wasn’t around… so she always told him to wear a hat. Sound advice Fred’s mum, regardless of where you live on this rock we lovingly call earth :)

However, some people ALWAYS wear a hat… and who knows why…?

I recently asked a bunch of people to share with me a piece of advice their mother had given them. Some are wise, others are hilarious but most of all, they are all true.

While the words in these illustrations are direct quotes, the characters are inspired by each advice recipient and are not meant to be an exact likeness. I am only using their first name so they can stay anonymous, if they choose.

Feel free to share on social media (please link back to my site). It would be awesome if you could send me your mothers best words of wisdom… it might just help someone else out :)

What did your mamma say? Get in touch via Twitter, Instagram or by email :)

my mamma said: eve

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This is a fantastic bit of advice that is universal in its appeal and application. All you can do is your best.

Problems start when we don’t do our best and then we wonder somewhere in the back of our minds what we could have done to be better. So problem solved, do as Eve’s mum said and “TRY YOUR BEST.” How many of us really do that!?! You can’t go wrong with that.

I recently asked a bunch of people to share with me a piece of advice their mother had given them. Some are wise, others are hilarious but most of all, they are all true.

While the words in these illustrations are direct quotes, the characters are inspired by each advice recipient and are not meant to be an exact likeness. I am only using their first name so they can stay anonymous, if they choose.

Feel free to share on social media (please link back to my site). It would be awesome if you could send me your mothers best words of wisdom… it might just help someone else out :)

What did your mamma say? Get in touch via Twitter, Instagram or by email :)

what i learnt this week :: WEEK 31

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Although we all know this on some level, there are some lessons we keep learning again and again on deeper levels.

Yesterday was my beautiful mother’s birthday. It was a big birthday and lets say it ends in a “0”. We took her out for lunch to the beautiful Seasalt Restaurant in Cronulla and at the end of a very long and amazing meal the staff came up to ask if the age on my mothers card was a prank or real. They could not believe her age. She has an incredibly youthful or perhaps timeless spirit, is blessed with great genes and stays relevant with the times (not getting stuck in some random old era). It took some convincing and they were stunned as to how young she looks.

I guess this is why I don’t care about age. It’s been drummed into me by my wise mother that it doesn’t matter. I have friends as young as 10 and some as old as 80 years old. We learn different things from the young and the old and being ageist only limits our own experience of the world.

Conversely, many people are so obsessed with age, relying on plastic surgery to stay young and beautiful. It’s sad because if we only focus on the outside, the inside can seem empty and unkept. Saying that, I think it is important to look after yourself, dress well, do your hair and face for yourself as much as for anyone else. Looking after yourself tells you and the world that you matter… and you do.

So let go of any misconceptions you may have that old people are boring or kids are silly. Hanging out with all age groups will fill your life with so much fun and friendship. Also, having a good attitude will help you age with grace and stay beautiful on the inside (and the outside) for a long long time.

If you’re lucky and look after yourself (inside and out) you might grow up to be as beautiful as my gorgeous mum ♥ Happy Birthday Mum… you really are the best & most beautiful mum in the world xo

my mum cectimm

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my mamma said: margaret

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While Margaret’s mum’s advice is a tad more traditional it still holds true. We have to look after our families and ourselves… so being a good person and going to church is looking after yourself (for some) and looking after your husband just makes sense. You have to assume he is also looking after you at the same time :) if you’ve got each others backs then everything will be alright.

I recently asked a bunch of people to share with me a piece of advice their mother had given them. Some are wise, others are hilarious but most of all, they are all true.

While the words in these illustrations are direct quotes, the characters are inspired by each advice recipient and are not meant to be an exact likeness. I am only using their first name so they can stay anonymous, if they choose.

Feel free to share on social media (please link back to my site). It would be awesome if you could send me your mothers best words of wisdom… it might just help someone else out :)

What did your mamma say? Get in touch via Twitter, Instagram or by email :)

my mamma said: jo

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Perfect motherly advice. Jo’s mum got it right. At the end of the day, we will all be the best we can be if we look after ourselves and our siblings and we are never happier than when we can truly be ourselves. Rock on!

I recently asked a bunch of people to share with me a piece of advice their mother had given them. Some are wise, others are hilarious but most of all, they are all true.

While the words in these illustrations are direct quotes, the characters are inspired by each advice recipient and are not meant to be an exact likeness. I am only using their first name so they can stay anonymous, if they choose.

Feel free to share on social media (please link back to my site). It would be awesome if you could send me your mothers best words of wisdom… it might just help someone else out :)

What did your mamma say? Get in touch via Twitter, Instagram or by email :)