My Mother is a (generally) sweet ole lady from Alabama who had a helluva time raising her 5 kids in California. Here are some of the nuggets of wisdom she has passed to me over the years.
  1. You don't eat right. You need more potato chips and snacks in your cabinets.
  2. Your house looks too bare. You need some pillows and trinkets to add some "pop." (My Mom and I have different opinions about what constitutes interior design versus hoarding).
  3. (Before I met my now-husband): Find and marry a Jewish man. Their mothers teach them how to pick out great jewelry.
  4. Your hair is too dark, it makes you look old and harsh. You look much younger and better as a blonde.
  5. You need to become aware of what's going on in the world. Watch Fox News! (Thus begins 95% of our disagreements).
  6. I saw the cutest outfit at Talbot's, it would be perfect on you!
  7. It's not that old, it's fine to eat!