What I Learnt From My Mum

What I Learnt From My Mum

My mum and I have always had a close relationship and growing up she’s taught me a lot, more than I probably ever realised before now.

‘As long as you’re being yourself, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of you’

Growing up my mum told me to have friends, get on well with people and be polite. But as long as you’re being yourself then nothing else matters. You can’t make someone like you if they don’t and that’s ok. But as long as you know in your heart that you haven’t done anything wrong and you’re only being you then that’s all that matters.

‘Moisturise everywhere, religiously’ 

I’ve always suffered with dry skin ever since I was a little girl and my mum was the one who nursed my eczema meaning she knows what works. She taught me to always moisturise religiously to keep your skin smooth and young!

‘A lady should always have nice nails, no boy wants to look down and see manky nails when holding your hand’ (yes she actually says manky) 

Always always always used to bite my nails when I was younger and I will never not hear my mum’s voice ringing throughout my head saying this. Now I get my nails done every 3 weeks, lovely painted and cannot have a broken nail. Every time I go to put my nail in my mouth I hear this and immediately stop. Funny enough the other day my boyfriend told me he loves I always have my nails painted, mother knows best.

Follow your dreams, there is nothing you cannot do’ 

My mum has always been encouraging of my dreams and it just so happens I’ve ended up in a field she was once in and loves to. But my mum is so supportive of whatever I want to do. When I was crying about hating sixth form and that I hated what I was doing, she was so calm and went over with my all the things I loved and could do. She only wants the best for me but she would let me do whatever I wanted as long as I was happy.

‘Count to 10, deep breath, head up and smile

Suffering with anxiety is something I have struggled with for some time now. My mum completely understands my mood and can always tell when something is wrong. We call it her witch sense or maybe it’s just cause she’s my mum. She has always understood but she has always encouraged me to fight in and not let it get in my way of living my life to the full. The counting to 10 and deep breath really does work as well!

‘Surround yourself with people who encourage you to be a better person’ 

I have learnt a lot about being a friend from my mum as well as being a good person. My mum has so many great friends who I know love her very much. Every time I see them they say ‘oh isn’t your mum lovely’ and it’s because she is such a great friend. She is always seeing her friends and having coffee and even when I chat with her and her friends I can tell they all value her opinion because my mum really does give the best advice. Even when she buys birthday presents etc she really thinks about what the person would like and is so thoughtful. So I have learnt a lot about being a good friend from my mum.

‘Always be a good hostess’ 

All my friends whenever they came over say ‘oh isn’t your mum good’ and she is really amazing. Constantly asking if we want drinks, setting up our sleeping area, poaring out the wine (only in recent years of course) and it really has taught me to open up my home to my friends and to be a good host. It does a long way in people’s thoughts to be a good host and they’ll always remember when they had a good time and felt comfortable in your company.

My mum has taught me so much in my life and I know there is so much for her to continue to teach me in the future.

Happy Mothers Day everyone and always cherish your mums xox

My mum and I have always had a close relationship and growing up she’s taught me a lot, more than I probably ever realised before now.

‘As long as you’re being yourself, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of you’

Growing up my mum told me to have friends, get on well with people and be polite. But as long as you’re being yourself then nothing else matters. You can’t make someone like you if they don’t and that’s ok. But as long as you know in your heart that you haven’t done anything wrong and you’re only being you then that’s all that matters.

‘Moisturise everywhere, religiously’

I’ve always suffered with dry skin ever since I was a little girl and my mum was the one who nursed my eczema meaning she knows what works. She taught me to always moisturise religiously to keep your skin smooth and young!

‘A lady should always have nice nails, no boy wants to look down and see manky nails when holding your hand’ (yes she actually says manky)

Always always always used to bite my nails when I was younger and I will never not hear my mum’s voice ringing throughout my head saying this. Now I get my nails done every 3 weeks, lovely painted and cannot have a broken nail. Every time I go to put my nail in my mouth I hear this and immediately stop. Funny enough the other day my boyfriend told me he loves I always have my nails painted, mother knows best.

‘Follow your dreams, there is nothing you cannot do’

My mum has always been encouraging of my dreams and it just so happens I’ve ended up in a field she was once in and loves to. But my mum is so supportive of whatever I want to do. When I was crying about hating sixth form and that I hated what I was doing, she was so calm and went over with my all the things I loved and could do. She only wants the best for me but she would let me do whatever I wanted as long as I was happy.

‘Count to 10, deep breath, head up and smile’

Suffering with anxiety is something I have struggled with for some time now. My mum completely understands my mood and can always tell when something is wrong. We call it her witch sense or maybe it’s just cause she’s my mum. She has always understood but she has always encouraged me to fight in and not let it get in my way of living my life to the full. The counting to 10 and deep breath really does work as well!

‘Surround yourself with people who encourage you to be a better person’

I have learnt a lot about being a friend from my mum as well as being a good person. My mum has so many great friends who I know love her very much. Every time I see them they say ‘oh isn’t your mum lovely’ and it’s because she is such a great friend. She is always seeing her friends and having coffee and even when I chat with her and her friends I can tell they all value her opinion because my mum really does give the best advice. Even when she buys birthday presents etc she really thinks about what the person would like and is so thoughtful. So I have learnt a lot about being a good friend from my mum.

‘Always be a good hostess’

All my friends whenever they came over say ‘oh isn’t your mum good’ and she is really amazing. Constantly asking if we want drinks, setting up our sleeping area, poaring out the wine (only in recent years of course) and it really has taught me to open up my home to my friends and to be a good host. It does a long way in people’s thoughts to be a good host and they’ll always remember when they had a good time and felt comfortable in your company.

My mum has taught me so much in my life and I know there is so much for her to continue to teach me in the future.

Happy Mothers Day everyone and always cherish your mums xox

My mum and I have always had a close relationship and growing up she’s taught me a lot, more than I probably ever realised before now.

‘As long as you’re being yourself, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of you’

Growing up my mum told me to have friends, get on well with people and be polite. But as long as you’re being yourself then nothing else matters. You can’t make someone like you if they don’t and that’s ok. But as long as you know in your heart that you haven’t done anything wrong and you’re only being you then that’s all that matters.

‘Moisturise everywhere, religiously’

I’ve always suffered with dry skin ever since I was a little girl and my mum was the one who nursed my eczema meaning she knows what works. She taught me to always moisturise religiously to keep your skin smooth and young!

‘A lady should always have nice nails, no boy wants to look down and see manky nails when holding your hand’ (yes she actually says manky)

Always always always used to bite my nails when I was younger and I will never not hear my mum’s voice ringing throughout my head saying this. Now I get my nails done every 3 weeks, lovely painted and cannot have a broken nail. Every time I go to put my nail in my mouth I hear this and immediately stop. Funny enough the other day my boyfriend told me he loves I always have my nails painted, mother knows best.

‘Follow your dreams, there is nothing you cannot do’

My mum has always been encouraging of my dreams and it just so happens I’ve ended up in a field she was once in and loves to. But my mum is so supportive of whatever I want to do. When I was crying about hating sixth form and that I hated what I was doing, she was so calm and went over with my all the things I loved and could do. She only wants the best for me but she would let me do whatever I wanted as long as I was happy.

‘Count to 10, deep breath, head up and smile’

Suffering with anxiety is something I have struggled with for some time now. My mum completely understands my mood and can always tell when something is wrong. We call it her witch sense or maybe it’s just cause she’s my mum. She has always understood but she has always encouraged me to fight in and not let it get in my way of living my life to the full. The counting to 10 and deep breath really does work as well!

‘Surround yourself with people who encourage you to be a better person’

I have learnt a lot about being a friend from my mum as well as being a good person. My mum has so many great friends who I know love her very much. Every time I see them they say ‘oh isn’t your mum lovely’ and it’s because she is such a great friend. She is always seeing her friends and having coffee and even when I chat with her and her friends I can tell they all value her opinion because my mum really does give the best advice. Even when she buys birthday presents etc she really thinks about what the person would like and is so thoughtful. So I have learnt a lot about being a good friend from my mum.

‘Always be a good hostess’

All my friends whenever they came over say ‘oh isn’t your mum good’ and she is really amazing. Constantly asking if we want drinks, setting up our sleeping area, poaring out the wine (only in recent years of course) and it really has taught me to open up my home to my friends and to be a good host. It does a long way in people’s thoughts to be a good host and they’ll always remember when they had a good time and felt comfortable in your company.

My mum has taught me so much in my life and I know there is so much for her to continue to teach me in the future.

Happy Mothers Day everyone and always cherish your mums xox

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