Appreciating Mom’s Wisdom

This post is sponsored by Nestlé® Pure Life® and I have received consideration from Linqia on my post, materials, and tweets.

As a teenager, I thought everything my mom said was stupid. She didn’t understand me or the world around us. Finally as I became an adult, I began appreciating my mom’s wisdom. When I look back on my life, I wish I listened to her. It would have saved me a lot of trouble and heartache.

Clean your Plate. There are Children Starving in China.

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I am proud of what my mom taught me, so I shared it on the Nestlé® Pure Life® Facebook page. I bet your mom would feel the same way if you told her and showed that you shared her wisdom for millions to see.

Close the Door. We don’t Live in a Barn.

My mom shared wisdom about the importance of family. And she led by example, dropping everything to help family members. She taught me to pay myself first by letting me open a savings account at 5. Health was essential to her. Fruits and veggies were plentiful and we had yearly check-ups. I have put what she taught me into practice. I am passing her wisdom and my own on to my children.

Some Day your Face will Freeze like That.

Nestlé® Pure Life® is celebrating moms’ wisdom. In late July, they will unveil this year’s Hydration Movement.  You’ll have the chance to take a pledge to drink more water and even enter a sweepstakes.

You’ll Understand when you Grow Up.

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About Nestlé® Pure Life®: “Every drop of water in every bottle of Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water goes through a multi-step process of filtration that involves reverse osmosis and/or distillation. We then enhance the water with a unique blend of minerals for great taste.”

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, information was provided by Linqia.

 

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Connie Roberts

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. 1

    Love this topic. I think with us turning to google for question we can forget how much wisdom the women before us have to offer.
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    Dr. Mercola lists this specific water as one of the top three safest, purest bottled waters. He wrote:

    “According to the EWG, nine out of the top ten best-selling brands fail to provide answers to all three. Only one of the 173 bottled water products surveyed—Nestlé’s Pure Life Purified Water—discloses this information right on the label, and provides information for requesting a water quality test report.

    In all, only three bottled water products received a good rating for transparency from the EWG:

    Nestlé’s Pure Life Purified Water
    Gerber Pure Purified Water
    Penta Ultra-Purified Water

    For the least transparent of the bunch, please see the EWG report. All in all, 18 percent of bottled waters do not tell you where their water comes from, and 32 percent do not disclose anything about the treatment or the purity of the water.”

    If you have to carry water with you or buy something to drink when you’re out and about, this water is one of the safest. But do recycle the bottles.
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  4. 9

    Isn’t it crazy how it takes us until we are adults to realize and appreciate just how brilliant our mothers are?

    • 10

      It’s an entire cycle, Crystal. We start out clinging to them, then believing everything they say. When we get older, nothing they say is right. And then as adults, we know how smart our moms were all along. Amazing!

  5. 11

    I was thinking about this very topic myself this week. Great minds…..
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  6. 13

    Your mom is adroable! Love the attitude she shares in her photo. So true about understanding stuff better when you are older. Following you on Twitter!
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  7. 15

    My mom would say the same thing “There’re starving children in Africa!” and my sister always said “There’s a drought in California!” I catch myself wanting to say them to my kids too :)
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  8. 17

    Haha, I can see your mother had very dry humor. I like the “close the door. we don’t live in a barn.”

  9. 19

    Oh, Momisms. I wonder what my kids will say mine were one day!
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  10. 20

    Aww! Haha! I love your bits of wisdom. Those are classic ones from moms. Thanks for sharing.
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  11. 21

    Your mom sounds like my granny. I miss her and wished I had her tell me stories more of her past because there is so much that is lost now that she is gone.
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  12. 22

    So very true what you say about what our moms say to us. Not only that but we swear up and down that we will never say anything of those things to our kids either, then one day yup we are saying the exact same things.
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  13. 23

    Those are all great and classic pieces of advice! Love it!

    Take care,

    Trish
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  14. 24

    My mom definitely pulled out the “were you raised in a barn” one more than once when I was a kid.
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    I had to laugh at these. They were certainly said in my house growing up.
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    My mom is one of the smartest people I know! And one of my best friends! :)
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    Got to love good water! Ha Close the door you don’t live in a barn, if I could get my kids to close any of the doors.
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    This is such a nice campaign! This gives us an opportunity to show to the world that we are proud of our mothers.
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  19. 29

    My mom taught me a lot and I so appreciate her wisdom. More so now that I am a parent.
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  20. 30

    Mom does indeed, know best

  21. 31

    Yes, now that I’m a Grandmother I realize that my mother knew everything. I love the whole hydration movement and it also reminds me of my mother saying “have you had any water today?” :)
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  22. 32

    Is that your mom? She looks like a wonderful mom! :-) I have teenage daughters (14 & just turned 18) and we have mutual respect for each other so they come to me (and I go to them!) whenever we want to talk about things. My 14 year old in particular talks to me about things that her friends don’t talk to their moms about.
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    This is why Titus 2: 3-5 says, “3 Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers.[a] Instead, they should teach others what is good. 4 These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, 5 to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes,[b] to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.”
    We must learn from those who have gone on before us.
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  24. 34

    Love the photo of your mom at the top – she looks like quite a character! I’ve heard these “mother knows best” stories lots of times!

  25. 35

    AS we grow older and have our own kids, we understand why our moms say and do what they say and do! :) I love my mom to pieces and I do wish I had listened to her more when I was a teenager!
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    This is a great article. My mom has been a huge blessing in my life and she has always loved everyone and helped out as much as she could. Mom’s are awesome :)
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    What a spunky mom wearing those shades! Love it and what a great opportunity to share!
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