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Things My Mother Taught Me

Natalie Alice Zigdon16 comments335 views


I grew up with four older brothers, so being quite obviously the only girl around I became incredibly close to my mother, so close friends literally started calling us the Gilmore Girls. So like every mother and daughter duo, my mom, to this day, inevitably narrates certain part of my life so I just thought it would be nice to share some of the stuff she taught me throughout the years that I, to this day, don’t regret even in the slightest

  • It’s never too early to learn to cook (My first experience being 3-4 years old)
  • Never go to a persons’ house empty ended
  • Always help the hostess (Probably the reason all my friend’s moms loved me)
  • Never interrupt a person while he speaks
  • Never touch your eyebrows 
  • Never go out without a sunscreen
  • Drink tea with sage the second you get a cold (Miracle cure! Trust me:))
  • Put stockings on your hair after straightening to keep it smooth
  • Always walk straight
  • Curly hair always looks better long
  • Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive if you have stuff lying around your house
  • The point where a skirt’s length turns from cute to slutty
  • Always highlight either your eyes or lips, never both
  • Never underestimate how far your brain can take you
  • And on that note being smart isn’t everything, you need to look after yourself too
  • Always drink a glass of water before you eat
  • Never eat standing up
  • If you want to look like someone, look like Marilyn Monroe not Twiggy
  • You don’t need 50 friends, just a couple you can trust
  • Guys might come and go but family is here to stay
  • You’re never to old to need your mom…

What is the most memorable lesson your mother taught you?

Lots of Love


Natalie Alice Zigdon
Blogger, self proclaimed geek, avid reader and baker, music and art fanatic, and one heck of a crazy lady
  • Helen

    Lovely post and great advice, thanks for sharing! <3

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  • This is such a lovely post 🙂 Me and my mum have a really close relationship as well. I think the most important lesson she taught me (and is still trying to teach me, haha) is that I’m good as I am.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • disqus_VcMivzmL4o

    These are lovely little lessons. Mothers are always the best source of advice as they’ve experienced it all and have your best interest at heart. <3 Since I'm still being raised by my mum, I guess I'll have to recite what she's taught me when I'm reminiscing my life.

    The Life of Little

    • You should cherish every second as well! The second you’ll have to cook your own food and do your own laundry you’re going to appreciate her a lot more 🙂

  • Aw this is such a beautiful post. It really makes me miss my mother even more. What a lovely bond you guys have. Your mother is very wise!

  • Lovely lessons!

    Made in Mauve

  • there’s some lovely lessons in this post!

    from helen at

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  • cherri

    aww these are lovely lessons! I really love this post, its is so cute

  • Very inspiring and made me think twice before I do or say anything. Love this post 🙂 x