Moms Do Know Best, Right?

It's true what they say: Mom knows best. To celebrate Mother's Day, TCU gathered some of our favorite pieces of advice from our mothers. And while making our beds still doesn’t rank as our favorite activity, we have grown to appreciate our moms' words of wisdom.

With Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10, we asked TCU members to share your best advice from mom. Below are just some of the pearls of wisdom passed down from generation to generation.

Thank you for sharing your mom’s advice and most of all, thank you to all our fabulous moms!
 

  • Don’t ever marry a man expecting to change him.
     
  • Never go to bed mad at your spouse.
     
  • You don't have to be the perfect parent; you just have to be good enough.
     
  • Make your bed each morning and wash your face each night.
     
  • There is always someone taller than you, smarter than you and faster than you. Be your best you.
     
  • You don’t drown by falling in the water, you drown by staying there.
     
  • Don’t live in the past, you can’t change it. Focus on the future and live in the present.
     
  • You never know what kind of day that person is having or what kind of life they go home to. Be kind.
     
  • Pick your battles in life. Not everything is worth fighting for.
     
  • You make your own luck.
     
  • If you say you can't, you won't. If you say you can, you will.
     
  • Everyone is welcome in our house and should be treated like family.
     
  • Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs.
     
  • Do what you do well, and don't compare yourself to others.
     
  • Kindness is contagious, pass it on.
     
  • Add 1/4 cup of flour to the Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip recipe to make perfect cookies!
     
  • Never iron your husband’s clothes. He can do it himself.
     
  • The only thing certain in life is that life is uncertain.
     
  • A penny saved is a penny earned.
     
  • There’s always a difference between need and want.
     
  • Follow your heart, and money will eventually follow.
     
  • Get a good education so you can always support yourself.
     
  • Never spend more than you make, and you’ll always have a little money left over.
     
  • If you don’t have anything nice to say, keep your mouth shut.
     
  • It's never too late to say, "thank you" or "I'm sorry."
     
  • Life is too short to hold grudges.
     
  • Save your money for a house or car and of course get your loan through TCU.​

And to end with a lesson learned from mom: "By watching my mom, I learned to put others first. I didn't realize it until I was older the sacrifices many parents, especially mothers, make, always putting their kids’ needs before their own. Mom — thank you for doing everything you could to help your children."