Happy Mother’s Day: 10 Ways Mom Was Right All Along

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 8:25AM

Happy Mother’s Day: 10 Ways Mom Was Right All Along

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms out there! In honor of the holiday, we’re taking a look at ten of the things moms always seem to get right—and how they can help you today, as you search for a new home or settle into your current one. Take a look.

Clean rooms

No kid ever wants to spend their Saturday cleaning their room (or, even worse, the hall closet or bathroom!). But today, you know that cleaning doesn’t have to be an arduous task—just do it small doses so that mess doesn’t pile up (literally) at the end of the week! Plus, you know that a clean home, however long it takes to get there, just feels so much better.

The value of persistence

Currently on the hunt for a new home of your own? When Mom told you to be persistent, she may have been talking about grades, dealing with bullies, or making sure your voice was heard—but today, those same words ring true as you look for a home to settle down in. After all, most people don’t find their dream home on the first try. It takes some patience (and, of course, the all-important value of persistence) to get there!

The healing power of comfort food…

If Mom made you a bowl of soup or your favorite home-cooked meal when you were feeling down, you’re not alone! Now, you know that those old comfort food recipes don’t just taste good; they can actually turn your day around and, even better, fill up your home with the delicious aroma of a family kitchen at work.

… and some fresh air

The same holds true for fresh air. You might not have thought that it could be so beneficial to simply get outdoors and spend a minute with nature—but today, you’re probably searching for ways to integrate greenery and natural beauty into your home or everyday routine.

The benefit of “sleeping on it”

Mom always advised you to wait overnight before making big decisions—something that’s invaluable now as you make bigger decisions (like homeownership) than you ever did before.

The power of people

Something as simple as having the right friends around you could make all the difference. Mom always taught you the power of a good group of people—something you now know firsthand as it pertains to friends, coworkers, and even neighbors.

Not sweating the small stuff…

“Don’t cry over spilled milk.” Mom wasn’t kidding around! You now know that most small issues or imperfections can be fixed with time—and don’t need to be avoided with fear or uncertainty.

… or being afraid to ask for help

Wise people know that—well—they don’t know everything! If your mom ever taught you that classic truth, you probably find yourself using it in your day-to-day life when it comes to speaking up and airing your questions or concerns. This can be an especially helpful tool as you search for a home and aren’t sure about costs, the sale process, and more.

The meaning of family

Family is everything! Though kids throughout history have reluctantly shuffled their feet to the table for family dinner, it’s now clear to you that family makes it all worth it.

What makes a house, a home

Speaking of family, you may not have given a second thought to the photos or knick-knacks that covered your childhood home. Now, you probably realize that it’s the combination of all these little touches that makes a house, a home.

Today’s blog is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to realizing just how spot-on moms are about so many things… but was there ever any doubt? Share your own mom’s wise words and lessons with us below!

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Happy Mothers Day
Cherish every moment. Kids grow up so fast, leave the dishes for tomorrow if you're getting cuddles today
Author: / Thu, May 04, 2017 at 1:33PM
Happy Mother's Day
You are so right Stephanie! In my case, grandsons grow up way too fast!
Author: / Thu, May 04, 2017 at 2:32PM
Mom's wise words
My Mom always said not to get upset over little setbacks because "Everything happens for a reason." For instance, if I had a flat tire or got stuck waiting for road repairs so couldn't get where I wanted to go on time, she'd say "That probably saved you from being in the wrong place and getting in a wreck." I guess her advice was a twist on "Don't sweat the small stuff."
Author: / Sun, May 07, 2017 at 1:49PM
Mother's Day
Marte, I think we had the same Mother! Happy Mother's Day and take some down time.
Author: / Sun, May 07, 2017 at 4:39PM