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Things My Mom Taught Me

With Mother's Day this weekend I thought it would be fun to share some wisdom my mom has imparted on me! There is no doubt I am my mother's daughter, I am her carbon copy which is why we love and argue the same way! I could not be happier to have her personality because to me, she is perfection! 























// Love yourself 
Be your biggest fan instead of your worst critic. I'm sadly still working on this, but she's been instilling this in me since I was a child! 

//Fight for what you believe in 
Fight hard, not dirty! 


//Learn to say you're sorry, mean it and move on 
I'm actually a really great person to fight/argue with because of this little tidbit my mom taught me. I can be frustrated, angry or just upset with something that you did, but I'll tell you, hope for an apology (if you were in the wrong) and then I move on! I get over things rather quickly and so does she - which I think is one of her most endearing qualities! 

//Call you grandparents 
I don't think this one need an explanation! 

//If you don't have your health, nothing else matters 
Over the years there have been health scares in my family, with friends of my moms or even people neither one of us knew, but we'll talk about it and at the end of the day she always says- if you have all the money in the world, but aren't healthy enough to enjoy it, it doesn't matter! 

//There is no truer friend than you mom 
I talk to my mom at least twice a day and I don't see that changing ever!! She's literally the person I can tell anything to and will never judge me when I'm being bratty (though she'll tell me) or discourage me when I have a crazy idea - she is my best friend! 

//Always look for the bargains
My mom is a shopping super star! She's the reason I never pay full-price for anything, unless it's a great handbag! 

//Never give up
I'm sure all of your parents have said this to you at some point, don't give up. I know this to be true with my mom firsthand! In 1978, my mom petitioned to have our family relocated to the United States, she was turned down. For 10 years she never gave up on her dream for us to live in America and in 1988 we were finally granted permission to leave and make a home in Florida. It wasn't without it's challenges as most immigrant families can attest to this- but she truly made it happen and because of this I will forever be indebted to her! 

While I may not be a mother yet, I think of that day that I feel the love for my child like my mom feels for me and I can't help but feel excited, but scared all at the same time - seriously how did she ever let me leave the house?!

There is also a wealth of knowledge she imparted on me while dating that I'm happy to share via email with you :)

What fabulous lessons did your mom teach you?
xo,
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86 comments

  1. No wonder your beautiful mom is your Hero! My mother is my best friend also! It's crazy how the older I get, the more I appreciate her. I truly do not want to envision a day without her! Thank you for such a wonderful post! To me, you are perfection too, passed to you from your sweet mama!! Happy Wednesday pretty B!!! XOXO

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  2. Aw love this! I am the same way about arguing. I get over things super fast and do not hold grudges. I just don't want to live that way. I'd prefer to put my energy towards positive things. I hope to be half the mom mine is one day. She is the most giving, sacrificing person I know. Although she will not tell me when I am being a brat, which she probably should take a tip from your mom and do so sometimes! lol xo

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  3. I love this!! And I love how close you two are. My mom and I are the same way and I remember telling her when I was pregnant that I hoped I could be as good of a mom as she is to me.

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  4. What a beautiful tribute to your mom! I think you should show her this on Mothers Day (if she doesn't already read your site), because I know it will bring a tear to her eye! Moms have the best advice :)

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  5. Your mother sounds like such an amazing person! What beautiful pieces of advice to pass down. I'm so glad that you have a special relationship with your mom, and it I know that she is one lucky lady to have you.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. So beautifully written! It sounds like you have an amazing bond. xoxo

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  7. What a sweet, sweet, post. Moms are the best and give great advice :)!

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  8. Your mom knows what she's talking about! There really is no truer friend than your mom... and it's great when you finally hit the age when you realize that :)

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  9. aww such a cute post! your mom sounds like a beautiful person and a great role model! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  10. i loved reading this! she is spot on with her advice!

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  11. This is so sweet... and what great genetics you have!! Your mom could pass for your sister!!! Love the fight hard, not dirty! Also - TEN YEARS OF TRYING TO GET HERE... and people say we don't need to reform that system. HRMPH! I'm glad she kept at it!!

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  12. I seriously love this. I have my ups and downs with my mom but at the end of the day she's still my best friend and the person I can talk to about anything. You and your mom look so alike too!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  13. Those are some really great lessons to learn and such a sweet post. Glad you have such a close relationship and can lean on her for help and guidance.

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  14. Awwwwww this is so sweet! I can tell you have a close bond with your mother especially since she is your buying clothing angel ;-) I talk to my mom just about twice a day as well. I always say she is the best therapist! Your mother is absolutely beautiful!

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  15. This is such a sweet post full of honest, great advice! You and your mom are both gorgeous, smart women!!

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  16. Aww, such a sweet post! My mom and I are so alike as well and I love that about us!

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  17. such great wisdom! your mom is just gorg and seems like a wonderful woman. my mom is my best friend too and there's nothing quite like it! xo

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  18. I cannot tell you how much I love this post. Your mom sounds like a wonderful lady who has taught you some very wonderful lessons. Learning to say you're sorry, meaning it, and moving on is such an important one. I know too many people who'd rather take any other approach, which is sad because how else can you work things out and move forward?

    prosecco in the park

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  19. Aww this is so sweet. She sounds like a great woman who has instilled some wonderful qualities in you! Go mom!! :)

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  20. What a beautiful post! Now that I'm a mom, it makes me appreciate my Mom even more and certainly understand her better. Love all of these great words of advice- thanks for sharing!

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  21. This is the sweetest post - your mom is quite the woman of wisdom! She taught you so many lessons, and it's clearly reflected in the person that you are today. You are so lucky that once you give/receive an apology that you move on - I need to work on that!

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  22. What a beautiful post, B!! I enjoyed reading her words of wisdom to you, and your precious snapshots made my heart smile! Wishing your mom a wonderful Mother's Day!! Xx

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  23. Awww, love this! Your mom is precious! You definitely look like her. Great advice and so true.
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  24. I think your mom has given you some wonderful advice, as all mothers do. I hope you two have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  25. Aww lady this post is so touching. Your mom is beautiful and that is very sweet that you have such a close relationship. She also has amazing skin. Can she share her anti-aging secrets? :-) Those are some great life lessons too that we all need to remember. :-)

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  26. I love this! What gorgeous women you two are! I bet she is a super proud mom!

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  27. Oh this is the sweetest post! You and your mom are beautiful, inside and out!

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  28. I love this post! You two are so beautiful, cheers to moms!

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  29. Love this, such wonderful lessons! There's nothing like the bond you share with your mom! :)

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  30. This is such a special post! What great advice she has shared with you and such beautiful pictures you have shared!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  31. Aww these pictures of you and your mom are so cute! Great advice too -- especially the one about your health!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  32. This is such a cute idea -- Mom's always know best and have the best advice! Love all the pictures of you two together!

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  33. What a beautiful post. Your mom is a very wise woman and has given you such great advice. Her advice is all so very true. It's wonderful that you have such a special relationship.

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  34. Your mom is totally a rock star! Moms are totally the best. We have so much to learn from them, don't we?

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  35. Awww this is such a lovely post!! No wonder you have turned into such a lovely woman, you have such a lovely mom who has given you such solid and great advice. I love all these photos and all this advice is spot on!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  36. I ADORE this post....there's nothing like a mom. Mother's Day is so tough for me, but reading things like this really make me smile. My mom taught me to never stop working towards my dreams. Maybe that's why I've always loved to "Dream Big"....a mom's advice is priceless. You don't know how happy this post made me today...simple wisdom from mom's is such a blessing. XO!

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  37. Your mom sounds like one amazing lady!!! These pictures were so sweet!!! :) there's so much we can learn from our moms.

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  38. Tearing up reading this post Biana! Such a touching and loving tribute to your mom! She's beautiful just like you! She sounds like a wise and loving woman :)

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  39. OMG I love this!! You are definitely a carbon copy of your mom! You look like twins! Your mom is definitely wise! Loving all these things you've learned from her and completely agree with them! There is definitely no other friends like your mom! ;)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  40. jeepers B, you made me cry!! your mom sounds absolutely amazing and i love all the things she taught you. mothers are the best!

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  41. This is such a beautiful and inspiring post! I love these lessons they are such valuable reminders of how we should strive to live life! Gorgeous!

    www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

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  42. Great post! Sounds like your mom is wonderful!

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  43. This is so sweet- what a lucky mom and daughter combo

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  44. What great advice! Your mom sounds like an amazing person! I hate spending full price on anything too! The health one is totally on point-especially when there is a health scare in the family-it really puts life into perspective!

    'Tis Our Life Blog

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  45. Great words of wisdom B. It sounds like you and your mom are really close. That's so awesome!

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  46. this post is so so sweet - I lost my mom a number of years ago but she always taught me to never give up and to always do my best. she was my best friend too and I spoke with her a number of times a day!

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  47. You and your mama are 2 beautiful women! She has taught you well <3 I know she will be touched by this post for sure!

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  48. Awe two beautiful ladies!!! My mom is my best friend too so I totally relate to how you feel. And she is such a bargain shopper, so obviously I never pay full price either. Now what kind of dating advice did she give you? This has to be good!!

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  49. Your Mom is so cute! Happy early Mother's Day!

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  50. Love this sweet post and as a mom of daughters I can tell you first hand this meant the world to her!

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  51. Your Mom sounds amazing. Happy mother's day to her!

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  52. Love all the lessons! You and your mom are so beautiful. :) My mom is big on bargains too-she says it's from growing up in the Soviet Union!

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  53. I love this. My mom is my person too. There is nothing better than having your mom as your best friend! I am so thankful for mine and pray that I can be half the mom to my future kids as my mom is to me!

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  54. Such a sweet post... & I see where you get your beauty from :)
    Moms have so much wisdom to share, don't they?
    My mom's wisdom? She's still trying to convince me that TAB is the best drink ever. :)

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  55. Such a beautiful post, you and your mom are too cute <3

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  56. Oh this is such a lovely post, Biana! Your mom seems like a really incredible woman. And I have to absolutely agree with her that if you don't have your health, little else can make up for that. "Fight hard, not dirty" is great advice too. I have to keep that in mind because sometimes I slip. Always trying though :)

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  57. Awww, this is so cute! You are making me want to post about my mom!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  58. Aww I love this post!! I love the combination of serious lessons and fun ones. My mom definitely taught me the value of a dollar and to look for bargains, too. The photo of you two at your wedding is so beautiful!!

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  59. This is easily our favorite blog post from you ever. Love, love, love all the amazing mom advice. Always such a good reminder to spend some extra time with mom. Thanks love!!

    xx 365Hangers

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  60. I actually have that relationship with my husband - he is my truest friend and I can tell him anything - but observing my mother's relationship with my father is what encouraged me to find somebody like him!

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  61. All very good advice! You have a wise mama. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. What a lovely post! Moms truly are the best! My mom and I are this close also and it is so nice having someone who is just always there for you and as I get older I love being able to be there for her also!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  63. Such wonderful wisdom your mom passed on! Beautiful post for two beautiful ladies!

    XO,
    Gentry
    Girl Meets Bow

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  64. wow first off: she is DARLING (as are you of course!)
    second, sweetest idea ever!


    xo welltraveledwife.com

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  65. All so, so true. Let's hope we are as good of women as our mothers are!

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  66. Your mom sounds like an amazing lady and that's so awesome she finally got through with US immigration after 10 years. I've had to go through immigration stuff as well and it's not easy or cheap!!!!! I really like her advice about fighting hard but not dirty. So many people go about this the wrong way...

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  67. Oh my gosh you ARE a carbon copy of your mom! That's awesome :) My mom is my best friend too. She's the one that I can always count on, even when everyone else fails me. That's all great stuff to learn from your mom!

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  68. Aww what a strong, beautiful, WISE woman your mother is!! You must take after her a lot :) She gives fabulous advice!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  69. This is so touching, I have a similar post planned for my mom. I think the bond and mother and daughter share is such a blessing. My mom is literally my best friend and I'm so thankful to have her. I hope one day you will have the joy of experiencing it from the opposite end. Motherhood is equally wonderful. (;

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  70. I love this post girl! You and your mom are both so beautiful, she's lucky to have you as a sweet daughter!!

    xoxo
    Karen
    http://kensingtonwest.me.uk

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  71. Moms are simply the best you two look stunning!

    Xo Miss Erin
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  72. Aw, this is so stinking sweet!! I bet your sweet momma loved this post :)
    Mine tells me the exact same thing about health lol

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  73. Sweetest post! I love learning things from my mom, she is very wise and it sounds like your mom is too x

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

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  74. Perfect lessons! You're mom taught you well!

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  75. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post Biana! Such a sweet tribute to your mama!

    Wishes & Reality

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  76. This is so sweet and you and your mom really are twins!

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  77. Aw this post is so sweet. Happy Mother's Day!! :D

    Gail ♥
    http://gailventic.com

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  78. This is so sweet! Moms really are the best ever, huh?! My mom and I are so similar we spent the majority of my high school time fighting like dogs & then suddenly it all worked itself out and we got so close. Thank goodness for that too! xo

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  79. Always be confident and never be dependent on anyone...be with a man because you want him,not because you may news him.. My mom was always very independent.

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  80. So amazing. Such great advice from your mother! She is so beautiful, I love the photos of you two together. Happy Mother's day! xo, Amanda

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  81. I LOVE this post!!! So sweet! :)

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  82. 1. I love your new site design! 2. I think this is one of my all-time favorite posts you've done! So much good advice-- your mom is so beautiful, you definitely take after her!

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  83. Adorable. I love how close the two of you are. She sounds like a wise woman! :D

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  84. This is so sweet! Your mama gave you some great advice! xoxo

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  85. This is the sweetest, I love all the pieces of advice that she gave you! Xo, Stephanie

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