in The LIFESTYLE LOUNGE3 months ago


Despite the mountains we climbed in our relationship and the many, many, MANY times that I crossed the line in terms of respect as a teenager growing up - my mom and I were always best friends.

We shared it ALL! I never thought too deeply into this, until, as an adult - I discovered just how rare it is for daughters to be so close to their mothers. I consider the both of us, truly blessed.

My mom taught me MANY things in this life, especially on Thursdays when we would alternate dinners and normally have one too many glasses of wine.) No "list" could ever depict the knowledge she has imparted nor the love she gave, but there will forever be those snippets of wisdom that will remain in the forefront of my mind... here are a handful!


There is only one you – be proud of who you are and where you come from.

Life without music is not life at all.

You are closer to God in a garden than anywhere else on earth.

The way to ANYBODY’S heart is through good food.

If you have potatoes, pasta, eggs, cheese and rice you are set.

I want, never gets! (haha…I find myself using that one a lot lately)

A lady never walks in public smoking a cigarette.

When you go to work in your kitchen, the first thing you do is run a sink of hot, soapy water.

Elvis Presley does, and always will be the King of Rock ‘n Roll (not to mention the best looking man that lever lived.)

Everything tastes better for kids if its served with white sauce.

The secret to awesome white sauce is a half a chicken stock cube.

Distraction is a powerful tool - especially with parenting.

Microwaves are for re-heating, stoves are for cooking.

A little bit of patience can take you a long, long way.

Layers, layers, layers... (It’s an art thing)

Good mom's make sick kids green jelly :)

Be strong, always!

A weed in time saves nine. (Oh boy, have I yet to learn this one. Haha)

NEVER. EVER. EVER chase a man.

It is only acceptable to drink wine after 4pm.

What doesn't break you ALWAYS makes you a stronger, wiser and better person.

Family always come above all else, because without family, you have nothing.

No matter how in love two people are, their love is not invincible and their relationship should always be treated with the respect it deserves.

The world is a much poorer place without warming drawers... As I cannot warm my son's clothes before school in winter as my mom did mine.

Give, give and give some more!

Always be a lady.

Despite the insane amount of hurt you might endure growing up, you can and will overcome it all.

Cooking without herbs is, well, BORING!

Life is always better with roses!


This contest is open to both guys and gals and also to those who did not have a biological mom / mother figure present in their lives - you are welcome to create this post about anybody close to you that has taught you a lot in your life!


The contest ends on the 17th November 2020
Winner will be announced on the 18th November 2020


Step 1
Create a post titled "My ADVICE FROM MOM contest entry by @yourusername". NB: PLEASE put a link to this post as a part of your introduction paragraph so others know how to enter.

Step 2
Concept of the post detail exampled above. Minimum 300 words.

Step 3
Publish your quote to the Power House Creatives Community Page and share a link to your post in the comments section of this post.

Step 5
Tag 5 of your Hive friends to participate.

Step 6 (only if applicable)
If you share your post to Twitter, please use the hashtag #powerhousecreatives as one of your hashtags so I can easily find the posts.


I look forward to seeing all of your entries


Until next time...
Much Love from Cape Town, South Africa xxx





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Such a sweet contest would be awesome to cross post some of those post to the Motherhood Community if you allow me to do so of course!

What a sweet contest @jaynie I am on it

Beautiful advice that your mother gave you, this is a nice tribute to her and a great opportunity to remember my mother's advice.

Such wonderful advice from your mom, a wise woman! I hope you followed a lot of it!
It'll be interesting to hear some of the motherly advice from others - great contest!

What pride, excellent advice from your beautiful mother. What a good memory to remember them. Words of wisdom.

Very interesting that I had thoughts of writing about my mum and had shared some stuffs she used to tell me but never the less, I would do it again. It is never tiring to appreciate the words of one's mother.

Beautiful advices you've got from your mom, thank you for sharing Jaynie!

Cool beans @jaynie shared and will try to attend this one. Yup catching up paperwork for annual submission, I leave things I don't enjoy to the last moment... then fluster I have to do it irrespective!

This Is a very sweet contest, I'm in. This Is a way to remember all our mothers taught to us. Thank you for this post ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

@jaynie here is my entry. I truly enjoyed writing content for this contest. I saw my mom's expressions each time I wrote a line. She was a riot, that one:

Good luck everyone who participates. Have a good rest of your week and weekend.

Hi. ! Nice initiative, emotional. Nice to participate, here is my entry:

Greetings, thanks in advance 🤗.

Hi, @jaynie
This is a great contest. I can't thank you enough.
My mother also thought this about food:

The way to ANYBODY’S heart is through good food.

and she too was obssessed with hygene

When you go to work in your kitchen, the first thing you do is run a sink of hot, soapy water.

She sold food in the streets for many years and she was very proud of her clientele, most of which preferred her because of how neat and presentable she and her stand looked. She will turn 81 on the 25th and she still lectures her 8 children (whether they want to be lectured or not) about the mundane and the divine.
Here's my entry. Hope you enjoy it.

This is cool....I will participate too.


Unfortunately I didn't have the time to do the publication. I will be in the next!