One day not too long ago..2 Australian mamas were sitting on a back deck, sipping wine.. and talking up all the oxygen available.. when the conversation turned to life lessons.. and what they thought were the ones that certainly and without doubt needed to be learned. The two teenage daughters of the 2 mamas were, in turn, amazed, amused, and repulsed, by the words of wisdom tumbling forth from the mamas' mouths. These are, in no particular order, those words.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Become informed of the world around you , and your local area.

Smile at strangers, wish people a good morning.

 Encourage new mothers, with an offer of help, a  hot cup of tea. and acknowledgement that is is hard... and that it will get better.

 Use a condom. Carry a condom so there is no excuse.

 Shorts and stilettos are rarely classy

 Obvious gstrings are NEVER classy.

 Dont blame your parents for YOUR issues. You are an adult. grow up.

 Do learn about your family history.. even if it is only to know what mistakes/bad ideas/creepy uncles  to avoid.

 Forgive and forget is MUCH easier to say than to do.

 There are some things you need NEVER forgive.

 Any new mother whose entire home is perfectly immaculate needs you to be concerned, not congratulatory.


  1. Amen to them all, but especially the last one!

  2. Thanks for the comment, Caity. From one of the Mamas.


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