Because often parents do know best.
We’ve all received plenty of advice over the years (and perhaps not all of it was asked for!), but generally, it’s the things our parents told us that stick with us. You may even find yourself repeating their pearls of wisdom to others. We often start sentences with “My mum once told me…”, so we’ve decided to share some of the tips and suggestions the Sassy Mama team has received over the years.
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Maura Thompson, Co-Founder
I always remember my mom saying when we were younger “If you don’t like the mood, wait a minute”. Meaning, if the vibe of a situation isn’t going your way don’t get worked up and make it worse. Just wait and see if people or the situation calm down a bit, because it usually does. I feel this advice is even more applicable now that I am parenting two little ones.
Vicky Huffey, Managing Director
My mum always said “kill people with kindness” when they’re rude, or angry with you. I’ve used this time and time again. It totally disarms people as they don’t expect it and you normally end up with a much better outcome.
Caroline Jones, Managing Editor
I used to do lots of acting and my mum always told me that nerves often lead to a better performance. Her theory was that the adrenalin (and the butterflies in my stomach) would keep me on my toes and mean I was less likely to forget my lines or my dance steps. I always think of that now if I have to give a talk or speak on a panel.
Alex Purcell Garcia, Editor
My mum told me to “always wear clean underwear!” We also used to dance around the lounge together to Bob Marley and she’d sing: “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing gonna be all right!”
Anita Balagopalan, Editor
I remember my mum giving me some advice about domestic power struggles and saying “Oh well the man may sometimes be the one bringing home the bacon, but you will always be the one deciding how to cook it!”
Jess Mizzi, Editor
My mum used to say “always have a bottle of bubbly in the fridge” because you never know when you’re going to have something to celebrate.
Daisy Dudley, Art Director
My mum told me to always put fresh flowers on the table every day.
Elle Noble, Partnerships Manager
“Treat them mean, keep them keen” was my mum’s advice when it came to men!
Jordanne Grey, Partnerships Manager
My mum always told me that if you needed to feel brave, a swipe of red lipstick was the best suit of armour you could ever wear!