Mom Knows Best: Authors Share Their Mothers’ Best Advice
Happy Mother’s Day from Harlequin! Moms are the superheroes of our lives, always there to give us a warm hug, a soft place to fall…and lots of advice! In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked some of our authors to share the best words of wisdom they’ve received from their moms.
“Find a hero, but be the heroine of your own life story!”—Kelsey Browning’s mom
“My mom always told me and my 6 siblings, ‘You can do hard things!’ And we have.” — RaeAnne Thayne
“Follow your heart and always do what you say you are going to do.” — Tara Taylor Quinn’s mom
“No mom is perfect. I’ve made enough mistakes to fill the Taj Mahal.” — Lori Foster’s mom
“Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” — Kristina Knight’s mom
“Remember the roads are wet and it will take longer to slow down.” — Katherine Garbera’s mom
“The best advice my mom ever gave me was that ‘no’ isn’t a bad word. Just because there are lots of good things I could do, and maybe even some I should do, that didn’t mean I had to be all things to all people. Remembering that all these years later has helped me keep my priorities and my focus on the things that truly matter to me.” — Kristen Ethridge
“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” — Annie Burrows’s mom
“Whenever I was faced with a difficult task (like algebra!) my mother always said, ‘Do the hard thing first and everything after that will be gravy.’ I still do the hard thing first and get it out-of-the-way because Mama was always right.” — Linda Goodnight
“Growing up, my mom always said, ‘Don’t cross Eleven Mile Road,’ a two-lane highway at the end of our street. Many, many years later, I have lived in four different homes in three different cities and I have always lived on the north side within four blocks of Eleven Mile Road.” — Gail Gaymer Martin
“Just wait until you have kids someday.” — Missy Tippens’s mom
How about you? What is the best piece of advice your mother (or mother-in-law, stepmom, or woman who’s like a mother to you) has given you?